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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to get away. Restful and beautiful. Check out the howler monkeys, have a drink at the poolside bar. I would recommend for anyone that wants something not so commercial and touristy. Owners were very friendly and accommodating.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Most people who travel to Costa Rica are looking for something different. Well look no further! The Flying Crocodile is one of the best hotels we have visited anywhere. The grounds are amazing. There is a cool waterslide into a very nice pool (great for kids and adults alike). The people who run the place are very friendly and speak... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place is beautiful and well established. We stayed for two days just before we left Costa Rica. But although the breakfasts were very good the evening meals were bland, tasteless and just awful. The food was I suppose typical Costa Rican and was completely lacking in flavour and for me inedible. I was surprised to find the place was... More 

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Thank Glennis F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Great place at very reasonable prices with an awesome breakfast daily. Andrea and all the staff were always friendly and very helpful. Ideal if you dont want the hustle and bustle of Samara beach which in itself is not that bad if you compare it to Tamarindo or Coco beach. The road is a bit rough getting here as most... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

A very good place to stay in Samara. Samara can be a busy place and the best thing about this hotel is that it is away from the crowd, a litle far from Samara. The environment is superb. Appartments are large and great, they are scattered in a park from where you can hear the monkeys. The staff is German,... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Did not stay at the hotel but did eat lunch there on 2 occasions during this trip to Samara. Fantastic food and Andrea is a wonderful host. Did 2 ultralight trips in past years and then did a flight on the gyro-copter this year. Amazing experience. Not to be missed.

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Thank JanSMR
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We (3 couples) spent 3 nights at the hotel and it was a great place to finish our jouney throughout the country,. The nearby beaches were wonderful, nature and hotel gave the right environment to relax.

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Thank Meiki S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We stayed at the Flying Crocodile for 2 weeks - my selv, my husband and our two children of 5 and 8 years. We had the apartment called Dali near the main building, which has 2 bedrooms, a bath, kitchen and living room. The apartment was perfect for our little family. The kitchen utensils quite old, but fine the a... More 

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De Meern, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed three days in this beautifull resort. The parc is lovely and the pool a nice quiet place to reconsider the passed year. (We were here the first week of january.) We hired a house for the four of us. House was clean, had a good airco and the restaurant by the resort is basic but good, probably a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We had difficulty finding the hotel but asked some friendly locals and they lead us there :) We were preapred for the roads and that we may have to drive through a river bed... We had a rental car so we drove it like we stole it and plowed right through the river. Once at the hotel we got checked... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Flying Crocodile Lodge is nestled in a nature reserve and surrounded by mangroves. Not far away is situated the untouched beach of Playa Buena Vista (about 10 min. by foot) located on the Nicoya Peninsula, 6 km north of Samara. Our Lodge offers ten individually designed rooms, each equipped with a bathroom, air conditioning, fan and fridge. The bungalows are colorful and attractive with attention to special details (inspired by the architecture of the Mexican "Casa del Pacifico" and the art of Antonio Gaudi). We are surrounded by approximately 2 acres of tropical gardens with a swimming pool, where many animals have found their home. The garden invites you to stay, relax and enjoy. Additionally, there are table tennis, table football, pool table and a trampoline. For our younger guests a playground and a children's pool with water slide is available. You will find yourselves well taken care of by our chef, who serves complete breakfasts, luncheons and specially prepared dinners, every day. We offer a complete program of excursions and other adventures you might like, as well as laundry service. Also for group travelers, we offer our full services. We are happy to cater to special procedures and requirements, and also rent out the entire hotel, in order to preserve the calm and friendly group dynamics. Similarly, we support you in seminars, conferences, workshops, presentations, antistress training and much more. It is our intent that we will provide participants and speakers a pleasant atmosphere. Our hotel is connected with an Ultra-Light Flying Center. The experienced pilots offer you a flight adventure of a life time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Flying Crocodile

Address: Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $64 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Flying Crocodile 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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#4 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#6 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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