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“Best kept secret in Samara!”
Review of Samara Trails

Samara Trails
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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
Ranked #6 of 30 Tours in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 15, 2011

Samara Trails is a is a hidden gem in Playa Samara. The 1 1/2 hour hike through the Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge is a "must do" for anyone who enjoys viewing wildlife, walking in the forest, or great views. The reserve is home to various species of plant and animal species including howler monkeys, various types of birds, and coati's.

I ended up doing the hike twice; once during the morning session (at 7:30) and once in the afternoon the next day (at 3:30). We watched the sunset setting over the Pacific Ocean looking down at Playa Samara and Playa Carillo - the view from the top is absolutely gorgeous!

Mr. Sauter's nephew, Alvaro Teran leads hikes through the reserve. Alvaro can be reached via email - samaratrails@gmail.com

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Reviewed March 14, 2011

Samara Trail is a great hiking trail high above Samara and the only opportunity in the area to experience the dry rainforest, to see the beautiful landscape and the stunning view over the pacific.

My guide Alvaro was friendly, knowledgable and clearly passionate about the land that has been owned by his family for generations.

I recommend you tear yourself away from the beach long enough to raise you heart rate a little and see the natural beauty of the area.

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Reviewed March 14, 2011

My guide, Alvaro, was wonderful. His passion for nature is contagious. There is no better way to enjoy nature than to become one with it. If you enjoy flora and fauna, you will definitely enjoy Samara Trails. You will see and hear animals with the help of Alvaro. You will learn a lot about native plants and trees. You can even taste some of them! Many of the trees are marked with signage to help you remember the names later of what you experienced. The
view from the top of the mountain is incredible. You can see all the way to Montezuma! Enjoy some fresh fruit along the way, another wonderful gift from
nature.

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