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El Pequeno Gecko Verde

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights and only wished we could have been here longer. Beautiful room with terrace , loads of howler monkeys around . The breakfast was good and plentiful. Very friendly and helpful staff , I hope to return one day

Thank Alexandrajenkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As stated here, great location, a very helpful staff, the grounds are beautiful; much better than staying in the village [get specific driving directions; its not that easy to find] - the proviso? Okay, here goes. Our 'hut' had a tin roof, and it was surrounded by trees. At night and in the morning, the wind was blowing hard [it...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint oasis features wonderful, well-appointed private villas and a beautiful waterfall pool set amidst nature near the breathtaking beach and tranquil waters of Playa Samara. We reconnected with nature in the company of Howlers, hummingbirds, butterflies, birds, lizards, and coati. We enjoyed a very pleasant, comfortable stay; it was a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had a lovely week here. The owner and staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and as others have noted, the property and pool area are beautiful. The cabins are fairly close together, but the lush landscaping still gives you a sense of privacy. We used the kitchen to cook several of our meals, and dined at...

Thank mbennett
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We loved El Pequeno Gecko Verde. Our bungalow was gorgeous with lots of wood, an outside shower and a comfortable bed. Having personal outside space with a deck, table and chairs and hammock was also very nice. The grounds are beautiful and well kept, with an occasional iguana moving through. Nice pool. The staff was also exceptionally competent, friendly and...

Thank Amy F
Farmington, New Mexico
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This place is awesome. The owner and staff are so caring and nice. The grounds are well kept and not right in the "hectic" little town of Samara. A beach walk is about 10 minutes away on a quaint nature trail. The breakfasts are very, very good and the pool scene makes you feel like you're in a magazine. If...

Thank Phanty1
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel El Pequeño Gecko Verde over Christmas and it was a beautiful highlight and a grand finale to our trip to Costa Rica. Our bungalow was clean and so very comfy. We had chosen the cooking unit since we wanted to cook our own meals. We had the best breakfasts and dinners on our porch and enjoyed...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed there with our 3 kids in 2 bungalows and had an absolutely lovely stay. The bugalows were super cozy nicely surrounded by the lush gardens. It is nicely situated away from the center of town, but there are several supers nearby. We enjoyed the made to order breakfast every morning and the occasianal visit by the quati. The...

Thank M G
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The bedrooms were very nice, the kitchen was good, the deck and grounds were beautiful and pleasant and the staff was efficient and courteous. Very nice quite location, yet close enough to town for easy access. The hike to the nearby "hidden beach" was very beautiful as was the beach.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights whilst visiting the area. The grounds are really nice, with an excellent breakfast spot next to the pool. The place is very quiet and there is a hidden beach 10 mins walk out the back of the property. We stayed in the Coco bungalow which was well appointed and very clean. There are just two...

Thank ch9sab

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about El Pequeno Gecko Verde

Address: Camino Buena Vista | Cantarrana, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: €93 - €174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms away from the front desk are quieter.”
Phanty1, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any accommodation is great on this property, all private, clean, various sizes and some with no kitchen do include breakfast.”
PaulineB389, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Can't go wrong!!!!!!”
jerryw882, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all excellent rooms”
467LeeB, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
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