Relax or dive into the exquisite beauty of Costa Rica by staying in a Playa Grande vacation rental. This beautiful and peaceful destination is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while enjoying time in nature. You're going to love this unique Costa Rican community—we promise.
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Yes, 12 of our Playa Grande homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 65 of our Playa Grande vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
Absolutely. Our local Playa Grande team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
Playa Grande is a beautiful beach in the northern province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is known for its clear blue waters, soft sand, and stunning sunsets. The beach is supported by lush greenery and surrounded by rocky cliffs that add to its natural beauty, all of which you can experience close to your Playa Grande vacation rental.
Playa Grande is also a popular spot for surfing, particularly during the dry season when the waves are more consistent. The beach has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, making it a great place to unwind and soak up the sun. There are a few small restaurants and cafes along the beach, as well as surf shops and places to rent equipment.
Yes, the area is absolutely delightful. Our Playa Grande house rentals and Costa Rica vacation homes place you in a friendly community that provides immediate access to tourist activities.
While walking from Tamarindo to Playa Grande is possible, we only recommend it for some. The walk is over seven miles, and the heat and distance can be untenable for some travelers. Alternatively, we recommend taking a taxi or a public bus from Tamarindo to Playa Grande. Both options are close to our Playa Grande vacation homes.
Swimming in Playa Grande is possible, but we recommend checking the current conditions and any other potential hazards. And while Playa Grande is known for its powerful waves, especially during the winter, when the surf roars, assessing your skill and awareness of ocean conditions is paramount to safety.
There is nothing quite like vacationing in Costa Rica. Whether you're here for inspiration, adventure, or relaxation, our Playa Grande vacation rentals offer elevated comfort while placing you at the center of what makes the area so unique.
Pick between private Playa Grande house rentals with pools, Costa Rica cottage rentals, and more by Vacasa. Enjoy your vacation—you deserve it.