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Samara Beach

Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Sammamish, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful beach with little eateries with good food on it. Ocean perfect for playing in the waves. Howler monkeys can be spotted in some of the trees. My favorite place to stay in Costa Rica.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

quiet warm water safe beach no rip tide or undertow great for boogie boarding local fisherman have boats on beach .. fish available dorado snapper tuna

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It's great to read other reviews and see what the trigger points are ... Samara Beach does not have golden sand. I'm guessing the powdered volcanic lava has something to do with that. However, temperature notwithstanding (that's sun hot, not molten lava) you can comfortably walk on it with no shoes. Now, the reason I mentioned walking, is that it... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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250 reviews 250 reviews
50 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Playa Samara is at the end of the road to nowhere. It is a sleepy little village, or at least it was in November. It may be more boisterous in the high season. There are essentially 1-1/2 streets. The main street into town and a short street parallel to the beach. There are a few basic shops and the usual... More

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Tambor, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was rainy season so the water was a little dirty after a huge downpour but normal for the situation

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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

One of the best beaches I have ever been to. The island about a mile from shore is worth kayaking out to. Great wildlife on the island (crabs, iguanas, raccoons). The beach is not too crowded and is huge. Renting equipment is very affordable which is a plus. Definitely one of the top beaches in Costa Rica, but is far... More

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Pô, Sanguie, Burkina Faso
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Surfing lessons, horse-back riding, or just lying under a palm with a cold drink, this beach is long and lovely. If you're in Samara this will be your go-to beach (don't miss meals at Lo Que Hay). But do venture south at some point to Playa Carilla. Go to Samara Beach for meals and activities, Carilla for safe isolation on... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We enjoyed long walks and bird watching. We also went kayaking to a nearby island and horseback riding was available.

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went for a stroll along hte beach one evening and there were very few people out.It was a beautiful night and the scenary was amazing. We spend some time laying out on the beach during the day. People come around selling coconuts with straws in them. Might be tought to find a shady spot on busier days so be... More

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Greeley, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have seen prettier beaches but we enjoyed our stay. There were a few nice lounge chairs but the beach and sand were just average. Pretty sunsets!

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