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Samara-Carrillo Info Center

Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2424
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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!
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Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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+506 2656 2424
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We used the Info center for our recent trip to Samara. We needed transfers to and from the airport, and used them to help schedule our zipline trip and ATV rentals. They were always super responsive and had helpful suggestions. The transfers were seamless. The...More

Thank LMSS
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Hi L, you rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous review! Really appreciate it! Hope to be able to help you once again!

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Went into this particular place as we were told by several people at the resort to stop in and get a drink and a free taco coupon and order their Nachos. WOW!!! The nachos were amazing and way too much food. Very friendly people

Thank Elizabeth H
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Hi E, Super excited that you were guided to our place! Glad you enjoyed the nachos that were served at the restaurant and glad we were able to help you. Come back soon!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Need a car, hotel room, a bike? directions? dinner reservation? any other info about tourist activities? This is your place, free info that is accurate, they speak several languages and will figure out what you need. A must visit resource!More

Thank angus m
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

A, you are amazing once again! Thank you so much for using our services year after year! It is always a pleasure to see you riding around town and hearing you play music! Looking forward to your next visit and to continue to help you...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

We got help and information on all the activities we had planned for on our vacation. For any traveller to Samara, this is your first destination.

Thank Frank B
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi F, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it! Glad we were able to help!

Reviewed 7 April 2017

We booked a tour and they were quite helpful, we also picked up many brochures and silly (free) hats. The location is near the beach and easy to find but awkward to get into, be careful you don't trip.More

Thank RLC39
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! We finally ran out of the hats LOL! Yeah, those steps are awkward. Years ago, up until about 5 years ago, before an earthquake we had, the high tide would reach all the way...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Info Center is staffed with friendly, well-informed folks who speak a variety of languages and who will book your tours, tell you where to catch the bus, recommend a restaurant, etc. All at no charge! Located right behind Lo Que Hay.

Thank WyomingTim
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Hi T, Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us! Really appreciate it! Glad we were all able to help! Hope to do it again soon!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Brenda at Samara-Carrillo Center was very informative, supportive, helpful and friendly! Thanks to her suggestions and the reservations she made for our group, Costa Rica was a great destination vacation for us. We had the opportunity to visit the forest, the beach and Poas volcano....More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Wow V, increible! Thank you so much for that awesome review! It was really great to have been able to help you. Too bad we did not have a chance to meet personally at our office! Next time! Thank you for everything!! Hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

High professional level. Very easy communication - no spamming or BS'ing clients. Just what you need. The prices are lower than in most places around.

Thank Serge S
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

S, you rock! Thank you for this amazing review! It was nice to meet you and your wife and to have helped you set up the activities you were looking for! Hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

These guys were such a big help ! I booked my shuttle to and from the airport and my rental car through them. They respond quickly and couldn't have been more nice about all our questions. Highly recommended, it just makes it easier.

Thank jgrizle
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

YUPPI! Thanks for taking the time to write this review! It was great to have been able to meet you and help you! Hope to do it again soon!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Brenda booked a great fishing trip and couples massage for us and was generally helpful leading up to our trip!

Thank nm556
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Excellent! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! It was a pleasure to help you. Hope we can do it again next time you are in Samara!

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Nancy L
Looking to spend 8 days in Costa Rica, Will be hiring a driver. We'll Definitely be seeing a volcano, Just want to see and get the most out of our 8 days...any suggestions as to where else to go? We like beauty, diversion and try to stay away from large cities. Thanks, Nan
15 May 2017|
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Response from brendad288 | Property representative |
For an 8 day vacation, I would recommend visiting 2 places, 3 at the most. If you want to see a volcano, I would recommend going to the Arenal area. You can also then go to Rincon de la Vieja and then a beach. I recommend... More
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Lars B
What are the best spots for surfing in Costa Rica?
26 April 2017|
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Response from angus m | Reviewed this property |
I;m not a surfer, but it seems that at high tide is when most people go. There is a hidden spot, just north of Samara Beach , can't get there at high tide but that's when you want to go. Great breaks, ask a local Jason at... More
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Lars B
What are the best places to see coral reefs, scuba-diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Carol33364 | Reviewed this property |
Playa Samara is not the best place, as water is Not as clear as other areas. I would recommend doing some independent research, then check as well with various dive shops....keeping in mind they all will try to promote... More
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