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Playa Grande

Welcome to pura vida


Beautiful tropical Pacific Ocean coast in Costa Rica
A hidden gem

Welcome to Playa Grande, a hidden gem on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast, where nature’s beauty meets vibrant community life.

Located in the province of Guanacaste, Playa Grande offers an authentic Costa Rican experience with a blend of lush landscapes, diverse activities, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.


Playa Grande enjoys a tropical savanna climate, characterized by warm temperatures and distinct wet and dry seasons.

The dry season typically spans from November to April, providing sunny days and pleasant temperatures in the 80s°F (27-32°C). The wet season, from May to October, brings refreshing rain showers and keeps the region beautifully green while maintaining warm temperatures.

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Community vibes

Playa Grande is known for its tight-knit and friendly community, where locals and expats come together to create a warm and inclusive atmosphere. Whether you’re a visitor or a long-term resident, you’ll feel the sense of camaraderie that defines this coastal haven. Residents embrace a laid-back, “pura vida” lifestyle, emphasizing the importance of enjoying life to the fullest.

Beach access

Playa Grande is famous for its pristine beach, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. Its consistent waves make it a surfer’s paradise, suitable for all skill levels.

Nature adventures

Explore the nearby Las Baulas National Marine Park, a nesting site for endangered leatherback turtles. You can also go hiking, horseback riding, or bird-watching in the lush surrounding forests.

Estuary Excursions

Take a 5-minute estuary boat ride to neighboring Tamarindo, known for its bustling nightlife, restaurants, and shopping. Alternatively, a 30-minute drive will get you there.

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Playa Grande’s prime location offers easy access to key destinations:

  • 1 hour to Liberia (LIR) Airport
  • 30 minute drive to Tamarindo or 5 minutes by boat ride
  • 40 minutes to Potrero
  • 40 minutes to Marina Flamingo
Healthcare facilities

Playa Grande is well-connected to healthcare facilities:

  • 10 minutes to Beachside Clinic
  • 15 minutes to Hospital Metropolitano in Huacas
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to Liberia Hospital
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to Nicoya Hospital

Whether you’re seeking adventure, tranquility, or a sense of community, Playa Grande has it all. Come and experience the magic of this coastal paradise for yourself.