1 Hostels in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. You can choose from 1 Playa Grande hostels. In total, there are 6 cheap places to stay in Playa Grande such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.


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Get to know Playa Grande (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Playa Grande. To help you make friends with Playa Grande before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Conservationists, surfers, and beach-goers alike flock to Playa Grande to enjoy the gorgeous, expansive beach, excellent wildlife, and powerful waves in this part of Costa Rica. This internationally renowned beach town along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast has remained virtually unchanged, despite the development that has continued up and down the rest of Costa Rica’s “Gold Coast.”

Tourists can find resorts and hotels here, but the hostels are a more popular choice for most of the conservationists and surfers that generally frequent the area. A hostel here gives you the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the laidback lifestyle of the beach – without the shopping and tourist attractions of many other destinations in Costa Rica.

While there isn’t much here beyond some surf shops and a small grocery store, there are a few restaurants that serve both local and international cuisine. There’s also one bar, so tourists looking for a hopping nightlife will have to find that elsewhere on the Gold Coast.

There are a couple different estuaries to visit here, including the Rio Matapalo and the Tamarindo Estuary, which are popular spots for tourists to see some of the Costa Rican wildlife. Jungle boat tours are available to take visitors through these areas to see crocodiles, birds, and even monkeys. However, Playa Grande is most famous for its leatherback turtles.

This area is part of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas – a frequent nesting ground for the leatherback turtle, the world’s largest marine reptile. Visitors staying at hostels and hotels here can only visit the beach at night as part of a guided tour, to ensure that the turtles venturing to the beach with their clutches of eggs can continue their nesting cycles without human intrusion.

Liberia Airport is only an hour away, and visitors can reach Playa Grande by catching a bus or a taxi from there. Bicycles can be rented in Playa Grande to get around the area.

Written by local enthusiast for Playa Grande hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Playa Grande hostels Jakob Lombardi

Other Nearby Cities
Tamarindo Tamarindo (4 Km / 2 mi.)
Playa Avellanas Playa Avellanas (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Playa Flamingo Playa Flamingo (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Rincón Rincón (14 Km / 8 mi.)
Playa Potrero Playa Potrero (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Playa Negra Playa Negra (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Matapalo Matapalo (26 Km / 16 mi.)

FAQ about Playa Grande Hostels

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Your Packing List for Playa Grande

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Playa Grande and Costa Rica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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