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Address: Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2656 2424
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Description: We are a free information center for residents and tourists of Samara...
We are a free information center for residents and tourists of Samara & Carrillo and surrounding area. Our services extend from directions or bus schedules to recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, attractions, tours, transportation and events as well as what is happening in the community this week. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to promote your event or business. Thank you, Brenda Be Happy, Have Fun!
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Must stop by here and meet these expats. Located near Lo Que Hay. I doubt you have a question about Costa Rica they can't answer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Staci S
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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Must stop by here and meet these expats. Located near Lo Que Hay. I doubt you have a question about Costa Rica they can't answer!

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new jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Brenda has a wealth of information and is willing to share it. She emailed me info on car rentals before we left the US, which helped me recognize a good deal when I saw one. She booked us a kayak tour, and also tried to book us same-day a macaw tour but the venue didn't respond. However, she communicated to... More 

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Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This info center offers tours and activities in and away from Samara. It is located in downtown Samara. Knowledgeable staff.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hello E, Thank you for that review. Much appreciated! It was nice to have been able to help you out! Glad that you found us since we are not right on the main road :) Hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Colorado
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I contacted Brenda via email a few weeks prior to our trip regarding a night time turtle nesting tour. She promptly responded to me with some options. As our vacation got closer, she contacted me again wanting to know if we were still interested. We weren't staying in Playa Samara so she gave us pricing for the extra transportation from... More 

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for that top notch review! Really appreciate it! Super excited you got to see the process of the turtles laying their eggs! YEY!!! It was a pleasure to be able to help you before and during your trip and to know that my follow up emails helped! I am sure we will see each other... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Chris and Brenda are "The" people to know here!!! If Costa Rica has it... they know about it!! They can and will "Freely" help you have the vacation of your life. A wealth of knowledge and experience to serve all your needs. They honestly like helping people and their reputation precedes them ...

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi T, thanks so much for that amazing review!! It is always nice to see your smiling face pass by the office! Thanks for the fishing reports! You know we are here if you need anything at all :) More 

Philadelphia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Brenda has a wealth of knowledge available and is not wed to any one particular vendor so she can steer you where you will be happiest. We were in Samara/Carrillo during SemanaSanta. It is really really crazy here at that time- Carrillo beach is wall to wall cars. She was able to find a fisherman to take us out and... More 

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Muchas gracias! Thank you for that awesome review! It was really nice to be able to help you out during Easter, for sure a crazy time here. Glad you enjoyed yourself! Pretty sure we will see you again in the future!! Warm hugs! More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Brenda was terrific. None of the hard-sell stuff. She knows everything about the region and will arrange tours or provide suggestions. The great thing is, it doesn't cost you a thing.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for that awesome review! You completely understood the core of what we do and our entire concept so thank you! It was nice being able to help you. Hope to see you again in the near future!!! More 

Castle Pines, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in and spoke with Christopher and he was a wealth of knowledge for not only Samara, but the rest of Costa Rican and Pamana. Gave us recommendations on planning our visit to northern Panama. Awesome service to travelers.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi D & R, it was great meeting you and helping you out. Wish I could have been of more help with the rest of your trip to Panama and then back to CR. I really hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation! Let us know if you need anything else at all!!! And thank you for the bottle!!!... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Brenda earnestly tried to help me get a car rental for a week during the volcano eruption. These people work hard and are the place to go for info.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

HI T, thanks for the 5* review. Really appreciate it. Sorry we were unable to get you a car but super glad you did manage to find one YEY! It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope to see yo again in the near future :) More 

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Brenda is amazing! She has the pulse on everything to do, where to get what you need, car rentals, hotel rooms, etc... And she intervenes if there are any problems. I can't say enough good things about her.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi P, thank you so much for that awesome review! It was always a pleasure to be able to help you with anything you needed. I do hope to see you in the near future!!! Warm hugs! More 

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