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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Small town, not much to see. They have a strip of local shops which made the town. On the beach, plenty of restaurants and locals willing to help. A even nicer beach is 15 mins away called Carrillo.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful beaches, lots of space and sand. The water is incredibly warm! People are walking, running, riding horses and bikes on the sand during low tide. Lots of surfing and stand up paddle boarding options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

nice wave not to big sand is soft quiet and enchanting lots of shopping and restaurant around wow the food was good

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Stratford, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This beach is beautiful to look at, and is ringed by restaurants if you simply want to admire it and not partake the opportunity to sit on the sand or go in the water. The surf is calm, it is not rocky or difficult for walking, but there are lots of dogs and horses (with riders or being led on... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Beach has issues with both horse and dog feces scattered along the beach. If you can get past that the beach has a very natural feel. Horses and dogs both roam freely on this stretch of beach, Playa Carillo looked nicer.

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Fort Smith
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Absolutely loved our 5 day stay at Villas Playa Samara. A couple of minor issues but overall a great stay. We read the reviews before coming and were prepared for some bumps which were few.. The staff was very acommodating (bonus thank you to Walter Morales) the food was good the scenery can not be beat and the atmosphere very... More

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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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