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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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  • 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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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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Fairfield, Connecticut
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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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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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