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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 1 week ago

The info center, headed by Brenda, was a great source of helpful information to us in making our visit so enjoyable! Contact them for all your needs😎

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Thank Dave A
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

D, you rock! Thank you for this great review! Glad we were able to help and we hope to see you back in Samara soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I found these folks on the Samara forum - Brenda was answering all of the questions in detail. So I followed up with them for a variety of questions as we stayed in Samara an entire month. Gyms, shopping, tours, $$ exchange, etc.......you name it,...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this awesome review! Glad we were able to help before and during your trip! Hope to do it again, sooner than later :)

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

we have really been helped to fund everything we wanted as well as helped book transport and hotels. they are awesome!!!

Thank Mea L
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

M, thank you so much for taking the time write this positive review! Glad we were able to help and look forward to doing it again when you come back!

Reviewed 4 October 2017

The communication with Brenda was very clear and very helpful! She´s very transparent about the cost and excursion and very friendly!

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

A, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! Very very appreciative! Glad we were helpful! Hope to do it again sooner than later!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We just came back from Samara couple days ago. That was a vacation of three weeks with my husband and my daughter ( 16yrs) and her best friend 16 as well. A big thank you to Brenda & Christopher that were amazing helping us to...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

C, you are amazing! You and your family were perfect and it was our pleasure to help you, even during our vacation! You were so thoughtful and sweet that it was not a bother at all to help you out. Glad you used us as...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Go there first thing to get all the scoop and save you lots of time!! they are great for arranging excursions for you and even if solo they will try and get you with another group!!

Thank MBTHouston
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Glad we were able to help and set you up with excursions going on. Hope to do so again in the near future!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

These guys have been in Samara for a long time and are very knowledgeable about what is available inside and outside of Samara. Super husband and wife team.

Thank SamaraOrganicsMarket
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

S.O. you are the one that is super! Thanks for taking the time to write this review! We are always happy to help with anything you need!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We used the Samara-Carrillo Info Center to learn about various activities as well as to book them. As we didn't speak strong Spanish, we really benefited from their expertise and access to different adventures. Brenda was a delight to work with and we had a...More

Thank Nancy E
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

N, thanks so much for writing this awesome review! It was a pleasure to help you before and during your vaca and then to finally meet you in person! Awesomeness!! Glad you and your group had a good time! We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

No one knows more and does more to help locals tourists and business people than Brenda and Chris....bar none

Thank susanwojcik60
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

S you rock! Thank you for taking the time to share this! Glad we are able to help and support the community. It is a small one and we need to cherish it!

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We were in Samara for the second time and decided to go there to get some information about activities to do. The lady (Brenda I think) has been really really sweet to us and took some time to explain everything. Once you find something that...More

Thank B M
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

BM, I am so glad you stopped in and that I was able to help you, YEY! Also super excited that you really liked your tours and that you enjoyed your vacation, that is what it is all about! Hope to see you back here...More

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Nancy L
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
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
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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