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Address: | Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2656 0920
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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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Incredible hike with some amazing views.

The hike was moderately difficult with several steep hills but the scenery and views were well worth the sweat. Berny, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the plants and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 8, 2016
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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The hike was moderately difficult with several steep hills but the scenery and views were well worth the sweat. Berny, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the plants and animals and stopped frequently to point out some interesting specimens. He even carried a periscope on his back throughout the entire hike so that we could get a better look at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Great hike with fabulous views, don't forget your bug spray. I did the 7 am hike and it wonderful to learn about the different species of plants and animals in Samara.

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Alvaro T, Propietario at Samara Trails, responded to this review

Hola! First we want to thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. Is great to hear you had a good time,that is our main goal. We hope to see you in the future around Samara. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I had the privilege of going on a guided tour with my wife and mom. Our guide, Berny was very knowledgeable, patient, and customer service oriented. We had the entire 237 acre reserve to ourselves. We saw tons of animals! At the end of the tour we had fresh fruit and other refreshments. Superb experience overall!

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Alvaro T, Director General at Samara Trails, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you so much for taking your time to write us review! Pura Vida! More 

Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We did two attractions with Samara Trails. Local guides were excellent (skills and equipments). At the end of the trips, they offered very fresh fruits and drinks. Good times and beautiful country. Thanks a lot !

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Alvaro T, Director General at Samara Trails, responded to this review

Hola! So happy you enjoyed both tours! Hopefully we will see you again in Playa Samara. Pura Vida. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Having only been in Costa Rica for a couple of days (studying Spanish with Intercultura in Samara), I thought it would be a good idea to absorb some of the surrounding nature. This tour was fantastic! Our guide, Bernie (I hope I spelled that right), was very knowledgeable and as a bonus, passionate about his work, which definitely showed! I've... More 

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Hola! Thank you so much for your beautiful review ! Hopefully we will see you again in Playa Samara. Pura Vida! More 

Petawawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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