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Samara Beach

Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Been here many times. Always nice The earthquake 2 years ago raised everything up about a meter so the beach is wider than before. Nice places to lay out in both the sun or the shade. Always been easy to find a parking spot close by. There are a good many places that front the beach for a beer or... More 

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Trenton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Good for walking/running and nice sunsets. The tidal pools toward the island were interesting as were the horses walking up and down the beach. Good surf and not many people. I have visited many beaches on the Pacific side of Costa Rica and this was one was only average.

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I find Playa Samara an average beach, much too crowded for my liking and this visit was just before the Christmas holidayers arrive!!! Parking is difficult and there always seems to be 'shifty looking guys' hanging out at the beach entrances, watching all the people coming and going. Playa Carrillo is much more inviting, even with the crowds!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I spent everyday of my vacation at this beach. The water is turquoise and warm. It is literally a scene from a postcard. It was the perfect spot to unwind and relax. While there were many people on the beach, I did not find it crowded at all. There were also many restaurants on the beach that made it even... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Samara is a great laid back beach town. The locals are friendly and there is a lot to do in the area. This is the type of place that after three days you are running into the same locals and travelers that walk the beach or the main roads. The town has lots of places to choose from for food... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

samara is a very quaint beach town with good restaurants , friendly people and an amazing clean beach. there are nice accomodations , this is is not like tamarrindo beach it isn't a booming party beach town , which is is why I like it, it is quiet and has a wonderful beach town feel to it. you feel safe... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There was a decent amount of trash on the beach, but a very relaxing beach none the less. Lots of dogs traveled the beach which was cute and they never really seemed an issue. Best of all though, a lot of the restaurants are right on the beach and you can order there and drink on the beach!

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Samara is the place to stop and give up looking for the best beach in Costa Rica. It has fine sand, good surf, bars and lovely food with the right balance of amenities and relaxation to make you feel like you never want to leave. We fell in love with Samara and it will always be a magical place in... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was clean, beautiful and great for a long walk. Could walk to Samara Beach village from Hotel Villas Playa Samara Resort!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very cute town with good activities to do. The beach is absolutely beautiful and the beach bars are good. Samara compares to a small hippie town ;)we liked it a lot.

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