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Address: | Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50626560920
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter...

Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is in Dry Tropical forest and contains various species of plants and animals including monkeys, birds, mammals, and amphibians. The hike takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete - private hikes are completed at 7am or 3:00 pm and are led by experienced and bilingual guides.

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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
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Great Hike

My husband and I joined four others on our tour of the Trails with Hanzel. We were picked up from our hostel at 0700 and got back around 1045. During our hike we saw bats, owls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2016
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Petawawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Our guide Bernie was very knowledgeable and proud to tell us all about the history, geography, flora and fauna of Costa Rica. We embarked on a 31/2 hour hiking tour. We saw bats, monkeys, iguana, termites, coati, spiders, many birds, trees and incredible panoramic views of the bay in Samarra.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

My husband and I joined four others on our tour of the Trails with Hanzel. We were picked up from our hostel at 0700 and got back around 1045. During our hike we saw bats, owls, coatimundis, howler monkeys, porcupines and many birds. The view of Samara and La Carillo from the top is worth the hike. We had a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We went on the 3 pm guided tour, and it was amazing! We met the guide at the info center in Samara, but they also pick up at any area hotel. Our guide Hanzel was smart and funny. He was super well-informed about the reserve, the ecology of the area, and the history of his nation. He started pointing out... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Our hike was filled with wildlife, and vegetation as any nature enthsiast would wish for - owls, howler monkeys, guanacaste trees, and even a coati. It was a nice blend of moderate uphill climbs and sinuous cleared trail. Our guide was extremely knowledgable, friendly, and engaging. Well worth the experience.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We are here with our two very young children (and their grandparents). I would highly recommend this tour for anyone fit enough to walk a few miles on dirt and rock trail. There are some ups and downs but mostly moderate trail. We saw lots on monkeys, coatis, and many birds. Some of the birds included; Tragon, Manakin, Motmot, Hoffmans... More 

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Thank Andy G
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Hansel and his colleague ( sorry can't remember his name) provided a very informative and entertaining 2.5 hour hike. We were a group of 6 adults and 7 children . We learned so much about the local trees, vegitation and animals and it brought us out to an incredible view of Playa Samara. It was well worth the effort of... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

The reviews are accurate. The pick was on time and Hansel was a fantastic tour guide. We got to sample a few fruits and saw lots of unique birds. Howler monkeys were all around. Spotted a couple of owls too. Oh yeah, bats! My wife was not thrilled. The views are fantastic at the top but be advised you need... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

A walk in the woods and a chance to get to know the tropical hardwood trees. The guide was excellent . Go in the morning before it gets too hot. Good value and no long dusty trip on a bumpy road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience with our guide Bernie. Very knowledgeable and kind. Beautiful hike, incredible views and good exercise. Thank you, Bernie!

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New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

One of our favorite experiences in Samara - Hansel was a great guide who was knowledgeable and excited to share information on the forest. Recommended. Note that a few sections of trail are a bit steep for those not in the best shape.

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