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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Average8%
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“gentle waves” (17 reviews)
“warm water” (28 reviews)
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Great nature, perfect spot for surf beginners, relaxed atmosphere, nice restaurants with local and international food... will definitively come back!

Thank Mo B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you are looking to find a quiet low key beach, then this is your place. While there is plenty to do, just sitting and reading a book, or setting up a hammock between two palm trees, then you found your place. You can surf,...More

Thank carl h
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a very pretty and not populated beach. The afternoon that we arrived was the last day of Saman a santa (not sure how you spell it) and it was crowded and lots of stray dogs. We did not like it but the next...More

Thank _averymaesullivan
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great place, got a nice boho/hippie feel to it and not too touristy. Also great for surf beginners. I would def recommend a visit!

Thank AyeshaCar
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I really dont know where to start. The sunsets were beautiful. The beach sands were extremely warm to walk on in bare feet. The begining walk into the ocean was very murky and full of shells and rocks, kinda really hurt the bottoms of your...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

One of the best places to chill and enjoy the ocean we have ever been too! Everything you could wish for - great selection of places to eat. Near to shops Plenty of shade for paler skinned members of group and beautiful clean wide beach...More

Thank 5U2E
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The area is very beautiful and save. Some corals and crabs so better to wear sandals I stayed at hotel villas samara which is nice Many hostels This is a place to enjoy nature not for party seekers. Much more liked by families with children

1  Thank Rolando R
Reviewed 12 April 2017

great spot for people watching, nice long and wide beach, lots of cute dogs, horses... lots of places to stay, good drinks and food all along the beach. The town is so close and cute. We caught slight partial sunsets from the beach. Only reason...More

1  Thank suzieqGRENADA
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Loved everything about this beach. It's reef protected aquamarine waters are great for swimming, boogie boarding, SUP, beginner surfing, and kayaking. You can ride bicyles or horses or just walk in the surf, or just sit and relax over a cold one at one of...More

Thank Lara_Rob214
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Beautiful beach, great vista. The locals were very friendly and accommodating. Gentle surf made it ideal for my first surf lesson. Had lunch on the beach. Just found it to be amazingly relaxed.

Thank laydinian4
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Is there any nightlife at all? Pubs nearby, casino, etc.
7 November 2016|
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Response from garkar | Reviewed this property |
It isn't really a party town. More family oriented with primarily restaurants, not pubs so much.
We are headed to Samara in April with two kids, ages 9 and 11. Can the island off Samara Beach that is good for snorkeling be reached safely with paddleboards? Is it very far? Would we need to go with a tour or could we reach it on our own
5 March 2016|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
We used Samara Adventure Co for a dolphin/snorkelling tour. It was excellent. The Samara Info Center has many more activities to do in and around Samara. Enjoy!
Winniek W
Hi! I will be staying in Samara in May. Is the beach really as dirty as everyone says it is? Is there really dog poop everywhere?
23 February 2016|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
We just got back 2 weeks ago. Didn't see any dog poop. The beach is amazingly clean.