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Samara-Carrillo Info Center

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Address: Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2656 2424
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We are a free information center for residents and tourists of Samara &...

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

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very good shuttle and easy to do the booking

I did my booking (Samara to Playa del Coco)from France and it was very easy to do it. The paiement could be done also from France.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did my booking (Samara to Playa del Coco)from France and it was very easy to do it. The paiement could be done also from France.

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Thank Alain Nicole R
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi A, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Very happy we made the process easy :) Hope to be able to help you in the near future :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place by far has the most helpful staff, and options for tours. However, they are sometimes a bit more pricey then other places around Samara. Worth visiting and booking through based on the fact that they are so helpful.

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Thank Sara M
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad we were able to be helpful and assist you with your needs. For sure we have some tours that are more expensive than others. Most of the time, the lower price tours tend to not offer the best service and safety so we... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the Info Center!!!! I used them to arrange my departure from Samara to San Jose airport where I needed accommodations for a night. They were able to arrange an inexpensive accommodation right in the heart of Alajuela, so I had a chance to explore this safe and welcoming little city. Although the first hotel was... More 

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi S, thank you for taking the time to write that review! It was very nice to meet you and glad we were able to help. Most of all that you liked the hotel. Hope to see you back in Samara soon! More 

Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

booked several things through the centre, always helpful and had good information, kept in touch regularly with us

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Thank banjolou
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for writing this review! Super excited we were helpful and informative! Hope to see you back here soon! More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brenda was incredibly helpful in helping our family book great activies. All of them were top-notch professionals. Biggest highlights for us were the Horse Jungle horseback rides and catamaran dolphin/snorkeling tour. Highly recommended leaning on this team to ease your mind.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

R you rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this awesome review! Glad we could help and that you enjoyed the tours! Lets do it again next year! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brenda and Kevin were very helpful in our search for excursions and attractions in the area. My friend got injured during our stay and we had to cancelled some of the activities we had booked, they were very accommodating and helped with the process to cancel. The website has all sort of info including tidal time, great for surfing!

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Thank ClaudineGP
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi C, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. Glad we were helpful YEY! Looking forward to doing it again in the future! Hope your friend has fully recouped. More 

Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always loads of staff to provide assistance - feels like I have my own personal travel and trip planner. I have booked excursions and shuttles / taxis through them and always great! Thanks Brenda and Iris. Best in town in my opinion.

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Thank Linda B
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

L, you rock! Thank you so much for this awesome review! Glad our team has bee able to help you YEY!!! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful and nice. Arranged our gyrocopter ride and taxi. Unfortunately taxi didn't show up as arranged but contacted Info center via the cell phone number they gave us and they contacted another taxi and called up the gyrocopter pilot to let him know we would be a little late. We did get there and had our ride, no problemo!!

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Thank Keanra
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi K! Thank you for writing that review! Sorry for the snafu with the taxi but glad you called and we got you to the flight on time! Hope you enjoyed it and we hope to see you back in Samara soon! More 

Cortland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our week in Costa Rica, my grown daughter really wanted to go zip lining. The information office let us know that Monteverde is the very best place, that my small rental car wouldn't make it up the dirt road so we were far better off to be picked up on a tour. Since a broken elbow last year put... More 

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Thank Janet H
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

J, thank you for taking the time to write this review! Super excited we were able to help you find something that fit your needs! YEY! We hope to see you back in CR again! More 

Costa Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I decided to go to Costa Rica last minute and alone I emailed Brenda for help finding a place to safe place to stay, a rental car and things to do in the area. What a great decision!

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! Glad we were able to help and make you feel safe during your vacation and that we were able to help you :) More 

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