Be prepared to be enchanted! The rough road leads to an amazing hotel with even more amazing people. This was a family vacation with our two older teenage children. From the beginning until the end, it was a vacation of a lifetime. We were greeted in the parking lot by a friendly face who turned out to be our concierge - this was a wonderful surprise! After our long journey, he recognized that we were hungry, and so he escorted us to the restaurant for a relaxing lunch and complimentary drink - oh, by the way, he checked us in as we gazed over the beautiful ocean view. The next trip was to our 3 bedroom villa that I can only say was amazing. The kids wondered if we had become rock stars since we left the States... yes, it was that amazing. The 1st night we thought we heard a gorilla... turned out to be a howler monkey - a veryLOUD howler monkey. By the end of our 1st day, our teenage son declared that he would have to stop saying everything was amazing because, well, everything was amazing! Our trip was filled with encounters with a truly caring and courteous hotel staff, first class food and accommodations, views to die for, wildlife sights and sounds from National Geographic, and did I mention the amazing people? We would return to Punta Islita in a heartbeat, and we actually discussed the need to start playing the lottery with the hope of returning to beautiful Costa Rica sooner vs. later. It is truly PURA VIDA!
Hotel staff is very nice, Ange (Front Desk), Didier and Alam (Restaurant) Daisy (Kitchen) Carlos (Manager) all make our stay like home or better, Nice location with front Ocean View from any point, Pool was clean with spectacular sunset view, Room was clean, very nice terrace, bath in bay view cabins has great concept but need some improve as well with the room too.
With its unique architecture and location, the Mirador is a very special place in Costa Rica. The appartments and rooms are very spacious. Each has a large private veranda overlooking Samara and the ocean. No american style luxury here: think of this as an authentic tica "boutique hotel" from which to take in the breeze and the incredible view. There is a nice pool and the beach is a short walk away through a shaded footpath.
You can always count on the staff to provide you with friendly service. The best overall place in Samara.
The Aparthotel Mirador de Samara is built high on a hill, about 40 meters above sea level, commanding a panoramic view of the …More
My boyfriend and I were very impressed with our clean, large room. It even had a balcony! The breakfast that was included was delicious and the staff was very friendly. The next time we go to Costa Rica, we will definitely be returning to the beautiful beach and beach town of Samara and we will be staying at Hotel Samara Beach. Loved every minute of it!
Hotel Samara Beach is located just 50 meters from the beach, on the main street of Playa Samara. The hotel is decorated in a …More
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