Book a room for my friend and I for two nights, but we ended up staying three because the location and staff were so lovely. We only needed two beds, but to our pleasant surprise we were put up in a room with a big queen and two twin beds -- this is very much a family-oriented hotel. A/C worked great, private bathroom was clean. We were glad to have paid the more "expensive" price, which was only $80 a night, though the rooms with shared bathrooms are also very nice because they face the ocean, so you get the breeze and waves at night.
Beach access is so very easy (literally cross the street and you're there), and Casa del Mar provides free beach towels and chairs with cushions, so you don't have to worry about a thing. (Although you do have to carry your own chair.) Breakfast is free and very good.
On top of that, we got their two-night stay special, which was an additional $20 for two surf lessons with the very awesome Christian at Tico Surf Shop just right on the beach. Christian gave us the lesson and was kind enough to let us practice for free the next day.
And lastly, a big shout-out to Carolina, the amazing front desk wunderkind who helped us with everything from storing our valuables, to giving us great restaurant/bar suggestions, to helping us book our buses/shuttles out of Samara, to giving us a friendly smile and hello whenever she saw us. She's the BEST!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Casa Del Mar Samara Costa Rica/Playa Samara
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful, quaint Bed & Breakfast on the breathtaking Guanacaste Coast, Costa Rica. We offer rooms to fit any traveler's needs; from back-packer style rooms with shared bath to fancier rooms for a couple or family. No matter what kind of room you choose you can count on it being clean and our staff to be friendly! ... more less