Hotel Bula Bula
AddressPlaya Grande Playa GrandeSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Located a few hundred meters inland near the Tamarindo estuary, rooms aren't huge, but they're decorated with whimsical art and have beamed ceilings. Factor in the landscaped grounds, inviting pool, and sweet rattan rockers on the porch and it's a win. But one of the biggest draws is the Great Waltini’s. This onsite restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches and fajitas at lunch and grilled seafood and steak dinners at night. Portions are massive, and so are the margaritas. You can arrange a boat across the river to Tamarindo from here, as well.
Our independent authors have visited Hotel Bula Bula and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Playa Grande.
Services & facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Concierge service
- Tour desk
- Airport shuttle (surcharge)
- Shuttle service (surcharge)
- Snack bar
- Restaurant (à la carte)
- Free WiFi
- Internet services
- Free parking
Description provided by property
Located in the riverbank, this hotel offers its guests complimentary breakfast with their stay and has an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi access and private parking on site.
Hotel Bula Bula’s accommodations are air conditioned, and have amenities like a safety deposit box, TV and a DVD player. They are decorated with bright colours and the bathroom provides free toiletries.
The on-site restaurant serves international-style dishes, fine dining and it also has a bar. Guests will be able to find other food options within 300 metres from Hotel Bula Bula, where a restaurant area is located.
Hotel Bula Bula can help the guests with the arrangements and contacting local agencies to plan outings in the area. Some of the popular tours are bird watching, travelling through the mangroves, ride a catamaran, visit the hot springs or go sport fishing.
The Tamarindo Bus Station can be reached in a 30-minute drive, or by boat in 15 minutes. Playa Grande Beach is just a short walk away, and Playa Tamarindo Beach can be reached in 5 minutes by boat. Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport is 1 hour and 10 minutes’ drive away.
Please note that the reception is open from 07:00 until 22:00 hours.
Guests arriving outside reception opening hours are kindly requested to inform Hotel Bula Bula in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.
Interesting places nearby
Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste
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Parque Nacional Marina Las Baulas De Guanacaste office
The official Tamarindo branch of the nearby national park, they book turtle-spotting night tours and offer daytime estuary tours. This...
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