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Playa Junquillal or Playa Samara?

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Playa Junquillal or Playa Samara?

We are a family with 3 children under the age of 7. We'd like a beach, grocery, and a couple of restaurants, within walking distance from accommodations. Not too touristy as we'd like to work on our Spanish. Any feedback on the pros/cons of these two places would be great.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Playa Junquillal or Playa Samara?

I like better Samara...


Pensacola, Florida
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2. Re: Playa Junquillal or Playa Samara?

www.playasamara.net bigger town more touristed more do do.

Junquillal more remote pristine laid back vibe

www.hoteliguanaazul.com nice there.

Antigua, Guatemala
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I prefer Samara, easier to get to everything with more stuff available than Junquilal for sure.

Hope this helps,

Marina K. Villatoro

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4. Re: Playa Junquillal or Playa Samara?

How about a third option, Playa Guiones (Nosara).

Look at: http://www.nicoyapeninsula.com/index.php

Punta Uva, Costa...
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5. Re: Playa Junquillal or Playa Samara?

Playa Juanquillal is one of my favorite beaches in Costa Rica, great if you want to get away from it all, Samara is also beautiful and more developed.

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6. Re: Playa Junquillal or Playa Samara?

Iguana Azul is a nice hotel. It is set pretty far away from any grocery store and is perched on a high cliff, so I wouldn't recommend it for a family with little ones.

Edited: 5:59 pm, March 19, 2010
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