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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica

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Samara beach is nice and clean and stretches for several kilometers. Due to the reefs near the shore, the waves are not too big so it is good for playing in the ocean. The water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Samara beach is nice and clean and stretches for several kilometers. Due to the reefs near the shore, the waves are not too big so it is good for playing in the ocean. The water is warm and clear. While sitting on the beach, we were not approached by any vendors trying to sell us stuff so it is relaxing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Shallow, clear water & not too many people. We stayed right on the beach when visiting and found lots of great live music, delicious food and even went horseback riding. There are lots of great spots to grab a drink at the end of the day!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Samara Beach is beautiful, the water is warm, the waves are great for surfing, boogie boards, swimming, and tanning. There was one major problem, Costa Rica rules do not enforce the shoveling of horse poop, dog poop on the beach, so be careful where you walk.

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Brighton, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Water is warm waves just right for all but hard core surgery East end is quieter than the town end. Only down side are numerous unattended dogs wandering around. I like dogs but on a beach full of kids, sunbathers and hot sun..... sooner or later stuff happens, not to mention the dog waste. Pushing them away gets tiresome. Carrillo... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice town with nice restaurants and shops. The beach is clean and waves / currents are just right for family and child play. A great spot to spend some time

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful beach, gentle surf, lovely setting. It is charming that gentle dogs and unaccompanied horses wander on this beach. They also poop there, however, so watch your step. Also, this beach has its share of very low-budget travelers who can look a little scruffy. Don't leave anything unattended on the beach.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Thought my beaches have been limited to the USA and Carribean, this is by far the BEST beach I've spent time at. The water is warm, the surf is just right and the locals friendly.

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Inuvik, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Relaxing on the beach at one of the restaurants was heavenly, and the sand was clean and soft, and the ocean was warm and had just the right amount of waves. Fun but safe. There were a lot of surfers and wanna-be surfers, but they all seemed pretty careful to avoid the swimmers. Loved this beach!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Samara for 2 nights and it was incredibly beautiful! It was soo hot but the ocean was refreshing! Clean beach, felt very safe and rode the waves forever! Another highlight of our trip : )

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This nice long beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing or just walking for miles and miles. We walked all the way to its Southern end, where the beach meets an Island called Chora.

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