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El Pequeno Gecko Verde

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time in this hotel. The owner is very nice, friendly and helpful. The gardens are beautiful, the rooms are lovely, each with its own patio from where you can admire the butterflies, birds or the coatis walking around. There are only 6 rooms so it is a very peaceful place, great to relax by the pool.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We had the ylang-ylang bungalow, which was really nice and had an outdoor shower. The bungalows / rooms, pool and reception / bar / restaurant area are set in a beautiful tropical garden. Breakfast is good but not included for our room, because it has a little kitchenette. We ordered breakfast a la carte every morning, which we enjoyed. Very... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Wow, El Pequeno Gecko Verde is a fabulous boutique accommodations in a lush green jungle like paradise. Very private and quiet and great for relaxation, the cabin like accommodation is equipped with kitchenette, outdoor shower which is heaven, deck and hammock. The pool area is spectacular. The wildlife on the property was a highlight, monkeys right above our accommodation, iguanas,... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This hotel was recommended to me by a friend who visited Samara a few years back. She spoke highly of the staff, location, and amenities. I was blown away at how this place exceeded my expectations. When making the booking through their direct site I had conversed back and forth with Lady (I hope I spelled her name right!) they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The bungalows are nicely decorated and there is an authentic feeling about this place. We very much enjoyed the wooden deck and the hamac in front of the bungalow. Also at night, we saw some cute coatis and pacas doing their little night tours along the property paths.There is an access to a private beach which is nice too. The... More 

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New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Beautiful property and lovely bungalows. Private and away from the noise of downtown Samara. A short walk to amazing hiking trails with great viewpoints and beaches. spacious accommodations with a full kitchen.

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Francestown, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at El Pequeno Gecko Verde and loved it. Cool, cool place. The way the cabanas are situated gives you a feeling of privacy in an island of lush tropical plants and trees. The staff was helpful and friendly and assisted us with showing good places to eat, see, and local area maps. Samara... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

El Pequeno Gecko Verde is a great place for families, couples or anyone who wants to enjoy the beautiful, peaceful surroundings. It's friendly and can be social around the pool, but definitely not a place to party. We stayed with our two young daughters and loved it. It's a long walk into town or a 15 minute jog. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We stayed in the Guayaba cabina with its own small kitchen area for 4 nights. This was perfect for 2 people, and the beautiful lush garden gives each cabina privacy. We spent a lot of time on the veranda watching the variegated squirrels, colorful birds, and bold coatis that visited the garden regularly, and also saw an agouti and howler... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

A beautifully planted tropical garden set with comfortable and well equipped huts which offer privacy and quiet. There are some excellent walks in the surrounding forest from a garden gate as well as access to a small 'secret' beach where we were lucky enough to see turtles swimming. At night if you eat outside do not be surprised to get... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imagine a haven of peace in a tropical forest, at most 1,5 kms from the center of Samara and just a few steps away from a secret beach. The hotel entices people to relax fully. For nature lovers, discover at only 400 m by walk from the hotel, the wild Buena Vista Beach, a protected area for turtles reproduction and a spot fishing well-known by Ticos. For your well being. Where the noise ends, located on over half a hectare of giant trees and tropical plants, El Pequeño Gecko Verde offers you 8 luxurious and fully equipped bungalows totally independent, a huge turquoise swimming pool, a rancho for breakfast each morning and dinners organized a few times a week. Our facilities are guarded 24 hours per day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Pequeno Gecko Verde

Address: Camino Buena Vista | Cantarrana, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $90 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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