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...
The neighborhood of Playa Grande is definitely a hidden gem! Casa Marina was in an ideal location, just a 2 minute walk from the beach and about an hour drive from the airport. (We stayed here for the last two nights of our trip so we had a rental car, but you could definitely just take a taxi from the airport and get everywhere by foot.) The pool outside was great to lounge at, or to refresh after the beach, and the landscaping was pretty. The room itself wasn't that great and had a strange odor, but I think it was fair given the reasonable price for a place so close to the water. Along the beach (all well within walking distance) is a quaint road with a few restaurants and a surf lesson/rental place (boards are $20/day, and with a 2 hour lesson it's just $40). My boyfriend had a great surf lesson at sunset and we ended up hanging out with the instructors later because they were so chill and it's such a small and friendly town. Also, we had many great meals at Mar Azul--get the breakfast tacos, iced coffee, or mahi mahi sandwich!! Marina was kind enough to do our laundry so we wouldn't have to pack up our dirty clothes from a week of adventures, which we really appreciated!
Pura vida :)
Jess & Anthony
Everything was fabulous! So close to the beach. I felt safe and comfortable. Marina was very helpful and courteous. It's pretty remote and quiet, great spot to unwind and chill. The room was just like the photo. Pool and property are very well maintain. I would recommend this spot 100%! Loved it.
We had a great experience at Marina's place! The pool and patio were hands down one of our favorite places to spend hot afternoons when the beach was too hot. It felt like your own private getaway, with beautiful plants and flowers. The beach was an easy 3 minute walk on a nice quiet dirt road, and the beach itself was never crowded. A beautiful, huge beach mostly to yourself. We had a wonderful time, and hope to return to Costa Rica in the future.
Marina's place was one of the best rentals I have ever been in. Awesome location, great amenities and fantastic host. 5/5 stars!
We drove into Playa Grande and had no trouble finding the house. It is clean, beautiful, well stocked and Marina was welcoming. The neighborhood is quiet and the beach is beautiful and much less populated than the nearby Tamarindo. We stayed for five days and four nights and we wish we had spent even more time here! The sunsets are amazing and the local food quite good. After spending a day on the beach it was great to be able to come back and enjoy the pool at the house! Highly recommended to stay here.
Tout était parfait avec Marina ! Une petite marche de 5 min nous mène à la plage. Les photos sont très représentatives de la réalité. De bons conseils sont donné par Marina (Playa Grande Surf Camp est un endroit idéal pour manger et louer un surf).
We loved staying at Casa Marina in Playa Grande. Marina is so welcoming and her place is very relaxing. The kitchen has all the cooking things you need except the food :) Pool is awesome and the beach is only a 5 min walk away! She also booked the turtle tour for us before we even got there which was nice. The neighborhood she lives in is very safe and even has a good restaurant and small market in it. We would definitely stay at Marina's again.
Came to Costa Rica for a Christmas vacation, and came back again and again , until I finally decided to move permanently. I love the tropical climate and the laid back lifestyle.