I spent eight days traveling throughout CR with a few friends staying in a different place each night. Our two nights in Samara being the only exception. Our hosts Bill and Phyllis were great, treating us like old friends from the moment we arrived after a long, hot, dusty day on motorcycles. Our comfort was their first concern and we were quickly shown our rooms and a tour of area. It may seem small but we really appreciated their "honor" system for purchasing beverages. The rooms were all within a few feet of the pool and the atmosphere was one that made it very easy to stand around and chat with other guests. If that's not your thing, you could kick back on a hammock or go for a swim on the fabulous beach. The sunsets were amazing. One of the guests in our group would have liked for there to be air conditioning but I never felt it to be an issue even though the temperatures were in the 90s on both days. Each day during our stay, a young man came around selling fresh pastries that were terrific, and added another positive memory.
This was my fourth trip to Costa Rica and, while I enjoyed many memorable stops, this is one place that I will be sure to return to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five time winner of the Traveler's Choice Award in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2009! Beach-front hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Our front yard is sand. Three ranchos with palm trees provide plenty of shade. Hammocks, moveable sunbeds, small pool, gardens and BBQ complete our front yard. All of our rooms are comfortable and tropical with fully equipped kitchens. Each room has a separate bedroom. The deluxe room has AC and widescreen TV. Standard rooms have upper and lower screened windows and two ceiling fans. Most of our guests return or recommend their friends due to the comfort level. We have an honor system for beverages and free use of boogie boards. An enjoyable 15 minute walk to Samara Central on the beach. There is a small store and fish market in our neighborhood of Matapalo, along with local deliveries of fruits and ceviche. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fenix Hotel Playa Samara