For our first adventure in Costa Rica, we couldn't have picked better accommodations than this intimate, family-run hideaway on Samara Beach. Its clean, high-ceiling rooms are nicely decorated and open to a small pool and patio, with the ocean just steps beyond through a tropical garden that's manicured daily. Phyllis & Bill, its proprietors, are warm, attentive hosts, who are eager to ensure your stay in Samara Beach is most memorable--which ours was. The Fenix Hotel is not a Westin or Marriott, but it's just what we were looking for in our tropical vacation, which was a quiet place to relax and get to know the Tico culture on the locals' terms. Sunsets are fantastic as are the nighttime stars. The town and restaurants are all a short walk on the beach or a two-minute drive away. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of the Traveler's Choice Award in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014! Beachfront hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Comfortable tropical rooms with full kitchens and separate bedroom. Lush gardens and a small pool. Movable wood sunbeds with thick cushions. Hammocks and BBQ. Ranchos and palm trees provide plenty of shade. Our deluxe room has AC and 42¨ widescreen TV. Our hotel has a comfort level that our guests enjoy, making it one of the best places to stay in Costa Rica. We have an honor system for beverages, boogie boards and pool. Over half of our guests are either referred or return for another stay. Ten minute walk to Samara central, on the beach. There is a small store and fish market in our neighborhood of Matapalo, along with fresh pastries and ceviche. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fenix Hotel Playa Samara