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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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close to heaven

splendid beach with palmtrees on the beach. Restaurants and cafe's on the beach. Relaxed atmosphere. Can be more busy during the weekends. More polular and less american than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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196 reviews 196 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

splendid beach with palmtrees on the beach. Restaurants and cafe's on the beach. Relaxed atmosphere. Can be more busy during the weekends. More polular and less american than Tamarindo. Lovely dry climate in january

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Long beach, many places to sit and have a beer or a snack while watching the ocean. You can learn to surf or go for a swim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Warm, friendly protected by an offshore reef. Great time. Swimming and snorkeling from the beach. Other tours as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The thing I liked about the beach was that it was not crowded at all! We stayed at Casitas Laz Divaz and the beach right in front of us was never crowded, and Sara offered hammocks right on the beach!

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Round Hill
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Samara Beach is a must goto beach for anyone who loves clear warm ocean water with waves to body surf in. Beach front restaurants are both laid back and very good. People are genuinely friendly and the atmosphere is fun. Night life is energetic and goes well into the night.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nice long, wide, clean beach. Gentle waves so if you are a surfer, not your best bet. Town is quaint and has good lodging, grocery, etc. For a more mellow spacious and place try Villas Kalimba rather than the Tree House Lodge on the beach (noisy bar and restaurant crowd).

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Samara has retained the local vibe despite the international influences. This beach has it all: surfing, sunbathing, swimming, lounge chairs, shade, umbrellas, and plenty of bars/restaurants lining the beach without destroying the laid-back beach vibe.

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Borlange, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Samara is small, but the beach long. You can walk for kilometers. It is swimming friendly but not a surfing place since the beach is protected from waves

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The beach is very nice and clean, great views For picture taking and the water is great. This beach sets in a little cove so the waves are not very big. Great for soaking or swimming,but not for surfing.

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Bloomfield, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Don't tell anyone about Samara Beach- it is too perfect and should be kept exactly how it was in November 2014! My husband and I stayed in Samara around Thanksgiving; so it was just the start of the busy season. You would never know that, though- the beach was absolutely beautiful and completely untouched. I think we counted less than... More 

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