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Tico Adventure Lodge

150 N 150 E Plaza Deportes, Playa Samara n/a, Costa Rica
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Tico Adventure Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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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StonyBrook, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot see why this place would be rated weii. It was cheap ,$55 for two. the neighbor was making noise all night. Road noise no ac, ants all over, no parking on the grounds, these are my reasos for a bad review.

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I really enjoyed staying here - it totally felt like home. I stayed in the studio apartment with a kitchen, which was perfect for a solo traveler wanting to save some money by cooking at home. The place is funky, definitely not a fancy hotel, which is why it's perfect for Samara. The neighborhood is very quiet except for a... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We arrived at Tico Adventure Lodge without pre-booking and the team were extremely welcoming and showed us to our room. This is a very chilled out place to stay and is extremely reasonable. It is a 2 min walk to the beach and is central to all the places you may want to visit in Samara. It was amazing to... More

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Houten, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

After traveling through the East an north part of CR it was perfect to relax for 5 days andere stay here at Tico's. Very relaxed with a shared kitchen, some fine recommended restaurants in the neighbourhood andere the beach at only 10' walk, perfect to learn how tot surf 📰🏂 Graaf place tot stay, swim and relax.

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Irvine, California, USA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My stay here at ticos adventure lodge was great. It was cheap and exactly what I needed. The couple running the lodge were very nice and their dog , a 3 legged lab, was a great companion. This place is definitely recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Hotel is located off main drag but within 5 minute walk of beach, so no noise from drunk beach revelers but plenty of convenience and access to sand and water. Hotel grounds are not luxurious by any stretch, with a pool that is never used and odd furniture and items often strewn about. Hotel staff was helpful enough but not... More

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tyler, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate all reviews and we are taking your comments into consideration. At the end of the November, things can still be very rainy, thus our pool furniture could have been turned over therefore not on proper display. We offer the communal kitchen and complementary coffee as a... More

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed in one of the standard rooms in this cute little getaway and really loved it. It is in a great location, the owners give great recommendations (food and activities!) and will help you set up anything they can. My only complaint (and it is tiny) is that our pillows smelled bad. We put shirts over them and it... More

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rachel! Thank you for your review! We are always thankful for reviews, especially when mentioning anyway that we can improve our services. We wish you would have brought the issue to our attention, as we would have gladly resolved the problem. We do hope you return to Samara in the future! Thank you for your support! Happy Travels! T.A.L More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We traveled Costa Rica for two weeks (went to 5 star hotels, all inclusives etc.) and Tico's in Samara was by far my favorite place we stayed. I think this lodge and the warm, friendly owners really make this place somewhere you don't want to leave. Samara itself is a small surfer town which is great for beginning surfers. Tico's... More

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Takemeaway! We hope you do come back to Samara! The best way to improve you surfing technique is to practice practice practice!... oh and then relax poolside! Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at your "home away from home"! Come again! PURA VIDA! T.A.L More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Not only is this beautiful little hotel a 5 minute walk to anywhere you want to go in town but it in its own way is hidden from the outside world. It felt like a sanctuary after a hard day to walk into this lush tropical villa-like paradise after a long day of surfing and working. They also have fully... More

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Ertissot88, It was great having you stay with us! You and the group of teens were a delight. You filled the lodge with such a positive energy! Our garden is one of our favorite amenities as well. We pride ourselves in not having cut down any large trees during the construction of the lodge some 8 years ago, helping... More

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I brought a group of 20 students here to do service projects in and around Samara. In addition to a great facility and everything we could ask for, Tico Lodge handled all of our group activities - surfing rentals/lessons, canopy tour, and arranged for beach hikes up to the turtle sanctuary. They have a variety of rooms available, perfect for... More

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Thank Matt B! You love Tico Adventure Lodge and we loved having you stay with us! What a great group! We are so happy you enjoyed all the fun things there are to do in Samara! We strive to help our clients experience the best, be it surfing, kayaking to the Isla Chora, Canopy tours, horseback riding and more! We... More

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Additional Information about Tico Adventure Lodge

Also Known As:
Tico Adventure Hotel Playa Samara
Tico Adventure Hotel
Address: 150 N 150 E Plaza Deportes, Playa Samara n/a, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 Specialty lodging in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in a tropical oasis during your Samara Beach vacation. Our hotel opened in December 2004, away from the bustling main street, amongst a lush, green, jungle-style garden. Near the center of Samara, the Tico Adventure Lodge is just 120 meters (100 yards) from Playa Samara and a short walk to restaurants and services. Wake-up in your clean, comfortable room surrounded by the exotic sights. ... more   less 

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