Yoyo. So I made it back, all in one piece, to (unfortunately) Ohio. Man... I can't wait to leave again. But that's another topic all together. SO the hotel that I stayed in CR was called Hotel Del Mar, in Playa Samara. The owners are French-Canadian, and very sweet and accomodating. I had a very spacious, very clean, oceanview room (while not on the ocean, the beach was literally 100 ft. from the hotel entrance), and paid $29USD a night (it also included breakfast, which was tostadas y cafe con leche). It was a little more expensive than I had anticipated paying, but it was definitely worth it. I saw some of the other cabinas (like hostels) in Samara, and some were pretty gross (like Casa Valeria B&B, and Cabinas Magaly). With Hotel Del Mar, you pay more, but you get a much better stay. I loved every minute there!
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