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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Makanda, Illinois
Reviewed 10 November 2014

My husband and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. We've been to the country several times before, and this was our second stay at this hotel. We stayed 2 nights in room #4, we would have liked to stay much longer! Roomy, clean, unique. The grounds are beautiful, service is outstanding, and Andrea is very...

Thank stella134
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 22 October 2014

I don't have enough good things to say about this charming and unique property, and I am a very picky traveler. Five nights at the Flying Crocodile, though we'd only planned on four. It was that special! We've traveled on three continents in dozens of countries and have stayed at some of the world's most unique and expensive accommodations. The...

Thank KathyDavis
Groningen Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We stayed three nights at this place, though we only planned to stay for 2. The garden and rooms are very beautiful and everything you need is right there. Great pool, outstanding service, good breakfast and a beautiful little beach just a 5 minute drive to the north. Only downside is the driving time to Samara during rainy season: 30...

1Thank Robbin H
Berkel en Rodenrijs
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We stayed her for two nights and rented two rooms and the appartment voor six. All the rooms were beautiful and clean and the apartment was very roomy. The owners were very friendly. It takes ten minutes to walk to the beach or a short drive to a nearby beach. In the rainy season it takes half an hour to...

Thank Dutchfamily217
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Searching for a place of deep relaxation and inspiration? Then this is the perfect place! We are a family of 4 and after recommendation we stayed here for 4 nights. The atmosphere is so welcoming and harmonical, and the rooms just a dream. Andrea and Petra (the owners) are extremely kind and helpful. Everything is organised and you simply feel...

Thank Susi H
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I stayed at the Flying Crocodile for the screenwriting retreat that is held there by Jacob Krueger's Studio. The hotel is beautiful and eclectic, and the staff are very friendly and keep the place clean and pruned. The pool is clean and the house in the back is beautiful!!! The food was great as well. Felt very safe, and great...

Thank Ashley C
Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The place is magical, the rooms are unique and well-done and the staff is the best in the business. Truly personal service at it's finest, better than any 5 star hotel I've ever stayed at. I had dietary restrictions that the chef, Andrea, accommodated and then some, coming up with dishes made especially for me. I lacked for nothing on...

Thank shari m
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

My stay at the Hotel Flying Crocodile was amazing and I plan to visit again in the future. This staff has really gone the extra mile to make their hotel exceptional while being in a tropical rain forest in its own little corner of the world. Their staff was waiting on every need during meals, they cleaned the rooms well...

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Flying Croc is true tropical paradise, it puts the "pure" in pura vida. wonderful, unique rooms and bungalows, exquisitely manicured grounds, excellent service, expertly prepared food, but above all, the most genuinely warm hosts I've ever encountered. I've made two 10 day visits to FC and truly have never encountered anything like it. I can't wait to return!

Thank Jeffrey H
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is our third stay (a screenwriters' retreat site) for this hotel. We keep coming back and will again in 2015--due to the provate setting, wonderful staff, great food and drinks...and the whole hotel for 15 people. Nice pool, AC rooms, plenty of private spaces and area for writing and doing whatever we desire! Walk to very private ocean beach,...

Thank atcnj

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Flying Crocodile Lodge is nestled in a nature reserve and surrounded by mangroves. Not far away is situated the untouched beach of Playa Buena Vista (about 10 min. by foot) located on the Nicoya Peninsula, 6 km north of Samara. Our Lodge offers ten individually designed rooms, each equipped with a bathroom, air conditioning, fan and fridge. The bungalows are colorful and attractive with attention to special details (inspired by the architecture of the Mexican "Casa del Pacifico" and the art of Antonio Gaudi). We are surrounded by approximately 2 acres of tropical gardens with a swimming pool, where many animals have found their home. The garden invites you to stay, relax and enjoy. Additionally, there are table tennis, table football, pool table and a trampoline. For our younger guests a playground and a children's pool with water slide is available. You will find yourselves well taken care of by our chef, who serves complete breakfasts, luncheons and specially prepared dinners, every day. We offer a complete program of excursions and other adventures you might like, as well as laundry service. Also for group travelers, we offer our full services. We are happy to cater to special procedures and requirements, and also rent out the entire hotel, in order to preserve the calm and friendly group dynamics. Similarly, we support you in seminars, conferences, workshops, presentations, antistress training and much more. It is our intent that we will provide participants and speakers a pleasant atmosphere. Our hotel is connected with an Ultra-Light Flying Center. The experienced pilots offer you a flight adventure of a life time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Flying Crocodile

Address: Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $87 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Flying Crocodile 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Flying Crocodile Hotel
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#4 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#6 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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“All rooms are unique, decoratively designed and vary in price - we liked to be near the main house closer to the restaurant.”
PaulaP356, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“no 1 was terrible. Ideally pick another hotel, the service is unacceptable”
Eshley, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in the two level (1 bed up with ac / 1 down w/o ac) - had a fridge. Others had full kitchens.”
thais_r_us, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The Chagall bungalow opens up to the pool, but is much more private than you'd think. Book it!”
305rickyp, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are great! there is a collection of unique cabins”
Dorien-traveler, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
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