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Samara Adventure Company

Downtown, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
+50626560920
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Ranked #3 of 24 activities in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Think of us as your one-stop shopping for the perfect Samara Beach vacation. Why piece the different elements together yourself when we can do the... more » Owner description: Think of us as your one-stop shopping for the perfect Samara Beach vacation. Why piece the different elements together yourself when we can do the work for you. We know every place in town and can match you and your family with the best hotel, tour, or transportation service. We are direct operators of Kayak, snorkeling, and bike trips as well as day visits to national parks. « less
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Heredia, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The folks at the Tico Adventure Lodge arranged a dolphin tour for me with the Samara Adventure Company--it was a great way to spend a few hours on the water seeing the local wildlife. We saw spotted dolphins (breaching and hunting behaviour) and sea turtles, and got followed by a hungry brown pelican. We then went snorkeling along the barrier... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A Sámara Adventure Co. transport van picked us up at our hotel to take us Stand Up Paddle Boarding around 8 AM on 7/10. They dropped us off at Playa Sámara Sur where we met our guide, Fabricio. Because we were beginners, he gave us a comprehensive lesson before we set out on the water. His English and instructions were... More

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hi Tyler!! Thank you for your review!! We're so glad to know that you had a great time here in Playa Sámara and especially that you were happy about the services & tours you reserved through our company. We gonna let Fabricio know that he did a great job. If we can help you with anything else don't hesitate to... More

Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I want to thank Samara Adventure Company for helping make our vacation wonderful. Our drivers, Alex, who drove us from our rafting trip to Playa Samara, and Rodrigo, who drove us to the airport (even though Costa Rica was playing in the World Cup!) were both so wonderful and kind. Rodrigo helped me with my Spanish to entire drive to... More

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hi Kathy!! Thank you for sharing a review about your experience with our company. Our team really appreciate to know that you were pleased about the services & tours you took with us, in your case the transportation and the Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling Tour, and that you were content about our drivers Alex, Rodrigo and also the tour guide.... More

Redondo Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had a great tour from Samara Adventure Company two days in a row (I split my group in half). The can came to pick us up on time, it was clean, and it was comfortable. Fabrezio (sp?) was our guide both days. He explained everything clearly in English. I especially liked that he was concerned for everyone's safety. He was... More

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Buenos dias!! Thanks a lot for your review! We really appreciate to know that you enjoyed the tour you took with us and also that you were content with the guide's effort and explanations. We always put our clients' safety first and we're glad to hear that you felt safe on the tour. It would be a pleasure for us... More

Superior, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We planned our vacation excursions for 10 people weeks in advance all via e-mail with Viola. She was very patient, helpful, friendly, efficient and professional. We used Samara for several excursions as well as transportation to and from Liberia airport. We were able to customize some tours and also re-schedule due to illness. The guides and drivers were always on-time... More

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Dear Donna, Thank you so much for your review!! I really enjoyed helping you planning your vacation and I'm even happier knowing that you enjoyed it :-) Really glad to hear about how you've experienced all the tours and transports in Sámara. It would be great to see your family back some day, hoping that you would all stay healthy... More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I was planning my 2 week trip for many months in advance and already had a tour company in mind I had discussions with. One of my "must" do was the safari float and I wanted to do it as a connection from Arenal to Samara area and was thinking of the stand up paddle also offered as a connection... More

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hi Les, we're so pleased to see you took the time to write a review about us!! It's great to read you've enjoyed working with us so much. As we're not only a tour operator but also a vacation planner it's great to read something from someone who has enjoyed these services as well. And your review makes us feel... More

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This company offers many fun adventures. One fun one is the kayaking. Right from the moment you are picked up from your hotel everyone is nice to you. You get driven to a beach where people get on groups of two for kayaking. You then go down two different rivers. The whole trip takes about two hours. During the trip... More

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hola!! Thank you for your nice review!! We're glad to hear you had a good time on the River Kayak tour and that you had such a good feeling about everyone. We always want to give this extra touch of service: the fruits, drinks, pictures, pick-up, and it's good to hear you've enjoyed it!! Please feel welcome back to Sámara... More

Oxford, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our vacation rental agent, Louise Tangri, arranged for a driver for us from the Liberia Airport to our vacation property in Samara ( 2hr drive). When we arrived in Liberia our driver, Rodrigo, was there waiting for us with a clearly labelled sign with my name on it. Rodrigo is employed by Samara Adventure Company. He was friendly and helpful... More

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hi Nathalie!! Thank you for writing your review. We're really glad to hear you had such a good welcome in the beautiful Costa Rica! We defenitely believe that the first impressions you get in a new country are really important. And even more to feel safe and comfortable. We're proud to hear that we did a good job on that... More

Port of Spain, Trinidad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We did both surfing and stand-up paddling with Fabricio who was excellent. He arrived early, briefed us properly and was very professional while also being very fun. Fabricio always made sure we were safe and is full of fun quotes and 'surfer wisdom' that was very entertaining. He also had good knowledge of the area and was just an all... More

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hola Alicia!! Thank you for your review! Nice to hear that you had such a good time with Fabricio, and thank for the comments about the office as well! It's great to hear our work and service is appreciated! You're always welcome to catch some more waves and obtain some more Surferswisdom!! Pura Vida! :-) More

Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We went on the river kayak tour and the kayaking/snorkeling trip. Both were great and highlights of our 2 week stay in Samara. Alex was an excellent guide..helpful and knowledgeable.

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davidortega, Owner at Samara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hola!! Great to hear you've had two nice adventures!! You're always welcome for a third or a fourth!! ;-) Pura Vida!! More

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