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“a paradise in a green country”

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Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
samara
1 review
“a paradise in a green country”
Reviewed 14 March 2010

After an adventurous route -this hotel lies rather isolated- you will arrive in PARADISE.
-very warm and friendly crew
-the location is save and clean
-a lot of space inside and outside
-a green surrounding- a beautiful large palm garden, birds, howling-monkey's, squirrels
-renting an appartment gives the opportunity to cook by yourself, but I recommend the good kitchen of this paradise..fresh products.
-a relaxing and clean swimmingpool
-the owner, Rainer, will guide you to interesting places
-wednesdayevening: life music by Rainer and friends
-nearby: the beach, with a seaturtle reservation
-Spanish, English, German speaking
-international and national guests
You will enjoy your stay here!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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cosmopolitus
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

We spent a great time in this small, very personel hotel. Endless beaches, and hardly any people, but breading turtles and fish hunting pelicans instead. A tropical paradise for nature lovers. We relaxed in the well designed tropical garden which is surrounded by mangroves. And the daily bath in the swimming pool was just marvelous. While sunbathing we watched the parrots, listened to the mantled howler monkeys and every afternoon we were visited by "Putzy" the coatimundi. We also wanted to watch crocodiles but we didn't see any. We hope we will meet them when we come again next year. We thanks the friendly team of the hotel for the attentive service and the good food.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2008

Before making reservations, I asked the owner if the beach was safe for swimming and close to the hotel, he said there was a trail from his hotel to the beach that was 300 meters and the water was good for swimming. The owner knew I was taking my teenaged daughter and swimming was a priority for our choice of hotel. His website also claims that his hotel is 3 miles from Samara.
When we arrived to his hotel, the owner told us not to take his trail to the beach because it was filled with crocodiles AND not to swim above our waists because the current was strong. We had to walk down a muddy road, then cross a crocodile-filled river to get to the beach. The water was nothing but rip tides. We decided to walk to Samara and discovered we had to cross three more rivers filled with crocodiles, and what looked like sewage. The first river had water up to our necks. People were yelling "Crocodiles" from the other side of the bank.
We also discovered that deep river was flooded by the road so the 10km drive to town was now on a rugged road and closer to 30 km and cost about 30 bucks for a taxi, and it was hard to find a taxi because a driver needed a truck and the road was horrendous.
When I tried to leave a few days earlier than we had reserved, the owner threatened to call the Tourist Police if we didn't pay for the three nights we didn't want to stay there. I thought paying one extra night was more than suitable for this hellish experience.
There was nothing pleasant about this place. Once you're there, you're trapped. I paid the money to leave because it was so difficult to swim and to get to Samara. In hindsight, I should have let him call the Tourist Police. They wouldn't have wanted to make the drive to help this owner get money from us.

Stayed July 2008
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Additional Information about Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo

Property: Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo
Address: Playa Buena Vista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo" is a full-service hotel, and not just a guest house or B&B. It is located within the beautiful Costa-Rican countryside, 3 miles further north from Samara, and 900 ft distant from the turtle beach Playa Buena Vista. Playa Buena Vista is the next beach up north to Playa Samara, close to the gorgeous white sand beach Playa Barrigona, where you can even see a nice waterfall (during rainy season). The reception is open 24 hours a day, and the daily housekeeping is already included in the price. Each room and appartment has a privat bathroom, AC, and a refrigerator. The "Paraiso del Cocodrilo" has a Restaurant with a Bar and offers free Wifi to all the guests. ... more   less 
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