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“gentle waves” (19 reviews)
“warm water” (29 reviews)
“wild horses” (16 reviews)
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a great beach when you have small kids because the waves are not very big. You can also hide from The sun under the palm trees or inside the restaurants.

Thank guera323
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to walk the beach and this a good beach for that. The slope to the water is very gradual, the sand is fairly firm, there are no stones, the view is excellent, and the beach is probably about 5 kilometres long. It also...More

1  Thank MikeD602014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach right off the main drag has some great laid back bars and restaurants, next to surf rentals as well as other activities. No rips as far as I could tell, one of my favorite beaches. If you wade across the river to the...More

1  Thank iviej2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beginner surfing, shallow a long way out. Not too many beach peddlers. Lots of good places to eat. Very relaxing. Fun to watch the crabs

1  Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing sunsets! Can enjoy the walk for miles and miles, especially when the tide is out. Great couple of restaurants right there by town.

Thank Madison M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and son in law just got married on this beach. This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been on.

1  Thank Lorraine979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a calm beautiful beach. Not the best for surfing though. Great for playing in the waves. I was there for low season so it wasn't crowded at all.

Thank jecourtright
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Samara beach is 7km of white sand and clear water. We walked all of it during our stay here and it was mesmerizing. The tide was out and the water was calm. We could easily have participated in many different water sports here including: Surfing,...More

Thank SusiesPicks
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great Beach! It's probably about 3 miles long and you can drive your car on the beach the water is warm people play Frisbee plenty of dogs running around on the beach as well very dog friendly. Also horses and horseback riding....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Surfed, swam & sunbathed!!!! Stunning beautiful magical beach! Kids had a blast riding the waves. Horse riding along the beach. Restaurants gorgeous too alone the beach. Loved it!!!

Thank EmsR23
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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.
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
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.