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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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  • L B : Guelph, Canada
Food is better than average all inclusives

Small complex of villas, it's a bit old and shows it's age. The staff are friendly and service is good. It's a bit far from town and there is no nightlife at the resort.The beach is beautiful and the water is warm.

  • southviewfarm : Sunderland, Canada
Fantastic Relaxing Vacation

We visited Playa Samara for a week with friends. The resort needs some updating but was clean and the staff was amazing. Andrey and Dixie at the front desk were both very accommodating when we asked to have our room changed from pool side to something a little further away, and the change was completed the next morning. Food was very tasty. Not a whole lot of choices but the resort is small and what was offered was amazing. Al A Carte restaurant was fantastic, and the food was amazing we ate here 3 times. Javier, Julien, Marcus and Allen always took amazing care of us for dinner and drinks. Marcelinno and Julio took care of us for breakfast and lunch. Always making sure we had everything we needed. The resort was always clean and offered afternoon snacks. Rooms are a little dated and could use some sprucing up however the beds were comfy and air conditioning was cold so thats all that matters to us. We would definitely come back to this resort. They are in the process of updating and renovating all around so it will be great to see the final updates !! It would be great if staff had name tags so we could easily remember them and the food on the buffet should have labels so we know what we are eating :)

  • grandma50210 : Calgary
Very Relaxing

If you looking for a very relaxing place for a holiday, this is your place. We spent 2 weeks here and enjoyed everyday. We stayed in the newer hotel part. It was extremely clean and the air conditioner worked great (it is needed). The food was good, the 1 Ala Carte menu did not change much in the 2 weeks we were there but it was very enjoyable. Sometimes there was a wait for drinks as there are only 2 bars and they are not always staffed but the drinks were good. The beach is beautiful and the sunsets unbelievable, wild horses cross the beach everyday (don't try to pet them, we watched 2 women almost get kicked trying). The ocean was bathtub warm and shallow enough to enjoy but wear water shoes, lots of rocks and coral. Just down from the resort is a family of howler monkeys that you can watch. The only draw back is the 2 hour drive from Liberia airport. Go and enjoy!

  • InLoveWithAsia75 : Toronto
Great Value in a Sublime Setting

Just returned from a one-week all inclusive sta HVy at Villas Playas Samara. Red clay tiled roofs dot the landscape of individual Villas. We stayed in an oceanview view villa...seconds from the sea. The grounds were alive with iguana's,squirrels, birds gorgeous flowering bougainvilla. The Villas were clean, attractive and well appointed.If you are looking for a quiet romantic getaway this is an ideal spot. The food is varied, fresh and tasty. There is an alacarte restaurant as well as an outdoor restaurant buffet style. We didn't particularly enjoy the quality of the food or service in the alacarte... So don't be disappointed if you can't get a reservation.Pool and poolside bar was great. They are generous with their drinks and wine. We enjoyed a couple of the Monkey Tours trips... Sea Hunt where we traveled with two pods of over a 100 dolphins... A real thrill ....and the horseback riding. We also took advantage of a free hike offered by Monkey Tours staff. Learned lots about local vegetation...monkeys and scaled to some sweet look outs. We walked by beach to the Village of Samara Beach and back a couple of times.. About 45 minutes each way. Rented bougie boards there for 2000 colon for an hour...shopped for mangoes and snacks. We also walked to Carrillo Beach. Spectacular and empty!In conclusion the staff and amenities were perfect for our stay. All villas have now been renovated . They are still building a new series of rooms on site but we didn't find the noise a problem. Request a south or west villa and you will be fine:)Hope you enjoy your visit. Best regards Louis:)

  • Lynda S : Dunnville, Canada
Wonderful experience

We stayed for two weeks and I was a very skeptical about staying that long after reading the bad reviews. We had an enjoyable two week stay. Our luxury room was beautifully modern, very private, away from the noise of the construction site. All staff was very friendly and helpful. The front desk staff were wonderful. Food was good, especially the breakfast and lunch bar with Arianna was delicious and she always greeted with a wonderful smile. All the bartenders made very good drinks. The 7 km beach was great to walk to see the howler monkeys and to go to the beach town of Samara. Wild horses walked the beach everyday and iguanas a plenty at the beach. My only personal complaint was the dim lighting in the bathroom and no full length mirror. My husband and I would definitely go back and highly recommend it.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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.