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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica

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Great undiscovered beach

Terrific beach, not over crowded, plenty to do plus lots of bars and resturants to chose from. Book your dolphin spotting trips, kayaking trips from Samara Adventures, very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Terrific beach, not over crowded, plenty to do plus lots of bars and resturants to chose from. Book your dolphin spotting trips, kayaking trips from Samara Adventures, very well organised and very friendly helpful staff.

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Weedon, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Everything is easily walkable distance. I had a great massage at the massage school. Loved watching roosting birds at sunset.a

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Pelham, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Playa Samara is the perfect family beach if you're not into touristy locations, you don't want to worry about your kids playing in the waves (no rip tide - protected bay). There is quite a bit of coral that gets washed ashore during high tide, but during low tide it's a beautiful soft, gray sand beach. There are a number... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Spectacular views and sunsets. At low tide very deep and easily walkable. Gray, mud-like texture like most Pacific beach sands. Surf is limited except in a few areas near Samara town.

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Seattle, Washington
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61 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just don't have anything bad to say about Samara Beach. Water was nice and warm. The beach wasn't overcrowded with people. If you are closer to town there are plenty of places to pop in for a drink or a meal. It was really a lovely place.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We came here for the 2nd week of honeymoon and left 4 days early. The beach is pretty and there's lots to do but it was very littered and there were dogs using it as a toilet. Samara town itself we found was incredibly disappointing. It's very run down and littered. 'Laid back' seems to be how it's described but... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great crescent shaped beach, possibly a mile long with fine golden sand and a gently shelving run into the surf. Over looking the Pacific, we found the beach to be very clean and there are no hotels encroaching on the beach front. Absolutely fantastic for a long walk in the early morning sun.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The earthquake in 2012 raised the ocean floor and this has caused the high tide to be further out and the reef off shore is higher out of the water so the better surfing waves do not appear. A great beach for walking, horseback riding, Kayaking and beginner surfing

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Relaxed......awesome beach...no crowds...warm water...surf not to high....we spent at least .two hours every day enjoying not only the ocean but the incredibly view. Lots of majestic Palm trees and plenty of driftwood logs to tuck your belongs away.

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edmonton
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a few hours to kill and drove from Nicoya to Playa Samara. Water was warm and beach was clean. Appeared to be a popular destination. Can't wait to go back and spend more time.

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