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Sugar's Monkey

200mt South MINAET


Playa Grande is a small quiet community living on balance with environment where time fills tide and path of sun.
Our beach on pacific ocean is surrounded by tropical dry forest protect from Las Baulas National Park, 6 miles of withe sand where leatherback turtles lay their eggs.
Salt water estuary, full of life, natural habitat for bird, crocodiles and monkeys is classic half day escursion.
Experienced surfer will love our one-step spot, here swell and tide, at the middle of the beach, where waves are more consistent, intermediate can find condition walking distance.
Grande is also perfect base camp to explore nearby Roca Bruja, Avellanas, Play Negra, Marbella, Ostional, Nosara, Camaronal, for ride all Guanacaste waves!
Daily life in Grande turn around the sea, whether it beach life, surf adventure or explore hidden beaches, from sunrise for yoga session, till sunset for beer at Taco Star you can enjoy ocean;
After sunset the beach will be territory of turtles, when season you can discover this magic dark world with guided tour organized from National park, your kids will love, after the long waiting, surprise of a turtles coming from the darkness!
Nightlife is friendly and easy going, we have different events walking distance: live music at Indra Inn, Sushi Night at Marejada or Shakas Dj set, 1,5 miles far, in Palm Beach district, we love Seven BBQ night.
For clubbing some spot in Tamarindo where listen good music and meet people.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Towels Included



Traveler Reviews

“Great location, great value”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 29, 2020

We enjoyed 5 nights at Sugar’s Monkey in January. It’s in a great location, just a short walk to the beach. We stayed in the deluxe queen room, and although the rest of the rooms appear to be just a...

“Perfect stay”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 03, 2020

Friendly staff, good food, great cocktails, air conditioned rooms. Very close to Playa Grande's main beach and surf break. Enrico and his team all work to make your stay memorable. Make sure you...

“Loved it so much we extended!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 24, 2019

I was looking for a hotel that was pet friendly and SM was the first to come up.We arrived early and there were 2 very friendly resident dogs waiting to greet us.The receptionist wasnt yet available...


Our Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (iata:LIR)
Situated in Liberia 40 miles from, is a little charming touristic airport connect with direct flight from USA and Canada, managed from Swissport.
San Jose airport Juan Santamaria (iata:SJO)
Major in Costa Rica 150 miles from Grande, you can get:
with bus or airplane.
Tamarindo airport 8 miles from is small airport with basic service, conected with Liberia an San Jose from two vector Nature air and SANSA


If cancelled or modified up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, 50 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged.

check in after 2:00pm
check out before 11:00am
reception work from 87:30am till 9:00pm