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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica

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Great Waves for Beginners...Eat at the Flying Taco. Went on a turtle tour and saw NO turtles... Sometimes mother nature does not cooperate, but the secluded beach they take you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Great Waves for Beginners...Eat at the Flying Taco. Went on a turtle tour and saw NO turtles... Sometimes mother nature does not cooperate, but the secluded beach they take you to was awesome anyway

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach offering lots of restaurants, horse back riding, surf lessons and rentals, relaxing under palm trees, kayaks, etc. We always visit for the day and have lunch. There are lots of shops in town too. Not much of a surfing beach but a great hangout.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Amazing beach. Best time to visit would be at low tide. We took many walks in the morning and just enjoyed listening to the sounds of the waves and the warm water.

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Frisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Treehouse Inn Samara right on Playa Samara for two nights. Gorgeous view of the cove and small island. The beach gets a bit crowded, many homeless dogs, feels quite touristy and the beach is tough to walk on without shoes. It was a great beach for a 4 mile run! Very pretty beach but we were hoping... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great beach! Very clean and not crowded. Loved that you could take really long walks along the beach.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. It is protected by a reef so there is no pounding dangerous waves. It is ideal for families. There are many hotels to choose form and great restaurants with some nightlife. I would highly recommend this tranquil place for your next adventure.

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La Fortuna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is by far our favorite beach in all of Costa Rica! It is safe for families and has soft white sandy beaches and great local restaurants right on the beach. And there are tons of activities to do there - from Stand Up Paddling or kayaking out to Isla Chora, turtle observation tours visiting Camaronal National Park nearby, mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We spent 3 days at Playa Samara and walked Samara Beach a few times to and from town. It was so peaceful and clean. We felt very safe and it felt private even with various houses/resorts along the way.There were activities you could enjoy thru the resort on the beach or you could just sit and relax on your own.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Before it gets busy during the holidays, it is a beautiful relaxing place to chill and swim. There are dogs running on the beach, but not too many people. Small to medium waves and warm water make it one of our favorite places to swim and kayak/surf and snorkel gear can be rented on the beach. Not too built up... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have really enjoyed our stay at Samara beach. It was however, dampened by my small travel bag being stolen while walking back to our condo on the beach :-( I (50 year old female) was walking with my 2 kids, husband to follow later, and 3 teens rushed at us in a darker part of the beach, near to... More 

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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

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