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“Great beach for swimming and playing in the waves!”
Review of Samara Beach

Samara Beach
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Small-Group Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling Tour in Chora Island
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Ocean Seafari Tour in Samara
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Great beach for swimming and playing in the waves!”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

This is one of the beaches on the pacific side that is great for swimming and won't have that many surfers on it. It has an offshore reef that takes the brunt of the beating from the waves.

Visited March 2012
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Alameda, California
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“Nice beach”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

The water tempature is perfect and you can walk about 1/4 mile out when there is a low tide.

Visited March 2012
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Post Falls, Idaho
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“Vic & La's Big Adventures”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Really a very nice walking beach. Confined at both ends by large rock structures and fronted along the whole length by development, it is not a remote setting by still worth the time to walk it and view the stars.

Visited March 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Best beach!!!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Beautiful, unspoilt beach, ideally for swimming (Chora Island and a reef protect it from the larger waves). I stayed at Villas Playa Samara (HIGHLY recommend), and when I was on the beach, all I could see was water, sand and trees - no other buildings!! (there are other buildings on the beach, of course, but they were either set back or not tall enough to be seen over the trees). My idea of a beach paradise!!!!

Visited February 2012
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Longueuil, Canada
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“A Pacific gem of a beach!”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

Samara Beach has got to be one of the best Pacific-side beach in Costa Rica! The beach itself is quite long (at least 2 km) and does not contain too much flotsam...So walking the length of the beach is an extraordinary experience. As well, the surf is not too violent which means you can actually swim close to the shore without being tossed around by the waves. There are a number of small beach-front restaurants which serve local seafood and cold drinks, including beer and wine. The townsite offers a variety of stores, banks, hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, bakeries, etc., all of which make Playa Samara an excellent vacation spot for the whole family.

Visited February 2012
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