Flying Crocodile Hotel for nature lovers !

10 lodges in splendid tropical park near Pacific beaches.

The Flying Crocodile Hotel in Samara, Costa Rica occupies an exceptional location in a splendid 2 hectare tropical park. It is a few steps from the long beaches of the Pacific – Playa Buena Vista, Playa Samara, Playa Carrillo, Playa Barrigona –The 10 nicely decorated and spacious lodges, the open-air restaurant and the lovely swimming pool are distributed in the park inhabited by many animals. As soon as you arrive, a change of scenery is guaranteed in this little corner of Costa Rican paradise. Everything is done for your well-being whether you are alone, as a couple, with friends or with family. In addition, the Flying Crocodile hotel is ideally located outside of Samara to allow you to relax and also enjoy the many  activities and getaways in the surrounding area.

Lodges with terraces or balconies, stunning views on the park.


Distributed in the park, each of the 10 lodges of different size and architecture make our hotel a unique place.The lodges all has a terrace or balcony with stunning views of the lush vegetation of the park.

Outdoor Hotel Restaurant for breakfasts and diners.

The Restaurant at Flying Crocodile Hotel offers delicious complimentary breakfast. In the morning, the generous sweet and savory breakfast is served with among other things with the traditional breakfast dish in Costa Rica, le Gallo Pinto. And every evening, a unique “homemade” dish is prepared with fresh seasonal products carefully selected from local Samara producers.

Swimming Pool fed by a waterfall.


In this dream setting, the Flying Crocodile hotel in Samara, Costa Rica has a pretty swimming pool, fed by a waterfall. It consists of 3 pretty tiled swimming pools, surrounded by hammocks and deckchairs.

Shiatsu massage by the pool by appointment.

The relaxation area of the family hotel in Costa Rica also has a pool table and a ping-pong table.

Lush Tropical Park due to exceptional sunshine.

In the 2 hectares park of the hotel,  nature lovers can admire the lush flora and observe animals such as the coatis, iguanas and multiple species of birds and butterflies. 

 But also the famous  howler monkeys, which often move with their families, from tree to tree, generally early in the morning or in the evening just before nightfall. Only the males utter powerful howls. 

According to a recent scientific study, the duration of the howl varies depending on the environment they are in.


At the edge of the Pacific coast.


The Flying Crocodile Hotel is outside Samara at few steps from Playa Buena Vista, a long wild beach on the Pacific coast.

The small village of Samara is located south of the Nicoya Peninsula, in the province of Guanacaste. Samara is a 4 hour drive from the capital San José, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America.

The Pacific coast of Costa Rica stretches for 750 Miles.

Aerial view of the Flying Crocodile Hotel in Samara Costa Rica.
 Collection photos Pawel Pilot.

Playa Buena Vista near hotel: Baby sea turtles' first steps

Near the Flying Crocodile Hotel, on Playa Buena Vista  in Samara, Costa Rica is the association ASVO. This association ensures the protection and care of sea turtles.

Moreover, depending on the season, you can witness the hatcking and first steps of the baby sea turtles, heading immediately towards the Pacific Ocean.  

Did you know that sea turtles have inhabited the earth for 200 million years? Currently, there are 5 species of turtles in Costa Rica: Green, Black, Caret, Ridley, Luth.

The hotel owners, Emmanuelle and Bastien, can recommend many getaways to discover the province of Guanacaste.

There are the popular beaches known for surfing, Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing…. And those, not as well known, where you might find yourself completely alone.

You can also go horseback riding on the beach and in the jungle.

You can choose to visit national parks and refuges, and, explore the small villages, strongly steeped in Costa Rican tradition.

Stay at the hotel Flying Crocodile in Samara, Costa Rica for unforgettable holidays.

Pura Vida!