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“gentle waves” (20 reviews)
“wild horses” (18 reviews)
“warm water” (29 reviews)
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Playa Samara is an outstanding beach! It is wonderful serve to learn how to surf. It's super peaceful, calm and a great place to go with family and friends! Stay near the beach is wonderful because you really do not need a car! Everything is...More

Thank RFGSanJose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful, Long Beach. Plenty of walking space and lots of activity. Water is warm and inviting. Can’t beat the sunsets.

Thank Alexi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice beach, should have some amenities such as chairs and umbrella's rental (only 1 rental spot) No public bath rooms. The horses on the beach are beautiful but no one is cleaning up after them. A 5 miles to the south is a beautiful...More

Thank AHC_Westbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

instantly fell in love with Samará. Nice beaches, tranquil environment, good food. did a manglar canoe tour, which was awesome (look for dondeJAVItours). wish I could have stayed longer!

Thank Bettina E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sand, the water, the view .... were just PERFECT. We had a really great time a this beach. The weather was nice

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice wide beach with gentle waves great for young families. That's where the charm ended (maybe we were spoiled since we were staying in Playa Carrillo). Watch the dog and horse manure plus cigarette butts and trash from rude tourists. It was beautiful, I'll agree...More

Thank christigpa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Samara is a great beach from small town that offers great food and accommodation at reasonable prices. Never have felt more safe outside of are own country Canada.

Thank wyattclan47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go to this beach, you will never want to leave! It's perfect for swimming, sun bathing and taking long walks on the packed sand during low tide. If you are an experienced surfer or looking for drugs and partying, go somewhere else. This is...More

Thank Traveling4Tammy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach does not compare to the natural beauty of nearby Playa Carillo, but is less populated. There are no amenities like seats and tables, and no parking nearby our hotel but it has a great sunset. Wild horses grazed by us at one point.

Thank shetravels4922
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at a hotel on Samara beach for 6 nights, and we couldn't have asked for a better beach. It's quiet, with calm surf - the beach itself it's sloping so it makes it easy to get in and out of the water.

Thank Lauren D
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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.