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El Pequeno Gecko Verde

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Camino Buena Vista | Cantarrana, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
El Pequeno Gecko Verde
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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Chase, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hotel. Meghan a the front desk made it personal and so enjoyable. The little villas are beautifully appointed, the outside stone showers are amazing, the pool, can't say enough about this lovely place. Thank you making our stay so special.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Amazing hotel! Relaxing and private. Since all of the rooms are surrounded by nature is peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful staff, very welcoming and friendly. The plants have little tags with numbers on the floor next to them and you are given a list so that you know the names of each flower and plant in the hotel.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent a week in mid January at Gecko Verde and had an absolutely wonderful time! Starting with the accommodations, the nine bungalows which are nestled in the gorgeous "jungle," offer an enchanting, comfortable, private, clean, and convenient setting. A real treat was our daily outdoor showers! Breakfast each morning was plentiful and scrumptious, local and healthy. We cannot say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We recently read Samarra as being described as a 'small piece of heaven'. If that's true then Gecko Verde must be where God goes on holiday. Having read some of the average and poor reviews on this hotel they all appear some years old. Clearly much has changed since then. Gecko Verde is simply beautiful. As regular attendees of the... More 

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