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    Sugar's Monkey

    250 Meters South of Minae, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$68
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          Overview
          • Excellent70%
          • Very good23%
          • Average4%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “granola bars” (8 reviews)
          “his wife” (7 reviews)
          “cool guy” (2 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Family Rooms
          Bar/Lounge
          Multilingual Staff
          Pets Allowed
          Laundry Service
          2.5 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 11 March 2013

          I stayed here mid-February 2013. As soon as I got to PGI, the manager was incredibly friendly and laid back. The rooms were spartan, but clean, and appeared to be well maintained. There was no smell of mold like at Las Tortugas. For $50 dollars...More

          1  Thank Ed T
          Reviewed 10 March 2013

          We have been travelling since the early 70's...South America on 5 and 10 dollars a day, Mexico, the Caribbean, North America and Europe and latterly Central America and now I' m thinking of quitting Trip Advisor because of the pettiness some of the reviewers. I...More

          4  Thank lillibiscuit2016
          Reviewed 6 March 2013

          We stayed at the PGI the first week of February 2013. We were just looking for a basic place near the water and loved the idea that the beach is protected for the turtles, so we knew it would be quiet. Justin, Lindsay, Lynn, Johnny,...More

          Thank mary alyce o
          Reviewed 2 March 2013

          I absolutely loved my stay at PGI. This place is truly special because of the staff. They are all very welcoming and they treat you as their own. They have an on-site Raw Juice Bar perfect for morning juice, granola, and smoothies. Then it's only...More

          1  Thank Hannah E
          Reviewed 26 February 2013

          Just returned from 6 days in Playa Grande. I didn't stay at PGI however I was a frequent customer of the bar/restaurant. The Raw Juice bar is great for smoothies, granola bars and juice in the morning. I ate dinner several times at PGI and...More

          Thank Mike D
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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Beachfront
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Airport Transportation
          • Laundry Service
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$58 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 8
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          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Guanacaste >
          • Playa Grande
          • Also Known As
          • Playa Grande Hotel Playa Grande ,
          • Hotel Playa Grande ,
          • Sugar's Monkey Costa Rica/Playa Grande
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          Traveller (108)
          Pool & Beach (26)
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          Dining (8)
          Hotel & Grounds (91)
          Bathroom (4)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Sportsgirl59
          Is there a calm beach for paddleboarding nearby?
          25 February 2017|
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          Response from bethanyrobin | Reviewed this property |
          The are waves but you can paddle out past them where it's flat. The we're definitely calmer times
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          Kathy H
          What do they charge for credit card fees? We've heard of some very excessive fee.
          30 July 2016|
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          Response from EnricoAngeloReina | Property representative |
          Hi Kathy We don't apply any extra fee for credit card payment, 13% Vat is charged on all transaction cash, credit or Paypal
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          forekr
          Are there taxis in town or do we have to rent a car?
          19 July 2015|
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          Response from surferdude/dudette | Reviewed this property |
          There is a surf shop that rents bicycles but for longer trips rent a car or call a taxis from Tamerindo.
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          Room Tips
          "The rooms are simple, theystill have AirCon and your private bathroom."
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          "The 2nd floor rooms are nice"
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          "Staying on the lower level can be noisy with the floor above. If noise bothers you make sure to get a room..."
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          "Leave it to Javier"
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