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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ocean Seafari Tour in Samara
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Beautiful, beautiful beach

This is a great family beach, close to shops and restaurants, calm waves, a great place to learn to surf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
cboydbarrett
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great family beach, close to shops and restaurants, calm waves, a great place to learn to surf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like high (5-7 ft) but very mellow waves without being worried about currents, if you like to hang out at the many bars or surf or swim, if you want to enjoy the great views and the soft sands, this is the place to be !

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emeryville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quiet beach, water was wonderful, lots of nearby restaurants and shops, town is very nice. TripAdvisor won't let me submit my review unless it's at least 100 characters long which it now is.

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Tijuana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying at Samara beach it is a quiet beach with very few tourists, loved the scenary, weather and warm waters.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach, seemed perfect for surfing, very wide, nice waves, good sand. The town is so-so, stores are not the nicest and not the cheapest either. Beach didn't feel safe enough that you could leave your stuff and go in the water. Not physically unsafe at all, though.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience a true local atmosphere, spend a few days in Playa Samara. We went on a family vacation to Costa Rica for 10 days in July/Aug 2016. There were 18 people in our group ages 8-74. We spend three days in Playa Samara. It's got a very cool, local, funky vibe with a couple of organic... More 

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Thank Ann S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Us girls needed a getaway & Sámara was the perfect place! Locals were friendly and welcoming. We spent most of our time relaxing on the beach and making friends.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The large crescent shaped beach is perfect for the family. My kids enjoyed jumping in the waves. We saw beginner surfers learning to surfer, people playing volleyball and other games. The area is huge so there's plenty of room for joggers and sunbathers alike. The palm trees made good shade in the hot sun. Very much enjoyed relaxing in Samara.

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Oakville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach is very clean. Higher waves are about 2 meters about 25 meters from shore and water is still only about 1.5 meters deep at that point, Great for learning surfers and boogy boards. Outdoor restaurants, and cafes are numerous along the beach, all with a casual laid back vibe. Carillo Beach on the next bay is beautiful for picnic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this beach... very nice and clean compared to others nearby. Great options of excursions and this beach is dog friendly.

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