We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Flying Crocodile

Certificate of Excellence
Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Hotel Flying Crocodile
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015
Ben19880504 New Brunswick, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
    113
    30
    16
    1
    4
See reviews for
43
77
6
6
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (164)
  • Mar-May only
    (59)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (31)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (25)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (49)
All months
New Brunswick, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We traveled as a group of 10 people and had an absolutely amazing time at the Flying Crocodile. Each bungalow was unique and took us all by surprise with its details, artwork and character. The wildlife and the beaches nearby were all added bonuses, as well as the food served in the Croc's restaurant. Would highly recommend booking a gyrocopter... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The pictures can not capture the beauty and uniqueness of this amazing property! First, the pool...my 5&7 year old adored the slide, lounging pools, and perfext depths to jump, cannonball, and dive down to retrieve rings on the pools unique mosaic bottom! The temperature for adults was perfect everyday! BOTH couples and kids had plenty of space to quietly enjoy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Ithaca, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We loved the environment, amenities, and the hosts. European charm along the coast, and jungle. Access to the Gryo-Copters was a high point, (pun intended). Wi-Fi to the rooms would have been a plus. We'll be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this was one of the nicest places on our costa rica vacation.it is located in a very quiet ,rural area only 10 minutes walk from a beautiful beach.the comfortable and unique rooms are scattered about a huge garden with lots of flowers and big trees.lots of animals around,birds ,butterflies,monkeys,iguanas.the restaurant serves great breakfast and dinner and also tasty smoothies and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We needed a place to stay while visiting Samara Beach area and wanted something a little away from the town. We found this hotel on Trip Advisor and stopped in to see if we could stay the night. It is a small family run hotel with lovely landscaping and separate cabinas around the property. We had our two grandchildren with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leon, Nicaragua
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a bit of a bumpy ride to get to this place, but once we got there the hardship was easily forgotten. Very friendly staff, beautiful unique cabins, well kept garden, and a nice pool to relax in!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stayed at the Hotel Flying Crocodile for the tail end of our trip during March Break. After such an amazing vacation already, our trek to the Flying Croc had us a little nervous because the drive seemed to be a little off the beaten path and we weren't sure what we were getting into. Well after driving through a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our experience at flying crocodile, along with the drive through the countryside to get there was truly a experience I would recommend for any traveler, couple, or family. The cabins, open air dining deck and grounds surrounding the cabins are a safe friendly environment with a warm welcoming feel. When shown to your room it is like stepping into the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This place is a little piece of paradise! We absolutely loved staying here and would come back to this area just to have the pleasure of staying at this hotel again. Andrea was a very warm and wonderful host with a bright spirit. We felt the Costa Rica "Pura Vida" wash over us when we arrived here. The property itself... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very nice place. The room was luxurious yet still open at the top of the hut with a screen to let in the sounds of the jungle. We woke up to howler monkies and then saw lots of monkies on an early morning walk to the beach. The beach is amazing. It is very remote though. After dark you can't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

90 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (90)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (22)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Other (24)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay