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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“gentle waves” (17 reviews)
“warm water” (28 reviews)
“body surfing” (10 reviews)
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice beach. Some dogs leave their dirt behind, thats all negative I could say about this beautiful place.

Thank matthiask0ller
Reviewed 3 days ago

The water was terrific, the beach is lovely, people were super interesting... and so many options to eat or just get a refreshment. Nice to walk on, great to swim in... a totally great day

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this is one of my favourite places in the world. i have been before and will return again. great little beach town. rent a quad and explore the trails!

Thank tei s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is accessible, clean, and offers restaurants and surfing. Horses can be spotted sauntering along any time of day. Great for morning and evening strolls.

Thank Debra V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large and panoramic with great restaurants and shopping and a boho chic vibe. It's very ITALIAN which is a great alternative to the Pinto mega tico flare in Nearby Carrillo beach. One of the few beaches with many many true oceanfront locations to eat and...More

Thank Crissy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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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?
24 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.