Holiday Rentals

Costa Rica Samara Lodging for Rent

In keeping with our philosophy of contributing to ethical, local-based development practices through support for community enterprise...

...Intercultura Language School has chosen to recommend nearby local businesses to provide alternate student lodging, instead of providing our own student residences ourselves. As a service to interested students, we post information about reputable apartments or rooms in the area for rent. However, we take no responsibility for these lodging options, and recommend you research carefully online before making your decision.


For alternative Samara Beach lodging options we highly recommend

The list below comprises fully furnished lodging options that have received 90% or higher reviews from previous students, and whose owners or administrators we know and trust. We feel comfortable recommending them as safe, well-kept and well-run establishments. 


Hotel Entre Dos Aguas: $$, swimming pool, shared kitchen, wifi, free coffee, hammocks, An affordable oasis. Tucked up against the jungle, but conveniently within walking distance to every place in town (including Intercultura). Specials for Intercultura students and 10% of your payment is donated to CREAR After School Program for local kids. /



Apartment Samara FernandaApartamentos Fernanda, $$, 2 blocks from school, artsy, cosy, gardens, kitchen, quiet, AC, cable TV, wifi, 506.2656.0940, Highly recommended.




Apartment Luna AladaApartamentos Mayela/Luna Alada, $$, 1 km from school, fully equipped with kitchen, balconies, clean, Highly recommended.




Apartment Jaime KossApartamentos Jaime Koss, $$, 6 blocks from school, artsy, beachfront, rustic-chic, wifi, ocean view, 506.2656.0284, Highly recommended.





Namifa Beach House, $/ $$$$, located south of Sámara (Torito), for 12 people, 4 bedrooms, ACs and fans, 3 double & 6 single beds, 2 baths, hot water, TV, Wifi, fully equipped kitchen, balcony, oceanfront rancho, parking space. Contact Person: Farid Nema:, +(506) 6185-6736 or 2685-5040.




Apartment Mary Canilao, $$ (per night) / $$$ (per week), private studio apartment in Samara centro, 2 blocks from school and the beach, close to supermarket and restaurants, cozy & comfortable on a quiet residential street, 1 bedroom, kitchen, garden with patio seating, A/C, parking, wifi, pet allowed; For more info contact Mary at USA 619-548-0671 or



Casa Rosada, $ (per night) / $$ (per week or month), shared apartment, close to center, school and the beach, save and calm neighborhood, private bedroom (queen size bed, shelf for clothes, fan), shared bathroom, cable TV (living room), fully equipped kitchen, large balcony with study area, washing machine, WiFi, option to rent a banana bike. For a special student discount on direct booking contact Claudia Kiebl at or +506 8603 3660.




Cabinas Casa Bonita, $$ (per night), brand new small studios close to the beach, kitchenette, cable TV, WIFI, hot water, private patio, private bathroom, laundry area with washer and dryer. or +506 8373 3150.





Conscious & Full hearted Vegan Home. Private rooms 80mts from the beach & 500mts from the school. Alternative Therapies, 3 to 6 Days Juice Cleanse Detox Plan, Reiki, yummy Vegan Treats, Raw Vegan Cooking Classes & Detox Breakfast or Vegan Meals available. Run by an argentinian couple, both Coach & Raw Vegan Chefs. A place to share, practice your spanish, enjoy and relax. Special Discounts for Intercultura Students. Highly reccomended.



Apartments Samara ParaisoSámara Paraíso, $$$: Lovely houses & apartments with private garden/terrace, kitchen, AC, and hammocks. Pool and rancho set amidst landscaped tropical gardens in an wooded forest point, great for hiking, monkey and bird-watching, and walking distance to three beaches. 1km from town center and school. Highly recommended.





