Samara Beach
Samara Beach
4.5
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  • GinaDe1234
    Rutherford, New Jersey13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Warm and pleasant
    Very calm waters nice and warm. Great for swimming. Not like your a Caribbean beach is however, crystal Clearwater, the sand is more of a brownish color so the water doesn’t have that turquoise color if you’re looking for that. Horses ride up and down the beach, some people complain about horse droppings, but we didn’t find it a problem and there really wasn’t much. I actually thought the beach was very nice and very nice for walking.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 27, 2024
  • Nancy K
    Des Moines, Iowa19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time in Sámara
    Very nice town with a wonderful beach and plenty of amazing restaurants! We stayed at the Good Life Lodge - apartment was very nice with breakfast included. Great location with easy access to the beach, shops and restaurants. We highly recommend visiting Samara, very friendly and walkable town.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 26, 2024
  • canariesfly
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Very clean beach Beautiful views in each direction. Lovely long walks along the beach Many bars and restaurants Warm water. Good waves. Easy to rent surfing equipment and bodyboards Sámara is a small tourist town, everything is 5 minutes away from the beach. There is a friendly, relaxed vibe here Absolutely recommend
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 23, 2024
  • Anne R
    Toronto, Canada69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safe, family friendly beach
    Very nice and family-friendly! It is a gray sand but smooth. Highly recommend for firt time surfer, Patos surfing lesson is a go-to if you plan hanging out at Locanda- a resto serve best papaya juice.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 6, 2024
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Kelly Z
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Small, beautiful beach town with warm water. A reef protects the beach so it is great for swimmers and body surfing. There is snorkeling on one end of the beach. The food is amazing. Loved staying at the Samara Tree House Inn right on the beach.
Written April 15, 2024
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Anne R
Toronto, Canada69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very nice and family-friendly! It is a gray sand but smooth. Highly recommend for firt time surfer, Patos surfing lesson is a go-to if you plan hanging out at Locanda- a resto serve best papaya juice.
Written April 6, 2024
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canariesfly
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very clean beach
Beautiful views in each direction.
Lovely long walks along the beach
Many bars and restaurants
Warm water. Good waves. Easy to rent surfing equipment and bodyboards
Sámara is a small tourist town, everything is 5 minutes away from the beach.
There is a friendly, relaxed vibe here
Absolutely recommend
Written March 23, 2024
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Dee
Dushore, PA43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful and quiet beach.

A lot of nice restaurants along the beach.
Only one restaurant had a wooden/ rope “walkway” that they put out every day - I wish more restaurants did this because it is hard to walk in the hot sand.
You need to be careful not to get the sand in your sandals- your feet will get blisters from the coarse sand.
Written March 11, 2024
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Nancy K
Des Moines, IA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very nice town with a wonderful beach and plenty of amazing restaurants!
We stayed at the Good Life Lodge - apartment was very nice with breakfast included. Great location with easy access to the beach, shops and restaurants.
We highly recommend visiting Samara, very friendly and walkable town.
Written February 26, 2024
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Jenny S
Edmonton, Canada91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The sand is golden and water is warm. You can go out quite a way before it gets deep so is great for playing in the waves. There is also a lack of souvenir sellers so you can have a relaxing day without interruptions.
Written February 23, 2024
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GinaDe1234
Rutherford, NJ13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Very calm waters nice and warm. Great for swimming. Not like your a Caribbean beach is however, crystal Clearwater, the sand is more of a brownish color so the water doesn’t have that turquoise color if you’re looking for that. Horses ride up and down the beach, some people complain about horse droppings, but we didn’t find it a problem and there really wasn’t much. I actually thought the beach was very nice and very nice for walking.
Written January 27, 2024
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Sarah B
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The beach is sadly covered in dog poo and horse poo. Dogs roam freely and wee everywhere including on sunloungers whether there is a person on them or not. One to miss if you are travelling Costa Rica!
Written August 14, 2023
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Yugeidy UD
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
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I really liked the Samara beach hotel because the facilities are close to the beach and also because it has breakfast included. What I did not like is that the facilities are deteriorated and a recommendation is that they try to improve the real estate.
Written March 30, 2023
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David S
Greeley, CO3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Best beach I have seen yet in Costa Rica. Beautiful sand gentle current due to reef. Scenic and not over crowded.
Written March 20, 2023
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