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Casa Esmeralda

Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Casa Esmeralda
Ranked #12 of 24 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 hotel reviews
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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 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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Vancouver, BC
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2008

ESMERALDA - CASA/HOTEL/RESTAURANT & ROOMS, Samara Beach, Costa Rica [--]. My Costa Rican husband and I (Vancouver, Canada citizen) stayed in this new hotel from Feb. 29-Mar.5/08. Because it is only 1 mo. new, and few people have experienced it, we were fortunate to find out about this hotel through a friend's referral. The hotel looks like a Spanish stucco/tiled... More

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

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