Samara Palm Lodge
Find humble comfort in the intimate Samara Palm Lodge between downtown Samara and the peaceful village of Cangrejal to the north. Float in the hotel's pool, hang on a hammock, frolic to the beach five minutes away, or simply veg out and watch TV in your room — it's all about taking it easy.read more close
In the hotel's main two-story building, seashells and flowers collected from the surrounding beach and forest decorate the insides of seven standard rooms, $69, in dry season (May-Nov.), with a queen sized bed, A/C or ceiling fan, private bathroom, safety deposit drawer, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.
A swimming pool and outdoor lounge lie between the main and reception buildings. Above the reception, a large room with a pool-and-garden view gives families with children extra privacy and comfort without disturbing other guests.
At the poolside lounge, Brigitte serves a German-style breakfast 7 a.m.- 9:30 a.m., offering fresh local fruit, hardboiled eggs, Gouda cheese/ salami plates, toast, jam, yogurt and cereal, coffee and tea with honey.
Services & amenities
Since the owners live on site, the hotel stays in pristine condition, with manicured gardens and extra-clean facilities. Guests are welcome to use a laptop computer, and can take drinks/snacks from the 'Honesty Bar' minifridge next to the pool at any time.
At the reception desk, there are board games, a book exchange, snorkeling gear and beach umbrellas. Any other activity arrangements — transportation, tours, restaurant advice or general travel plans are made easy with the owners' help.