Playa Grande Vacation Rentals

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Make Playa Grande your next getaway

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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Playa Grande vacation rentals for every getaway

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Dos Monitos 1
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Dos Monitos 1 - Playa Grande, Gu

$203 avg / night
Dos Monitos  2
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Dos Monitos 2 - Playa Grande, Gu

$227 avg / night
Dos Monitos 3
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6

Dos Monitos 3 - Playa Grande, Gu

$261 avg / night
La Casa Tico Tango
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

La Casa Tico Tango - Playa Grande, Gu

$379 avg / night
Casa Marea Alta
2 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6

Casa Marea Alta - Playa Grande, Gu

$280 avg / night

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Recent Playa Grande vacation rental reviews

I recently stayed at this stunning two-story home for a family gathering and it was the perfect choice for our vacation. The hosts were amazing and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location was fantastic, with easy access to local towns for shopping and dining, as well as some of the area's best beaches just a few miles away. Whether you are looking for surf lessons for the family, to find a wonderful nature tour, or hope to catch a glimpse of nesting sea turtles, you will find everything and more within 5 minutes of this beautiful retreat. We loved the covered poolside patio for enjoying cool drinks and delicious home-cooked meals. The private pool was a great way to cool off and the lush green garden added to the overall peaceful ambiance of the property. We were lucky enough to see howler monkeys in the yard in the morning and also really loved the tropical fruit trees on the property, which were a highlight for us all. Inside, the open and breezy interior with soaring ceilings, walls of windows, and sliding glass doors provided stunning views of the surrounding area. The ground-floor lounge was a great place to relax and unwind, and the dramatic spiral staircase leading to the private loft space was a unique feature that we all loved. Overall, I highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a relaxing and beautiful getaway. The hosts were exceptional and the property itself was stunning. We hope to return in the future!
Barbara H. | May 2023
only 25 minutes from tamarindo, on a secluded road in playa grande. the road to get to the gated location is a bit rough but as are all unpaved roads here. pool is private and the place was so clean! perfect place for a couple. breakfast/lunch/dinner spot right at the end of the road, a 30 second drive. would definitely stay again! can't wait to come back.
Amanda S. | Apr 2023
The property is beautiful. It was clean and quiet. We loved the pool. Extra sheets and towels for that length of stay was not readily available.
Kelly D. | Apr 2023
Playa Grande Frequently Asked Questions

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).

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Yes. 65 of our Playa Grande vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Playa Grande vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

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.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Playa Grande, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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What is Playa Grande known for?

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.

 Is Playa Grande Costa Rica nice?

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. 

Can you walk to Playa Grande from Tamirando? 

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. 

Can you swim in Playa Grande?

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. 

Explore our Playa Grande vacation rentals

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.