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Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo

Playa Buena Vista, Playa Samara 35014, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 24 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During my vacation in Costa Rica, I came across to the Hotel Paraiso Cocodrilo and from the beginning I liked it so much. The Room, the service and especially the international and national food. Recently we had a Serbian bean soup and otherwise they have always fresh fish and is delivered daily by local fishermen. The hotel complex has impressed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is about a 15 min drive from Samara, so you need your own ride. It's very clean, a little quirky, and nestled in a hideaway area of jungle with lots of local wildlife (and beautiful nighttime fireflies). Nice pool and the quirky owner makes a damn good meal! A 10 min walk to the beach (or two mins... More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were traveling through Samara and needed a place to stay for one night and Paraiso del Cocodrilo fit the bill. We were looking for something a bit more rural, and beach proximity was not essential (we were en route to Playa Grande, where we would have plenty of beach time). This hotel has a lot of character and the... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We are a young couple and spent 5 nights here during march 2014. We liked the hotel very much and recommend it to you! First of all, the service is great - Rainer and his team take care for all your special wishes, no matter how strange they might be. ;-) Then, we admired the big garden - everyone can... More

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is our tenth year coming to this little bit of paradise. Now remember we are in Costa Rica and to get the tre experience get out of town ...explore the beach a nice walk along a private country road. The hotel is like going to a cottage up north in a Canada ..we say every year Costa Rica offers... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed here for 5 days, as a last leg of our honeymoon, and boy can I say we were happy with our choice! We stayed in the cheapest room/house and it was incredibly clean, roomy and well located. Mind you you do need a 4x4 car to get here, since you need to go through a small stream/river, but... More

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Amazing hôtel!amazing......... Near a beautiful beach without any people The Staff is very very nice. And they suggest a really good Restaurant. Dont't forget to taste the cocktails and capuccino....... Thank you again Emy for enjoying my journey in your amazing hotel. I really recommand this hotel in Samara village

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Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I can tell you people only the best of Rainer's beautiful hotel in Playa Buena Vista. I have been staying there twice, June 2008 and July 2013. Both times I was overwhelmed by the nature around the hotel and the superb quality of the rooms (spacious, clean) which have been decorated in a sort of exotic style, but with great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I stayed here six years ago, and then again just last week. It was fantastic and hadn't changed a bit in all that time. The grounds are well taken care of, with grasses, flowers, palm trees, hammocks and a pool. The restaurant and bar are at the center, with bungalows to one side and apartments to the other. Prices for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

We loved it here! Rainer picked us up from Liberia airport and took us back to the hotel. The main roads to Samara are good, but this hotel and its beach, Playa Buena Vista is a little out of the way so the roads are bad, hence a 4x4 is a necessity (you have to drive through a couple of... More

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Address: Playa Buena Vista, Playa Samara 35014, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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Our Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo is a beautiful and quiet place located 3 miles north from Samara, 900 ft from the beautiful turtle beach Playa Buena Vista, the next beach north to Samara and close to the gorgeous white sand beach Playa Barrigona with a nice waterfall. ... more   less 
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