Welcome to Casa Marina!
The property consists of a house with 2 separate efficiency apartments, one sleeps up to 4 people the other one 2.
Each efficiency has its own little kitchen facility, with a stove, a microwave, a toaster and a coffee maker. Two couples or a small group of friends can rent both units in combination, thus getting exclusive use of the pool and barbeque.
Casa Marina is located in a gated residential community, very quiet and secluded and completely immersed in nature. The beach is breathtaking and only a few meters away.
While on vacation in Playa Grande there's a lot you can do, surf is the most popular activity, even if you can't surf you can give it a try , there are several experienced instructors. You can walk the 4km long beach and, in season you can go see the giant Leatherback turtles as they lay their eggs. There are also day trips you can take, sportfishing, sailing, scubadiving and hiking the volcano and a lot more than that!
you can just take it easy and relax by the pool or at the beach and do absolutely nothing...
Staying with Marina was very nice. She was extremely helpful and responsive prior to my visit to Playa Grande and continued to be so when we arrived. Her place was clean and very close the the beach. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time staying at Casa de Marina. Affordable, clean, and friendly. Thank you for making our stay pleasant!
Marina's place was a very beautiful, peaceful, quiet setting. A brief 5 minute walk to Playa Grande. Very private and easy access to come and go on my own throughout my stay. I recommend Marina's place very highly. Marina herself was very warm, friendly and accessible to help with any questions I had.
This was a gem of a place, walking distance to the beach, restaurants and a quick drive to store. The apartment was clean, compact and comfortable. The pool was very refreshing. Marina was a lovely host with good advice and a pleasant attitude. Definitely could have stayed longer.
Our stay at Marina's place was wonderful. Clean, peaceful, in a quiet gated neighborhood. The pool was refreshing, the surroundings beautiful (we were visited by hummingbirds as we drank our morning coffee:) and I loved the short 5 minute walk to the beachfront. In the neighborhood there is a little store where you can buy groceries, and attached to it is a restaurant.
Playa Grande itself is a nature preserve, surfers love the waves and it is also known for the many sea turtles that use it as their nesting ground. My sister and I woke up early to see if we could find turtles hatching out of the many sea turtle nests dotting the dunes. We had just missed them, but could see the eggs they left behind as they hatched.
We used Marina's place as a home base and then drove to visit the many beaches nearby. We especially loved Playa Conchal and Playa Flamingo. The bustling surf town of Tamarindo, is very close with many restaurants, shops, a bustling nightlife, etc.
I would highly recommend Marina's home:)
Casa Marina was a great place to stay. Marina was an amazing host, she was extremely helpful and made sure we had what we needed to be comfortable our whole stay in Playa Grande. She helped us plan our excursions and arranged Tim to pick us up from the airport, he was great as well. We really appreciated the location, the beaches were much better here than those in tamarindo. It is close to tamarindo but far enough away so the beaches were almost empty in playa Grande. If we come back to costa Rica we would definatly stay in playa Grande and at marinas place.
We throughly enjoyed our stay in Playa Grande and Marina was a great source of information for where to head for fun and adventure.
The acomadations were clean, neat and everything we needed and the hospitality made us feel very welcome. Thank you for a fun filled week, we got to watch a Sea Hawk Super Bowl victory at an outdoor bar on a flat screen which made it even more special.
Really enjoyed staying at Casa Marina. Location is short walk to beach and good base for day trips. Close to hiking, scuba diving, beginner's surf, and Tamarindo night life. Marina and Frank are great hosts, very warm and accommodating, they know the country really well, and made my first-time CR visit much easier.
This is the perfect place to stay if you want simple yet comfortable accommodations right by the beach. It is a 3 minute walk to a really beautiful white-sand beach that is very quiet and unpopulated. In our 7 days in Costa Rica, it was by far the best beach we visited. The nice thing about the location is that you don't feel as though you are staying in a tourist hub, but you are also not so far removed that you can't get to a more populated, touristy area (like Tamarindo, which is a 20 minute drive or ferry away) to do some of the activities that these areas afford, like sailing, surfing, and shopping.
*Beware of your (website hidden) Maps guide in getting here. On two separate occasions, it took us on shortcuts off of the paved, main street, and both instances ended with a dead-end at a large, uncrossable pool of water. I would recommend getting directions from the host beforehand.
Not only was the guest house beautiful and perfect for 2 people, Marina was a joy to work with! She took care of absolutely everything from arranging airport transportation, to booking our zip lining and sailing day trips.
We had such an amazing time just hanging out on the beach, by the pool, or taking the $3 water taxi from Bula Bula (the nearby Playa Grande hotel) over to Tamarindo for the day. We visited the local store, stocked up on food, and cooked breakfast in the kitchenette every morning.
We are so sad to be home and back to reality and cannot wait to visit Playa Grande again!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.