Discover the Flying Crocodile Hotel *** outside Samara in Costa Rica.
10 charming lodges in the tropical park near Pacific beach.

The Flying Crocodile hotel in Samara, Costa Rica, occupies an exceptional location in a splendid 2-hectare tropical garden near the long wild beach with fine sand of Buena Vista. In the lush hotel park are 10 comfortable and spacious lodges, the restaurant and the lovely swimming pool. As soon as you arrive, you will undoubtedly be disoriented in this little Costa Rican paradise, ideally located in the heart of nature.

The small village of Samara in Costa Rica is 4 hours from San José on the Pacific coast. Samara is south of the Nicoya Peninsula in the province of Guanacaste.



Aerial view of the Flying Crocodile Samara Costa Rica hotel. Photo collection of the Pawel Pilot. 



Distributed in the park, each of the 10 lodges of different size and architecture make our hotel a unique place. Thanks to a dry climate and optimum sunshine, the park shines with its tropical flowers. And depending on the season, the majestic guanacaste is adorned with its small white pompom-shaped flowers.

Hotel Restaurant

The Flying Crocodile’s restaurant offers a delicious sweet and savory breakfast in the morning. While every evening, a unique “homemade” dish is made based on fresh seasonal products carefully selected from local producers.



Swimming Pool

In the dreamy setting of the Hotel Flying Crocodile, you will find be able to enjoy a swimming pool  as well as a pool table and a ping-pong table, located in the center of the hotel.

Tropical garden of the hotel.

In the 2 hectare park of the hotel,  nature lovers can admire the lush flora and observe animals such as howler monkeys, coatis. But also scattered in the park are reproductions of statuettes from the pre-Columbian era and the spheres called bolas, classified as a UNESCO heritage, exhibited at the National Museum of San José.


Buena Vista Beach - Samara in Costa Rica.

A few minutes’ walk from the hotel is the immense wild beach of Buena Vista on the Pacific coast. The Pacific coast of Costa Rica stretches for 750 Miles.

Baby sea turtles' first steps, Buena Vista Beach , Samara in Costa Rica.

Depending on the season, near the Flying Crocodile hotel, you can witness the hatcking and first steps of the baby sea turtles, heading immediately towards the Pacific Ocean. Indeed, the ASVO protection and care center for sea turtles is located at the end of Buena Vista beach. 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 activities to discover the province of Guanacaste. There are the popular beach known for surfing, 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.

To stay at the hotel Flying Crocodile in Samara, Costa Rica is unforgettable.

Pura Vida!