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Sugar's Monkey

Beach lodge in Playa Grande with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$98

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  • Comfort Suite, 1 Queen Bed - Room
  • Comfort Suite, 1 Queen Bed - Room
  • Comfort Suite, 1 Queen Bed - Balcony View
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200mt South of Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
8.4.Very Good.
  • Perfect space to stay on Playa Grande. Right across the street from beach access let’s…

    Jun 10, 2021

  • If you're wanting to immerse yourself into the culture, then this is the place to stay.…

    May 26, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 13 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

What’s around

  • Grande Beach - 1 min walk
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park - 4 min walk
  • Ventanas Beach - 12 min walk
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 41 min walk
  • Conchal Beach - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Playa Zapotillal - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Loft, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette
  • Comfort Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Double Room, Patio

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Grande Beach - 1 min walk
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park - 4 min walk
  • Ventanas Beach - 12 min walk
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 41 min walk
  • Conchal Beach - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Playa Zapotillal - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Playa Brasilito - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km
  • Casino Diria - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Tamarindo Church - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Playa Langosta - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km
  • Tamarindo Beach - 9.5 mi / 15.3 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 71 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 22 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 117 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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200mt South of Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica

At a glance

Size

  • 13 cabins
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Specific rooms only*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, Italian, Spanish

At the property

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Fitness facilities
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Arcade/game room

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1995
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 70 per vehicle (one way)

PetsPay at property

  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation to request a pet-friendly room

Hygiene and cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.

Policies

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Also known as

  • Sugar's Monkey Lodge Playa Grande
  • Sugar's Monkey Lodge
  • Sugar's Monkey Playa Grande
  • Sugar's Monkey Lodge
  • Sugar's Monkey Playa Grande
  • Sugar's Monkey Lodge Playa Grande

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FAQs

  • Yes, Sugar's Monkey does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers seafood. Nearby restaurants include Taco Star (5-min walk), El Huerto de Playa Grande (12-min walk), and Sprout Food to Enjoy (7.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 70 per vehicle one way.
  • No, this lodge doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (21-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a fitness center and an arcade. Sugar's Monkey also has a picnic area and a garden.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    The staff is awesome, the property and room are good for the price. My only complaint is the noise. Because the property is older, made of wood and there is humidity, one can hear creaking from neighboring rooms when people are walking around. Not a big deal during the day but if one's neighbor stays up late or rises early, there is no sleep. Bring earplugs :)

    JoyfulGypsy, 13 night trip, Mar 26, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Excellent location near the beach and two outstanding restaurants. Pleasant and accommodating staff. Good shower and AC. However, our room was a big disappointment. Walls and ceiling were dark and made of plywood. Seemed cheaply made. So-called kitchen consisted of a plank counter, tiny sink, one-cup coffeemaker, antique refrigerator. No chairs except for backless bar stools. No dining table. Overpriced for the quality of accommodations.

    8 night romance trip, Feb 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    great little surf camp! nice and close to the ocean

    JZ, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique and will ever be in our heart

    Amazing for couples, surfers, singles and even families. Spacius, beautiful, friendly. Eat holiday ! The beach has THE most beautiful sunset we have seen in the world and we travel a lot. Really special.

    Karen, 6 night romance trip, Mar 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Propre, confortable, belle cours intérieur, très près de la magnifique, immense et magnifique plage de Playa Grande. Restos adjacent délicieux. Pas dispendieux. Le calme mais non loin de Tamarindo l'agitée

    Danny, 1 night trip, Feb 1, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    L’emplacement près de la magnifique Playa Grande. Le resto : délicieux ! Les installations extérieures. J’ai moins aimé la chambre qui n’était pas à la hauteur pour ce prix. Très très basic.

    Mj, 1 night romance trip, Jan 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Emiliano, 1 night family trip, May 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    2 night trip, Mar 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1 night trip, Mar 2, 2019

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