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Tico Adventure Lodge

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150 N 150 E Plaza Deportes, Playa Samara n/a, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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tellysurf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tico Adventure Lodge affords a balance for travel in Samara. Located on the western edge of Samara, one is close enough to walk to the beach (5-10 minutes) or wander the town, yet is far enough away from the action to provide a tranquil setting for napping, reading, or reflecting. Should you wish to save a little money and cook... More 

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Earth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stayed in one of the rooms.(I think 4... it is upstairs and off the main road) I wish we would have upgraded to a suite or apartment. The room was CHEAP, but small. it had a nice deck though with some cool iguanas hanging out. The bed was not too comfy though. And ants, ants, ants... DO NOT EAT... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I stayed for five nights. Great location, only a few blocks to the beach. No parking, but the car was safe on the street out front. The WiFi did not work in our room, but worked on our balcony, was just pretty slow. Great pool! Awesome three legged dog who loves to walk with guests to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Great hostel, peaceful and quiet, clean good air con beautiful setting. Great to have the massage option on site. Good location close to town but far enough away to be quiet. Love the hammock on the balcony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our family of 9 visited Costa Rica for nearly 2 weeks and the last six days stayed at the Tico Lodge. It was a wonderful place to stay, a great town on the Pacific, and hospitality beyond compare. The accommodations are excellent since most of the time was spent by the pool or at the beach. My wife enjoyed a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and both the town and the lodge were recommended to us by friends who had previously traveled there. We stayed in two different rooms on the property and loved both of them. While not a fancy 5 star resort in the classic sense of the term, the experience we had in both... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed in the Casa Del Sol, the sun house by the pool a 3 bed house, loads and loads of room - would have been a great party house a few years ago (before kids) The good Perfect for us and our 3 young kids, the pool is great as it's a cool (as in temp) place to escape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We decided to leave the cloud forest a day early and was looking for a place for our family of four at the last minute. This place was recommended by another hotel owner who did not have rooms when we were looking. We stayed in the Treetop apartment, which was GREAT. There is a huge deck with comfortable chairs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed here twice. Once in 2008 and again in 2015. The rooms have been updated and there is a terrific communal kitchen area, jacuzzi tub, and massage room now. The pool is lovely and very clean. I'm especially impressed by the beds, which are firm and comfortable, and the cleanliness of the linens and bathroom. We stayed in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My family and I stayed at the Tico Adventure Lodge for one week. I'm a 13 year old boy and I thought that this hotel was very nice. They had a small pool, power lines and ropes that Howler Monkeys walk on, friendly staff, lizards, nice common areas, and a cute 3 legged dog! One of the only flaws of... More 

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