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Sugar's Monkey

2.5 star property
Beach lodge in Cabo Velas with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

26 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
200mt South of Minae, Cabo Velas
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Arcade/game room
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Conchal Beach - 28 min drive
  • Tamarindo Beach - 29 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 27 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 71 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 146 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Sugar's Monkey

Sugar's Monkey is a great choice for your beach stay in Cabo Velas. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness center. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A poolside bar and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.


English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1995
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room


  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

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.

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)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 Cabo Velas
Sugar's Monkey Lodge Cabo Velas

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Perfect space to stay on Playa Grande. Right across the street from beach access let’s you be at the beach in a few steps. Also solid swimming pool area with WiFi to help get remote work done while visiting.
Robert, 9-night trip
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8/10 Very good

great little surf camp! nice and close to the ocean
JZ, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 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
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8/10 Very good

If you're wanting to immerse yourself into the culture, then this is the place to stay. It has a jungle feel to the property along with some critters, I opened the door in the morning and a crab thought he could take me on. We loved Playa Grande and will definitely go back!!
2-night trip
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6/10 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
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4/10 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
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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, 11-night trip with friends
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