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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Average9%
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“gentle waves” (17 reviews)
“wild horses” (16 reviews)
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you know me or have read my other TripAdvisor pieces, you know that I tend to stay on the positive side. I just couldn't with this one. Our many internet searches about the town of Samara and its beach turned out to have given...More

Thank Turkeytrip123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best sunset beach around. As the sun sets the golden color is wonderful for photos. be sure to make a sunset, then eat dinner at one of the lovely stops on the beach.

Thank pamcgoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved taking our 1 and 3 year old daughters to Playa Samara. Mellow waves, chilled out vibes, great restaurants and family friendly.

Thank elizabeth k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you happen to pass by Samara it's totally worth a visit, but it is not the best bech in Costa Rica...! Unfortunately there is a lot of garbage all around and nobody seems to care about that. Tourist are the only ones cleaning after...More

Thank albertofurlan88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even without the wild horses that wander along the beach, this a magical place and although swimming is not really an option because of the Pacific breakers and rip currents, go get the surf board and really enjoy. Great bars on the beach - the...More

Thank mcq15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at this beach, in May it is not crowded and has some great waves. Small town with nice people.

Thank J.B L
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Such a beautiful beach. The beach was very clean and had some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen.

Thank Sofi D
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

So much to see and do here! The beach is beautiful. Every morning and evening we would walk up and down the beach. One morning we saw wild horses and everyday we saw many friendly dogs wandering around. The beach is relatively clean with a...More

Thank MistyRoe
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun, surf, swim and generally enjoy the day. There's plenty of shade if you need it and lots of options for restaurants along the beach or a little ways into town.

Thank Kelsey_AnneB
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is the main beach in Samara. It's beautiful and full of things to do! Volleyball was the main thing while I was there...but also surfing, boogy boarding, SUP...you can plan snorkeling and kayaking on a day tour...it's great for singles, families and Young people....More

Thank Kathy S
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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.