Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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Mediterranean style villas, gardens around beachfront hotel.
Location: Samara Beach; 35 km SW from Nicoya, Guanacaste Province, Nicoya Gulf.

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  • GH500 : Montreal, Canada

We just returned from Hotel Villas Playa Sámara. What a beautiful, remotely situated hotel/villas on the ocean.Highlights:- private, quiet, secure, secluded- food 4.5/5 consistently (my wife has a gluten intolerance and the chef greeted her everyday to explain the menu ingredients)- the staff were courteous and fun, especially Marcos who was responsive and caring to ensure everything was always satisfactory- so close to the ocean that we kept our patio doors open at night to hear the roar of the ocean- 30 min walk to the city (which is a must do)- horses grazing along the beach- beach walks for hours- sunsets, sunsets, sunsets...- entertain: live musicians every night during dinner: best was the female singer on Monday and the saxophone player on Thursday.Room for improvement:- housekeeping- transportation to/from hotel (although Air Canada vacations failed - hotel villas Playa Sámara stepped up on their dime)- no water bottles in our room - had to buy our ownRecommendations:- private boat excursion to see and swim with the dolphins 8km from shore - absolutely amazing and a must do- Rincon de la Viejen National Park: horse back riding, 5k tubing down the river, hot water-springs, zip-lining in a mountain cavity above the waterfallsOverall:A small friendly operated resort/villas where the staff care about your vacation experience. We will definitely return to this location.

  • Mike7MM : New York City, New York
From our stay there

Ok, so..the food is very good! Although one of the bartenders is so rude!!! And that bartender being Marcos. Whats the point of returning back to a place where there is someone like that. He is a loser! No more, will venture to another place where everyone are professional enough not to treat customers so poorly. Now I have a friend who said the same. So now we know!

  • Corteney A : Abilene, Texas
Nice Rooms Good Food Bottom Shelf Drink

We stayed four days at this resort and was expecting a four star stay. While the room was nice the daily service only entailed making the bed. We purchased the all inclusive option which given the food costs was a good idea. It is a short walk to town if you prefer to eat elsewhere but it was very convenient to eat at the resort. The drinks were absolute bottom shelf liquor and most were difficult to stomach. Without the all inclusive they are $10 per drink and certainly not worth it. We visited during the off season and had almost the whole resort to ourselves. Beautiful beach and pool but a lot of construction going on. We both visited the spa and enjoyed a massage, scrub, and facial. I would recommend a spa day during your stay here. Overall we enjoyed the stay but by no means is it four star or worth a four star price tag.

  • Patricia M : Houston, United States
Beautiful Villas and Beaches

The Villas are comfortable and ours was recently redone. The property has a lot going on in this low season. Maintenance on the grounds. New construction nearby but not as loud as it could be. Overall comfortable and relaxing.

  • Breon07 : Bethesda, Maryland
Huge Disappointment

We were part of the Monkey Tours and spent the last 4 long days here. Upon arrival, the place appeared vacant. It had to be around 30 people on the property. We upgraded our rooms to the beachfront view and the all-inclusive. Huge mistake!!! The food was terrible. Chips were stale, egg shells in the scrambled eggs, cold French fries, 3 day old rice, etc. The list goes on. Surprisingly, we got a refund on the all-inclusive. My suggestion is to take a $6 taxi to downtown. I couldn't imagine what the deluxe rooms look like but the beachfront was not worth the extra $50/night. First of all, nothing was beachfront about it. I expected to walk out and I'm at the beach. Wrong! I still had to walk a good 500 feet to the beach passing other beachfront houses. There are no activities at the hotel and you're not in close proximity to anything. I would definitely stay at another hotel. I'm very surprised by the reviews.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
Available with Breakfast Plan or Optional All-Inclusive Meal Plan. Meal Plan includes:
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Lunch Daily
  • Dinner Daily
  • Snacks
  • Domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Boogie Boards
  • Water skiing
  • Boating
  • Jet skiing
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Horseback riding
  • 59 Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 2 Bars
  • Pool
  • Gift Shop
  • Children's programs
  • Room Service
  • Complementary coffee
  • Parking On Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge service
  • WIFI, in public areas and the rooms
Deluxe Room:
  • 1 king or 1 single plus a queen
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • In-room safe
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Kitchen facilities including Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Cooking Utensils and Dining Room
  • Maximum occupancy of 4, up to 2 children
Kids Deals - Children 0-2 years old will stay free under All Inclusive and European plans. Children 3-12 years old have special All Inclusive rates available when sharing with two full paying adults. Children 3-12 years are free when traveling with at least one adult and booked under the European Plan.

For the Kids - Children's programs / Babysitting/Child Care.
Complimentary Honeymoon Package - Bottle of domestic champagne or domestic wine, Private romantic dinner (AI Plan only), Special gift, Specially decorated room & room upgrade to the honeymoon suite (subject to availability at check in). Note: Honeymooners should appear on the voucher/reservation in order to be eligible to receive the package.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Hotel Villas Playa Samara
    Liberia,Costa Rica

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Hotel Villas Playa Samara
South From the Center of Samara Going Towards Playa Carrillo 3km, Playa Samara 50205 Costa Rica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.