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Lodging near Playa Carrillo

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Lodging near Playa Carrillo

Hello! I visited CR a few times years ago - and it appears that PC is similar to the natural CR I love. Can someone recommend lodging that is a 5-10 min. walk to the beach and restaurants. A pool would be nice. I'm hoping to pay about $100 per night for two people - give or take. Also - is there a good horseback riding place? Thank you!

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1. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

Maybe good place to find what you are looking for SAMRA beach next to Carrillo...

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2. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

I would check here - www.samarabeach.com -- lots of information about both Carrillo and Samara. You will find there are some nice places to stay in Carrillo. Also take a look at www.nicoyapeninsula.com

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3. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

Thank you! Do you consider Playa Samara to be as developed as Tamarindo?

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4. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

Not at all. Samara has no high rise hotels and no Subway sandwich shops, unlike Tamarindo. It's a very pleasant beach town with enough restaurants and shops to keep you happy. Nearby Playa Carrillo is one of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica.

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5. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

Thank you Hattie! I'm sold! Very exciting! Do you have any other specific tips for the Samara area?

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6. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

http://www.hotelpuntaislita.com/overview/

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7. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

For a $100 per night, Pta. Islita is not an option.

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8. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

Hotel Esperanza may be what you're looking for at $110/nite + tax.

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9. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

My only "tip" is to be sure and visit the little wildlife rescue center in Carrillo. It's about 100 meters from the beach, I think there is a small sign or anyone can tell you where it is. When I was there, she had some nocturnal mammals that you would never see in the wild, in addition to others - including some large bats!

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10. Re: Lodging near Playa Carrillo

Hotel Esperanza and wildlife refuge sound great! Thank you!

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