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Recent Samara reviews

  • Simply fabulous!

    "We have just returned from Casa Pericos to NY and all I keep thinking about is "when can I return". Myself and my four adult children stayed for eight nights. It was just the perfect accommodation for us all to have our own rooms and a wonderful deck to relax on in the noon day heat, and to watch the spectacular sunsets. It was very clean and very comfortable. Very true to description. David, the owner was easy to communicate with; timely in responses and very helpful with advanced information which made our trip in a rented car from Liberia International Airport effortless. Nick, the property manager, who met us at the house was a delight in all ways. A generous, helpful, pleasant person who left us alone to our holiday but was easily accessible if needed. In fact, my son left his passport behind and Nick took care of it without fuss and without stress. Most mornings were spent taking the walk to the beach (5mins), swimming and walking the quiet crescent. A lovely way to start the day. In the afternoon it was rest in the warm, hot sun. Listening to the howlers, spotting the iguanas, and marveling at the diversity of plants and trees; animals and birds. Later afternoon was back to the beach, watching the sunset (around 5.30pm) and more swimming. All the restaurants we ate at were wonderful. All previously recommended by David in the packet he sent prior to our arrival. Shopping in town was simple and we were able to make delicious fresh meals on the barbecue on the deck. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to manage. We went on a hike with Alvaro at Werner Sauter Biological Preserve which should not be missed. It was informative and fun and it seems that Alvaro himself is well known for his warmth and kindness within the town and on trip advisor. He lived up to his reputation. We sampled the foods native to the forrest and he even convinced one of us to try termite. We took a boat trip out with Samara Adventures and were delighted to see awe inspiring sightings of humback whales and beautiful fish snorkeling in the reef. Again, the staff were such a pleasure to spend time with. Leaving Playa Carillio which is very tranquil, to go to Samara was also fun. It was more lively with bars and restaurants on the beach and with many places to shop, internet cafes, and lots of different adventure pursuits to choose from. All in all, I would struggle to find any negative thing to say. It was perfect"
    Guest: finley Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
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  • Great condo overlooking beautiful beach and town!

    "Joe and Mark, Thank you so much for accommodating us during our stay at your condo! We had an absolutely wonderful time in Samara, and would recommend that anyone visit this hidden gem in Costa Rica. When we decided to vacation in Costa Rica, we were hoping to find an area where we could relax by the ocean and also experience Costa Rican culture. Samara was perfect. Despite the idyllic beauty of the town and beach, Samara has not been overrun by the tourist industry that has captured many other coastal regions. Rather, it maintains the quaint charm of a small beach village. While we enjoyed several great meals at the various restaurants along the beach and throughout the town, the beach was easily the highlight of our trip to Samara. The water was so warm and pleasant, and the waves were large enough to surf but certainly not overbearing. We also rented an ocean kayak and paddled out to the island that can be seen in the photos. From there, we saw an incredible view of the Rich Coast of the country. Indeed, Samara is a special place. Your condo was the perfect accommodation for our trip to Samara. Tucked up on a hill overlooking the beach, we had unbelievable views of ocean and the short, dramatic, entertaining lightning storms in the early evenings. Also, as it was such a short walk to the beach (5 minutes) and town (under 10 minutes), the condo really is in an ideal location. The condo itself was everything we could have asked for. All rooms were very clean, the bed and furniture were comfortable, and there were plenty of places to sit and take in the vista through the panoramic windows. All utilities (including the coffee maker) worked fine, and there was plenty of storage space for food, clothing, and other items. Also, we were pleasantly surprised to find the vast, and impressively up-to-date, DVD collection! We were truly sad to leave Samara, and we intend to return. When we do, we would love to use your condo again. While the condo was perfect for our needs, what made our experience better was the service. Both of you (Joe and Mark) could not have been more helpful and pleasant while we planned our stay. Also, the property manager and staff at the condominium property were very attentive, kind, and accommodating. For anyone travelling to Guanacaste, I would highly recommend that they consider Samara as a destination and that they stay in your condo. I am sure that they will not be disappointed. Gracias por todo, y pura vida!"
    Guest: Owen W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Excellent location and great property

    "We stayed at Casa Verano from Dec 21 - 28 with our two young kids and the grand parents; there were six of us in total. The location was perfect; less than a 10 minute walk from the beach. Far enough away from all of the nightime noise (only noise coming from the American neighbours who played Christmas music all day). The house has all of the amenities needed; the pool was great to have when the sun was just too much at mid-day. Samara is an amazing city; people are so nice, and so laid back. A couple of things that I recommend are the Samara Trails tour (Alvaro is the best guide I've ever experienced); Samara Organics; Luv Burger (great vegan food, and best beer!); Oso Loco for movie nights, coffee and curry."
    Guest: Costcash Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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  • Absolutely fantastic

    "This is a gorgeous property. But more important, owner Jackie and her staff know how to make their guests feel relaxed and comfortable. The two houses are immaculate as are the grounds and pool. Two ladies clean daily and one hardly notices when they are there. We had them cook just one fantastic dinner and breakfast but they can do more. We have visited Costa Rica multiple times but this was our first as an entire family- eight of us, including two granddaughters 6 and 9. Villa Oasis was perfect! I'd give more than five stars if it were possible. We lounged around the pool, took morning walks to the beach but for beach days, we drove the five minute drive to Carrillo Beach. The beach is one of the best in Costa Rica. One son in law surfed three days at a great surf beach about twenty minutes drive south. There are many excellent restaurants in the area, including a little family pizza and pasta place just down the road. Easy for the first night's dinner. We aren't fishermen, so didn't go with Rick on the "Kingfisher" but we'd probably book a trip next time just to see the area from the ocean and perhaps get some fresh fish. The pictures are accurate- the villa is perhaps even nicer than the pictures show. We feel this is a first class vacation destination- absolutely fantastic! Thank you Jackie, Jessie and Jenzy for a wonderful week."
    Guest: Bruce M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
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