Azura Beach Resort may be the first all-inclusive resort to bring you to the as yet undiscovered beauty of the sleepy beachfront village of Samara. A perfect cove lined in palm trees with gentle waters protected by an outlying reef. The architectural design of this new adults only resort ensures privacy on every terrace and balcony. You can swim from some of the rooms right to the pool and back! The all-inclusive plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its various restaurants, with unlimited premium alcohol and non-alcohol drinks. Perfect for couples who want to relax and enjoy a tropical beach vacation away from the maddening crowds. PLEASE NOTE that as of September 6, 2019, the hotel still has ongoing construction, which has surpassed the timeline originally provided by the hotel.
Located on the lower outer coast of Costa Rica’s northwestern Nicoya Peninsula, Samara’s charming atmosphere has attracted a smattering of European transplants. It is about 2.5 hours from the Liberia International Airport by car. As with most of the area’s beaches, it can be quite dry from January to May, with perfect weather for swimming. A burst of green explodes at the beginning of the wet season which then offers its own unique burgeoning beauty. Part of the golden coast, its sandy beach offers a great place to walk, swim, or run. Gorgeous sunsets grace the horizon in the evening.
While Samara is off the beaten track, there are still plenty of things to do in the area. Locally you can enjoy taking surf lessons, go on an amazing ATV ride to a waterfall, kayak to Chora Island, snorkel Carrillo reef, or opt for a deep sea fishing excursion 10 miles offshore where you might see giant sea turtles, dolphins, and even whales! Best of all, you can bring home your catch and the resort’s excellent chefs will prepare it for your dinner.
Or you can just hang out and enjoy the peace and beauty found back at the resort. At the time of this writing, the resort has two of its planned five restaurants open, plus the daily breakfast buffet. The Chill and Grill poolside restaurant serves up awesome hamburgers for lunch as well as fresh sea bass, ceviche, chicken wraps, and salads. At night, the changing menu might have ribeye steak, red snapper, pork ribs, or surf and turf kabobs. The Bocato Italian Restaurant won’t disappoint with its linguine bolognese, fettuccini carbonara, or tenderloin and gnocchi. In addition to professional chefs, the resort’s talented bartenders present many delicious choices of tropical drinks made with fresh fruit juices and infusions. You can enjoy your dinner or designer cocktail while listening to live nightly entertainment playing anything from jazz to popular music.
All the suites at Azura Beach Resort are spacious and tastefully furnished. All feature comfortable living rooms plus bedrooms with spa-inspired bathrooms and toiletries. You’ll find a plush robe and slippers to wear and many rooms have a soaking tub on the private balcony or terrace. You can make your coffee with a Britt espresso maker or enjoy a cup of tea in the morning before leaving your room to go to breakfast. Room service is available from 11am to 7am. The Presidential Suite comes complete with a rooftop private pool and personal Butler to attend to your every need night or day. PLEASE NOTE that while some room names include the words ocean view, most are actually partial ocean view. Thank you for your understanding, as we must use the same names as that the hotel uses.
Full spa services are part of the resort’s plan to provide everything you need to fully pamper yourself while experiencing one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful undiscovered areas. Of course, an additional fee applies for spa services.
Latitude: N 9° 52' 26.03"
Longitude: W 85° 30' 36.97"