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Hotel Playa Garza

Hotel Playa Garza

Destination: Nosara

At a Glance

    • Awesome staff
    • Close to a calm beach
    • Affordable prices

Arrive as guests, leave as friends at the Hotel Playa Garza.

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It's like staying in the quaint Italian home you never had. The Hotel Playa Garza, just 200 feet from the tranquil waters of Playa Garza, this magical beachside getaway thrives on genuine hospitality and an aura of peacefulness you won't find anywhere else.

As the salty air from the beach wafts through the hotel's downstairs gathering space, grab a book and sprawl out on any of the couches, hammocks, beanbags or pool chairs, like you would at home — but with less stress, lovelier views, and less obligation to clean up after yourself.


Like a glorified home, you can see each of the hotel's eight rooms from the dining and living rooms down below. Crescent archways line hallways painted with murals of palm trees and the beach, a gentle reminder of the paradise of Playa Garza, found right across the street from the hotel.

Standard rooms with A/C, $60, come with one queen and two single beds, private bathroom, hot water, a storage shelf, nightstand, laundry services if needed, and speedy Wi-Fi access. Other rooms around the hotel, like the apartment style room, $70, with the same furniture as the standard, expand to include a full kitchen with appliances and views of the seaside. Budget rooms, $15, share a downstairs bathroom, perfect for travelers with more stops in their itineraries.

Services & amenities

Humble and hospitable, you're invited directly into the home of the hotel's 24/hour live-in staff. Led by former tour guide and Italy-native, Juri Speca, the Hotel Playa Garza team entertains with a whirlwind of romantic relaxation and extraction from routine.

Wake up early and you may catch them sipping coffee with guests or coming back from a morning of surfing just in time to make your breakfast. Stay up late and you can hear them sing and play guitar duets after dinner.

Like suitable hosts, they're willing to show you their special swimming spot in the ocean, take you fishing in the bay, rent you a surfboard or kayak, or arrange your afternoon zip line or horseback tours.

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