This is a perfect blend of Costa Rica. The trees, the animal wildlife, the remote wild beach,and the pleasant staff are all a pefect balanced combination of Costa Rica. Sitting on you room porch seeing and listening to howler monkeys, humming birds, big frogs, talkative birds was great.
The room was clean and well furnished. We stayed in the 2 bedroom and it fit 4 nicely. The beds were comfortable and the rooms a good size. We liked the outdoor shower also. The kitchen was supplied with enough for basic meals. The bed for the 5th person in our place didn't have access to A/C unless you kept the bedroom doors open for secondary air flow.
The beach is a 5-10 min walk on a well used path. This is not a perfect sand beach, but a great wild rocky beach that you expect to see wildlife at any moment. We swam with water shoes in the warm water;it was very fun. We walked the beach looking for life in the tidal rocks.
It's a 20-30 minute walk to Samara with first third on a dirt road.
The beach isn't a perfect sand beach.
The food isn't cheap.The beer was cold. Costa Rica food, except street food, is expensive all over so the hotel food is good and within average prices.
There is the occasional bug. Your in the jungle of Costa Rica!
The room didn't have screens so the A/C had to be used. There wasn't a way to have the screenless windows/doors open and keep the bugs out. I would have liked to sleep with screened windows to hear the jungle night life.
I would and will go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Pequeño Gecko Verde is a small Boutique Hotel in Sámara beach, at the edge of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The hotel consists of beautiful villas, luxurious bungalows and romantics rooms, arranged to maximize privacy, in the middle of a beautiful tropical garden. Located 5 minutes by car from the central village of Sámara and its gorgeous fine sand beach, El Pequeño Gecko Verde is far from the crowd and the noise, immersed in the most tropical and the most quiet and serene part of the area. This privileged location in Sámara makes the hotel a unique oasis and the perfect compromise between beach and nature. It's also the ideal starting point for discovering the beaches of Buena Vista, Barrigona, Carrillo, San Miguel as well as numerous activities in and around the hotel and surrounding area. El Pequeño Gecko Verde is a small Boutique Hotel in Sámara beach, at the edge of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Nestled in the midst of centenarian trees and a lush tropical garden, the property is home to more than one hundred species of trees and tropical plants. As the flora and fauna occupy an essential importance to our setting, you will without a doubt witness some of the numerous animals which live all around the hotel, such as: monkeys, coatimundis, armadillos, raccoons, anteaters, squirrels, jaguarundis, agoutis, amphibians, iguanas, as well as many birds and butterflies... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Pequeno Gecko Verde Hotel Playa Samara