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Samara-Carrillo Info Center

Address: Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2656 2424
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Playa Samara
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: We are a free information center for residents and tourists of Samara & Carrillo and surrounding...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: 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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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was because of Brenda that we were able to come to Playa Samara at the last minute for our Xmas vacation. Thank you so much for your time finding us a place for my husband and three children. You and your husband go out of your way to help tourists. We were able to stay at the new Montelaguna... More 

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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Brenda is the best! We found her advice to be flawless, her suggestions to be spot-on and all the arrangements she made for us came off without a hitch. They've moved, and are now located on the beach road just a little south of Gusto Beach Restaurant.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is the most definitive single place with website for information about the Sámara and Carrillo area regarding pretty much what there is to do and where to go and how to get there (one-stop shop?). Long time residents man the office and web site and really know the area, it's people, and it's businesses. Not all of the good/worth... More 

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

Thank you so much for that awesome review! It is great to know that what we know helps tourists and residents alike! That is the entire concept of our business and the reason we started this! We hope to continue to make a positive difference for this community :) More 

Valdez, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My husband, daughter and I had a huge problem on our last night in Samara, and Brenda at the Info. Center came to our rescue. Due to a lack of communication during the planning stages of our trip, we suddenly realized that we had no place to stay for our last night....pretty embarrassing. My husband was in charge of flight... More 

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

Hi K, thank you for that great review! Chris and I really appreciate it! We are always happy to help people, specially during the Christmas season and specially when they are in a bit of a jam. I am glad we were able to find accommodations and that you were able to enjoy your vacation fully! I know you will... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

For anyone who is planning a trip to Samara, your first stop should be to the Samara Information Center. Brenda and Christopher, the operators, are truly amazing – very friendly and super-helpful. They are like your own personal concierge! During our trip this Christmas, Brenda arranged a fabulous hiking tour and then super-relaxing massages for my daughters and myself right... More 

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

Hi ME, thanks so much for that awesome review. We really appreciate it! It is always a great pleasure to see all you guys in Samara and be able to help you make your vacation easier and full of fun! See you back here soon!!! More 

Alliston, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Brenda and Christopher are fantastic. Right from arranging our transport from the airport to tours and suggestions for restaurants and shopping. My wife is Celiac (gluten allergy) and Christopher gave us the whole low down on Gluten free Samara. Even if you don't need anything stop by and chat.

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

Hi B, it was great to meet you and your family! We are glad we were able to help you make the most out of your vacation! i am sure we will see you guys again one day in the near future! Have fun! More 

Somerset, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have stopped in to ask two questions since I arrived in Samara. Both times I came away with great information and a sense, that these are people that sincerely want to make sure your stay is excellent. Thank you, the advice you provided was exactly on target.

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

Thanks so much for that awesome review! You totally got who we are and what we are all about! We hope to see you again in Samara!!! Have fun! More 

Knowlton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Brenda and Chris are incredibly nice and generous, always ready with helpful info, resources and referrals. Their website is also an indispensable resource. Ask about their discount coupons for local restaurants (5-10% off at many places). Gracias, amigos! See you soon.

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

Hi A, thanks for the review! Always very much appreciated. Glad we were able to help you and that you found our web site useful. YEY!! Hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been using the info center now for the three years that we have been visiting Samara. They are always quick to respond to any questions that we have had & have been wonderful in helping to arrange transportation to and from the airport.

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

Thanks for this great review! Glad to know we have been helpful throughout the years! hope to see you again in the near future!!! More 

Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A must for your Samara trip and surrounding area. Brenda and Chris are your main source of information and are always willing to help. My grandson and I stopped in first thing while in Samara. He always likes to say hi to Brenda (think he has a little crush on her) We enquired about the turtles as last March we... More 

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

Hi L, it is always great to see you and your grandson in Samara! He is sweet! Thanks for the referrals!!! Glad you had such a great experience and that we were able to help you with that! See you again in the ear future!!! More 

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