Costa Rica offers visitors an abundance of wildlife. Here are just a few impressive facts:

  • Costa Rican waters are home to 29 species of dolphins & whales, which make up 35% of the total existing species on the planet.
  • 2005 International Game Fish Association’s “World Record Game Fish”—Costa Rica holds 22 All-Tackle records, 18 Fly-Fishing records, 77 Line-Class records
  • March—northward migration of hundreds of thousands of migratory birds along Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

Weather & What to Pack

With a warm climate most of the year, the Samara area is known for great weather. It is reliably sunny most of the time. Because we are so close to the equator, there is no real winter here. In the dry season, we seldom have any rain. In the green season, you can expect some afternoon or evening showers, though in the tropics that is the perfect time to lounge around and read a book. Pack for warm weather at the beach. If you are also staying in San Jose or any of the highland areas, a sweater will come in handy. If you have more specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Lonely Planet describes Costa Rica in glowing terms.  “The waves are prime, the natural beauty staggering, the pace of life slow, the beer plentiful and the locals friendly….The country is also unique globally for its enlightened approach to conservation.  More than 27% of the country is protected in one form or another…Lush jungles are home to playful monkeys, languid sloths, crocodiles, countless lizards…and a mind-boggling assortment of exotic birds and butterflies….Then again, if you have some serious chilling to do, you can always lounge in a hammock and enjoy the pure life, or pura vida—a national expression that sums up the desire to live the best, most hassle-free existence.”


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Thank you to all of our guests for rating us as the top hotel in Samara!

Watch Howler Monkeys from the Pool

Stay at The Hideaway Hotel and you will enjoy the privacy of our exclusive location on Samara Beach. The Hideaway at Samara Beach appeals to travelers looking for a luxury boutique hotel, who appreciate extra amenities. Travellers have awarded us an "Excellent" rating on TripAdvisor--come see for yourselves! We offer 12 Superior rooms with either 1 King bed  or 2 Queen beds.   

In addition, we offer the Hideaway Hotel Penthouse with 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and a great room with fully equipped kitchen. The Hotel rooms and Penthouse offer upgrades like high-quality mattresses, ample granite counters in bathrooms to hold all your toiletries, private spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers and complimentary shampoo/conditioner & bath gel, overhead fans and air conditioning. Our quiet location close to both Samara & Carrillo offers relaxation and privacy, plus easy access to exciting activities.  There are great tours in the Samara area, including turtle tours, fishing, zipline/canopy tours, dolphin & whale watching, horseback riding--take a look at our Activities page for more options. Be sure to plan enough time to enjoy all of it! We are located so that you can make our hotel your base to enjoy all the nature & excitement that Costa Rica offers. Of course, our Front Desk staff is happy to make reservations for any activities that you are interested in experiencing. Your hosts and staff know the area and will strive to ensure your stay is special. Please let us know how we can help you plan your vacation.

For beach lovers, our boutique hotel is uniquely situated on a one-acre private lot, approximately 1-minute’s stroll to the ocean. Our property backs to lush trees, home to howler monkeys and beautiful birds. We also have a full restaurant & bar, as well as complimentary guest computer and wi-fi in each room, restaurant and public areas.

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From MOON Handbooks Costa Rica--"The Hideaway...its stylish, gleaming white modern architecture impresses. The 12 huge air-conditioned guest rooms have equally huge bathrooms, pleasant furnishings, Wi-Fi, and most other modern conveniences..."

The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

Turtle Tours--magnificent!

Exciting Zipline Tour

Playa Samara


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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

Lonely Planet compliments Playa Samara as a “...beautiful,gentle, white-sand beach…

one of Costa Rica’s safest and prettiest, and one of the most accessible on the peninsula.”  This is the view at our end of the bay. The sunsets are beautiful!

Samara and Carrillo are small beach towns offering relaxation, restaurants, mini-golf, a small zoo, shopping, surfing, excellent fishing, and beautiful, calm swimming beaches. There are so many activities to enjoy around Samara, including horseback riding, zipline tours, turtle tours, whale watching---give yourself enough time because all the beauty & excitement that Costa Rica offers is right here in Playa Samara.  Many of our guests make The Hideaway their base and venture out from here for local tours & exciting day trips. We can arrange for any activities you're interested in experiencing. Or you can spend your time just relaxing by the pool, enjoying the beach & daydreaming. You can walk into Samara along the beach or take a cab ride into either Samara or Carrillo. Or, you can rent a bike and enjoy a beach ride into tow

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