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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 October 3, 2014
Robbin H Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New York City, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is our third stay (a screenwriters' retreat site) for this hotel. We keep coming back and will again in 2015--due to the provate setting, wonderful staff, great food and drinks...and the whole hotel for 15 people. Nice pool, AC rooms, plenty of private spaces and area for writing and doing whatever we desire! Walk to very private ocean beach,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time, with my daughter, and stayed here based on a recommendation from a pilot who stayed here a few years ago. We arrived via Nature Air at Nosara and taxi referred by Andrea, we stayed for four days in May of 2014. It was wonderful. We stayed in the 'budget' room which... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Flying Crocodile for just over 2 weeks. Totally wonderful place, Andrea and Petra are really friendly hosts and couldn't do enough for us. The accommodation and the food was great with a good variety on the menu. They organised our 4 wheel drive hire, although for the first 5 days we simply relaxed... More 

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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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#2 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
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