The resort and staff were amazing. We arrived late from San Jose and the staff stayed late to assist us up the mountain. Additionally, they prepared a meal and had it waiting in our room upon our arrival. The house we stayed in and the grounds of the property were breathtaking. We will be returning to Samasati in the future.
shawna from atlanta
Samasati is an all inclusive retreat facility situated on 250 acres of virgin tropical rainforest overlooking the Caribbean …More
Never having been to Costa Rica before, I was hesitant of committing to anything. I chose Puerto Viejo due to it being their dry season in September. We could not have been luckier choosing the area and the hotel! The hotel was well cared for and the staff was unbelievably helpful and kind. We got in very late after our 6 hour drive from San Jose, and of course were a little cranky, and the staff went out of their way to help us settle in so late. The Oceanfront room had an ocean view as promised and was spacious enough for the three of us; my dad, sister and myself. A sloth lives in a tree on the premises and we got to see him close up the first day we were there. The free breakfast every morning was phenomenal with an egg and pancake station. All staff were amazing; the servers and Johnny at the desk and Glory in the gift shop! Glory was knowledgeable about things to do in the area and set everything up for us. I just can't say enough about this place. The location was great; a little away from the loudness of the 'town' but only a three minute drive, (if that). All tours picked us up at the hotel and the max drive was about a half hour. It is a very cool town that has something for everyone. My 60 year old dad loved it as well as my 30 year old sister. Lots to do and beautiful beaches; something for everyone!
Our family had visited Costa Rica before but never quite like this. After we contacted Costa Rica Expeditions (transportation was needed to the island) We were met at the airport with a sign displaying our name. From there, their was a 3.5 hour chartered bus ride through the city, the cloud rainforest and many villages to the dock. On the boat ride down, looking at the beautiful rainforest and river all around us we knew that this was going to be amazingly different. Everything was wonderful. It was both relaxing and adventurous. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. They met us with a refreshing all natural fruit welcoming drink. We had the 3 meal a day Full American plan for our 6 days there and this was EXCELLENT. The food was delicious with great portions served. Overall this was an excellent hotel.