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El Sueno Tropical
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

El Sueno Tropical was a fantastic place to stay. The rooms were great and had A/C. The owners we super friendly and made sure we had a great vacation. The breakfast that was included with our stay was amazing. Make sure you order the tico breakfast. It does not have ocean views, but playa carillo is only about a 5-6 minute drive. We didn't use the pool that was on the grounds because we were mostly in the ocean, but it was a nice pool next to the eating area.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erik P
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

El Sueno Tropical is the best in the area for Costa Rican and American cusine with local flare by far!
The resort's personable, hands on owners and staff can customize your Costa Rica visit to ensure it is a memorable one. El Sueno Tropical is at the center of world class sport fishing, surfing, nature attractions and boast's the most beautiful crescent white sand beach on the Pacific coast that can make your vacation complete and is minutes away!
We have visited El Sueno Tropical every year for the last 4 years and will continue to do so!
If you truly want to relax on your vacation, El Sueno Tropical fits the bill.
Your trip to Playa Carrillo is not complete without stopping in and let Vinnie and Zeta show you their Costa Rican hospitality.
The best value in the area hands down and don't be offended if you are asked to sample the drink of the night.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank MoreFish1
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

What a great place to stay at when visiting Samara. It's only 5 minutes drive away and we got a huge family suite (with 2 bedrooms, 1 king bed and 3 twins) for $70 with a delicious breakfast included (take the tico breakfast). The rooms are super clean, the beds are comfortable. It is very quiet and the pool and pool side is great.

Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank Catherine F
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We stopped in at El Sueno Tropical for dinner last month after a local said it was a great place to eat with a large variety on the menu. The owner, Vinny, suggested the fresh-caught seared tuna and it was excellent.... to gourmet standards prepared by local chefs with very reasonable prices. My husband had a great meal as well and our 13-year-old who had a perfect Costa Rican cheeseburger and fries (his usual). There was also a good live acoustic guitar player/singer. The grounds are beautiful and has very relaxing pool area. I I liked the comfortable, authentic and 'not too fancy' feel of the place and Vinny was a knowledgable, nice guy. I only wish we would have found it earlier that was our last night and we would have returned for sure. We plan to stay there the next time we're in the Carillo/Samara area. Also, the wild deer around the grounds was worth the stop alone.
Andrea in Alaska

Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

These folks are the best. They are hands-on owner operated. Beautiful rooms and surroundings. Not to mention Vinnie makes an awesome Margarita. The food is fabulous. You don't have to leave to find somewhere else to have a meal and you can make all your tour plans right from there. The people you will meet there and in the open-air bar they also have are the nicest and friendliest people you will meet on your trip. Highly, recommend this property.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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