Welcome to Playa Grande


Since 1991 Playa Grande has been part of the Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste, protecting one of the world's most important leatherback nesting areas. At night it's only possible to visit the beach on a guided tour.

You'll notice many 'For Sale' signs bordering the park, and the inevitable whine of the chainsaw, which gives one pause for thought as to which way this community is going.


Top experiences in Playa Grande

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Playa Grande activities

$40 Outdoor Activities

Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo

Leaving just after sunset, your guide will pick you up from Tamarindo and take you to a protected beach located 30 minutes away.You will have the chance to see Olive Ridley and Green Pacific sea turtles laying their eggs near Playa Grande. You could possibly see the Leatherback turtles, but it is rare. Due to the sensitive nature of this naturalist tour, the local guides prohibit the use of flashlights or flash on your cameras, but you may take pictures. A special red light will be provided by the guide that does not disturb the turtles.Turtles can be seen year around, but October to April is the peak season for turtle nesting. You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

$230 Transfers & Ground Transport

San Jose Int Airport Private Transfer to and from Playa Grande & Tamarindo

This is a roundtrip private airport transfer service where we will be with a sign with your name waiting for you at the airport, after your arrival you will enjoy in our new confortable vans a 1.5 hrs drive (aprox) with one of our drivers, he/she will cover doubts or questions  that you might have about our beautiful country as well as food recommendations, note that your transfer is private which means that the van wont be shared with other third parties, We will drive you to the hotel or house previously agreed in Playa Grande or Tamarindo, fell free to request a bathroom or lunch stop if need it.

$85 Transfers & Ground Transport

Liberia International Airport Private Transfer To Playa Grande

This is a roundtrip private airport transfer service where we will be with a sign with your name waiting for you at the airport, after your arrival you will enjoy in our new confortable vans a 1.5 hrs drive (aprox) with one of our drivers, he/she will cover doubts or questions  that you might have about our beautiful country as well as food recommendations, note that your transfer is private which means that the van wont be shared with other third parties, We will drive you to the hotel or house previously agreed in Playa Grande, fell free to request a bathroom stop if need it.