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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Hotel is located off main drag but within 5 minute walk of beach, so no noise from drunk beach revelers but plenty of convenience and access to sand and water. Hotel grounds are not luxurious by any stretch, with a pool that is never used and odd furniture and items often strewn about. Hotel staff was helpful enough but not...

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tyler, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate all reviews and we are taking your comments into consideration. At the end of the November, things can still be very rainy, thus our pool furniture could have been turned over therefore not on proper display. We offer the communal kitchen and complementary coffee as a...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed in one of the standard rooms in this cute little getaway and really loved it. It is in a great location, the owners give great recommendations (food and activities!) and will help you set up anything they can. My only complaint (and it is tiny) is that our pillows smelled bad. We put shirts over them and it...

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rachel! Thank you for your review! We are always thankful for reviews, especially when mentioning anyway that we can improve our services. We wish you would have brought the issue to our attention, as we would have gladly resolved the problem. We do hope you return to Samara in the future! Thank you for your support! Happy Travels! T.A.L

Reviewed 31 July 2013

We traveled Costa Rica for two weeks (went to 5 star hotels, all inclusives etc.) and Tico's in Samara was by far my favorite place we stayed. I think this lodge and the warm, friendly owners really make this place somewhere you don't want to leave. Samara itself is a small surfer town which is great for beginning surfers. Tico's...

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Takemeaway! We hope you do come back to Samara! The best way to improve you surfing technique is to practice practice practice!... oh and then relax poolside! Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at your "home away from home"! Come again! PURA VIDA! T.A.L

Reviewed 26 July 2013

Not only is this beautiful little hotel a 5 minute walk to anywhere you want to go in town but it in its own way is hidden from the outside world. It felt like a sanctuary after a hard day to walk into this lush tropical villa-like paradise after a long day of surfing and working. They also have fully...

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Ertissot88, It was great having you stay with us! You and the group of teens were a delight. You filled the lodge with such a positive energy! Our garden is one of our favorite amenities as well. We pride ourselves in not having cut down any large trees during the construction of the lodge some 8 years ago, helping...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 20 July 2013

I brought a group of 20 students here to do service projects in and around Samara. In addition to a great facility and everything we could ask for, Tico Lodge handled all of our group activities - surfing rentals/lessons, canopy tour, and arranged for beach hikes up to the turtle sanctuary. They have a variety of rooms available, perfect for...

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Thank Matt B! You love Tico Adventure Lodge and we loved having you stay with us! What a great group! We are so happy you enjoyed all the fun things there are to do in Samara! We strive to help our clients experience the best, be it surfing, kayaking to the Isla Chora, Canopy tours, horseback riding and more! We...

Reviewed 30 June 2013

Had a great weekend in Samara and this hotel played a large part in that. We stayed in a room that was almost a home away from home with full kitchen facilities, lots of space and a swimming pool outside our door. The owners were always friendly and helpful and the morning coffee was definitely well received.

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Frances, Thank you for the positive review! It was a pleasure having you stay here with us! We love Samara and it is so nice to hear that visitors enjoy the lodge and this small community as much as we do. Please come and visit us again! You can relax by the cool pool and have some nice hot...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed at the Tico Lodge for a week in May. The owners, Chris and Janice, are excellent hosts. They were extremely accommodating for all our requests and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcomed. The rates were very reasonable for what we had. The room was clean and comfortable and they have a great...

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Lisaman! It was so nice having you stay here with us! You filled the place with a great energy and we hope to see you again during your next visit to Costa Rica. Our doors are open. Happy travels! Tico Adventure Lodge

Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

I had a great experience here. The staff is super helpful in advising what to do/see in and around town. Feels like my home away from home. Great pool, super clean, super friendly. Stayed in the "mini" apt. Perfect for one or two people. Had a full kitchen and loved my neighbors the Howler monkeys!

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rastasurf, Front Office Manager at Tico Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Gowander! Thanks Chica! We miss you! It was so nice having your here with us for over a month! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of all the fun things to do in the área, including getting a stand up paddle board! You rock! Please stop by and visit, and you know "nuestra casa es...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

I loved my time at the Tico Adventure Lodge! The staff was wonderful & property very welk maintained with lush trees & flowers throughout. The communal kitchen is great for your morning coffee break. The pool is nicely shaded to keep the pool nice & cool on hot days. I live the outdoor gym for true Costa experience. Congo the...

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Hi Nicole! It was a pleasure having you here! Whenever you want to come back we will have hot coffee and a cool pool awaiting your arrival! Oh and Congo will be wagging his tail! :)

Reviewed 1 April 2013

Wonderful, beautiful, comfy hotel! The open air kitchen has fridge, freezer, blender, etc. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The surf shop they partner with was great!!!! (C&C surf) STAY HERE!!! it's a little bit of a walk to the beach, but not enough to matter. We LOVED it here!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in a tropical oasis during your Samara Beach vacation. Our hotel opened in December 2004, away from the bustling main street, amongst a lush, green, jungle-style garden. Near the center of Samara, the Tico Adventure Lodge is just 120 meters (100 yards) from Playa Samara and a short walk to restaurants and services. Wake-up in your clean, comfortable room surrounded by the exotic sights. ... more   less 

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Address: 150 N 150 E Plaza Deportes, Playa Samara n/a, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $59 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“3 bedroom family room is great for two couples and cheaper than 2 hotel rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles KalisaB, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The newer rooms are nicer and a little cooler, but we stayed in the studio apt which had its own kitchen and a private deck and entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles Sweeniesdad, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor! Not ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles abalexanderboehm, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“The appartments left from the reception are the quitest. With children (or heavy luggage) I would choose for the groundfloor.”
 of 5 bubbles 915hesselb, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Pool side perfect for families.”
 of 5 bubbles lesab33, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
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