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Samara-Carrillo Info Center
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Owner description: We are a free information center for residents and tourists of Samara & Carrillo and surrounding area. Our services extend from directions or bus schedules to recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, attractions, tours, transportation and events as well as what is happening in the community this week. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to promote your event or business. Thank you, Brenda Be Happy, Have Fun!
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“these gus are great!”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

brendas and christopher are two of the most friendly and helpful people you will ever meet, and will help you book anything you need for free, as well as point you in the right direction if you have any questions about samara and the surrounding area

Visited September 2012
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Thank Nicholas1977
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you so much for that review! It was very thoughtful. It has been a pleasure helping you! Please let Chris and I know if you ever need anything else! We are always here to help :)
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Newbury Park, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Info Center!!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Info Center is really the center of all that is going on in Samara. Brenda and Chris can help with all areas of trip planning and as a great bonus are super friendly and nice. They helped book a turtle tour for me and my Mom that was fantastic. They also helped us figure out the bus schedule, so we were able to get on the right bus, going in the right direction. What I like best is that they are full of information regarding trip possibilites and are great at recommending ideas. My husband communicates with them on facebook and they always respond very quickly. The Samara info center and Brenda and Chris are super helpful when planning a trip to this area and when you visit at their office you can meet their cute little dog.

Visited September 2012
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Thank kristin100
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Hello! Thank you for this very nice review! Chris and I really enjoyed seeing you again and meeting your mother and being able to help. We are so glad you enjoyed your time and that your mom got to see the turtles which were at its peak!!! We both look forward to seeing you and your mom again and hopefully next time with your husband! Lots of hugs to the three of you!
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
2 reviews
“Super Friendly, Super Helpful!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

These folks will answer just about any question or find the answer if they can't. They are genuinely interested in making your experience to Samara and to Costa Rica a fun and charming experience. Brenda and Chris also organize efforts to help with local causes like supplies for those left homeless after the earthquake, toys/gifts collection for the children during Christmas, and more. A great couple worth meeting!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Angelina P
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you so much for that nice and thoughtful review! It is always a pleasure to help you guys out and know that what we do is helping people visiting Samara and Carrillo and also helping the community :)
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Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Very helpful, knowledgable and very friendly”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

I first contacted via the internet about a place to stay during our trip in May. Brenda gave me many options within our price range. Everything I had asked for in a hotel she was able to find. I was a little nervous about reserving a place without having to see it. When I arrived at our hotel it was much better then I had expected. What a great place for the money. We had originally planned on staying 3 nights but we extended our visit to 8 nights. When we went down to meet Brenda and Christopher they were both so nice and told us things to do in the area. I felt so confident with what they had done for us that I had Brenda arrange our next trip in December with hotel and transportation. She made planning for our next trip a lot less stressful.

Visited May 2012
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Thank JillWashington
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Brenda D, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Hi J,

Thank you for that wonderful response. It was really great to be able to help you out and Chris and I are very excited that you will be back! It has been great to be able to chat with you again and we look forward to catching up when you get here.

Hugs to the family!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
“Very Helpful”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great advice and really helped make out trip! There are tons of information on all kinds of tours and trips. The couple that runs the place are so helpful. If you are in the area you should pop in.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Mark M
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Brenda D, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and being able to help. Hope to see you back in Samara and Carrillo again!

Have fun!
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