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Recommendations from Samara

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Recommendations from Samara

Hi TAors,

We will be in Costa Rica from November 23rd through December 1st. We will be spending the first four days in Arenal then are taking a Safari float to or in (the adventure group wasn't really clear) Samara. We are planning to get some surf lessons in Samara but are unsure where to go or what to do next. Should we stay a few days in Samara or hit the road after our Safari float and surf lesson? We have five nights left upon arrival in Samara.

I would greatly appreciate any advice.



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1. Re: Recommendations from Samara

jaluit - there is a ton to do in Samara.

For surf lessons, I'd probably recommend Choco's but there are certainly other options in town.


You can also do a great canopy tour in the hills above Samara, operated by Wingnuts. Their website isn't working, so look here instead:


If you are interested in seeing Dolphins or snorkeling, I'd look into Tio Tigre - I have had good experiences with them:


Of course, you can rent horses, go hiking, or explore the nearby beaches - such as Carrillo, Buena Vista, Islita, Camaronal, etc.

If you want to go farther afield, there's Barra Honda National Park where you can go caving:


Depending on the season, you can watch the Arribada of Ridley Turtles in nearby Ostional.


Hope this gets you started...

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2. Re: Recommendations from Samara

Thanks Framptonian. This is a big help!

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