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Hotel Flying Crocodile

Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
MandM-in-paradise Sydney, Canada
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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
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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 8 nights at the Flying Crocodile, with the days spent learning to fly the autogyro with Frank, a flight instructor, and the evenings enjoying the spectacular food and company of Petra and Andrea and their many guests. Andrea and Petra run the Flying Crocodile Hotel, providing a personalized service. They sincerely enjoy getting to know their guests, encouraging... More 

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Makanda, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. We've been to the country several times before, and this was our second stay at this hotel. We stayed 2 nights in room #4, we would have liked to stay much longer! Roomy, clean, unique. The grounds are beautiful, service is outstanding, and Andrea is very... More 

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Pô, Sanguie, Burkina Faso
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I don't have enough good things to say about this charming and unique property, and I am a very picky traveler. Five nights at the Flying Crocodile, though we'd only planned on four. It was that special! We've traveled on three continents in dozens of countries and have stayed at some of the world's most unique and expensive accommodations. The... More 

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stayed three nights at this place, though we only planned to stay for 2. The garden and rooms are very beautiful and everything you need is right there. Great pool, outstanding service, good breakfast and a beautiful little beach just a 5 minute drive to the north. Only downside is the driving time to Samara during rainy season: 30... More 

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Berkel en Rodenrijs
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed her for two nights and rented two rooms and the appartment voor six. All the rooms were beautiful and clean and the apartment was very roomy. The owners were very friendly. It takes ten minutes to walk to the beach or a short drive to a nearby beach. In the rainy season it takes half an hour to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Searching for a place of deep relaxation and inspiration? Then this is the perfect place! We are a family of 4 and after recommendation we stayed here for 4 nights. The atmosphere is so welcoming and harmonical, and the rooms just a dream. Andrea and Petra (the owners) are extremely kind and helpful. Everything is organised and you simply feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed at the Flying Crocodile for the screenwriting retreat that is held there by Jacob Krueger's Studio. The hotel is beautiful and eclectic, and the staff are very friendly and keep the place clean and pruned. The pool is clean and the house in the back is beautiful!!! The food was great as well. Felt very safe, and great... More 

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Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The place is magical, the rooms are unique and well-done and the staff is the best in the business. Truly personal service at it's finest, better than any 5 star hotel I've ever stayed at. I had dietary restrictions that the chef, Andrea, accommodated and then some, coming up with dishes made especially for me. I lacked for nothing on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My stay at the Hotel Flying Crocodile was amazing and I plan to visit again in the future. This staff has really gone the extra mile to make their hotel exceptional while being in a tropical rain forest in its own little corner of the world. Their staff was waiting on every need during meals, they cleaned the rooms well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Flying Croc is true tropical paradise, it puts the "pure" in pura vida. wonderful, unique rooms and bungalows, exquisitely manicured grounds, excellent service, expertly prepared food, but above all, the most genuinely warm hosts I've ever encountered. I've made two 10 day visits to FC and truly have never encountered anything like it. I can't wait to return!

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Address: Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Playa Samara
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
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