The Hideaway Hotel is found along Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, a mere five-minute drive from both the Sámara and Carrillo villages. The charming town of Sámara borders Sámara Beach, a white-sand, palm-lined gem along the Pacific Ocean. The town of Carrillo is even smaller, but with turquoise waters, a protected offshore reef, and even less visitors, it is equally idyllic.
Both the Sámara and Carrillo beaches are picture-perfect and cater to a wide variety of activities. The Pacific Ocean flowing into these crescent bays is warm, gentle and clear, and supports a vibrant coral reef beneath the surface of the water. Needless to say, these conditions provide the perfect environment for snorkeling or scuba diving, which can be arranged in the town of Sámara. The town itself extends to the handsome beach and offers visitors restaurants, shops and cafes amidst a friendly and relaxed environment. The town of Puerto Carrillo is a small fishing village 2 km away from Hotel Hideaway, with few buildings, hotels or restaurants available. However, fishing trips can be arranged at the port, offering visitors a chance to reel-in their very own catch-of-the-day.
As its name implies, the Hideaway Hotel is positioned in an exclusive location that fuses privacy with accessibility. This twelve-room, luxury hotel rests along Sámara Beach between the towns of Sámara and Carrillo, an ideal setting as it allows both the seclusion from, and the accessibility to, the whirl of activity in Sámara. Having recently opened in 2008, the Hideaway Hotel is equipped with modern comforts that appeal to guests seeking relaxation and tranquility. The rooms are clean, large, and decorated with hardwood furniture, reading lamps, TVs, and plush sofas. Every room comes equipped with its own private bathroom, featuring tile floors and a walk-in shower, as well as its own patio or balcony, which overlooks the hotel's swimming pool and courtyard. The swimming pool features a small fountain and is surrounded by a group of lounge chairs and shade-umbrellas. Just beyond the edge of the pool lies the hotel's courtyard and gardens, which often attract a wide variety of animals throughout the day.
Mornings at the Hideaway Hotel begin with a filling complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit, gallo pinto, and hot Costa Rican coffee. The hotel's restaurant keeps the food coming through lunch and dinner, serving guests either indoors or outdoors along a terrace overlooking both the pool and garden. They specialize in a variety of traditional Costa Rican and American dishes, and can even pack box-lunches for guests leaving the hotel property during the day. Additionally, there is a bar stocked with beer, soda, and bottled water to keep guests refreshed and hydrated throughout their stay. Should some feel the unlikely pull of boredom, the hotel has a variety of games for use and movies for viewing, as well as a tour desk that can help in booking tours or suggesting activities. The owners of the Hideaway Hotel are on-hand and extremely attentive to their guests' requests. Together with their helpful, friendly staff, they aim to provide all visitors with a relaxing visit to the Sámara area.
Hideaway Hotel Facilities
Swimming pool, gardens, restaurant, bar, tour desk, patio/balcony, handicap-access, non-smoking rooms.
Air-conditioning, private patio, walk-in showers, hot water, complimentary breakfast, TV, non-smoking suites, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, mini-refrigerator, clock radio, telephone, free internet, handicap-accessible, swimming pool, restaurant, tour desk, bar, games.
The Hotel Hideaway offers twelve suites. Each suite features a private patio or balcony, sitting area, large bathroom with hot water, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, mini-refrigerator, clock radio, telephone, and air-conditioning. The rooms overlook the hotel's tropical gardens and swimming pool, and all are non-smoking.
Eight suites have two queen-size beds, and four suites have one king size bed. The king suites include the option of an additional foldout bed, should guests need it. Additionally, two suites are handicap-accessible.
2 Queen beds
Feedback from Travelers
This was a great sanctuary with excellent staff. Central location with iguanas and howlers to boot. 😀
Great accommodations and property. Fantastic owners. Great location. Short walk to two beaches.
Great staff, food, and hotel. We very much enjoyed our time there.
- Trevor S.
Trustpilot 5-star rated