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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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El Pequeno Gecko Verde
Ranked #4 of 25 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was our favourite hotel of our whole honeymoon. It has a unique beauty and is packed with wildlife. The staff were friendly and accommodating. It is a little way out from town but the 30 minute walk is pleasant and taxi's are cheap. Their private beach is a must see. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently stayed at El Pequeno Gecko Verde for three nights while traveling with my brother. I thoroughly enjoyed having a villa equipped with a kitchen and the convenience that brought. The staff even refilled the coffee on a daily basis. I really think this is the best place to stay while in Samara. The accommodations were fantastic - comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a jewel. Great location, wonderful plants, great rooms, fantastic outdoor showers. If you are looking for a quiet getaway where you can read, swim, enjoy the sun .... this is the place to be. Really nice place located about a 5 min drive from downtown Samara - and about a 15 min walk from downtown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel mainly due to the fantastic service from Mariano. He was able to recommend affordable places to eat and gave us directions to all the fabulous beaches to visit. He took the time to follow up with us to find out if we enjoyed his suggestions which made our stay even nicer. I would... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We traveld Costa Rica without a car, which worked out fine for us but was the most difficult in Samara. We like places that aren't so touristy and we thought this would be a nice relaxing way to end our trip. First, the grounds are absolutely beautiful. The pool is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxing. We stayed in Espavel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was a really great place! Nice people and green environment. We had the small cabin, without kitchen but this was also perfect. A bit further from town centre but you can walk in half and hour or just a short drive. But worth it because it's quiet and relaxed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Gecko Verde for 5 nights, staying in the two-bedroom 'Tabacon' building. We were a group of 2 adults and 2 young children ( ages 1 and 3) and the accommodation was perfect for us: the kids loved exploring the beautifully manicured gardens the lodge is set in and they loved the abundant wildlife in the area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We loved this little hotel near Playa Samara. The grounds are gorgeous and the pool is too. The rooms are basic, but comfortable, and the outdoor showers and terraces with hammock are great. Wildlife is abundant - we were woken up early the first day by several groups of howler monkeys, which thrilled my daughters (8.5 and 10.5), plenty of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Heaven, staff are fab, location great. Short walk to town and the beach. Delightful and we will be back as soon as we are able. Very relaxed. The only minor gripe was having to use paypal to secure stay as I'm not prepared to send full visa details in email for what I think are obvious reasons, (it's totally insecure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We got a good feeling the minute we drove into the grounds, its has a beautiful garden full of flowers, butterflies, birds and lots of wildlife. Each house is very private from the next. They are very comfortable and we loved the open air shower. Breakfast was great. The athmosphere is relaxed but efficent. There is lots to do locally... More

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Address: Camino Buena Vista | Cantarrana, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
El Pequeno Gecko Verde Hotel Playa Samara

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