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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Conowingo, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Amazing little town with a pretty much endless beach - great for swimming, hanging out. Tons of restaurants right on the beach - we spent several days just hanging out and enjoying the town. Right down the road in the next town is gorgeous Playa Carrillo - another must see. Amazing area of Costa Rica!

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Edina, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I'm not a surfer, but wanted to say how much better it was than Tamarindo. Great waves for beginning surfers or boogie boarding.

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed in the area for 3 nights, and we tried to rebook the rest of our trip so we could stay in the Samara area for the rest of our vacation. Samara beach is very charming and unspoiled. A great relaxed feeling and a great place to learn surfing. Im going back!

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Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a lovely, long beach with very warm water at any time, day or night. The beach is great for running at low tide (3.5km one way), lots of powdery sand and only a few patches of beach gravel and coral. It does have small surfs and it fun to spend the day watching the surfers, paddle boarders, and... More

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The beach was fairly empty and beautiful. The sand was extremely fine - like silk. Horses ran free on the beach. The water was warm. A little cloudy with not a lot of large waves. Overall, loved it!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed in Samara for a week and found the beach to be very slow. It's not as touristy as other beaches on the coast such as tamarindo or playa flamingo. The weekends are busier but no where near what we experience at beaches back home (in Canada) on weekends. During the week you can go to the beach and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It is a wonderful beach and the ocean is spectacular, but be prepared to spend more time jumping in waves than swimming on a quiet sea. The beach is alive with people and activities, but very few people trying to sell you things, and they go away if you say no thank you. There are horses to ride, surf classes... More

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Oxford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Samara beach is beautiful. The water is the warmest I have ever swam in, the sand is soft and for a quiet beach everything you could possibly need is right there. The beach bar/restaurant set up is second to none. Good food/drinks at fair prices are available right on the beach. There are many choices and you can walk right... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We liked the gentle waves, great to learn to surf on and the beach is safe to walk to town on at night for dinner.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My first view of Playa Samara was at sunrise from my hotel on a hill a little distance away and it was breathtaking from the first glance. The town had a laid back alternative lifestyle vibe and has a range of places to eat and stay. The waves were decent enough for both beginner surfers like myself and more experienced... More

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