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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 26 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

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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Faversham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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KINGSTON
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet and restful. Beautifully maintained. Courteous and friendly staff. Felt like we were by ourselves in the middle of the jungle. We stayed three nights and would have stayed longer if they weren't already fully booked! The air conditioning in the sleeping area was quiet and effective. The bathroom was modern and clean. The food prep area was a little... More 

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Queenstown
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14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The photos on their website don't really do this place justice. The tropical gardens are so beautifully kept and the pool is bigger than it looks and is really refreshing in the heat. The way the bungalows are arranged it feels very private even though the site is relatively small. In our 6 days there I don't think one person... More 

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minneapolis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed in Ylang Ylang, with a double and a single bed in same room. loved the room, and the beds were extremely comfortable, a rarity even for the most upscale CR inns. We used bikes to get back and forth to town, and found that to be fun. Ride was 8-10 minutes, and we often did it several times... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights at christmas. We loved the bungalow and pool. It is a short drive from town but that was not a problem for us. We also loved the wildlife around the bungalows. I think many people feed the racoons because they are not afraid. Only negatives for us were the matrasses, they were a little... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I had originally found this place after already booking Playa Buena Vista and Samara back in March. We decided to return to Samara area in December and this place was a must. It's on the outskirts of town so we decided to split our time here and a place that is directly on the beach. We spent 3 fabulous nights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were in the Ylang Ylang unit, everything was fine! Very nice staff, a great private beach and a refreshing pool in a lovely environment. The wildlife in the area is also nice to see. Perfect stay!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I very rarely give five stars to any place I stay or eat, but I just had a great stay here. The castitas are very nice and have very good ac, for those hot and humid days where you need to cool off. I like that they are fully furnished with a kitchen since eating in any tourist destination can... More 

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Houston, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Magical, heavenly, beautiful - what wonderful memories we will have of this place! Spotlessly clean, friendly and helpful staff, great pool, wildlife everywhere and lovely gardens. I now seriously want to live somewhere with an outdoor shower! Actually I could just live in Guanabana cabin forever I think. Only a 15 minute walk down a quiet road and along the... 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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