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MonteLaguna Residence
Galena, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Samara Accomodations”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This place is wonderful, but you will need a car! It's a hefty walk and/or bike ride to town. It's a 10 minute walk to the beach, but the beach is quiet. (We preferred to drive to Playa Carillo -- more scenic and even quieter!) The facility has an elevator, the condo has air conditioning in the bedroom, and the owners Georgia and Gianmarco are close-by, but do not hover. The compound is safe, very quiet, and the pool is well tended to.
Closest grocery store is in Samara town, and we liked being able to have breakfasts in the condo. If you want quiet!

Room Tip: We would really underscore the need for a car!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seal Beach, California
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14 reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Second time my wife and I spent a month at Monte Laguna and had another great time. Over the last 2 years we have stayed in one of the condo's for a month but the owners are building a hotel if one wishes to stay for shorter periods. Hotel should be up an running summer of 2013. The facility is a 5 minute walk from Playa Carrillo, outstanding beach with palm trees which give you the shade during the day. We have not rented a car simply take the bus into Samara or a 30 minute walk along the beach to get to downtown Samara. The grounds surrounding Monte Laguna are maintained quite well and the large pools at the facility are very refreshing if it gets warm. The owners are very helpful with any issue and are easy to deal with. Bottom line whether it's for 2 nights or 2 weeks best facility in Samara/Playa Carrillo.

Room Tip: Not a room tip but a restaurant tip, Casa Esmeralda, downtown Samara, outstanding !
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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montelaguna, General Manager at MonteLaguna Residence, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Thank you and lets hope for a third!
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 11, 2013

I recently returned from 2 weeks at MonteLaguna Residence in Costa Rica. My husband and I were there with 2 friends. It was absolutely amazing. Georgia and her husband Gianmario are wonderful hosts. The residence is well maintained, clean and secure. The pool was a dream - I spent many hours lounging there with a good book watching the many birds fly by. The property backs onto a green, non developed area that seems to be a bird sanctuary. The residence is just across the road from Samara beach, and a short walk to the beautiful Carillo beach. It is just like those palm tree lined sandy beaches in pictures. The people of Samara are very friendly and there are any number of adventures to satisfy the thrill seekers or the bird/turtle watchers. The food is great - you will not go hungry. We are already trying to figure out our next trip and hope it will be longer!

Room Tip: I liked the room we had overlooking the pool. The area is quiet so there was no noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were fortunate to rent a fabulous 3 bedroom condo for 2 weeks in Jan 2012.
The short walk to 2 stunning beaches: Carrillo and Samara make this an ideal location.
The building is beautifully maintained. The condo is well appointed and spacious. The pool is heavenly. I believe this is without a doubt the best place to stay in Samara. I can't wait to go back...Giorgia and Gianmario the owners are excellent hosts and most helpful.
Montelaguna in Samara is a gem and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

For the second year, we rented at Montelaguna and didn't want to leave. The apartment was clean, well equipped and we spent hours on the balcony relaxing and watching the birds. We enjoyed the pool and loved being able to walk to both Carillo, our favorite beach in Costa Rica, and Samara beaches. The best part is GIorgia and her family. She is incredibly generous with her knowledge of the area and available for any of our needs and questions. With her recommendations, we went horseback riding, had wonderful massages, sea kayaked out to the little island to snorkel and got to see the baby turtles released on the beach. We feel completely welcome and at home here and we will be back, hopefully every year.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Our family just returned from Costa Rica. While in Samara we stayed at the Montelaguna. It is a lovely condo complex a few hundred yards from both Carillo and Samara beaches. The two bedroom condo was spotless and well maintained. The setting is lovely, and the pool very nice and well maintained. Georgia was always available, and very helpful. The Montelaguna is a short ($6) cab ride from town, but we used the restaurant at The Hideaway across the street when we wanted an easy meal.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Montelaguna Residence had a lot to offer. Its location is great, with Samara and Carrillo near by. We felt very safe and had a thoroughly relaxing experience.The accommodation itself was superb. Everything was provided. The pool offers a wonderful chance for relaxing and having fun. The general feeling is that of being in a family owned luxury hotel, without the exuberant expense. With the owners living on site, we had an extra sense of comfort and security. They were very friendly and helpful and made sure we had a truly good time. This is definitely the place for anyone wishing to have an enjoyable time in this area of Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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montelaguna, Owner at MonteLaguna Residence, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a lovely time. We hope to see you back again in the future.
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Additional Information about MonteLaguna Residence

Property: MonteLaguna Residence
Address: Calle por Carrillo, defrente Punto Indio, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5

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