Playa Grande is one of Costa Rica’s best kept secrets. Separated from the bustling town of Tamarindo by the Matapalo River, Playa Grande is not far from the tourist hub of Tamarindo, but it feels as though it is worlds away. Playa Grande is a much smaller community than that of Tamarindo, but it still offers up a wide variety of condos for rent, attracting a different type of traveler than the backpackers of Tamarindo. The area has many attractive Playa Grande condos for rent, offering visitors to this pristine beach the chance to truly relax and unwind in one of the most tranquil of all of Costa Rica’s beaches.
Playa Grande is located with the Marino Las Baulas National Park, which protects 1,100 acres of swampy mangrove and 54,000 acres of inland forest. Marino Las Baulas was first created in 1990 to protect this important piece of land which Leatherback sea turtles return to year after year to lay their eggs. Because Playa Grande is located within the national park, you won’t find any crazy late night beach bon fires, or discotheque blaring music into the wee hours of the morning. In fact all of the Playa Grande condos for rent must adhere to the guidelines for living in a national park. This creates a very unique opportunity, as you have the chance to stay within a national park, one that is the foremost nesting site for Leatherback sea turtles. Having the chance to see these magnificent creatures come on shore is reason enough to visit this part of Costa Rica, but Playa Grande has even more to offer. Playa Grande and Marino Las Baulas is also home to 174 species of birds and variety of other animals as well. When you rent a condo in Playa Grande, you have the chance to stay in one of the most biodiverse parts of all of Costa Rica.
It’s not just nature lovers that are drawn to Playa Grande though; surfers also flock to this quiet beach town to surf some of Costa Rica’s best breaks. While experienced surfers will have countless hours of fun at Playa Grande, new and intermediate surfers need not be worried. Playa Grande is a great place to learn to surf or improve your surf skills, and while you may think surfers would bring the party with them, not to worry, surfers who are drawn to Playa Grande are also here for the calm and relaxing environment, leaving the partying to those in Tamarindo. Playa Grande condos for rent are some of the most relaxing accommodations found throughout Costa Rica and for the nature lovers and the surfers alike, this is the place to be. Because Playa Grande is located within the national park you won’t find many hotels, restaurants, or bars, so if you’re looking for a more lively option, simply head down to Tamarindo for a night on the town, then settle back into to your Playa Grande condo and let the tranquility of Costa Rica wash over you. Please contact us with any questions about finding your perfect spot in paradise.