My wife and I stayed at Las Ranas for 7 nights the first week of February. From check-in Cody was attentive to our needs and happy to offer advice on anything from local restaurants to hidden beaches.
We rented a car and found it to be useful as we like to explore on our own. We traveled the coast from Islita to Ostinal all while returning back to Las Ranas each night. I would recommend renting a car for easy travel to town (and explore the other local beaches) but you can easily get to town by foot. If you do rent a car, take the quick trip to Playa Carillo, you won't be disappointed.
Breakfast options are included with the room or there are additional options for a small price. We chose the typical breakfast that came with juice and/or coffee as well as fresh fruit, toast and jam, eggs and gallo pinto. Lunch and dinners can be had in town for a reasonable rate. We found the food and drink to be afforable and the service to be at time slow but always very friendly.
The room was clean, comfortable and the deck was a place to relax. We saw monkeys in the trees just off the deck and even were able to watch the toucans in the trees at the pool.
In the end our flight home was canceled due to 3 feet of snow and Cody was extremely helpful in assuring we had a phone to haggle with the airline and even spoke with Budget to make sure we could return the car in San Jose instead of Liberia. Thank you Cody, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 10 rooms that all have a magnificent view of two different beaches as well as mountain and jungle views. All rooms come with: Queen-size bed, Air conditioning, Wireless Internet, safe, small refrigerator, private balcony with ocean view and hot breakfast included. We are located a short distance from Samara and the beach which allows guests to take short 15 min walk or an inexpensive taxi ride if they so choose. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lodge Las Ranas Hotel Playa Samara