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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Sacramento, California
1 review
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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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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Flying Crocodiles for 4 days and we didn't want to leave. I especially loved waking up and having breakfast and coffee every morning. The breakfast is really good - compared to other hotels we've stayed at in Costa Rica. The cook makes excellent omelets. =) The hotel is a bit difficult to find,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was there with my 9 years old son for a week of resting, swimming and flying. We found it all in a very attractive setting. The houses are very nice and with lots of carachter. It is a small place so no chaos and stressful scenes: pure relax. Then, if one is really adventurous: fly around in one of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our family (two adults, girls aged 1 and 4) stayed here in mid-March for two nights, and very much enjoyed our visit. The hotel grounds are beautifully landscaped, with lush vegetation and paths winding among the cabins making a fun place for small children to explore. There's lots of wildlife to see on the property: howler monkeys pass through each... More 

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Bucharest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It is not very easy to reach, but it was worth it. The staff was very friendly - helped us solve a problem with the rental car and agency. The rooms were large and clean, tastefully furbished. You can find lots of animals in the garden, any time of day or night (we had an armadillo that came to our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights (wish I would of stayed longer). I had fallen in love with this hotel first time I viewed it and booked many months in advance and it did not dissappoint. Although all the lodgings looked lovely to me the Scarlet Macaw room caught my eye. Two story bungalow with a... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We really enjoyed the flight in the ultralite that is based at Flying Crocodile Hotel. Joerg, the pilot was great!! An amazing experience. So, we decided to stay at flying croc. and the only room available was the budget room as they called it. Not the best choice. The dinner was pathetic, but as we were starving, we ate without... More 

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1 Thank Susan R
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had the most awful experience at the Flying Crocodile. The food was inedible, the the bed un-sleepable, the air-conditioning inadequate and the experience horrible. When we tried to check out after the the first night of a 4 night stay we were told we would be responsible for the entire 4 nights bill. When they asked what was wrong... More 

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Darnestown, Maryland, USA
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I stayed during a solo motorcycle trip around Costa Rica, and the Hotel Flying Crocodile was an amazing spot to relax and enjoy the jungle wildlife. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the grounds were beautifully manicured, and the accommodations were perfectly suited for the environment. The detached cabanas surrounded a nice pool in a private yet convenient setting. From... More 

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