Your beach escape in Costa Rica begins here

When you stay at Villas Espavel you are stepping into the local lifestyle: you will wake to the sounds of howler monkeys and tropical bird songs, you’ll walk or bike to the local fruit stand with the sweetest piñas you’ve ever tasted, you’ll meet our Costa Rican neighbors and their friendly dogs, you’ll walk the beach, dip in the warm waters and buy fresh pargo from the biking fishmonger. When you come back to the rustic comfort of Villas Espavel you can dip in the shady pool, stretch in the treetop yoga space or stretch-out in a hammock on your private patio. The most important appointment of your day will be the golden hour sunset beach walk where you share “puravidas" with the rest of Samara. 

Villas Espavel is a thoughtfully designed set of six vacation Villas located in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. Each of the Villas includes a complete kitchen for cooking tasty meals, a patio to relax in jungle shade and orthopedic mattresses for a good night’s sleep. Villas Espavel is an easy 5 min walk or bike to Playa Samara and the town center. Here you will enjoy the sounds of birds and monkeys not the nightlife of Samara. Come join us to feel Costa Rican puravida while swaying in your hammock serenaded by the song of the jungle.


"Second time at Villas Espavel. Second time Villa Rio. Still amazed by the place, even in COVID Times! We can recommend it 100%. We will be back!"

Laurent- (Germany) Villa Rio, March 2021

"Taking our morning coffee (and fresh croissant from the Boulangerie down the street) on the beautiful terrasse, with views on the trees and on the pool began our days wonderfully. Thank you, we will be back!"

Yasmine, (Toronto) Villa Selva,  May 2022 

"The pool, exercise room with a jungle view, the exceptional staff makes it very difficult to leave. "

Lynn, (Canada) Villa Selva. November 23, 2021

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Superhost Villas Espavel and Plum House

We follow Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol, which was developed with expert guidance. Here are a few highlights:

  • We sanitize high-touch surfaces, down to the doorknob
  • We use cleaners and disinfectants approved by global health agencies, and I wear protective gear to help prevent cross-contamination
  • We clean each room using extensive cleaning checklists
  • We provide extra cleaning supplies, so you can clean as you stay
  • We comply with local laws, including any additional safety or cleaning guidelines