Experience the Blue Iguana
Your Costa Rica Beach Vacation
We have changed the name of HOTEL PLAYA SAMARA to "BLUE IGUANA", to differentiate ourselves from the growing population of "something" .Playa Samara hotels and Hostels. We have also expanded our services for you, our traveler families! Enjoy the new "BLUE IGUANA"!!
Designed with an unmistakable nod to the charming style of New Orleans, our newly renovated property looks as though it was plucked right off of Bourbon Street and placed here in Samara’s tropical paradise. Our guests describe our hotel as charming and simple.. And while we certainly aren’t a luxury hotel…
…what we are is CLEAN, COMFORTABLE and AFFORDABLE.
Every room has a private bathroom with shower and fresh mattresses and sheets--plus we provide breakfast free with your HOTEL reservation (Dorms have the option to purchase breakfast separately)! After 11:00 AM, enjoy the fully equipped kitchen that you can use to prepare your own meals on a budget. Excellent WiFi too!
Our goal is to provide a traditional Costa Rican experience that is clean, safe and comfortable. We are committed to memories and relationships that last a lifetime!
And did we mention that our location is UNBEATABLE? At about 100 meters from the ocean and the center of town, even the slowest of walkers can get to the beach or the shops and restaurants, from our property, within 2 minutes.
We had a great time at this resort. Staff were excellent! It was my husband’s 50th birthday and Javier at the front desk upgraded our room to a pool view... read more
March 20, 2020
Great room great staff everything that was promised was delivered.Rented that casa unit great for families would come back less then 50 yards to beach shopping near by you... read more
January 4, 2019
cheaper rooms , clean, with a great breakfast, close to beach, centre of town, pool, lounging chairs, bar with live music nights, all... read more
January 9, 2020
Check-In took more than 1 hour waiting, dirty rooms, stained sheets. The photographs do not represent the place as it currently is. The owner is very uncomfortable, he goes through... read more
April 2, 2021
Playa Samara is awesome and Hotel Playa Samara meets the areas criteria. It's located just 100 meters from the beach and just as close to all shopping and dining. Really... read more
November 6, 2018
We had a great stay in Samara thanks to Dan and his wife. We had an issue with the reservation and they figured something out in no time.
Swimming... read more
January 6, 2020
The rooms are quite small, but just for sleeping is ok if your on a budget. It’s very noisy though in the hotel, since it’s a old building. There is... read more
January 1, 2020
What an incredibly magical place! Super comfy & cute with all the things you could want in a hotel. Clean rooms, super nice staff & just steps away from a... read more
November 13, 2019
We stayed 4 nights at the hotel and had very good time. There are plenty of rooms spreaded around a spacious patio and it didn’t feel crowded. But it was... read more
November 29, 2018
Very comfortable experience. The staff were all really friendly, mostly travelers themselves. I stayed in a shared room for three people, very clean and with its own private bathroom. The... read more
November 27, 2018
Located on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast, Playa Samara is one of the area's most beautiful beaches!
It is best known for its stunning, long, white sand beach, and is one of the safest swimming beaches in Costa Rica, thanks to the protection of a large reef barrier just off the coastline.