Villa Palma

400 M Norte del Banco Nacional , Sámara, 50205, Costa Rica
  based on 6 reviews
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  • SQM 40
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool
  •  Parking


Palma is a short walk from Samara’s beach, restaurants and nightlife. It includes AC, a great patio, handcrafted furniture, fast WIFI and a comfortable bed. Enjoy cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. Palma shares the beautiful pool and grounds of Villas Espavel, which nestles against the jungle and a seasonal river. With our towering trees you’ll relish the cool shade of Villas Espavel when the rest of town is scorching. Palma is good for couples and individuals.

Enjoy each night's sleep in luscious coolness with your air conditioned bedroom and orthopedic mattress. There is a complete outdoor kitchen for preparing lovely meals. The ample patio is perfect for relaxing under the powerful ceiling fan. 

Palma is one of 6 Villas on the peaceful grounds of Villas Espavel. All 6 Villas share the glorious pool, river access, outdoor living room, barbeque grill and tree top yoga space. Each Villa also has its own patio or balcony. Villas Espavel is a 5 to 10-minute walk to the beach, restaurants, Intercultura language school and The Costa Rica School of Massage. 

We spend most of our time outside and I bet you will too. A favorite pass time is swinging in the hammock or rocking in the teak rocking chairs while looking at the green jungle.

 Villas Espavel is very secure as the property is hidden away down a long driveway where 4 parking spots are shared amongst the guests of Villas Espavel. All the windows have window screens and security bars. 

You will see our managers Tano & Johannah, our head cleaner, Magali, and our gardener, Caliche, onsite a few days per week. If you have questions while you settle in, you can reach Johannah or Mercy & Canuche by WhatsApp.  We have a washer available if you need one during your stay.


1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Outside
    Private Terrace, Giant Jungle Swing, Artisan Zipline, treetop yoga rancho, bird watching, beach toys, outdoor showers
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Fire Extinguisher, Safe
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool (Shared)
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden, Gated-Community, Shared Playground
Children welcome, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Housekeeper Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

400 M Norte del Banco Nacional , Sámara, 50205, Costa Rica


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Here is a link to the Google Map for Villas Espavel. Addresses in Costa Rica are almost useless for finding your destination.

 The door code is 5064. Enter the code and then press the Kwickset button above the number keys and you should hear the lock turn. Lots more details are available in this electronic guest binder.

You will use this code for the door of the villa just to the left of the parking lot by the bike rack. You can find a plethora of information about your villa, the property and our favorite things in Samara in this electronic guest binder.

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based on 6 reviews
Jamison (NC)
Pura Vida

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Villas Espavel. The Palma unit was well appointed and perfect for the two of us. We especially loved the outdoor living space with the bedroom inside with AC. The pool was great. The Villas are within walking distance of the beaches and the town. We look forward to staying here again next time we're in Samara!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2021

William Towner (NC-USA)

One of the best places we stayed in CR. Great for families. Super friendly.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2021

Pete & Julie Ann Heggenstaller (Canada)
Pete & Julie Ann Heggenstaller

This was very easily organized from Canada to Costa Rica! All of our needs were met by Johanna on site at Villas Espavel. We loved the location of our residence and all of the staff was friendly. It was our home in Playa Samara and we were easily able to take day trips to various places in the jungle. Thanks for a wonderful vacation. I never knew the jungle was so loud!!!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2020

Hidden gem

What a great corner of Playa Samara! Super people, comfortable, well organized space with artful attention to detail! Communication was excellent and our stay was only too short! So thankful to have stayed at Villa Palma!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 1/2020

Zonia (United State)
Villas Espavel is the kind of place you would return anytime

Excellent place to stay, short walk to the beach restaurants but very secluded and quiet. The hosts are really great and friendly! They can provide useful information on the area. Samara is a perfect place to relax . Villas Espavel is the kind of place you would return any time.

Young couple  |  Villa Mar  |  stayed in 9/2018

Rischer R (USA)
The best vacation we’ve had in years

Everything is great so far. We LOVE villas espavel. Thank you so much for your great work, your helpful guidebook, and your superb staff and trusted vendors. We’ve only been here two days, and this has been the best vacation we’ve had in years.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2018

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Canuche Terranella and Mercy Rome

We're an active family with a 12 year old boy and 10 year old girl. Both Mercy & Canuche have worked in sustainable building in the Seattle area before becoming your happiness engineers providing you with delight and fun in Samara, Costa Rica at Villas Espavel. We live in Leavenworth, Washington. When we aren't helping guests create wonderful vacations, we love to cook, eat local food and spend time outside with friends and family. We are beekeepers and avid gardeners. When the weather is warm we love to SUP, surf, boogie and snorkel. When the white stuff falls you'll find us on skis enjoying downhill, X-country or skate terrain. We have traveled much of the world, some of our favorite places are Costa Rica, Mexico, Turkey, Syria and Scandinavia. We love hosting people and sharing the beauty of Costa Rica. 

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