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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Samara after a very good transfer from Manuel Antonio (Trans Odir) and immediately loved EPGV. We stayed in a cabin with aircon, fan, kitchenette, outside area with table and hammock. Super clean, comfy bed, outside shower (wow), excellent cooking facilities and coffee jar replenished daily....lovely touch....and it feels very private as each cabin is surrounded by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. The hotel grounds are fantastic; really well maintained and very charming. The pool is gorgeous and while we were there was usually very quiet. The only downsides for us was the bed was very hard and the other was that we were charged for the two times the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights on our 10 year anniversary trip. We couldn't have picked a better spot. It felt like being in the middle of the jungle, although it was a few minute cab ride into town. We rented beach cruisers for 10/day (or I think 25 for the week) and rode into town each night for dinner, and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our family of 4 stayed at El Pequeno Gecko Verde for 3 nights while exploring Samara. The Caramcoco unit was perfect for us with the privacy of the two bedrooms, two bathrooms and kitchenette on the connecting deck. The gardens and pool were beautiful and well maintained. We did the walk into town a few times (even at night) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What a lovely stay! I just got back from a 2 night stay here at the tail end of a trip to Costa Rica. Leidy welcomed us at reception and was very kind. We stayed in Guayaba--one of the private bungalows on the property. We put our things away and then went to check out the "secret beach" on the... More 

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maui, hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Samara beach is the place to be but it was so great to have our tropical oasis escape at El Pequeno Gecko Verde. The lush grounds keep the very private rooms cool, relaxing and quiet. We heard Howler monkeys and saw iguanas, coatimundis, fruit bats, hummingbirds and butterflies all from our deck chairs around the pool. The front desk is... More 

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Delicious, hanging on the porch of your own bungalow in a hammock. Or having a beer at the pool. We took a massage, which was also fantastic. You can park close to the cottages, and it's a great base for exploring the region. The staff leave you alone but is helpful when you have questions. Wifi is available but not... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I just spent 4 nites in Ylang Ylang cabina. We loved it here! Very friendly iun unobtrusive staff....very private and beautiful setting. Room large and comfortable and the outdoor shower great. We each had a massage on our deck on our last nite(thank you Megan) breakfasts yummy.

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hastings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I recently spent a couple of weeks in three different locations in Costa Rica. The middle portion of the trip as spent at El Pequeno Gecko Verde and it proved to the highlight of the three stops. We stayed in Ylang Ylang which was near the pool and the eating area but you would hardly notice for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. We stayed in the Ylang Ylang bungalow and it was gorgeous. The gardens are designed so that the bungalows have privacy, so that you can lay in the hammock on the deck and watch hummingbirds fly around. The real star though is the outdoor stone shower. It feels so special to... More 

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