Starting at $170 per night

Overview

Located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, is the slow-paced surf village of Playa Samara. Couples, families, or groups visiting this tropical town may enjoy a stay at the three-star Villas Kalimba. While this charming hotel may not be posh, its stellar reputation has earned it the Traveler’s Choice Award for 2018 on Trip Advisor. Villas Kalimba offers you reasonably priced villa style rooms, plus easy access to the beach and restaurants. This lodging also provides a swimming pool, jacuzzi, private parking, and Wi-Fi.

Local Tico culture spices up the tourist-friendly town of Playa Samara. The two cultures mingle nicely together to create a friendly village atmosphere with just the right amount of modern convenience. Step away from the restaurants of town, and stroll directly onto the warm caramel sand of Playa Samara’s beach. The reef protected bay offers you calmer ocean water than that of many other beaches in Costa Rica. The oceanfront of Samara may not buzz with the high number of tourists that Playa Tamarindo has; however, it does bustle during high season. For a peaceful time-out, you may love a day-trip to Playa Carrillo. Golden sand, blue ocean water, and untouched, wild landscape makes Playa Carrillo a must see. This beach can be reached with a short car ride.

The incredibly laid-back surf vibe of Playa Samara will have you happily lounging beachside in no time. Swim, boogie board, surf, or simply sunbathe your afternoon away. Energetic surf instructors at the Surf School can provide you with a rash guard, surfboard, and lessons. Along with learning how to navigate a longboard, you can also rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard. The warm hospitality of Costa Rican culture can truly be felt on one of the many tours available for booking. Knowledgeable guides pack fresh fruit, iced tea, water, and local Imperial Ale on day trips to visit dolphins, turtles, or the beautiful Island of Chora.

Situated minutes away from the town center of Playa Samara, Villas Kalimba offers you a serene escape from the town’s noise. Lush ferns and a palm tree garden decorate the grounds providing you with a soothing tropical atmosphere. Villas Kalimbas does not have a restaurant or bar on site, but right across the street, you are greeted with wonderful café options. Cool off from a day of surfing in the pristine pool of this lodging, or relax into its jacuzzi. Villas Kalimba also presents you with Wi-Fi throughout the property and secure parking. The friendly front desk staff is available 24-7 to assist in any way possible.

Each of the six villa rooms of Villas Kalimba comes equipped with a kitchen, terrace, air conditioner, fan, Cable TV, telephone, and safety deposit box. Allow the sun-soaked charm of Playa Samara to fully impress you with a stay at Villas Kalimba.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Condo Villa
  • Family
  • Town Center

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Two Bedroom Villa Bruga

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine Bedroom
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace

One Bedroom Villa

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace

Two Bedroom Villa

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Kitchen
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace

Villa Kamar

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Terrace

Three Bedroom Villa Sandy

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Kitchen
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Location

Latitude: N 9°52'54.75". Longitude: W 86°28'28.84"

Reviews

  • Overall 95.5% (12 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 97.5%
  • Comfort: 93.3%
  • Meeting Expectations: 95.0%
  • Staff: 97.5%
  • Value: 94.0%

08/23/2018

This is a wonderful hotel with a distinct family business feel to it. It's lovingly laid out and decorated with beautiful plants and a lot of attention to detail. Owner and staff are very personable and friendly and made us feel very welcome. Roberto (the owner) is a hobby chef and he creates the most wonderful dinners for his guests (but only if he feels like it - so watch out for the wooden sign being put up in the morning!). The hotel is in a perfect location, 2 min from the beach - which is great as you can leave all your valuables etc. behind. We did the dolphin watching tour, turtle observation and surfing lessons as activities - which were all great! We stayed only three nights as I'm not normally a beach person, but I could easily have stayed longer ...

07/24/2018

Diego is such a delight and Roberto did his absolute best to make our stay pleasant.

03/01/2018

The staff could not have been more helpful and caring when my husband had a medical emergency period they helped us arrange transport to the clinic called the clinic got him in right away. They are exceptional. This was our second time at the last calendar and should we go to samara again we will be delighted to stay at this hotel and recommend it to others all the time

11/18/2017

it was absolutely beautiful and absolutely what we wanted in what we requested with our lodging.

07/26/2017

We had a great stay in villas kalima, for the price breakfast could have been included.

08/10/2015

Very modest rooms. Diego and Roberto were wonderful! Roberto fixed us a meal that will never be forgotten! Very, very special experience at Villas Kalimba!

12/03/2014

It would be great if breakfast was included in the price of the room.