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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

One of the best beaches I have ever been to. The island about a mile from shore is worth kayaking out to. Great wildlife on the island (crabs, iguanas, raccoons). The beach is not too crowded and is huge. Renting equipment is very affordable which is a plus. Definitely one of the top beaches in Costa Rica, but is far... More

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Pô, Sanguie, Burkina Faso
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Surfing lessons, horse-back riding, or just lying under a palm with a cold drink, this beach is long and lovely. If you're in Samara this will be your go-to beach (don't miss meals at Lo Que Hay). But do venture south at some point to Playa Carilla. Go to Samara Beach for meals and activities, Carilla for safe isolation on... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed long walks and bird watching. We also went kayaking to a nearby island and horseback riding was available.

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went for a stroll along hte beach one evening and there were very few people out.It was a beautiful night and the scenary was amazing. We spend some time laying out on the beach during the day. People come around selling coconuts with straws in them. Might be tought to find a shady spot on busier days so be... More

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Greeley, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have seen prettier beaches but we enjoyed our stay. There were a few nice lounge chairs but the beach and sand were just average. Pretty sunsets!

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Bellflower, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love everything!!! the beach is clean and calm, locals are very friendly you can happily spend days and days in this beautiful paradise.

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Dayton, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed here at a relative's house just off the main street through "downtown". Several restaurants along main street and typical giftshops, easy to park along side of road and explore. There are a lot of Americans who have re-located to the area and own some of the shops. Beach was decent, there are several to visit within a 5 minute... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We tried surfing at the Samara Beach. It had white sands, and many waves. It was the nicest beach we saw on our tour of Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Small town, not much to see. They have a strip of local shops which made the town. On the beach, plenty of restaurants and locals willing to help. A even nicer beach is 15 mins away called Carrillo.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The surf is perfect. The water is warm. It's really a beautiful spot but there are horses that walk up and down the beach and there isn't a lot of clean up. Same goes for a lot of the dogs that roam free. You will eventually come across a sandy horse pie or dog pile. They're easily avoidable but I... More

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