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1 room, 2 adults

Sugar's Monkey, Playa Grande

2.5-star2.5 stars
200mt South of Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Beach lodge in Playa Grande with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
  • The staff is awesome, the property and room are good for the price. My only complaint is…Apr 9, 2019
  • Excellent location near the beach and two outstanding restaurants. Pleasant and…Apr 7, 2019
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Sugar's Monkey, Playa Grande

from $48
  • Double Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Double Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Loft, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette
  • Comfort Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm
  • Double Room, Patio
  • Quadruple Room, Kitchenette
  • Quadruple Room, Kitchen

What’s around Sugar's Monkey, Playa Grande


  • 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 - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Conchal Beach - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Playa Zapotillal - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Tamarindo Church - 9.3 mi / 14.9 km
  • Tamarindo Beach - 10.3 mi / 16.7 km

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 24 min drive
  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 71 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 129 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 cabins
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free

  • Specific rooms only *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • 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)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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

Sugar's Monkey, Playa Grande’s small print

Also known as

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


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 19 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Hidden Oasis
Its a very quiet chill place to hang out for a couple nights. Rooms are small and simple but your close to an AMAZING empty beach, good surf for the experienced. Great pool to cool off, market and resturants near by, or just eat and drink at the hotel with owners and staff, all very Fruendly!
Brent, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stayed here for a two week surf trip, and the service was great. The manager was very nice, and was always around to help us out.
Micah, usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
I enjoyed my time at Sugar Monkey. It has a fun bar, hangout area, and pool. The staff was very nice and helpful. The room itself was clean and came with A/C. Although the bed was not very comfortable. The hotel is very close to playa grande, within walking distance.
us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great stop on our adventure
It was a great stop on our adventure. The beach was nice and clean. Tamarindo is just a short walk.
Mark, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, gbRomance trip

Sugar's Monkey, Playa Grande

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