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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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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.
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of our family's best hotel experiences (we were here with our two daughters ages 16 and 20). It was casual and friendly but also very clean and beautiful. Our family was in the "tower". The beds were excellent and the balcony was...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice location, French management. Extremely clean and cozy. Unique chance to be face to face with nature (howling monkeys, iguanas, lizards, all kinds of birds). Excellent breakfast. Samara beach not far away. Dinner at El Coyote restaurant (walking distance) highly recommended.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank salexandrov
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This summer we spend a week in the Flying Crocodile with the kids (6 and 8). What a place! Beautiful (and clean!) houses, nice pool and a very friendly French staff. We forgot the braces of my son and she was even so kind to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Explore09054963784
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

It was absolutely worth comming here! Friendly, helpful people. Best dinner you can imagine!so delicious !!! Nice and cosy 2 storied-bungalows, very clean and perfect relaxing areas. And it is close to samara for surfing. We would absolutely recommend it to come here!!!!

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Eva-Maria_Bischof
Reviewed October 19, 2018

There is new management since June 2018, This is an amazing place, truly a hidden gem in Guanacaste, the owner is extremely welcoming and accommodating, offer great advice to visit local places and things to do, the included breakfast is really good very well balanced,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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elumio
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Simon R | Reviewed this property |
We had brought all our own so afraid I can't remember. Sorry for responding 1 month after post. I'm new to these reviews....
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lisamusic
May 6, 2017|
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Dear Lisa, thank you for your interest. The smokers can smoke outside, but they also take care of the other guests. Surf lessons is only posible in Sámara. (Dry Season 13 min. / Rain Season 35 min. to drive). I hope i can... More
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Ricardo S
December 5, 2016|
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Dear Ricardo, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not accept pets in the hotel. Many Greetings
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"All rooms are unique, decoratively designed and vary in price - we liked to be near the main house closer..."
PaulaP356
Feb 4, 2016
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"no 1 was terrible. Ideally pick another hotel, the service is unacceptable"
Eshley
Dec 28, 2015
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"Stayed in the two level (1 bed up with ac / 1 down w/o ac) - had a fridge. Others had full kitchens."
thais_r_us
Jul 22, 2015
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"The Chagall bungalow opens up to the pool, but is much more private than you'd think. Book it!"
305rickyp
Jul 22, 2015
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PRICE RANGE
$71 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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flying crocodile hotel
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Samara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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