The comprehensive guide to the best activities,

lodgings, eats, & more for one of Costa Rica’s top destinations

…Just when you thought you have seen it all!


Whether it's R&R or a full scale adventure, Playa Grande has something for everyone. From estuary tours to couples massages, snorkeling to surfing, visitors should explore all the options to piece together your dream vacation.


From fusion dining to local cuisine, Playa Grande and the surrounding areas boast many excellent restaurants. Find out which restaurants are serving up fresh-caught seafood, savory steaks, organic vegetables, and more.


When deciding where to lay your head, rest assured, you'll be walking distance to the beach and other amenities. Whether you are looking for a rental house or hotel, Playa Grande has an array of rooms to fit nearly any budget.

This week, we went to Palo Verde

  • Immerse yourself in the natural wonder of Palo Verde National Park with a guided Rio Tempisque river tour during your stay in Playa Grande. Home to one of largest concentrated areas of aquatic birds in Central America, the banks of Rio Tempisque is teeming with life from the water to the treetops. A.
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