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Overview of Flying Crocodile

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Outdoor pool
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Flying Crocodile

3 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBuena Vista Beach6 min walk
    Popular LocationPlaya Barrigona11 min drive
    Popular LocationPlaya Barco Quebrado12 min drive
    AirportNosara (NOB)44 min drive

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Deluxe Quadruple Room, 2 Double Beds

  • 646 sq ft
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area


Located in Samara, Flying Crocodile is in a rural area and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Buena Vista Beach and Samara Beach. Safari Surf School and Nosara Wildlife Rescue are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Buena Vista Beach - 6 min walk
  • Playa Barrigona - 11 min drive
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 12 min drive
  • Samara Beach - 25 min drive
  • Carrillo Beach - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Nosara (NOB) - 44 min drive


  • Roots Bakery & Cafe — 21 min drive
  • Di Mare Di Vino — 21 min drive
  • Coco's Mexican Restaurant — 21 min drive
  • Pizza Paraiso — 21 min drive
  • Sports Bar Arriba — 21 min drive

About this property

Flying Crocodile

3-star lodge near Buena Vista Beach
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free lodge. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a children's pool, and dry cleaning. All 9 rooms offer furnished patios, refrigerators, and room service. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, safes, and showers.
Flying Crocodile offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Rooms open to furnished patios. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash

Property is also known as

Flying Crocodile Lodge Samara
Flying Crocodile Lodge
Flying Crocodile Samara
Flying Crocodile
Flying Crocodile Lodge
Flying Crocodile Samara
Flying Crocodile Lodge Samara

Frequently asked questions

Does Flying Crocodile have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
How much does it cost to stay at Flying Crocodile?
As of Apr 14, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Flying Crocodile on May 1, 2021 start from $88, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Flying Crocodile pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Flying Crocodile?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Flying Crocodile?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 8 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Flying Crocodile?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Flying Crocodile provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Flying Crocodile located?
Situated by the ocean, this lodge is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Buena Vista Beach and 11.8 mi (19 km) from Samara Beach. Carrillo Beach is 13.6 mi (21.8 km) away.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 26 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 26 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 26 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 26 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 26 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A little piece of paradise in Samara......not much of a selection as far as meals, but the property is amazing! Little Internet connection. Their website could use better directions as to location. We spent hours looking for the resort.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This place is amazing, it is perfect experience, We loved it!. amazing for couples, for families, for everybody. the service, from the moment I stepped in was an amazing experience, the score for reviews are really low for what this place is. The rooms, the pool, the food, the beach near to it, The restaurant Coyote I think is the name... EXCELLENT
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unique is a word that gets thrown around a lot. In this case, it applies. The Flying Crocodile is a small grouping of individually designed cottages set in a garden of plants, fish pools and walkways. The swimming pool itself is beautiful with a small waterfall. Birds, iguanas and butterflies appear to like it there. Howler monkeys may wake you early, but you won’t mind. The breakfast, included, is excellent. Cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, and eggs are on offer. You are near several beautiful beaches, but be aware that you are in the ‘jungle’; getting to the hotel is part of the adventure; the dusty roads are potholed and twisty; taking the ‘short route’ requires crossing a small stream in the dry season. An SUV or 4WD is a good idea. French and Spanish and English seem to be the main languages here, so anyone can get along. It’s an enchanting place.
Stayed 18 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2018

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