Located on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, VILLA LIBÉLULA (dragonfly in Spanish) is nestled on one of the highest elevation view properties in the desirable beach community of Samara. This secluded hide away boasts 180° panoramic views of the Pacific ocean and jungle. Adorned with lush tropical flowers that attract colorful hummingbirds, dragonflies, and butterflies. Howler monkeys swing from the trees above and the sunset is only a lounge chair away..
Built in 2016, a Costa Rican style contemporary villa, designed exclusively to encompass sweeping ocean and jungle views in all of its rooms! A sun lit, open and breezy central living area with 25 ft pitched ceiling with dark wood beams welcomes you. The brand new fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops faces a 40 foot view facing wall comprised of 10 foot tall folding glass doors which open to an expansive covered terrace with an outdoor teak dining table, traditional Costa Rican rocking chairs and super comfortable, cushioned teak adjustable lounge chairs. Directly in front of the terrace is a refreshing aqua blue infinity pool and beyond that is the 180° panoramic view of white sands and the crystal clear waters of Samara and Carrillo Beaches, Isla Chora and the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Decorated with Costa Rican photos, pottery, and furniture. Appointed with ceiling fans throughout, including the terrace, as well as air conditioning in all bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a king size bed and oversized glass sliding doors with all-encompassing views, opening to the lush green lawn, aqua infinity pool and oversized terrace. The master has an ensuite bath, with large ocean & jungle view windows and a roomy walk in closet with lap top size personal safe. The spacious guest bedrooms have queen size beds, glass sliding doors, also with complete panoramic views, opening to the lush green lawn, aqua infinity pool and oversized terrace. The guest rooms are also equipted with lap top size personal safes. Furniture within the home was custom crafted by a local artisan using wood from trees cleared for construction!
Due to the fact that the home is surrounded by cliffs, it has a pool and that the house is not in anyway toddler proof, we are unable to accept reservations with children under the age of five years old.
Regarding air conditioning in the bedrooms, please read information located in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT RATES under the availability calendar on this site, or located on our RENTAL AGREEMENT, also located on this site.
Only a 10 minute stroll down a banana palm lined jungle road and you are at Samara Beach, 5 minutes by vehicle and you are in the authentic Costa Rican funky beach towns of Samara or Carrillo. Of course you are probably going to take a bit longer as all vehicles give way to the many passing iguanas, grazing horses, cows and howler monkeys who observe from the trees. Because of the ARA Project, a Red Macau breeding and rescue concern... located in Punta Islita (tours available), you may even capture a picture of this magnificent bird on your journey.
Samara's beach front restaurants and side bars, offer a wide culinary experience. If you desire the authentic Costa Rican Gallo Pinto or Casado... hamburger, pizza, sushi/ Asian or something with a French flare, to charcoal grilled steak, chicken, pork chops or whole red snapper... you will find it here! Salsa Lizano is a Costa Rican condiment developed in 1920 by the Lizano Company. Try a splash and perhaps bring some back as a memorable souvenir to share with your friends and family. Every morning on Samara Beach you will see the local fishermen launching their fishing boats and bringing back a wide selection of seafood for local restaurant offerings. All the restaurants are extremely beach casual, so sit back, watch the sunset while sipping your favorite beverage and enjoy how the warm sand feels between your toes... it doesn't get much better than this!
In downtown Samara and directly on the beach you will find a selection of tour and water activity operators. Yoga on the beach at sunrise, surfing & paddle boarding, organic farmers market, ATV rentals, zip line and aerial parks are only some of the few fun things you can do. One of the best is a motor coach tour offering one, two and three day excursions to Costa Rica's infamous Arenal Volcano, with its soothing hot springs and mud baths it is hard to pass up!
A few other overnight excursions include the Monte Verde Cloud Forest which is known for the exhilarating eight bridge cloud walk and the Manuel Antonio National Park with its white-sand beaches, rugged rain forest with a diversity of tropical plants and wildlife including the three toed sloth, endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys and hundreds of species of birds. Waterfall tours including several on horseback and nature and wild life tours are also a fun way to spend the day. Not to mention river rafting, kayaking and canoeing in local mangroves, or snorkeling and diving in the barrier reef!
There is never a dull moment in Samara! At the end of the day, pamper yourself by scheduling a massage at one of the several "well being" centers, surrounded by tropical flowers, sounds of local birds and breaking surf.