Samara is a top beach spot in Costa Rica - but tiny! So if you're a bit adventurous and willing to take a room off the beach (by, say, two blocks), then you should consider the Tico Adventure Lodge. We stayed in the two bedroom with double loft unit directly over the check-in area, and it has TWO great porches, including one with two hammocks and a perfect place to be outside during one of Costa Rica's unbelievable afternoon downpours. [The other, much smaller porch faces beachside and is its own reward.]
The staff was helpful, the rate was excellent, the bed very comfortable, and the kitchen area had everything you want and need for a beach accommodation. There's also a resident hotel cat who likes to visit, and Congo the three-legged dog is there to greet you at check-in. Overall, a little bit old-school funky but that's what you come to a town like Samara for, isn't it? We would certainly stay there again. And again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in a tropical oasis during your Samara Beach vacation. Our hotel opened in December 2004, away from the bustling main street, amongst a lush, green, jungle-style garden. Near the center of Samara, the Tico Adventure Lodge is just 120 meters (100 yards) from Playa Samara and a short walk to restaurants and services. Wake-up in your clean, comfortable room surrounded by the exotic sights. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tico Adventure Hotel Playa Samara