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Samara-Carrillo Info Center

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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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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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So helpful!

The couple that run the info centre were so helpful, and give good, honest information. We asked a lot of questions about things we could see while in the Samara area, and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
elizabeth613
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Ottawa, Canada
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New York City, New York
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly greeted and given the info we needed. We asked about. Some activities and were given helpful advice.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The couple that run the info centre were so helpful, and give good, honest information. We asked a lot of questions about things we could see while in the Samara area, and they were honest about which tours were worth it and which ones weren't. We ended up with a fantastic day touring around on ATVs on our own. Thanks... More 

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Thank elizabeth613
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi E! Thank you for this review! You are the best! It was a pleasure to answer all your questions! Hope you come back to Samara and we can repeat this process LOL :) More 

Alberta
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had Brenda book our transport from the airport and also our rental car weeks before we arrived. Both were there as promised! While in Samara hubby needed a massage and within 2 hours Christopher had one arranged for that afternoon with a professional. When your Spanish is basically nil a service like this is great.

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Thank JoannR1
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi J, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was a great pleasure to help you before and during you vaca in Samara! I am sure we will see you again in Samara! More 

Boston, MA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is almost too good to be true, but it's all true: we were unhappy because we chose to stay in Potrero not realizing that the waves in the Ocean were too big in that whole region for our very small kids to swim. And as we all love to swim in calm waters, somebody suggested to go to Samara... More 

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

WOW A, that was an amazing review, thank you! I am glad you contacted us and excited that I was able to find you and your family a hotel that would fit your needs! Very happy to hear you enjoyed Samara and that you will be back!! More 

Ventnor City, New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live chatted with Brenda on the website prior to leaving NJ for Samara and she gave me a ton of really right-on info from the need to rent a car based on where we were staying (everyone else said we wouldn't need one- we NEEDED one, she was right!) to suggesting a great nature walk (awesome!). Upon arrival we... More 

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Thank beachgirl541124
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi D & K, you guys rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! It is people like you that keeps up doing what we do! Super glad we were helpful before and during your vacation. We will for sure see each other in the future! More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had several communications with Brenda prior to arriving in Samara. Chat and emails exchanged were very helpful in gathering information and Brenda assisted in pre-booking a hike and an ATV tour before we arrived. The Info Center was the first place we visited after we arrived and got settled. Again, Brenda was extremely helpful in assisting us with orienting... More 

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Thank KMacK16
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi K, Thanks so much for this awesome review! It was a pleasure to help you before and during your vacation! I hope to do it again soon! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brenda helped us book a trip to the Arenal volcano area and the trip went really well. We have stopped in on many occasions for information and advice. Highly recommend you consult them when looking for info or booking trips.

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Thank Lucytoby33
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi L, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Glad we were able to help you! Hope to do it again in the near future! More 

Montreal, Canada
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91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christopher and Brenda are truly wonderful people. We had questions about many tours and attractions and things to do in and around Samara and they answered all our questions and beyond. They helped with shuttles for friends meeting up with me, for a turtle tour, things to do and see in Monteverde, basically we spoke to them every day, even... More 

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Thank Sabrina1176
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi S, you rock! Thank you for that amazing review! It was our pleasure to see you every day and be able to answer your questions! We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Wyckoff, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have 2 comments. The first one has nothing to do with the center but with the payment policy of Samara Adventures who insisted on pre paying for the tour in full beforehand. On the day of the tour only 2 family members could go on the tour because of illness. We had prepaid for 4 people. They eventually refunded... More 

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

Hi H, so sorry that things did not go smoothly for you on these things. I do want to apologize for the miss communication, it was totally our fault. December was ridiculously crazy busy and inevitable, some things fell through the cracks. I am sorry your was one of them. I also apologized to the operator for showing up when... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a general idea of what types of activities we were interested in but Brenda helped us make the reservations and arrange all the details quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend this service.

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Thank lauradr3
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi L, thank you for taking the time to write this awesome review! Glad you and your friends had a good time. For sure you chose great activities and and I am glad you enjoyed them!! Take care and say hi to R for me :) More 

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