Villas Playa Sámara

Off main road to Playa Carrillo, 2 km (1¼ mile) south of town, Sámara, Guanacaste, 50205, Costa Rica

Families come back to this property year after year for good reason: there's lots to do, the villas are spacious and practical, and the beach setting is fabulous. The resort is spread along the picture-perfect southern end of the beach, where the ocean is even more pristine than it is near town, and shallow and safe enough for swimming. The recently renovated, white-stucco, Spanish-style one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas are sprinkled across the property's gardens and wide lawns. They have kitchens and dining areas with daybeds that are perfect for kids (those under age 3 stay free) and shaded terraces with either a hammock or chairs. Most have ocean views filtered through the palms, but the duplex villas 2A/B and 11A/B are especially close to the beach, and thus cost extra; 17A/B is a close second. There are also16 deluxe rooms, in two-story units, with air-conditioning, private terraces, minibars, microwaves, and coffeemakers, but no kitchens. More deluxe rooms are in the works, farther back in the garden. A game room and entertainment center keeps kids busy; a spa and yoga classes will help their parents relax. The pool has lots of room for kids and grown-ups alike. The restaurant food is not terrific; it's best to cook for yourself or dine in town, a 15-minute walk along the beach. This is the perfect place for families, and for sports fishermen to park their families while they cruise off in search of the big fish.

PROS

  • great location
  • spacious villas
  • ample grounds
  • excellent sportfishing nearby

CONS

  • no phones in rooms
  • 15-minute walk along the beach to Sámara center

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Views, Family
Lively
On the beach
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2656–1111-Hotel | -4052–4646-for reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

59 villas, 16 deluxe rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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