Directions and Attractions

Directions and Attractions

Hotel El Sueño Tropical  Tel +506-2656-0151 or +506-8377-4950

Driving directions and guest information

From san jose, take the Interamerican highway north until las juntas then turn left direction Nicoya, then take direction samara. When you reach samara, turn left at first intersection, direction carrillo, then after carrillo beach, go on direction islita and estrada for2.5 km, and .3 km after Hotel Leyenda, look for a large sign with our name,

Directions to El Sueño Tropical

then a small one before that, always on the left,


which directs you towards the rear entrance and the guest parking area , where it is easier to unload luggage.

Directions to El Sueño Tropical

Then go up the walk


to go to reception and check in


The hour for check-in is at 2:00 pm and checkout is at 11:00 am. If you want to enter before and the room is vacant you can have it then, if not, you can leave your bags and go to the beach, or enjoy the pool, have a drink, lunch, etc. Same at checkout, if the room is not reserved  for the next day, you can check out later.

The restaurant is open from 8 am to 10 am for breakfast, but if you need it earlier because you have a tour or early checkout let us know. The restaurant is closed until December 1. The bar is open after breakfast until 9 pm.

The pool is open 24 hours. Our new event center has yoga ball and mats, resistance bands for stretching and working out, and 2 mini ping pong tables.

If you need laundry done, fresh towels, change of the bed linen, cleaning, or if you have any problems, let us know in the office to be able to solve it as soon as possible.

WiFi is free, no password needed and there are several routers, one for the pool, bar/restaurant and reception area, others for the area of the rooms.

Smoking is not allowed in the rooms, only outside in the porch and the green areas. The law does not allow smoking in the bar/restaurant area, except in designated areas.

Well-behaved pets are accepted, as long as they are under the control of the owner at all times and do not disturb other guests or any of the other animals in the area. They are not allowed to climb on the beds.

All rooms have safety deposit boxes. If yours requires a key, there is $50 deposit.

The tap water is drinkable, we have our own well.

The hammocks in the front porch can be taken to the beach, and we can give you the ropes to tie them. We also offer wicker mats for the sand, beach towels, Frisbees and paddle games, and we have a few coolers and snorkel gear, as well as two bicycles for your use. If you have no car, we can gladly take you to Playa Carrillo and back.

We can help with activities such as horseback riding, kayak tours on the beach or the river, inshore or offshore fishing, canopy tour, surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding classes, therapeutic massage, yoga, and airport transport.

We want you to feel at home, be comfortable, and enjoy your holiday. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay better.

If something was not satisfactory, please tell us so we can fix it, and if everything was fine, tell your friends and the world in Facebook and Trip Advisor.



kayakOcean Kayak and Snorkel to Isla Chora What better way to spend your day than kayaking to a deserted white sand beach? After a 20 minute kayak trip through the refreshing waves, you will arrive at Chora Island, a delightful beach filled with hermit crabs and iguanas, surrounded by clear water teeming with colorful underwater life. Price: $50

wildlifeWildlife & Birding River Kayak Tour For nature lovers and those who like to kayak, this is quite simply the best tour in Samara. Explore the rich wildlife in Rio Ora with our knowledgable guide. Price: $60

mountain-bikingMountain Biking Tour (Beach + Mountain Moderate Level) Get your blood pumping with an exhilarating mountain bike tour along the rustic back roads of Costa Rica with gorgeous views of far reaching fields and wooded areas full of wildlife. Price: $60

