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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Hotel Playa Negra

  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • In front of reef break
  • Friendly
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Family suites available

Cons

  • Not a great swimming beach
  • Rocky road to hotel

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

Pastel-color, round cabinas are sprinkled across sunny lawns strewn with tropical plants at this gorgeous oceanfront place with a huge round pool. Each bungalow has curvy tile bathrooms plus built-in, molded concrete sofas with soft cushions that can double as extra beds. There's no air-conditioning in three of the rooms, but conical thatch roofs keep the cabinas cool. The larger suite-bungalows do have air-conditioning, as well as a king-size bed and two singles, plus

fridge and coffeemaker. Ocean tidal pools, swimming holes, and rock reefs provide plenty of opportunities for lazy afternoon exploration. This is great for surfers, with a surf shop and good break right in front of the hotel. The round restaurant serves typical food with a few Continental dishes under a giant thatch roof, but the great ocean view is more of an attraction than the food. Hotel staff can arrange canopy and horseback tours. Surf packages are also available.

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Hotel Information

Address:

4 km (2½ miles) northwest of Paraíso on dirt road (watch signs for Playa Negra), then follow signs carefully at forks in road; or 10 minutes south of Playa Avellanas on beach road, Playa Negra, Costa Rica

Phone:

/2652–9134

Hotel Details:

  • Restaurant closed Sept. 1–Nov. 1
  • 10 bungalows; 7 bungalow suites
  • No meals

Updated 04/14/2014

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