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Where to stay and what to do?

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Where to stay and what to do?

We will be in Samara in December! We are looking for a nice place to stay. Would like a good breakfast. We will have a car so driving isn't too much of an issue. Was looking at Punta Islita. But how far from town (found good price online)? Heard you have to cross a river. Anything like that closer to town? What about things to do and place to eat. Comments welcomed and thank you.

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1. Re: Where to stay and what to do?

Punta Islita is not very close to Samara...and most of the time you have to dealt with Bongo river...nice river...not so deep but can be tricky...

Punta Islita is a UNIQUE place...hard to find anything similar around...

Check Villas Playa Samara...of course not as nice as Punta Islita...but good location right in Samara!

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We will be in Samara also in Dec -- spending Christmas there! We are staying in the Tree Houses on the beach - very excited! Also looked at Villas Kalimba. Kids looking forward to surfing - what else can we expect to do?

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@travelfan: Punta Islita is far away from anything; with a car you will be better of staying around Samara. Like the post #3 also we enjoyed the Treehouse Inn, small property right off the beach in the centre of the town, walking distance to all restaurants. There are also many other options there.

@knsnkru: surfing is nice; town is laid back and despite many foreign and local visitors still has (had) a local vibe; early morning walk the beach; if with car dedicate one day for nearby Playa Carillo.

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Can someone tell me about how far Punta Islita is? Its so beautiful and the price i received makes it hard to not pass up. Worth it?

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This post is probably way late for your vacation planning, but Isllita is about 45 minutes away from Samara....so not too close. It is an absolutely beautiful place, but a enclosed resort. So if you are looking for a Costa Rican experience, you are better off staying in Samara.

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6. Re: Where to stay and what to do?

Punta Islita is unique...even to drive there to check the place is worth it...just be carfull with rio Bongo crossing!

Nice out of Samara a visit to Ostional beach to see the sea turtles...so many of them...

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