Apartments Karmen Apartamentos Santoscha, $$, 40 meters from beach, next to school, designer-style, wifi, 506.2656.0490,






Locanda Rooms & ApartmentsLocanda rooms & Apartments, $$, 3 blocks from school, beachfront, spacious, convenient, AC, wifi, cafe, 506.2656.0036 




Apartments BambulaBambula Sámara, $$, 4 blocks from school, quiet, pretty gardens, AC, cable TV, wifi, pool, 506.2656.1073,





Apartments The LoganThe Logan Apartments, $$$, 4 blocks from school, luxury, modern, central, AC, cable TV, wifi, pool,






  • Apartamento Kika, $$$ (per week), 800 mts from school, kitchen, hot water, internet and washing machine. Kika 8808 8949 or
  • Casa del Gecko, $$, 1 km+ from school, arty, comfortable, great view, AC, wifi, pool, ocean view,
  • Casa Mitchell$$, 7 kms from school, great view of Carrillo, AC, pool, ocean view,
  • Casa Tortuga$$, 4 blocks from school, clean, kitchen, nicely designed, AC, cable TV, wifi,
  • Apt. Las Palmeras, $$, 800 mts from school, pool, AC, barbie.nunn@tradewindsrealty.com
  • Villas Playa Sámara $$-$$$, Beautiful Beachfront Villas with pool, gym, restaurant, tours and more.
  • Las Ventanas Rentals: "A true Costa Rican experience in the midst of luxury." Luxury Condos, AC, Pools, Lake, Fishing, Tennis Courts, Ocean Views., office: 011-506-2656-0683
  • Condos Alta Vista, $$$, 1 km from school, luxury, modern, great view, AC, cable TV, wifi, pool, ocean view,
  • Villas Kalimba, $$$, 3.5 blocks from school, luxurious and quiet villas, across from the beach, kitchen full equipped, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, A/C, hot water, wifi, pool, private terrace, 506.2656.0929
  • Exclusive Escapes, $$$, distance from school and amenities vary by property,
  • Samara Hot Vacations, prices vary, house rentals
  • Condos Las Palmeras, three neighbouring, two 1 bedroom / 1 bath condos, ideal for a single person, a couple, or a family with a child, and one 1 bedroom with a separate living room with a new sofa bed/ two baths can comfortably accommodate two couples, 8 minute walk to Intercultura. Located in a secure complex with 24 hour security, welcoming pool, pretty gardens, ocean view, wifi, laundry, parking, fully equipped kitchen, terrace, all bedding, A/C, fans and more. Email dates for rental fees. Great off season rates.
  • Villas Espavel, $$-$$$, a lovely collection of vacation rental houses, 1 and 2 bedroom villas with kitchen, bahtroom, patio/ balcony, shared pool and yoga rancho. Walking distance from school and beach. Perfect for families and couples., 1-206-715-8141 (for calls and texts from US numbers) OR +506-8724-8729 (for calls in Costa Rica or to use with Whatsapp)



The following posts are for places for rent in and around Heredia; however, we do not know the owners nor the places personally in most cases. Another excellent source of alternate housing in the area is the online referral service "Airbnb".





Apartment for rent, close to university, furnished, perfect for long-term students or English teachers, wifi, garden, laundry

7048-9877 or 8853-5319


Whole house in Condominium, 3 bedrooms, close to school, perfect for families, playgrounds, pool, wifi, laundry


Room for rent per night,

week, or month, Sunset Place

+506 2260 3590 or

+506 8839 5071


Furnished apartment with cable, internet. Contact Martha. 

 2234-2326 or 8735-0593


Fully furnished apartments, cable TV, internet, 1 bedroom $350 and 2 bedrooms $450

+506 8386 3426 or +506 2263 5298


Furnished apartment, hot water, safe, private bath, cable TV,

+506 8387 8084 or

+506 2262 8219

San Rafael de Heredia

2 bedroom apartment, furnished 2nd floor, cable TV, internet, washer, balcony, 15 minutes from downtown Heredia

+506 8839 2681

San Antonio de Belén

Fully furnished one person room with private entry and bathroom with hot water shower, access to internet and TV in main house, washer/dryer

+506 2293 7404

+506 8841 5377

Los Ángeles,

San Rafael

For rent

+506 22611926 or

+506 8840 33

Mercedes Norte


House and rooms for rent,

Residencial Amaranto

+506 2263 7392 or

+506 8812 8988

Mercedes Sur

Furnished apartment 175 meters north of the Catholic Church.  $300 monthly.

+506 2262 0935 or +506 8939 5907

San Pedro de Barva

Furnished room for rent for foreigners, cable TV, warm water

+506 8739 5056

Barva, Heredia

Room for rent, Puente Salas

+506 2260 2900 or +506 8838 2566



NOTE: Intercultura accepts no legal responsibility for students' transactions or lodging at these places!