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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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Informational Angels!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Concord, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Chris, Betty and (trainee) Debbie are North American ex-pats who staff this conveniently located info desk steps from the beach in the middle of town. Knowledgeable, friendly, not pushy - they are like independent travel agents - they don't have an agenda and they are as eager to help you with a question about your trip as to book an... More 

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St jean de matha Quebec Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had some informations about a blood test clinic and for the turtle expedition very professionnal and well situated near the beach

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

Glad we were able to help with the medical suggestion and that you got to go on the turtle expedition! Super excited you found us in our new location on the beach! See you in the near future, I hope :) More 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My college son and I were visiting friends in Samara last week during his Spring Break. They introduced us to Brenda and Christopher, who helped us plan our kayak/snorkel trip and our 3-hour guided hike. Both were excellent excursions with great guides! We thank you so much for helping create our wonderful memories of Costa Rica!!

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

Your welcome!! I am glad that you enjoyed your time in Samara and that we were able to help you make the best out if it! See you again during your son's next spring break :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Brenda helped two different friends who came to Samara to find a place to stay and to book cabs to and from the airport and she helped me to plan the next part of my trip to nicaragua by bus with different options and informations about the border.. And thanks to her, everything went really well!!

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

Hi S, It was truly a pleasure to help you and your friends! Glad our advise make your vacation smoother! Hope to be able to do that again for you and your friends soon!!! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The owners of Carrilo info centre have the right idea, set up an ultra friendly, free service on the beach. People at Carrilo I dealt with were extremely helpful and understanding. I booked two trips through them and unfortunate circumstances meant I had to cancel and on both occasions they were very understanding and full refunds were received. To get... More 

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

Hi R, Thank you for that wonderful review! It was a pleasure to help you even though you had to cancel the activities. That just means you have to come back to Carrillo again!!! See you soon! :) More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Looking for the best visitor info in Samara, go to this info centre. Not only will you get great info and assistance, you will meet two wonderful people who have great stories to share!

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

Hi L, thank you for that wonderful review! It was great to meet you and have a chance to chat with you for a bit! Hope to be able to help you out again in the near future! More 

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There's nothing to dislike. These guys are excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. If you are stuck for a cab in Samara and don't fancy taking an unofficial cab, these guys will even call you one. Very good!!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us! It was a pleasure to help you and we are sure we will see you again in the future :) More 

Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I just returned from my second trip to Samara in eight months. Brenda was instrumental in helping me make plans for both my trips....from a getaway to the cloud forest, finding the perfect places to stay, to booking tourist attractions in Samara....Brenda had the answers. She is now helping me guide a friend and her husband with their upcoming travel... More 

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

HI C, thanks for that review! Really appreciate it! It is always a pleasure to help you and your family and friends and it is so nice to always see you with a smile as you pas by the office waving hola! It brightens up our day! So see you soon in Samara again :) Looking forward to it! Say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Let me start off by saying this is the ONLY place I have needed to visit for gathering information about Samara and Costa Rica in general. It is truly a one stop shop. My fiancé and I have used the help of Chris and Brenda on several occasions and we have not once been disappointed with the info they provided... More 

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

Hi B, you made C tear up with this amazing review, thank you so much! It really was such a pleasure to help you and your fiance. You guys are the reason we do what we do every day. So glad to have met you and I am sure we will see you in Samara again! Best of luck in... More 

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