We are beautifully located in the exclusive, gated community of Palm Beach Estates, in the middle of Playa Grande Beach, part of the Las Baulas National Park, Costa Rica. A short and beautiful one hour drive from the Daniel Odubur Quiros Liberia International Airport (Airport Code: LIR).
84 Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE CASA BAULA, 84 Palm Beach Estates:
APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR DRIVE FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT.
START: Liberia Airport. TURN RIGHT at the main road, towards Santa Cruz.
APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES DOWN THE ROAD, TURN RIGHT, in Belen, at large gas station complex. Signage at turn will indicate: TAMARINDO, PLAYA CONCHAL and PLAYA GRANDE.
Always follow signs that read, PARQUE NACIONAL MARINO LAS BAULAS.
Continue on road to SANTA ANA, at the soda shop, THE ROAD ENDS IN A "T", TURN LEFT.
Follow this road through several small villages, and up over the hill, into HUACAS, where the road offers a strong left towards Tamarindo, or stays right towards Playa Grande. VEER TO THE RIGHT AND PROCEED TO MATAPALO.
IN MATAPALO, AT STOP SIGN, TURN LEFT TOWARDS PLAYA GRANDE, just after passing on right, the soccer field/plaza in Matapalo. It is well marked.
Travel approximately 8 minutes, you will come to the settlement of PLAYA GRANDE. (Once you arrive in Playa Grande, no longer follow the signs which read, PARQUE NACIONAL MARINO LAS BAULAS.)
IN PLAYA GRANDE, pass a surf shop on the right, with a big fake wave, and then Kike's Place on the left. VEER LEFT as you pass the school. (Now follow the signs to the Hotel El Manglar.)
Go down the slight hill, TURN LEFT AT NEXT JUNCTION. The paved road soon becomes dirt.
FOLLOW DIRT ROAD FOR 2.5 KM TO ENTRANCE OF PALM BEACH ESTATES (large sign on left/gate and guard house). Proceed through the entrance.
YOU'LL NEED TO CONNECT WITH PROPERTY MANAGER, Manfred Margraf, TO OBTAIN THE KEYS: After passing through the Palm Beach Estates entrance gate, STOP AT SECOND HOUSE ON LEFT, (with the M and M Gate). Manfred's home is the one on the left, after passing through the M and M gate.
TO PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE HOUSE, TAKE NEXT RIGHT, follow the road less than one minute, with signs to the Hotel El Manglar. ARRIVE AT DESTINATION ON RIGHT- 84 PALM BEACH ESTATES. There are two large black wrought iron gates. Ours is the one on the left, with basil green walls and a mosaic sign that reads, "Casa Baula."
If you arrive at the Cantarana, on the left, you have passed the house.
GPS COORDINATES: 10degrees 19.113'N 85degrees 50.327'W
AIRLINES FLYING INTO LIBERIA AIRPORT: United (through Houston), ALaska (through LAX) Delta (through Atlanta), American (through Miami), Jet Blue (through New York), KLM (through Atlanta). If you are arriving after dark, we recommend having our Concierge arrange a driver, to take you to the house. (Because of our proximity to the equator, the sun sets year around between 5:30 and 6:00pm.) With the new airport addition, there is now a 12% tax on rent a cars provided at the airport. If you hire a driver, our Concierge can arrange for a rent a car to be delivered to the house, the following day.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM SAN JOSE (Approximately 4.5 - 5 hours driving time, depending on traffic): From the San Jose Airport, exit the airport, and follow the signs in the direction of San Ramon.
Travel the Pan American Highway north bound, towards Liberia/Penas Blancas, for 3.5 hours or more, until you reach the 4 way traffic signal in Liberia (Burger King and McDonald's).
Turn left (west) at the signal, following the signs towards Nicoya and Santa Cruz.
In about 10 minutes, you will pass the Liberia Airport. At this point, you are about one hour from the house. Follow the directions above, from the Liberia Airport.