Hotel Bula Bula

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
4.5 out of 5 rating 389 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

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Property Details

Property Location

Located in Playa Grande, Hotel Bula Bula is by the ocean, a 3-minute drive from Grande Beach and 8 minutes from Las Baulas National Marine Park. This hotel is 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from Conchal Beach and 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Playa Brasilito.


Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private lanais. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.


Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features wedding services and a television in a common area.


Enjoy a satisfying meal at The Great Waltini serving guests of Hotel Bula Bula. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Grande Beach - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Las Baulas National Marine Park - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Ventanas Beach - 3.6 km / 2.2 mi
Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Conchal Beach - 13.9 km / 8.6 mi
Playa Brasilito - 17.4 km / 10.8 mi
Monkey Park - 19.3 km / 12 mi
Flamingo Beach - 20.9 km / 13 mi
Tamarindo Church - 22.4 km / 13.9 mi
Canopy Vista Tamarindo - 23.6 km / 14.6 mi
Tamarindo Beach - 24.1 km / 15 mi
Penca Beach - 25.3 km / 15.7 mi
Playa Prieta - 25.9 km / 16.1 mi
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 31.9 km / 19.8 mi
Avellana Beach - 33.2 km / 20.6 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Bula Bula is Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 67.4 km / 41.9 mi

Check-in time starts at 3pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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 make arrangements. The reception desk closes at 4 PM on Monday. If arriving after 4 PM on Monday or after 10 PM on Tuesday - Sunday, guests must contact the property prior to arrival to receive late check-in instructions. Check-in after 11 PM is not allowed. Contact information is provided on the confirmation page received after booking.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 57000 per person (one-way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CRC 15000 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovations and Closures
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 13 September to 3 November:

  • One of the dining venues

  • -Free self parking
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Wedding services
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Concierge services
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Children's pool
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Total number of rooms - 10
  • -Number of floors - 1
  • -Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • -Restaurant