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Since the way to reach this beach was quite tricky I was hoping we would be the only ones there to enjoy sunset. But there were crowds of people - killing the romance. And since its very dangerous to swim there we could not swim...More
Local call this Mel Gibson Beach because his property fronts this beach. You will need to rent a quad or drive there. Ask the Samara info Center how to get there. In dry season there is a short cut. The main road is a gravel...More
Tough to get to, but is the best beach in Costa Rica. Have used the beach many weeks before Mel Gibson bought Dorado several years ago. Beautiful beach framed by large hills/mountains that protect the beach. Take care in the water, it can be a...More
A gorgeous beach no doubt, and we may have just gone at the wrong time of year. Because of the size of the waves and the warning sign of the rip current, none of us went in the water other than by the rocks on...More
We were only one time in this beach with my family,but it was my favourite.
Big waves,beautiful nature,not many people.
It is a best place if you can surf.
There is tremendous strength in the waves which is impressive.
The car leading to the road...More
Amazing beach with not even one house near by. That makes it pure magic and a true beach adventure. The ocean is amazing and with some rocks on low tie you may have small ocean pools. Is a great beach to enjoy
We went to this beach on a side by side adventure from our hotel Villa Playa Samara and were amazed by the white sand and beautiful waves. There were also howler monkeys relaxing in the trees just above our heads. We went for a swim...More
Response from skiingfrog | Reviewed this property |
It's not too far.I am going to guess around one to two miles. However, I am not sure if there is a trail from natural roots. We went by it on our way to another beach that is super cool as well. So that one may be closer.
Response from briteteeth | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you definitely need a 4X4. There are 2 ways to get there. The short way from Samara and the "long way from Samara. The short way requires crossing a river. I have crossed many times and I have also turned around... More
Yes, you definitely need a 4X4. There are 2 ways to get there. The short way from Samara and the "long way from Samara. The short way requires crossing a river. I have crossed many times and I have also turned around many times bc river is to high. I have had a friend that crossed when to deep and car filled up with water. Not what you want to do. The long way is longer, but you cross the river on a bridge. When leaving Samara, you will pass a gas station on your right outside of town. There is a highway/road on the left, Just before the gas station. Turn here. There is a sign that reads Nosara. Go untill it dead ends. Turn left. There will be a very nice house/compound on the right, down the road. Used to be Mel Gibson's property. You can not see the house from the road but there is a workshop/mill on the grounds. Take the next right past the property. Follow the dirt road to the beach. Road is narrow, bumpy, and muddy in rainy weather.
To explain the short way is not as easy due to the many turns. Someone in town may be able to explain. Also, best to go at low tide. Also should leave before high tide and if rains heavily due to river, depending on route. The short way is good but hard to explain bc landmarks are by sight and no signs. Hope this helps!!