SUPStand Up Paddle Lesson & Tour SUP is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, where you stand up on a large, wide, super buoyant surfboard & use a long paddle. Experience the sensation of walking on water! Price: $65

surfSurf Lessons You couldn´t find a better beach than Playa Sámara, Costa Rica to begin your surfing endeavor. If you’re serious about learning to surf, or are looking to improve your surfing skills, or if you just want to say “I surfed!” this is the place to be. Price: $65

dolphinsDolphin & Snorkel Tour The Northern Pacific has much fame in spotting many different species of sea mammals. If you have never seen a dolphin or a whale, your chances are good on this tour! Price: $60

ostional turtle tourOstional Turtle Tour At Ostional you have the chance to witness an amazing natural phenomena called an ARRIBADA (arrival). An arribada is the time the sea turtles come to lay their eggs in staggering numbers for 2-4 days. A few hundred turtles, if not thousands, have been known to appear out of the depths of the sea to make their nests in the sand. Price: $45

camaronal turtle tourCamaronal Turtle Tour Seeing the laying of a turtles´nest is an amazing moment. With the knowledge that only 1 out of every 5,000 baby turtles reach full maturity, it is with a newly gained appreciation that you will witness this determined act of instinct to continue on their species. Price: $ 45

palo verdePalo Verde National Park Boat Tour + Guaitil In this tour you get a taste of Costa Rican culture along with a long look at Costa Rica´s nature. On the way to the park we will have live pottery demonstration in the quaint town of Guaitil. Next stop: Palo Verde National Park, a wildlife and nature refuge located between the Tempisque and Bebedero rivers. This park is home to the biggest area of wetlands in Costa Rica! Price: $100

Samara Trails Hiking Tour The Samara trails are a hidden gem in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. This hike can only be done with a guided tour as it is through the Werner Sauter Wildlife Reserve, a protected area. Not many people are allowed into the trails, so you can often catch the wildlife off guard and up close on this tour.  Price: $40

barra hondaBarra Honda National Park Caves Tour Barra Honda National Park, found in the Tempisque Basin of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, is a natural treasure you don´t want to pass up. Not only does this tour include exploring the intricate limestone caves, but you also hike through the tropical dry forest, a rare environment and one of the last protected areas of its kind in the world. Price: $95

horseback ridingHorseback Riding Tour In this tour you get the chance to see Costa Rica´s beautiful natural environment, unforgettable ocean views, and stunning sunsets all rolled into one comfortable horseback ride. Price: $30

wingnuts canopyWingnuts Canopy Tour Try a bird´s eye view of paradise! Experience the tropical forest from the viewpoints of butterflies, monkeys, iguanas, birds, and the rest of the tree dwellers. Price: $65

inshore sport fishingInshore Sport Fishing Tour Costa Rica has been known for both incredible fishing inshore and offshore. Nearby inshore waters are home to a plentiful supply of Roosterfish, Mackerel, Red Snapper, Wahoo, and Snook. Don´t miss out on this fishing adventure! Price: $150-300 half a day

offshore sport fishingOffshore Sport Fishing Tour The Kingfisher is a 31 foot Palm Beach with full electronics, tower 0 and outriggers. She is the ideal fishing machine for the calm pacific waters of Playa Carrillo. Price: $1200 Full-Day / $750 Half-Day *Maximum 4 people

monteverdeMonteverde Cloud Forest 1-Day Tour: Tree Top Walkways Come walk among the clouds in the Treetop Walkways of the unique Monteverde Cloud Forest! Then visit the impressive butterfly & hummingbird gardens and have a delicious lunch. Price: $150

monteverdeMonteverde Cloud Forest 1-Day Tour: Canopy Zipline The Monteverde Cloud Forest is incomparable in its amount of virgin forest and the biodiversity within. You will have a bird´s eye view of this amazing environment during your canopy adventure.  Afterwards delight in the butterfly & hummingbird gardens and eat a typical Costa Rican lunch. Price: $150

arenalArenal Volcano 1-Day Tour: 3 Exciting Options! The Arenal Volcano is the perfect backdrop to a day filled with adventure! We have three exciting options for 1-Day Tours in Arenal all of which include the hot springs & lunch: 1) La Fortuna Waterfalls 2) Canyoneering 3) Hanging Bridges or Canopy Zipline. Price: Tour # 1: $150 Minimum 4 people, Tour #2 & 3: $205 Minimum 4 people

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