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“Just wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Samara-Carrillo Info Center

Samara-Carrillo Info Center
Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2424
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Ranked #1 of 28 Activities in Playa Samara
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sightseeing Tours
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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!
Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Just wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I stopped in to get a bit of information and the help was wonderful. The staff took time to sit down with me to explain culture and diretions. this is a must see if you are in the area and want to travel and sight see. I wonder how they do earn some money other than the small gift shop in the center?

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
It was so great to have met you after communicating via email for so long. I stopped by the hotel the other day to say hello but you guys had left already. Hope to see you again in the future. Many people ask us how we make a living. We have a web site that promotes the community and although all the services we provide to the client are 100% free some businesses will give us a commission. The souvenir shop is run by someone else and we have absolutely no affiliation with them.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful people full of helpful info”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were staying in Carrillo and stopped into the info center to find out about an overnight trip to Monteverde. We were so lucky to meet Brenda there. She is lovely and amazingly helpful. She helped us decide on tours suited to our family and then helped us find a place to stay. She even made all the reservations for us. It was so easy! I would recommend anyone staying in the area to stop by and talk to Brenda. Thanks again for helping to make our tip so memorable.

Visited September 2013

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
It was such a pleasure to help you and your family. I am glad I was able to make your vacation memorable! That means a lot to me. I hope to see you again in the near future!
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Brussels
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Super service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Was the last day on our holiday in samara and we were returning to san jose. I was looking for something to spend the last day there. Brenda helped us to find something and took care of everything. She even phoned us in our hotel in san jose to inform us about a change in the tour, this is what i call service. Especiall as you know its FREE...

Visited August 2013
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for this great review! It was a pleasure to help you! We hope to see you back in Samara again!!! Take care :)
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“They deserve an award”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Brenda was so helpful prior to our trip. She is full of resources for travelers. [Sorry brenda we stopped by to say hello but you were traveling that day. next time!]

Visited August 2013
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hello L, thank you so much for that sweet review. So bummed that I was not here when you stopped by. Yes, NEXT time for sure :)
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Samara & Carrillo Info Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I agree with the other reviewers a thousand percent! Brenda and Chris are simply the best source in the Samara- Carrillo area! They are a great resource for any activities that you might want to check out not only in this area but the whole country.
Brenda worked with us prior to coming to the trip and always responded quickly to any concerns that we had. We used their services from day one starting with the great ride that we had from Liberia airport. Brenda even helped us save money as she was able to find people to share the expenses for the Monteverde Cloud forest trip. Chris gave us good restaurant recommendations.We.were able to have a memorable, stressfree experience in Costa Rica thanks to Brenda and Chris!

Visited July 2013

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hi C & G, thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was a real pleasure to help you guys out and to get to know you a bit more. The picture with you guys on the horses is great! What a view! Thank you for sharing. Chris and I look forward to seeing you back here in the future because we know you want to come back :)

Warm hugs from Samara!
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