Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Belvedere
Entering Sámara, go 100 m left at the first cross street, Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
After a day on the beach, it's refreshing to retreat to this small hotel buried in a dense, cool garden on a breezy hill overlooking Sámara. There's a shaded swimming pool with a trickling waterfall and a cool whirlpool. Friendly German owners Manfred and Michaela run a tight ship, keeping the garden moisture out of the large, bright rooms housed in the original two-story, white-stucco building. A newer two-story building with its own pool is a little quieter, set in a lush garden traversed by a natural stream. The upper rooms have private balconies. The best room is the separate "honeymoon" cottage. Breakfast (not included) comes with ocean views. The beach is a 10-minute walk through town. Everything considered, this place is a hard-to-beat bargain.
- 10-minute walk down to beach and a bit longer climbing back up the hill
Rate Includes: No meals