Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking rooms
- Outdoor pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge Playa Samara
Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... best guess was that it had been brutally kept in a hot room for hours and hours, because that is the only way that the beautiful fresh fish of Costa Rica could wind up being so tough and chewy, something that our culinary experiences here so far, had suggested was an impossibility. It could have also been due to the fact that the fish appeared to have been dunked repeatedly over those hours into a vat of soy ...
... beach. Gorgeous blue skies were overhead, and we were enjoying listening to the howler monkeys in the trees and watching multi colored birds and butterflies fluttering about. We eventually came upon a stream coming out of an estuary and there he was. A 7 ft crocodile about 20 yards in front of us. We were in awe! Not sure what to do, and wondering why we had never ...
... time to catch up on sleep!
Samara is MUCH more touristy than what I have seen so far. I was warned that all of Costa Rica would be this way... Expensive and pretty white. It is a cute, surf town though. I like it. We went to a bar called Arriba! to watch the US play against Portugal. I had ceviche and fried yuca. It was a great game until the last 30 seconds when Portugal scored a goal to tie the game... Irritating...
... to think the hotel was only 800 meters away...or maybe he said 8000, I dunno, nonetheless, we trudged on.
What seemed like hours and miles later, or maybe it was only another big hill later, we downhill coasted by one of the larger hotels. Rob stopped me and um, 'suggested', I ask them to call us a taxi and get a bandage. The gate attendant was no help on the taxi, but he did offer some gauze which was nice. Just as I was about to leave Robin sitting in the shade ...
... made our way through the canopy via the ziplines, a really quick rappel which burnt my thumbs through the glove, some hanging bridges and then one long hike up to the top of the mountain to reach the longest zip line in Latin America! Just short of a mile, 1590m long, with a flying time of about 1 minute 40 seconds in the air! The two longest lines that the company had were both done in the Superman position… i.e. NO HANDS! Instead of using ...