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Casa Esmeralda

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Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Casa Esmeralda
Ranked #11 of 25 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I arrived in Samara around noon and checked four different hotels in the $50.00 price range but all of them, except for Casa Esmeralda, had dark rooms that smelled awful with the humidity of the rainny season. The smell was so bad that I could barely see the room properly. I was super relieved when I found Casa Esmeralda's nice,... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The owners of the Villa we rented in Playa Samara said this was their favorite restaurant. We now know why. Great food, great service, strolling Mariachi's....all made for a great night. Tow big families in our group so we had the upstairs dining room to ourselves. very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We visited Casa Esmeralda twice during our stay in Playa Samara. The food was so tasty the first time that we had to come back the second night. We even brought in our own fish and the chef/owner was nice enough to cook it up for us in a variety of ways for a very reasonable price. We recommend the... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The hotel is very clean and well kept with all the amenities you would need: wifi, air conditioning, and hot water. We loved that it was small and family owned but our favorite part was that it is just upstairs from the best food we ate during our 2 months in Costa Rica. Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I stayed at Casa Esmeralda for one month. The staff could not have been more friendly. I had the opportunity of eating there daily being a Language School student. The food could not have been better.Be sure to check out the shrimp and veggie dish. The wait staff is bilingual so they were more than helpful with any questions. Be... More

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London, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Stayed for two weeks and very deceiving from the road. Surprise...very clean and well kept! Manager and Hostess were friendly and more than willing to accommodate requests. Breakfast was excellent as was the coffee! Rooms were well kept and grounds were impeccable. The pool was always well maintained and very clean also. I would stay there again as would my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Heard from a person who lives here part time that this was the best food in town. It was! Had 6 great meals, wonderful seafood soup, got crowded after we arrived so i would go early. It was very good! The fish and seafood was very very good!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We travel to Guanacaste every year and stay for 5-6 weeks. We rent a home in Carrillo but we eat dinner out every night. Hey, we are on vacation. We eat at Esmeralda every 2-4 nights. The food is very good. The selection is very good. The prices are among the best in Samara. The waitstaff is polite and appreciative... More

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Hotel is very Small but really nice and clean! The Meals at the restaurant were the best i had in two weeks in Costa Rica, The best plate is the Fish in Avocado sauce, delicious and very good presentation, the service is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Delicious meal! We sat upstairs with a large group and the service was excellent. The fish with avocado sauce was very nice - hot and very tasty. We had a very nice experience at this restaurant and would definitely come again

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Address: Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Number of rooms: 5

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