Villas Playa Samara - Costa Rica

Four- or Seven-Night Stay at Villas Playa Samara in Costa Rica

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Beachside Retreat Surrounded by Rainforest

Unlike waves at most beaches on the northern coast of Costa Rica, the waves that roll into the horseshoe-shaped bay near Playa Samara are relatively calm and easily navigable. Guests of the waterfront Villas Playa Samara take advantage of this phenomenon on kayaking tours—one of many activities available onsite—that send paddlers skimming over the ocean, just a few feet above colorful coral reefs. Located far from urban bustle and surrounded by 200 acres of tropical jungle, the resort makes a relaxing home base for adventures by land or sea.

Hotel Villas Playa Samara resembles a Spanish-style village with its white stucco walls, red tile roofs, and wild herds of matadors roaming the grounds. Deluxe garden-view rooms, which lie only steps from the beach, come furnished with a private terrace. The onsite Arrecife Restaurante offers inviting island views on its patio, where diners can sample international cuisine and traditional Costa Rican breakfasts consisting of gallo pinto, maple ham, and fiambres.

Samara Beach, Costa Rica: Coral Reefs and Rainforest Adventure

Villas Playa Samara makes it easy to book an array of outdoor adventures in the rainforest or on the crescent-shaped beach. A nearly three-hour kayak trip, included with this Getaway, features a guided sojourn to Isla Chora—a secluded island with shores composed of pink and white sand. Snorkeling through the crystal-clear waters along the bay provides an up-close look at tropical marine life such as hermit crabs.

Mountain-biking and ziplining tours take explorers deep into the jungle. A float down one of the rainforest’s rivers may supply glimpses of howler monkeys and iguanas. Anglers can take to the Pacific on sport-fishing charters, which steer to big-game fishing spots. Even novices stand a fair chance of hooking tuna and mahi-mahi or wrestling with a trophy-size plankton in the boat's fighting chair.

What You Get

Stay for two in a deluxe garden-view room

  • $449 for four nights (up to a $904 value)
  • $709 for seven nights (up to a $1,426 value)

Included in both options:

  • Kayak tour for two to Isla Chora
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Two welcome cocktails
  • $100 resort credit valid for food, beverages, and on-site activities

Book by: 3/22/13
Travel by: 8/31/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool and wet bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant with outdoor dining
  • Onsite gym
  • Beachside spa services
  • Mini market
  • Complimentary WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/22/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 8/31/13
  • Not valid 3/24-3/31, 4/20-4/28, or 5/7-5/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to 1/2 Groupon price applies
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in & consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 13% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in king rooms; 4 in queen rooms
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 2 or older; no charge for guests under 2
  • Garden-view patio

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for guests under 2
  • Smoking policy: smoking rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property. 
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking. 
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 43 miles (70 km) from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • By car: about 52 miles (83 km) south of Liberia, Costa Rica
  • By shuttle: $125 for a one-way trip from LIR for up to four people

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the United States.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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