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The Flying Scorpion

Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica
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The Flying Scorpion
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We rented a house for a few nights through the flying scorpion. We had a sensational time. Beautiful, secluded beach a few miles from the hotel where we enjoyed our meals and hanging out with other explorers. We went on the Kayak trip of the mangroves and to the phosphorescent pools. The trip to the bee keeper's property was one... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I've stayed at the Flying Scorpion a couple times. I loved Playa San Miguel the first time I went there with a friend of mine - the perfect getaway! We had such a great time but the reason I went back the second time was because of the incredible welcome we received at The Flying Scorpion. The food is amazing,... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed at the Flying Scorpion for Christmas last year, and it was the whole family's favorite part of our three weeks in Costa Rica. We were there for four days and still didn't want to leave. We even considered traveling back to the end of the road in Playa San Miguel to get away from a less than ideal... More

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Reno
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We have only eaten at the restaurant, but we make a point to go to the Flying Scorpion every time we are in Punta Islita. The food has been great every time and the drinks are yummy as well. It is in a very small town, and we were the only ones in the restaurant this time and they treated... More

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Sechelt, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Stayed here in November, so technically low season... simple clean rooms, safe environment, good vibes... very chill and relaxing. Beach is just across the road, so perfect location, in my opinion. The beach is beautiful, btw. I'll stay here again next time I'm in San Miguel for sure. Also, great homemade ice cream in all sorts of flavours! Try it!

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I come at the scorpion every year since many years and I'm always happy to find it the same way, with excellent food, perfect beach atmosphere, biggest drink selection in the whole area, but most of all, I go for the authentic people (and dogs!) running the place. When you get there, you know you have found a place you'll... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

I found this place on Google Earth and my brand new wife and I decided to stop here as part of our honeymoon trip in the Pac NW of CR. We had a blast! This was, hands down, our favorite place out of six stops. Our room was basic and clean, but when we weren't 'honeymooning,' we spent most of... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

As a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica only a couple quick hours away from San Miguel, the Flying Scorpion was always the amazing getaway I needed for a break away from work that was inexpensive, relaxing and provided the most amazing food. Now, nearly a year after leaving my post in Peace Corps, I have been back several times... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

I live in boulder . But I have my heart belong to San Miguel and the flying scorpion for the amazing service and kindness ... Rossi. Amazing dude and wonderful chef ... U never know till u are there organic food and beautiful nature . U can do as much as u want or if have the energy . The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed at the scorpion with my (now) wife some time ago and never forgot the experience. Not because of the amazing location, great food or relaxing atmosphere... Basically because the scorpion is run with true love for hospitality and that's rare. One of the best places on earth. And yes, i've been to many ;).

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Additional Information about The Flying Scorpion

Also Known As:
The Flying Scorpion Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel
Address: Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Playa San Miguel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, Playa San Miguel. Wake early to welcome the dawn with yoga. Spend lazy days reading in one of our hammocks or sunbathing. Or be active! Epic surfing, surf lessons, guided waterfall tours, horseback riding, and world-class fishing await you. The Flying Scorpion includes six houses, five seaside cabinas, a studio apartment, a fully stocked bar and restaurant on the Pacific Ocean, and a wildlife-filled estuary. ... more   less 

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