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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful beach with a lot going on! It's not the most pristine beach we saw during our visit, but it is the one (potentially only one in the area) that gives you a great beach experience with lots of eating and drinking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kristen009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a couple miles of beach here with nearly no people. It's a great place to find shells or swim and even surf if you're not too good at it. You have the nice tide pools at low tide as well. You can enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank native-travels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beach does not appear to be cleaned or managed in any way. Lots of debris and rubbish swept in from the ocean. Not a powdery sand , quite corse or muddy in places.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pdorgan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you could want - great surfing waves for learning on high tide, excellent skimboarding on low tide, safe shallow waters for kids to play, but with some waves for bodysurfing and fun, great bars and restaurants along the highwater line, surf schools, beach volleyball,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judd C
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Better than tamarindo!!!! Best place to learn how to surf. People are more relaxed and friendly! Beach is awesome!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eva-Maria_Bischof
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Although I am not a surfer, I was able to watch some surfers catching great waves. Along the beach there is places to rent kayaks and surfboards. They provide surfing lessons as well. The beach has a fun vibe to it. Many locals selling Costa...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place! The Customer service is the best! The food is delicious! The owners are so nice! I saw 2 cute cats🐱

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sussy S
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I love this beach, the waters are warm, shallow and family friendly. There are several beachfront restaurants and many water activities. Not too touristy with a local feel. The roads are paved and an easy drive. The Samara Info Center was very helpful too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CEC131
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Lovely beach, with views of the island, you can seat and watch the surfers 🏄, or just lap up the sun

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 303chrissie
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We drove down from Potrero and the drive was fun. When we arrive we headed to the beach for sunset and dinner. The waves were crashing and we watched the surfers till it grew dark and they came in. Then we stopped for dinner and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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amunoz4242
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Trotsky999 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Liberia airport is about 2 hours away. We fly there all the time
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calders83
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.
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CKE
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!
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