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El Pequeno Gecko Verde

Camino Buena Vista | Cantarrana, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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El Pequeno Gecko Verde
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Waterford, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Wilmington, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We spent four nights here, and could easily have stayed here much longer. This hotel is magical -- just eight little bungalows, scattered through lush plantings, with tropical forest just beyond the edge of the tropical gardens. Bungalows are gorgeous, very comfortable, and well-equipped. Owners and staff are extremely helpful and accommodating. Small pool area is fabulous, as are the... More

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Picton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed for a week in January in one of the villas with no kitchen so our breakfast was included. We loved the girls in the morning they were very friendly and professional. Breakfast was a little limited and we would have liked to have access to the extended menu that you had to pay extra for. With 4 choices... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was our favorite hotel during our entire trip to Costa Rica! Tucked away from the town, its in the middle of the jungle with animals all over the property. The pool is so relaxing and quite. The pina coladas are the best!!! Thank you, Mauricio! The bungalows are very comfy, decorated super cute, and we loved absolutely everything. The... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Room was modern, spacious and clean. Nice pool in great surroundings. Good breakfast and internet service at a very competitive price. I would return again to enjoy Playa Samara and a good rest at the Gecko

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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights and as everyone said, Playa Samara really gets under your skin. Don't judge by first impressions, definitely stay in the area longer than you plan. And El Pequeno Gecko Verde is a beautiful hotel to experience. Positives: * Very nice hut style rooms with outdoor shower, hammock, tv, kitchen, air con, front verandah * Really friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here in December 2013. We were in shock as we were shown to our room at Gecko Verde. It was a beautiful comfortable place and the private beach just minutes away was unbelievable. The hotel was the perfect distant away from town. We rented bikes for 10 bucks a day and rode our bikes all... More

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Brookline, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

What a lovely place to vacation! Mariano is knowledgeable and went out of his way to arrange tours and recommend sights to see. He made our stay easy and effortless. The grounds are lovely as is the bungalow. Pool is cooler than the beach. Secret beach is worth the walk at sunset. We would repeat our stay there. Did not... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were passing through Samara, so we spent just one night in "El Pequeno Gecko Verde". If I could choose again, I`d spend much more time in that fabulous place. As soon as we entered the gate, we felt the peaceful atmosphere and loved the way the garden was maintained so beautifully. The bungalows are very clean, comfortable looked after... More

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We went for a week for our Honeymoon and had an absolute wonderful time. We used the little gecko as our base and took two tours to go zip lining and white water rafting. Mariano was absolutely fabulous in helping us to book them and giving us ideas of what we could do each day. We only had rain the... More

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Additional Information about El Pequeno Gecko Verde

Also Known As:
El Pequeno Gecko Verde Hotel Playa Samara
El Pequeno Gecko Verde Hotel
Address: Camino Buena Vista | Cantarrana, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine a haven of peace in a tropical forest, at most 1,5 kms from the center of Samara and just a few steps away from a secret beach. The hotel entices people to relax fully. For nature lovers, discover at only 400 m by walk from the hotel, the wild Buena Vista Beach, a protected area for turtles reproduction and a spot fishing well-known by Ticos. For your well being. Where the noise ends, located on over half a hectare of giant trees and tropical plants, El Pequeño Gecko Verde offers you 8 luxurious and fully equipped bungalows totally independent, a huge turquoise swimming pool, a rancho for breakfast each morning and dinners organized a few times a week. Our facilities are guarded 24 hours per day. ... more   less 

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