Fenix Hotel


The Fenix Hotel is a six-room hotel located on the beach in Samara, Costa Rica.   The hotel grounds include a small pool, tree-covered grounds (tree canopy), hammocks, chairs with cushions, all of which are steps from Playa Samara.   The hotel is perfect for everyone....families, couples, friends, retirees, and vacationers.   The Fenix Hotel provides a calm, tranquil environment to relax, unwind, and enjoy the ocean.   The mature tree growth provides the right amount of shade allowing guests to relax in a hammock for a nap or read a book (ok- Kindle).  

A casual 15-minute walk on the beach to the town of Samara - we are close enough but just far enough away.   Guests can stroll into town for dinner or shopping as they walk along the beach and enjoy the ocean.

Standard Rooms – Sleep 4 MAXIMIUM

We have five standard rooms - the rate is based on double occupancy.  

These rooms have a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and either a queen-sized futon or trundle bed (two twins) which can pull out at night in the living room area. Our rooms are clean, colorful and comfortable. 

Each of our standard rooms have a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee-maker, stove, refrigerator, cooking utensils, plates and silverware so you can prepare your own meals. There is a microwave in the bodega which can be used by all guests.  The kitchen table can be moved outside to the patio if desired.

There is a large laptop-sized security safe in our rooms and free WIFI that has a strong signal all the way to the beach.  

Standard rooms have two 5-speed ceiling fans to circulate the air.  Our rooms are constructed with both upper and lower-screened windows.  The ocean air enters the room through the lower windows.  The warmer air rises and escapes through the upper windows.  This combination, along with the fans, allows the rooms to cool at night before going to bed.

We are not an all-inclusive, luxury resort.  More like your place at the beach but with someone else doing all the work!  

Deluxe Room  - Sleep 4 MAXIMIUM

We have one deluxe room at the Hotel with the room rate based on double occupancy.

This room has a queen-sized bed in the bedroom with a trundle bed (two twins) which pulls out at night in the living area. 

The deluxe room has a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee-maker, stove, refrigerator, cooking utensils, plates and silverware so you can prepare your own meals.

This kitchen has a larger refrigerator along with a microwave.The kitchen table can be moved outside to the patio if desired.

The deluxe room has AC in both the bedroom and the living area and also has screened windows and ceiling fans.

General Information

Check-in begins at 1:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am.  Our guests may arrive earlier and stay later if they like.  If the room is ready, you can take possession upon arrival.  If you want to stay later, just move your luggage to our house or your vehicle and enjoy the beach the rest of the day.

We also have a washing machine ($8) and dryer ($8) that our guests may use.

Free parking is available. 

Our hotel is located at the center of Playa Sámara, about a 15-minute walk to Sámara Central.  In our neighborhood, we have a small grocery store with most of the items you may need.  Our Tico neighbors will bring fresh fish and ceviche.  You can purchase your own fruits, vegetables, fresh bread and pastries from trucks that stop by daily.  There is also a pescadería (fish store) a block away to purchase fresh fish from the incoming fishing boats.  Our BBQ grill is “on the beach”.  Nice to cook while watching the sun set to the west.

Playa Sámara

Our main asset is that we are ocean front!  There is not a road between our hotel and the beach.  Our front yard is “the beach”.  You do not need to pack your things for a day at the beach.  If you forget something, you simply walk back to your room.  Very few places in Costa Rica are as close to the beach as we are. 

The Fénix Hotel is located just outside of town, so we don’t have all the activity, crowds and vehicle traffic as Sámara Central.  Close enough to walk, but far enough away for quiet.  There is a comfort-level at our hotel, and many of our guests feel it's “their” summer cottage at the beach.

All of our rooms, approximately 300 sf, face the ocean.  Looking through our gardens, you can see the beach just footsteps away.  We have a covered patio outside of the rooms and a small pool.  Hammocks and wooden sun beds with cushions are available.  The beds are movable, so you can decide whether you prefer sun or shade as you relax, read or drift off to sleep.  At night, the stars are brilliant, and the Milky Way seems close enough to touch.  Enjoy listening to the birds and the ocean waves.  Boogie boards are available for our guests to use at no cost. 


Do you want more activities?  Sámara has several surf schools, with almost everyone getting up on the board their first day.  Many of our guests learn how to surf for the first time while staying here.  Kayak, bicycle and scooter rentals are also available.  We can help with the many guided tours for turtles, dolphins, standup paddle boarding, river kayaking along with many other activities.  There are souvenir stores, grocery and butcher shops in Samara along with language and massage schools.  English-speaking doctors and pharmacies are convenient, if needed.  Night-life and music is available in local bars and discos.  We now have a Natural Center in Samara where you can get massages, learn to dance, use the weights along with a physical therapist.


We can arrange shuttles and taxis transfers on your behalf, along with offering suggestions to streamline your travel to the Fénix. Let us know where you will be traveling from, or to, and we will offer suggestions for you and your family.  Also, your preferred time of travel and flight information, if appropriate.  We can make arrangements for most of Costa Rica. The closest airport is Liberia (LIB) and is about 2-hours away.  

Guests Make It All Happen

Fénix Hotel has won the coveted “TripAdvisor’s Traveler´s Choice” award again for 2018 for both Costa Rica and Central America.  We are thrilled.  It is a great honor to have this award.  This is our seventh time we have received this acknowledgement.  A big thanks to all our happy guests who write complimentary reviews.  Sámara has also received this award for one of the great beaches in Costa Rica from TripAdvisor again this year.   The beautiful Pacific Ocean is safe for swimming, without fear of riptides or undertows.  There is a coral and rock reef that shelters the bay.

  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Deck chairs, Shared Garden
Children welcome, Low allergen environment, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for events, Wheelchair accessible,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Housekeeper Included
Check in:
1:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM
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