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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Staying at the far end of the beach at Montelaguna hotel the walk into town was great. We would grab a few cold beers from the room and enjoy the long crescent stretch of soft sand. Watching the sunset, dining at the Samara beach front restaurants, taking a taxi back to the hotel made for a great night.

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This place is paradise on a shoestring. Can't recommend it enough, go here, grab a beer and relax, surf, play volleyball - wish I'd never left!

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great beach with nice waves, perfect for kids (not too big but not too small). Big enough to learn to surf, but not so big that you can't body surf or boogie board. Dogs and horses on the beach, so you will run across some animal waste - just an FYI.

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New York City, New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The beach is deep and one can ride a bike or even a horse on it. Water is warm and not rough to swim. Water is cast turquoise and deep blue with some brown tones when rainy season is in high gear. Think: Relaxing day at the beach. Some restaurants have lockers to secure your valuables & fresh water showers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Surfboard rentals right on the beach, outdoor restaurant and bar, clean beach and water, everybody there was nice. Perfect

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Miami, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We live part time in Costa Rica and Samara is one of our favorite beaches. The sand is lighter colored than the sand at most other beaches and the surf is usually calm which is great for families with small kids. If you make it to Samara and have transportation, check out Playa Carrillo which is about 15 minutes down... More

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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is what I ever dreamt of a paradise beach would look like. I bay surrounded by green hills. Wonderful waves to play around with (I don't surf). A river flows softly into ocean. The town is small and cute, didn't experience touristic traffic, although in high season I can imagine it is more crowded. Hostels exist just a jump... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beautiful beach with plenty to do in the cute beach town of Samara. The locals are wonderful and welcoming. Taxis are abundant and cheap if you need to get from one end of the beach to the next.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The beach was great. Beautiful view, feels like paradise. The people were great. Drinks we very good as well.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One of the nicest beaches, second only to Playa Carillo. Loved the wild horses, monkeys, palm trees, and warm water,

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