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El Pequeno Gecko Verde

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Camino Buena Vista | Cantarrana, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights this past January. The grounds and pool are immaculate. Our cabina had a full kitchen & bathroom with an outdoor stone shower. The front covered deck had a table with chairs & hammock to relax in. It is located about a 30 minute walk to town, $4 taxi or rent a ATV from Outback... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it here, its about 2k out of Samara but lovely and peaceful. Very relaxing, very clean, lovely cabins, pool area lovely. This is by far the best place we stayed in CR. Breakfast choice is fab. The gardens have different species of plants and trees of which they give you a guide, plus there are forest treks from the... More 

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colchester essex
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63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed over NY Eve for 3 nights . The location is off the beaten track but we loved that and to get a cab into Samara is $4 ...so it's not an issue if you want to go out for dinner. Natalie and her team are incredibly helpful and recommended a beautiful restaurant for NY eve . Loved Samara... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is a little tropical oasis! It's a great location; tucked nicely off the beaten track but all the best things Samara has to offer are still very accessible. The cabanas are so quaint, comfortable and they are surrounded by beautiful lush tropical gardens. It offered the relaxation my husband and looking were looking for. We were very well... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at El Pequeno Gecko Verde for four nights and loved it. It's the perfect bungalow retreat if you are looking for something a little different. The only bungalow available when we booked was Espavel. I think it is the smallest bungalow and does not have a kitchen. It does have a small fridge and freezer.... More 

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Redmond, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

My husband and I had a perfect experience at El Pequeno Gecko Verde. The trip started with our driver (who was arranged by El Pequeno) who met us at the airport with a sign with our names on it. Like rock stars! Odir has a nice cold beverage ready for us and even stopped along the way to get us... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I always wanted to stay in a little house surrounded by a tropical vegetation and this place was exactly like that. The cabines are not that far appart (30 ft or so), but the vegetation made us feel as if we had a part of a jungle for ourselves. But I also enjoyed a comfort of a clean and spacious... More 

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Big Sky, Montana
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We stayed here three nights last week, and it was a very beautiful place. The breakfast was fantastic, the AC was very nice in our room (so hot out), and the pool was great for refreshing dip. We enjoyed the bike ride on our rental bikes to Playa Samara, and we loved the location in the jungle.....so many plants, birds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Out of all the places my wife and I have stayed in Costa Rica this hands down was our favorite. The rooms are beautiful, they have hammocks outside the rooms as you step out the sliding doors onto your deck. The air conditioning is wonderful, not many places we stayed in Costa Rica had it, so that was an added... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We stayed for three nights; the first two in a room and the last in a private cabina; I would take the cabina next time, as it was very pretty. The gardens around the property are lovely! As we checked in, we were given a very long list of the different plants you can find on-site, which have handy numbered... More 

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