My friend and I just returned from Samara. We stayed 6 nights at Bambula and have nothing but positive things to say. Pierre was very informative and full of wonderful suggetions. We took a shuttle from San Jose to Samara and were more than pleased with the transportation. I'm glad we weren't doing the driving. Our primary goal was to unwind and get away. We loved having the kitchenette and eating our breakfast, lunch, snacks at Bambula and then heading out in the evening for a meal. Most restaurants have casadas (meal of rice, beans, plantains, salad and meat) and we ate a number of them at a number of locations. They were fabulous and we totally fresh! We felt very safe walking around late in the evening and both of us would even consider returning solo for a get-away vacation.
We did not miss not having a vehicle. We walked everywhere and one day, took the bus to Carillo Beach. Carillo is even more beautiful than Samara - it is a must see!
Our days consisted of a morning at the beach, trip to the grocery store, a dip in the pool and then a lazy afternoon with a cocktail and appetizer in the apartment. We'd head out for dinner and then a little music, watching a soccer game with the locals or a trip to the rodeo. Back to Bambula for a a late night blender drink while enjoying the pool.
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