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“gentle waves” (19 reviews)
“warm water” (29 reviews)
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 10 days in Samara and walked the beach every day. When the tide is out the beach is incredibly wide and ideal for walking. Even when it is in, there is plenty of beach to walk. From end to end, it's probably a...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came here on honeymoon during the low season. It was amazing. The quiet town, consistent surf, great food. It was a perfect last stop on our way through Costa Rica. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Evan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was just enough waves to be fun but easy enough my kids didn't get knocked around. We were there on a weekend and parked easily.

Thank NYfamily0f6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the beach here, the Tico's here make sure its clean of debris. make sure the coconuts aren't about to fall and hurt tourists. It is the best one around.

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gentle waves, shallow water, and warm water make this an ideal place to learn how to surf! Super easy to access and uncrowded in August! We didn't have the share the waves with anyone!

Thank buttercup43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Samara is a laid back small village which time seems to have passed by. It's not a slick resort style location like some other spots up and down the coast, although the rustic nature does have a certain charm. The beach is a grey sand...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to say you have lived in heaven on earth! Bungalow on the beach came equipped with mini kitchen for the long term :)

Thank K M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent night life... Great Restaurants lots of places to see during our daily walks. One day we went to the local fishing place and brought some red snapper to grill... Awesome with a garlic butter and cilantro sauce.

Thank Preston B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beware of the guy in the orange vest on the street in front of the beach offering to watch your car for a tip. We declined his offer which made him obviously mad, so we moved our car for fear of retaliation. We thought we...More

1  Thank lila9199
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We found Samara Beach pretty disappointing. The beach was dirty with garbage and horse poop, and drunk guys passed out. I didn't want to take my shoes off, much less get in the water. The town was kind of grungy, better for hippy surfers than...More

Thank charlotte b
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8 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.
6 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.