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Capt Gene Kelly

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PO Box 2104, Montauk, NY, 11954

631 668 2019


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     Playa Carrillo is located in the southern portion of the state of Guanacaste, the northernmost part of Costa Rica. The Guanamar Resort has the only accommodations in Carillo, but there are plenty more at Samara, about five miles away.

     Carillo Beach is a beautiful, nearly semi-circular bay with a lovely white sand beach that stretches for over a mile. Surrounding the bay are rolling hills and steep mountains covered with tropical forests protecting the beach from strong winds and swells. A rock reef on the north end of the bay acts as a natural barrier, providing calm waters ideal for water sports such as scuba diving and ocean kayaking. Crystal clear water, white sands and lush tropical vegetation... a perfect commbination.

     During the winter months, offshore fishing in most of Guanacaste is almost impossible because of the strong northerly winds that blow constantly. The coast line runs north and south until it reaches Tamarindo and then it turns a corner running more southeasterly, putting Carrillo in the lee of the mountains.  

     There are a couple of boats stationed at Carrillo year round, but the majority of them migrate into the area from further north in Flamingo to avoid the winds. They are moored in the bay just under the Guanamar Resort, at the end of one of  Costa Rica's prettiest beaches, a mile long crescent of white sand bordered by palm trees with a divided road running alongside it.

     The peak offshore season is from December though June, although billfish, dorado and tuna can be caufght all year. While the sailfishing isn't as reliable as it is in the central part of the country, the chance for a marlin is much better.

     Guanamar is located on Playa Carrillo on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The hotel is located on one the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in Guanacaste, where the exotic fauna and flora remain untouched. Sitting in the hotel's bar, you have a great view of spectacular sunsets and smooth waves washing up on the white sand beach.

     Hotel Villas Playa Samara is a complex which offers all of the facilities to provide you a place of rest for your complete enjoyment. It is the perfect place for a family getaway or a celebration as a couple or with friends.

     Located is a strategic location along the Pacific Ocean in the southern part of Samara Beach. The hotel provides a peaceful environment with beautiful trails where you can walk and discover the natural beauty of the area. Each villa has direct access to the beach.

Villas Playa Samara is the ideal place to enjoy your family vacation, with villas with up to three bedrooms, and a completely equipped kitchen area. If you desire a special encounter as a couple, the completely private one room Villas are the ideal place to share those special moments.

     The hotel offers a variety of additional facilities and services including an international cuisine restaurant, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, wet bar with an excellent ambiance, and spa to make your visit unforgettable.