Hotel Sol Sámara is a little paradise situated in the midst of the locals 100 yards from the most beautiful 5 km long and wide, breathtaking beach Playa Sámara. The hotel staff and the boss are so friendly and helpful, and they do everything to make you feel comfortable and at home!
It takes a car- or bus ride to get there, like almost one hour from the nearest bigger town, Nicoya, so it is situated quite far away from the tourist tracks which is nice if you enjoy more remote areas. It is a very quiet place, the nearest village with some small shops, is 3 kms away. There are several, nice restaurants in that village. You can walk along the beach to get to the village, it takes like 30-45 minutes. Or you can take a cab for 2000 colones (3 dollars). The staff will happily help you out to phone for a taxi. Life in the area is easygoing and slow. It is a remote area. You can breathe deeply here and relax. Beautiful sunsets. You almost have the beach for yourself. It is a perfect place to go surfing and swimming, and a lot of surfers stay around the village 3 kms away from the hotel. You can walk along the beach and contact the surfing offices directly. We went out on the Pacific Ocean to go fishing, we saw those big sea turtles swimming around in the ocean, there are whale and dolphin trips. We were 8 people (2 adults, one kid and 5 teenagers).
What really made our 10 days stay very beautiful and warmed our hearts, was the warmth and service provided 24/7 by the staff. They did everything for us! It was like beeing home with someone caring for us all the time. The rooms are nice and clean with very good AC, internet ok (falls out sometimes), the food excellent!! After we had been fishing, they prepared meals for us with our fish. Christmas Eve and New Years Eve was something special. They arranged meals and party just for us. I have never experienced such a serviceminded staff! They will be in my heart forever.
It is a place for rest, peace, beeing taken care of. Enjoy Sámara, the hotel, the staff and the surroundings!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sol Samara is located within walking distance of Playa Samara and very close to Puerto Carrillo Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and Central America, according to expert travel critics such as Trip Advisor.You will be greeted at our hotel with authentic Costa Rican charm and courteous service, making you feel at home from the moment of your arrival. Hotel Sol Samara offers within its facilities an open air lobby cafe/lounge, a restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and a pool. Rooms offer new features such as flat screen TVs, telephones and air-conditioning, all of which can be left behind at your choice to fade into the relaxing tropical paradise Samara Beach.From the hotel, you can enjoy unforgettable tours and guided activities such as kayaking and snorkeling trips to Isla Chora, turtle observation tours to Playa Camaronal or Ostional National Park, tours to Palo Verde, guided trips to the Barra Honda Caverns, Dolphin watching tours, bird watching tours on bike, tours with the crocodiles and many adventure activities like the fun banana boat ride and the innovative Stand up and Paddle in Playa Samara. You can simply relax in our facilities or explore this vast beach and enjoy the extraordinary sunsets of Playa Samara, participate in the traditions and culture of the Samara community and surrounding villages as well as the colonial city of Nicoya. Observe and share experiences with local families and learn about artisan lobster fishing. ... more less
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