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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely crescent of golden sand and sunsets. Can watch the fishermen brining in their catch. Some boat rips but more from the main town

Thank kateandmark
Reviewed yesterday

Wow, what a beach. Backed by palm trees, gentle surf. Lots of families, lots of kids, lots of dogs! Perfect for a great day at the beach.

Thank CenterMtraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed up at the mountains and went often to Playa Samara. Has great waves even during low tide, but not too high. Water can be a bit crowded with surfers during high tide. It's a great beach for taking long walks. Sun doesn't set...More

Thank indiramueller
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautyful beaches at and around Samara. Good infrastructure. Nice restaurants right at the waterfront. Saw there more monkeys than in the National parks visited. Forget about Manuel Antonio, better go and stay in Samara.

Thank dadone85716
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired bikes and cycled along the bay on the sand at low tide - Marvellous. Saw Scarlet Macaws and an Osprey and lots of pelicans. Quiet even though high season.

Thank Nel v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not super crowded with nice beach, great restaurants and wonderful people! I wish I would’ve stayed at one of the downtown hotels ... Can’t wait to go back!

Thank Marius B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calm surf for beginners, sand for young kids to play in,and the most chill setting for a beach ever. Many of the beachfront restaurants seem to not mind if you camping out there for hours to enjoy the beach while ordering food and drink, sand...More

Thank ahirata
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you reach the sand and waves, you forget all the pain that took to be there; the road is a nightmare - speed bumpers all over the places, all kinds of auto vehicles on the road - from excavators to golf carts and from...More

1  Thank MirOvr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Nice horse back ride on the beach. Water is clean. Easy to access. Nice Italian beach bar/caffee. Very kids friendly.

Thank jakobElGreco
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful place to swim, boogie board, learn to surf and soak up some sun. We pluncked ourselves down in front of the Gusto Beach Restaurant where there were some chaises' and umbrellas. Drinks were reasonable and the mango mint shake/smoothy was exceptional....More

Thank packinlight
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November 7, 2016|
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Response from garkar | Reviewed this property |
It isn't really a party town. More family oriented with primarily restaurants, not pubs so much.
March 5, 2016|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
We used Samara Adventure Co for a dolphin/snorkelling tour. It was excellent. The Samara Info Center has many more activities to do in and around Samara. Enjoy!
Winniek W
February 23, 2016|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
We just got back 2 weeks ago. Didn't see any dog poop. The beach is amazingly clean.