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Address: Across the Street From Casa Tucan And Harmony Hotel | Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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+506 2682 0096

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Better than expected - wish I booked 2 or a longer session!

Massages in tropical destinations are hit or miss. Tica massage is a hit in my book. We received a friendly greeting upon approach. We went into the room right on time and each... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We were here with a surfing school who included massages with this massage 'clinic'. I get regular massages at home and prefer a very firm massage to work out many knots from either sleeping a certain way or simply, physical activity and living. Usually when on vacation, I am unable to find this but Tica was the singular exception I... More 

Thank HellofromToronto
Sag Harbor, New York
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I went here last year and this year - both times were really nice and I think $65 for an hour massage is completely reasonable considering it is more then double that at home for a mediocre one. No credit cards - cash only here.

Thank Kellie O
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155 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Massages in tropical destinations are hit or miss. Tica massage is a hit in my book. We received a friendly greeting upon approach. We went into the room right on time and each had lovely rejuvenating massages perfectly punctuated by a tropical rain shower outside the little hut at the beginning and howler monkeys howling at the end. I read... More 

Thank AbsJ
Munich, Germany
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

When booking the massage I felt a bit like I have to be very, very nice or something will happen. people were not really welcoming. the massage itself was really good, professional and relaxing.

2 Thank Gabelflieger
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I make sure I book in at least one trip to Tica Massage on my trips to Playa Guiones. Surfing always works some muscles harder than they are used to on a daily basis. The massages I get here are perfect for working out these aches and pains.

Thank Gaelmc
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

There are other options in town where you are treated like a customer, not a vehicle for cash transmission. Staff is aggressive and rude. I will avoid this place like the plague and encourage others to do the same.

2 Thank pol2152
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Called in the morning for an afternoon appt, they were ready for me 5 min early, polite, and the facial massage was very nice. The treatment room was clean & comfortable. It was midday and they didn't appear to be very busy so all was calm. I enjoyed the experience very much.

Thank atam5
Ripon, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I recently spent 10 days in Nosara and it was pure heaven EXCEPT for the deplorable customer service at Tica Massage. They were rude from the moment we set foot on property and very antagonistic with myself and other surfers who were trying to relax. The front desk girls told lies about what happened on our booking phone call and... More 

5 Thank Lisa D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

I'm sure the massages here are fine but the service is the worst I've ever heard of. Please don't go and encourage people like this, there are plenty of other decent places to go.

5 Thank littleemma88
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I literally just had the worst experience of my life. We booked a last minute massage, when we showed up the girls at the front were rude and had an attitude with us. Then they got their "boss" or owner of the place who was equally if not more rude to us. I was trying to calm him down as... More 

3 Thank CandiceLacrosse

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