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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

“10 days at Sugar Monkey”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 15, 2019

We couldn’t be more happy with our experience at Sugar Monkey! Such a great time and memories! It’s a little nice place close to the beach (2 minutes walking), nice swimming pool and outdoor space...

“Fabulous boutique hotel ”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 10, 2019

We searched Trip Advisor for the best place to stay in Playa Grande and read some great reviews for Sugar's Monkey. Right off the bat we had a great experience - the online availability/booking...

“Family stay with 2 teenagers Feb 2019”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on February 23, 2019

We stayed at Sugar’s Monkey for 5 nights in February 2019. The place is super laid back with a really great beach vibe. We were so happy that we did not stay in Tamarindo which is much more touristy...


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