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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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Tico Adventure Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a great, but exhausting trip through Costa Rica, me, my sister and a friend were in for some relaxation at Samara. We went searching for a hotel for a reasonable price and ended up at the Tico Adventure Lodge. The staff and in particular the manager Chris, were always there for us when we needed anything. Needless to say... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I'm a grad student staying in Costa Rica for three months, so I'm on a tight budget when it comes to travelling the region. Several of my friends recommended the Tico Adventure Lodge when I mentioned that I wanted to spend a few days in Samara. I loved the place--the rooms are clean and simple (I sprang for the AC... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We actually stayed here a while back and I was looking into going again and realized I never gave a review. This place is great, very close to town, very safe and friendly staff, it has everything you could possibly need. It feels as if you are in the jungle with all the plants. Very lush, got to see monkeys,... More

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Keystone, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

No doubt the best place for the price!! The rooms were clean cool and comfortable. The staff was more than helpful and made us feel right at home. Just a couple minutes to the beach and close to shops and restaurants.

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StonyBrook, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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
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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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3 helpful votes 3 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 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
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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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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

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Address: 150 N 150 E Plaza Deportes, Playa Samara n/a, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Tico Adventure Hotel Playa Samara

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Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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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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