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!
Very comfy rooms, great onsite restaurants and bars. Relaxed atmosphere with excellent drinks. Easy access to water activities and to small towns. Excellent offsite restaurants only minutes away. Would definitely stay there again.
Emily from Las Vegas
At only 20 minutes from touch down to sand it is the closest beach resort from an international airport in Costa RicaAn …More
I was at Villas Playa Samara some days ago, it was awesome, we gone with my family and some friends, we choose Samara because is a beautiful beach located in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just 3.5 hours from San Jose, is a very quiet and clean beach. The Villas Playa Samara staff was excellent very professional and careful, the hotel has diffrent services as spa, pool bar, wonderful restaurant, gym, entertainment room and tours. My family decided to rent a beach front villa the facilities was pleasing, air conditioning in the rooms, terrace with comfortable hammock, has a beautiful view to the ocean, my friends decided to rent a garden view unit, are renovated and in very good conditions.
I recommend you the tour to Chora Island with Monkey tours company.
The location is great landing in Liberia. It is right on the beach. Full of trees birds and butterflies. We loved it so much we came back on our last night of the trip even though we didn't plan to. It is a real paradise
The quality of the hotel, its food and facilities are all excellent. The birds, howler monkeys and other wildlife in the grounds of the hotel inject an element of magic to one's stay. Our only criticism is that the wine is not stored well (this may be difficult to achieve in a rain forest).
Located on seven acres of white sand beach surrounded by world class surf, hidden among the beach almond and plumeria trees …More
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