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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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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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We stopped by here a couple of times during our time in Samara. The first time we got there right at closing, but they were still helpful with a map of the town. The second day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Springfield, VA
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Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here a couple of times during our time in Samara. The first time we got there right at closing, but they were still helpful with a map of the town. The second day we talked with the owner and he gave us good advice and where to go. It's a quick stop and worth your while!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We used Samara Info Center to book a private waterfall tour and a massage and it was handled fantastically. We especially loved the La Roca private waterfall tour, and we'd definitely recommend it for someone who wants an immersive Costa Rican experience.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've retired here in Sámara and the folks here were extremely helpful during my advance planning. I found them to be very responsive and well informed.

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

Thanks you for that great review! I am super glad we were able to help you get the information necessary beforehand to make the big move! Looking forward to continuing to help you while you get adjusted to the wonderful little town! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Thisplace is chock full of pamphlets. Lots of things to do in the area. Helpful staff and right in the heart of everything going on in Sámara. Stop by get some printed info or ask questions for more one on one information.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write that great review. Really appreciate it. I am glad that we were able to answer your questions and have info at our office that helped you. Hope to see you again in the future! More 

Nebraska
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Once again, Chris and Brenda helped me arrive safely to Samara. I have used their services in the past and each time, the adventure worked out perfectly. All transportation was on time, all excursions were fun, and all hotels were perfect according to my standards. I will be relying on them again in the future and continue to recommend their... More 

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

C, you are the best. It is always great to see your smiling face in Samara and hope that one day you will be a full time resident here with your husband! Glad we were able to help you again with all your needs and that everything went smoothly. See you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We are only in Playa Samara for two days so wanted to fit in a few activities. Attempts to contact individual companies for different activities proved unfruitful so we popped in to the centre . Guiliana was very helpful and had us booked for a dolphin tour followed by zip lining for the next day- all booked and paid for... More 

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

Hi N, thank you for that amazing review! I am glad Giulia was helpful in setting you up with the activities you wanted to do! Next year you are just going to have to come for a longer stay to do all the rest of the fun activities in Samara :) More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and the Samara Info Center was a vital part of what made our trip successful. Brenda was available to answer all of our questions, and she helped us to experience the best of Samara and beyond. Highly recommended!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I am super excited that I was part of making your vacation a success and I was happy to see you enjoy yourself! See you next year! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Whatever info or arrangements you need for Samara/Carillo, Brenda, Chris,and staff have it! Friendly, enthusiastic, and always willing to help! We talked with them many times before and during our trip, and they made sure we had a great week in the area! Do not neglect this valuable resource when planning your stay here!

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

Hi K! It was really a pleasure to help you and to be able to talk to you before and during your vacation in Samara. It was always nice to see your smiling face! I am sure we will see you back here next year! More 

Foster, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

extremely helpful and non-biased. be sure you go there right away for excellent advice and service...all FREE :)

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

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad that you found us helpful and non-biased. That is our goal! Let us know if you need anything else in the future while planning your next visit to Samara :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

The man in the shop was great. I'm sorry I don't remember his name. However he helped us reserve a car, with restraunts, and more. Go there and check it out. Oh and it is free.

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

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Chris was the gentleman who helped you and he really is great! Glad he was able to help with all your needs :) Hope to see you again in Samara. More 

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