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Hotel Playa Negra

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Starting at $175 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Hotel Playa Negra is a beautiful beachfront resort in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. Spacious bungalows, ocean views, warm breezes and impeccably prepared cuisine are just the beginning of the tropical delights that await guests.


Unique view at Hotel Playa Negra
Unique view at Hotel Playa Negra

A beautiful, natural shoreline and pristine beach are the jewels of this property’s location. Situated beachside, surfers from around the globe are drawn to the Playa Negra surf break. The hotel is set back from the nearby town. As a result, it offers the beauty and casual ambiance of a local establishment, a welcome departure from big-name chain resorts.

Balmy North Pacific Coast breezes and untamed tropical forests surround this secluded property. Awe-inspiring sunsets offer a sense of tranquility that makes Hotel Playa Negra unique. Daniel Oduber International Airport is nearby, which makes Hotel Playa Negra easy to reach.

The resort is located within three miles of some of the most beautiful Guanacaste beaches including Avellana Beach, Blanca Beach, and Callejones Beach. For the golf enthusiast, the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course is within nine miles. The vast, tropical dry forests play host to a wide range of wildlife from seabirds to monkeys that occasionally wander onto the grounds.

The open-air restaurant and bar are positioned on the beach under a circular palm roof. Enjoy the ocean view and listen to the surf while having a quiet meal or relaxing with a cold beverage. On-site staff prepares menu items using fresh, locally-produced ingredients. Meals are served continuously throughout the day. Choose from the selection of seafood, steaks, sandwiches and vegetarian fare or sample the traditional Costa Rican “casado.” Kids meals and gluten-free dishes are also available. Order smoothies and tropical cocktails made using fresh-picked fruit.

Play in the waves of the tropical Pacific waters or relax by the outdoor pool, surrounded by lush greenery, overlooking the beach. Beach towels and loungers are available for guests. Other hotel amenities include:

  • Childcare
  • Children’s pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Coffee/tea in the common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff

Stop by the front desk to inquire about the safe-deposit box, luggage storage and wedding services.

The surf shop/boutique offers a selection of souvenirs, jewelry, beachwear and accessories. The staff can help with information and recommendations about local excursions such as ecotours, hiking/biking trails, mountain biking and scuba diving. Most of the equipment needed can be rented on-site.

Key Features

Family pool at Hotel Playa Negra
Family pool at Hotel Playa Negra
  • Open-air restaurant and bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor pool
Starting at $175 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Breakfast Included
Family Friendly
Hotel near Beach
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Cozy rooms at Hotel Playa Negra
Cozy rooms at Hotel Playa Negra

Bungalows – There are ten traditional circular bungalows, each with palm leaf roofs and brightly colored rooms. Located behind the beachfront restaurant and near the swimming pool, they have high ceilings and windows facing all directions. Each bungalow contains one queen bed and two twin beds.

Suite Bungalows – The seven suite bungalows are nestled amid the tropical gardens located on the property. Somewhat larger than the standard bungalows, they retain the circular shape, palm leaf roofs and tropically decorated interior. Each contains one king bed and two twins. These units have air-conditioning and a mini-fridge.

Amenities for all 17 bungalows include:

  • A private bathroom with hot water
  • Unique interior decorations
  • Porch with chairs
  • Coffeemaker
  • Writing desk
  • Laptop-sized safe
  • Windows with mosquito screens
  • Drinkable water
  • 110 Volts, US outlets
  • Free W-Fi
  • Toiletries

Starting at $175 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Surfing – The dark sand beach of Playa Negra, holds a reef break, ideal for intermediate to expert surfers. Waves and surf breaks are consistent year-round, with exposure to both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Surf lessons –Private or group surfing lessons are available. Beginners start a few minutes walk down the shore at Sandy Beach. For the advanced surfers looking to enhance their skills lessons are held at Playa Negra peak.

Yoga – Sessions take place in the Shala on the beach. Soft breezes and the sounds of surf create a perfect atmosphere for the Yoga experience, from dynamic flows to gentle stretches.

Horseback riding – Ride along the shore or explore the country trails that meander through the tropical forest.

Massages – Enjoy a massage in the rancho on the knoll, overlooking the ocean or in the comfort of your room.

Canopy – Feel the adrenaline surge as you soar across the canopy from a zip line. Fly from treetop to treetop by a network of interconnecting lines and platforms for an unparalleled view of the wildlife and rainforest.

Boat Trips – Book a boat trip for one of the many water sports and tours. Try your hand at deep-sea sports fishing or book a scuba diving, Catamaran or surfing excursion.

National Parks – Explore mangrove-rich swamps, soak in natural hot springs, and experience the power of waterfalls in the national parks located in the Guanacaste region.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Jet Ski / Wave Runner
Kite Surfing
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Surfing Lessons
Whale Watching
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing


Prices Starting at $175 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

North Pacific Coast Map
North Pacific Coast Map
Hotel Playa Negra is located right on Playa Negra
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