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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica

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Beautiful Pacific!

Playa Samara is a wide, safe beach with mostly white sand and not too many rocks. There is a surf break sometimes but mostly for beginners. Fishing boats seem to be more at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Morro Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Playa Samara is a wide, safe beach with mostly white sand and not too many rocks. There is a surf break sometimes but mostly for beginners. Fishing boats seem to be more at the south end which leaves it wide open for swimming, etc. Found some interesting coral and shells to look at.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I stayed in Samara as part of my tour of Costa Rica, and my hotel was only 10 mins from the beach, its a lovely beach, with a few small cafes and restaurants along it, its not very touristy and being a small town, not very busy, its great for surfing as the swell can be quite big, so not... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I loved this beach! Its clean and perfect to surf and at the same time to take a few drinks in the restaurants in the shore

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We loved the beach and Samara town. Lots of great restaurants nearby and just a short hike or taxi to Playa Carillo. Would recommend a few days here.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This beach is a little paradise as it is not visited from many tourists. The beach is relatively small with just few bars and cafe' which make great cocktails! During the day you can see horses running along the beach wildly which is amazing! The Ocean is a bit wavy, perfect for surfer, but you can easily swim if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The beach was very clean, and wasn't too crowded. There were several restaurants on the beach to order drinks or lunch. There is also a spot to rent beach chairs for the day at a very low price.

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Sexsmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The beach is wonderful, its very clean and quiet. Watching wild horse run up and down the beach. The water is so warm, it was great for my kids to play in. The water is very safe for kids. There was enough of a wave out deeper that my 4 year old daughter learned to surf as well as my... More 

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you are looking for activities, attractions, and amenities this is not your beach! Samara is a small, non-touristy beach town. It offers several restaurants/bars right along the beach. One of the highlights that you won't find on many Costa Rica beaches is some of the beach businesses offer free beach lounge chairs in exchange for your business - if... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited the beach for a day of surfing. The waves are great and they have lots of options along the beach for lessons.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Not for snorkeling, the swimming is ok, but the waves are quite powerful. It is quiet, lots of area to sit and sunbath. Great for morning walk or jog.

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