IT is a couple of miles south of Samara-a quick ride and a half hour walk. We were there in April and it was pretty hot-too hot to walk except really early in the morning. It is a working beach not a tourist beach. Swimming was better at Carillo beach which is a couple of miles further south. A really pretty beach with fairly gentle surf and shade. The hotel was very clean and the outdoor eating area was lovely. The breakfasts were delicious. They had there own mango and papaya trees. The room was spacios and comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. The pool and pool area is very small but clean. The hotel is in a real neighborhood, but not an upscale one. It was interesting to see how people lived and it felt safe , but it's a little rough. Overall we liked it but would have enjoyed a better beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sol Samara is located within walking distance of Playa Samara and very close to Puerto Carrillo Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and Central America, according to expert travel critics such as Trip Advisor.You will be greeted at our hotel with authentic Costa Rican charm and courteous service, making you feel at home from the moment of your arrival. Hotel Sol Samara offers within its facilities an open air lobby cafe/lounge, a restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and a pool. Rooms offer new features such as flat screen TVs, telephones and air-conditioning, all of which can be left behind at your choice to fade into the relaxing tropical paradise Samara Beach.From the hotel, you can enjoy unforgettable tours and guided activities such as kayaking and snorkeling trips to Isla Chora, turtle observation tours to Playa Camaronal or Ostional National Park, tours to Palo Verde, guided trips to the Barra Honda Caverns, Dolphin watching tours, bird watching tours on bike, tours with the crocodiles and many adventure activities like the fun banana boat ride and the innovative Stand up and Paddle in Playa Samara. You can simply relax in our facilities or explore this vast beach and enjoy the extraordinary sunsets of Playa Samara, participate in the traditions and culture of the Samara community and surrounding villages as well as the colonial city of Nicoya. Observe and share experiences with local families and learn about artisan lobster fishing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sol Samara Costa Rica/Playa Samara