Villas Playa Samara
Playa Samara
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Distance from hotel to town, 3 kms (2 miles). Distance from hotel to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), 98 kms (61 miles).  

All Inclusive Resort located in one of Guanacaste's unique beaches with white sand and calm waters. The hotel offers 116 rooms & villas, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, gift shop, gym, game room, spa, tour desk, meeting rooms, onsite activities and entertainment for people of all ages, free wi-fi and much more. Weddings, honeymoons, tournaments & conventions, a spa and adventures are all hosted through Villas Playa Samara at Samara Beach. A spectacular 7 kilometers of white sand beach awarded by the Costa Rican beach protection agency with the Blue Flag awarded for more than 6 consecutive years, Samara Beach is also recognized as one of Costa Rica's safest beaches. Samara Beach is protected by its beautiful island Chora Island and coral reef barrier.  

Villas Playa Samara offers not only the peaceful ambiance that only the Costa Rican rain forest can provide. The hotel also provides just the right dose of adventure, adrenaline and sport. With spectacular adventure tours and unforgettable backdrops for some of your favorite sports. In Hotel Villas Playa Samara we also have activities and amenities for the entire family so that you can enjoy some good quality time while on your family vacations. Zipping on canopy lines through the rain forest, kayaking, boogie boards and inflatable donuts are part of the family beach activities that are waiting for you.  

Hotel Villas Playa Samara also offers you a spectacular location and a charter fleet of inshore and deep sea fishing vessels. The local captains and mates will offer you an unforgettable sport fishing experience where you will be able to challenge and catch your trophy Billfish, Marlin, Sails, Tuna, Dorado and other coveted deep-water fish species.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations
  • Activities Desk
  • Aerobic Classes
  • Aerobics (aqua)
  • Airport Shuttle ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Baggage Storage
  • Bar (swim-up)
  • Bars
  • Beach (onsite)
  • Beverage Service (poolside)
  • Bicycle Rentals ($)
  • Billiards
  • Boat Rentals ($)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center
  • Business Services ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Playground
  • Concierge
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Fitness Room
  • Front Desk
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Gym
  • Hospitality Desk
  • Internet Access (high speed, wireless) ($)
  • Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge
  • Massage Services ($)
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Meeting Rooms ($)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Physician (on call) ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool (children's)
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Restaurants
  • Safe Deposit Boxes (front desk)
  • Security (24-hour)
  • Snack Bar
  • Spa
  • Spa Treatments ($)
  • Taxi Stand
  • Tours & Excursions ($)
  • Towels (beach/pool)
  • Transportation (local area) ($)
  • Umbrellas (beach/pool)
  • Volleyball (beach)
  • Watersports (non-motorized) ($)
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Wedding Site
Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Markets (back to top)

Honeymoon, LGBT Friendly, Leisure, Romance, Spa, Fishing, Active, Adventure (for active adults), All Inclusive, Beach, Eco-Tourism and Wedding.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Child age break is 12 years old and under.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2017:  

• Please review the 2018 maximum occupancy provided below, the maximum occupancy for 2017 was not changed for 2018.  

2018:  

• Effective dates: 01/01/18-12/31/18 Deluxe - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Garden View Junior Suite - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Beachfront Junior Suite - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Garden View Two Bedroom Villa - 5 adults or 4 adults and 1 child or 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children.  

• Beachfront Two Bedroom Villa - 5 adults or 4 adults and 1 child or 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children.  

Deluxe, (DLX) includes 1 king bed or 2 queen beds and can accommodate 2-4 guests, it includes a kitchenette (mini- fridge, coffee maker, 2 coffee mugs, 2 plates, 2 glasses, and 2 small spoons), fan, a/c, sofas that form a small seating area, private bathroom with bath amenities, a hairdryer, a safe, and terrace or balcony.  

Garden View Junior Suite, (EWG) this Junior Suite includes a single bedroom with a/c, 1 queen bed and 1 twin bed, 2 single sofa beds in the seating area, dining area, and a fan with a fully equipped kitchen (fridge microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee mugs, small, medium and large plates, soup bowls, glasses, salad bowls, a spatula, cutlery, pans, can opener, peeler, kitchen knife and cutting board) a terrace, and a bathroom with bath amenities, a hair dryer and a safe.  

Beachfront Junior Suite, this Junior Suite offer guests one of the most beautiful oceanviews overlooking the Pacific Ocean that you will find in Costa Rica and just a few feet away from the sand, includes a single bedroom with a/c, 1 queen bed and 1 twin bed, 2 single sofa beds in the seating area, dining area, and a fan with a fully equipped kitchen (fridge microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee mugs, small, medium and large plates, soup bowls, glasses, salad bowls, a spatula, cutlery, pans, can opener, peeler, kitchen knife and cutting board) a terrace, and a bathroom with bath amenities, a hair dryer and a safe.  

Garden View Two Bedroom Villa, (GV2) This villa has two bedrooms: In the master bedroom you will find a king size bed with a/c, private bathroom with bath amenities, hairdryer and a safe. In the second bedroom there is a queen size bed and a twin bed with a/c, private bathroom with bath amenities. It also has a fully equipped kitchen (fridge microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee mugs, small, medium and large plates, soup bowls, glasses, salad bowls, a spatula, cutlery, pans, can opener, peeler, kitchen knife and cutting board), a seating area with a fan and a terrace.  

