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Samara Trails

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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About Samara Trails
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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Guanacaste’s tropical dry forest is one of Central America’s most vulnerable ecosystems, home to a rich variety of wildlife including howler monkeys, deer, and parrots. On this guided hiking tour, stroll through Werner Sauter Biological Reserve while your guide teaches you about the region’s wildlife and the history of indigenous people who once called these forests home. Your guide navigates, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery and spot native wildlife.
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Kate R wrote a review Jun 2022
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A very nice hike through the forest, with a great view of Playa Samara and a beautiful stream on the way down. Our guide was very nice, able to point out some things, and it was fun to see the mango, teak, pineapple and other fruit bearing plants on the way in. You’ll likely see bats and howler monkeys, and make sure to wear sneakers! If you’ve already been on nature tours elsewhere, you may not get anything new from this one. Still, a pretty hike and lovely view.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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fineartsfer wrote a review Feb 2022
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica2 contributions
Had a great time hiking! Lots of information, great morning workout. Amazing view at the mirador. A must do when you visit Playa Samara.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Liam M wrote a review Feb 2022
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Francisco, our guide, was super knowledge and took the time to teach us a lot about the unique ecosystem. We got to see plenty of wildlife and some neat plants!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Mary Stanley wrote a review Jun 2021
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Beautiful morning hike. Our guide, Luis, was extremely knowledgeable and very nice . I highly recommend this tour I if you’re visiting Samara Beach. You learn so much about the habit and creatures living in the dry forest from the professionals.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Tedtoolbox wrote a review Dec 2019
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Only minutes from Samara, but you feel like you are far from everything. Marlon was a great knowledgable guide who showed us the why Samara is a unique and special ecosystem. Hike includes some hills but should be manageable by most.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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