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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

Be Happy, Have Fun!

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I did not get the chance to follow through and book any trips BUT will do in the future. Brenda was AMAZING and so awesome on getting back to me with out frustration on my not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
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Oakland, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I did not get the chance to follow through and book any trips BUT will do in the future. Brenda was AMAZING and so awesome on getting back to me with out frustration on my not knowing our schedule. We will use this service in the future!

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

Hi D, Thank for this review! I look forward to helping you in the future :) More 

Gakona, Alaska
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The center provided lots of information for various activities in the Samara area. We did not book any trips because we were able to set up a better deal working directly with the tour operators.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Glad we were able to provide you with the information you were looking for and super glad you were able to get a better deal with the operators. June is considered the low season and many operators are more flexible with pricing in order to secure the business.... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Brenda at the Info Center provided the best customer service experience I have ever received at such a tourist info center in the world. At absolutely no fee to our group of nine, she sent detailed options tailored to our interests at our request long before we arrived. Then she researched the weather for the week to make sure our... More 

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

Hi L, wow, you made my day! Thank you so much for this amazing review! Really appreciate the time you took to write it. It was a pleasure communicating with you before your trip and them meeting you in person during your trip! You and your family were a great pleasure to work with and we hope to see you... More 

Astoria, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Being a solo traveler, and exploring Costa Rica for the first time, I needed a bit of guidance. That's where Brenda came to the rescue. Not only did she find me a shuttle from the San Jose airport last minute, she and her staff provided me with all the info I needed to create a new adventure each day. Whether... More 

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

Hi S, thank you so much for this review! Wow, it was amazing! And it was so much fun and so nice to help you out! We could tell you were just having a blast! Glad we were able to help and make a positive difference to your vacation! We hope to see you back here soon! More 

Mifflinville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Brenda set me up with a tour...then I change my mind twice...she bears with me and changes until I'm satisfied. Brenda you rock thank u so much

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

T, you made my day! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. Really appreciate it! Looking forward to helping you again in the future! More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Brenda and her staff were very helpful and quick with information! I would recommend them to anyone!

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

Thank you A for taking the time to write this! I am glad we were able to help you. I was bummed that I was not able to personally meet you but super glad that the rest of the team was able to help you. Hopefully next time! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Wish we found this place on day one! Great place for info for tours and bus schedules. Helpful staff that speak English.

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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! Come back soon! More 

Kitchener
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The most up to date information available in the area on all that is happening. Advise on how to save money on certain trips. If you want to know what is happening in Playa Samara this is the place to check out. Nice little bar as well so you can quench your thirst as you bone up on all that... More 

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

Hi K, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it. Glad we were able to help, save you some money and also that you liked Samara!!! See you back here soon! More 

Minnesota
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is the best place in Samara where you can get the best deals, sincere advice, and friendly services.

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

Hi A, thank you for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it. It was nice to meet you and be able to help you! See you back here soon! More 

Petawawa, Canada
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

the owner is from Winnipeg, Manitoba and set up our hiking with Samara Trails and our Kayaking at Javi tours. Both made exploring the country very special.

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

Hi J, super happy we were able to help and that you enjoyed the tours! Hope to see you back here soon or when we go to Winterpeg....but I think it will be more likely that we see each other here LOL :) More 

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