Beachfront Two Bedroom Villa, (U62) This villa offers you an ocean view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has two bedrooms: In the master bedroom you will find a king size bed with a/c, private bathroom with bath amenities, hairdryer and a safe. In the second bedroom there is a queen size bed and a twin bed with a/c, private bathroom with bath amenities. It also has a fully equipped kitchen (fridge microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee mugs, small, medium and large plates, soup bowls, glasses, salad bowls, a spatula, cutlery, pans, can opener, peeler, kitchen knife and cutting board), a seating area with a fan and a terrace.  

All accommodations include: ceiling fan, blackout drapes, crib (upon request), hairdryer, housekeeping, internet access (high speed, wireless): ($), iron, ironing board, non-smoking accommodations, rollaway bed, safe, accommodations (for physically challenged guests), shower, air conditioning, smoke detector, alarm clock, television (remote controlled, cable), balcony or terrace and coffee/tea maker.  

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Las Palmas Pool Bar, serving cool refreshing beverages.  

General Opening Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm General Opening Days: Daily  

Lobby Bar, serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tropical drinks and cocktails.  

General Opening Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm General Opening Days: Daily  

Arrecife Bar & Restaurant, buffet restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

General Opening Hours: 7:00am-10:00pm General Opening Days: Daily Breakfast Hours: 7:00am-11:00am Lunch Hours: 12:00pm- 3:00pm Dinner Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm  

L'ardoise Restaurant, a la carte restaurant, open for dinner, offering two services: 6:00pm and 8:00pm.  

General Opening Days: Daily  

Add-On Package (Complimentary Wedding ) (back to top)

COMPLIMENTARY TROPICAL WEDDING PACKAGE 2017-2018 The hotel has one of the most beautiful and scenic beaches, making it a perfect location to celebrate weddings of up to 150 guests. The hotel offers a complimentary tropical wedding for all guests who stay 7 nights or longer in a Beachfront Junior Suite or higher.  

Booking Dates: 11/09/2017 - 12/31/2018 Travel Dates: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Symbolic ceremony  

• Wedding planning by the on-site wedding coordinator  

• Ceremonial flowers: bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for the wedding couple  

• Wedding cake and sparkling wine for the couple and marriage party guests staying on property  

• Discount (20% off) on all spa treatments the day before and day of the wedding  

• Late check-out for the couple (upon request and based upon availability)  

Package Minimum Stay: 7 nights  

Not Included (at an additional cost):  

• Minister, notary and judges fees  

• Photographer  

• Videographer  

Specialty Package (All Inclusive 17-18) (back to top)

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE 2017-2018  

Booking Dates: 08/22/2016 - 12/31/2017 11/09/2017 - 12/31/2018 Travel Dates: 08/22/2016 - 12/31/2017 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Accommodation  

• Daily American breakfast buffet, served in the Arrecife Restaurant from 7:00am-11:00am  

• Buffet lunch, served in the Arrecife Restaurant from 12:00pm-3:00pm  

• Buffet dinner served in the Arrecife Restaurant from 6:00pm-10:00pm or a la carte dinner served in L'Ardoisse Restaurant (two seatings 6:00pm and 8:00pm, reservations are required)  

• Unlimited natural beverages/juices and/or sodas, including cocktails made with national alcohol and wine by the glass  

• Use of game room, electronic games, billiards and ping pong included  

• Use of gym (open to all guests)  

• Daily activities program (for all guests)  

• Wireless internet throughout the property  

Not Included (at an additional cost):  

• Spa services  

• Tours, Excursions and Activities booked from the tor desk  

• Gift shop  

• Photos  

• Any externally operated services  

• Surcharges for certain high end menu items such as lobster, shrimp, Filet Mignon or premium meats are subject to additional charge  

• Premium alcohol brands as well as full bottles of wine are not included  

• Room service  

Please Note:  

• The All Inclusive (AI) Plan begins at check-in at 3:00pm and ends at check-out at 12:00pm  

• All inclusive rates include taxes  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

 

2017 Bonus Features:  

• Travel Dates: 08/22/2016 - 12/31/2017  

• Towels  

• Welcome drink  

2018 Bonus Features:  

• Travel Dates: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018  

• Use of game room, electronic games billard and ping-pong table included.  

• Use of gym.  

• Daily Activities Program (for all guests).  

• Wireless Internet throughout the property.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Transfers  

• Roundtrip transfers from Liberia International Airport to your hotel are included and provided by Villas Playa Samara. After exiting baggage claim, look for the hotels representative, who can be easily be identified by wearing the hotel's badge and holding the hotel's signage. They will be there ready to assist and guide you to your transfer vehicle.  

General Information Travel Dates: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018  

• International buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.  

• Includes national drinks and alcoholic beverages (house brand).  

• Snacks are included.  

Location  

• Hotel is located near Samara Beach.  

Hotel Policies:  

• Minimum age required to register at the hotel without an adult is 18 years old  

• All guests must fill in required information at check-in, present personal identification, make a cash or credit card deposit in order to guarantee additional food and beverages charges on site and also to cover property damages  

• Cribs must be requested at time of reservation and are subject to availability  

Local Attractions (back to top)

Tourist Attractions Nearby:  

• Isla Chora: 5 minutes by boat  

• Carrillo Beach: 5 minutes by car  

• Camaronal turtle nesting (seasonal): 45 minutes by car  

• Palo Verde National Park: 1 hour, 30 minutes by car  

• Monteverde Cloud Forest: 3 hours by car  

• Rincon de la Vieja National Park: 2 hours by car  

• Arenal Volcano Area: 3 hours by car