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“A great outing at Sàmara Trails”
Review of Samara Trails

Samara Trails
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US$39.99*
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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
Ranked #6 of 28 Tours in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is in Dry Tropical forest and contains various species of plants and animals including monkeys, birds, mammals, and amphibians. The hike takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete - private hikes are completed at 7am or 3:00 pm and are led by experienced and bilingual guides.
Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“A great outing at Sàmara Trails”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Alvarro gave us an informative, interesting hike through the Conservation area. Demonstrations, displays and field talks were all great. The snacks and view at the top of the trail were wonderful. This is a great way to get a little deeper insight into the plants, animals, and history of the local environment.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Colchester, Vermont
1 review
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“ecology and culture”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

The tour was wonderful for getting a broader understanding and appreciation of the landscape and the people. Alvaro kept it interesting and engaging: who knew termites could taste good!

Visited February 2014
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Fantastic tour”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Well worth taking the tour to see great views of the beach and learn a lot about the local ecosystem as well as history.

Visited March 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Amazing Hike”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Alvaro is a passionate informed guide. He is knowledgeable about the eco-system and the flora and fauna of Samara and Costa Rica. The views were amazing and we even spotted a family of howler monkeys. Kudos to Alvaro for his efforts to restore the natural vegetation and to preserve a part of the natural environment. This hike was an opportunity to experience more than just the beach culture of Samara.

Visited February 2014
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Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Samara Trails nature walk”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Had a great time! The nature walk is run by a biologist named Alvaro, and the entire hike was on a nature preserve owned by his grandfather.

The tour runs at 7am and 3pm, and lasts around 3 hours. It's just a few minutes outside of Samara, so no long commutes either way.

Alvaro was extremely knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, and gave us a great history of the trials and tribulations of biodiversity in Costa Rica.

The highest point of the hike was a hill that overlooked the entirety of Samara Beach, which provided a beautiful and picture-perfect view that cannot be seen from anywhere else.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Nick J
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