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Samara-Carrillo Info Center

Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2424
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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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Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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+506 2656 2424
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were assisted by three different staff members and all were so helpful. Sylvia was especially helpful in advance, communicating with our 'tour planner' friend by email to book all our adventures. Thanks!

Thank Gailem68
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi G, Super happy that we were all able to help you during your vacation! Hope to be able to do it again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the Dolphin Watch tour through the Sámara-Carrillo info center on a private boat (there was five of us). Edward was a wonderful guide, and made a point of finding the dolphins, even if it meant staying for more than the 3 hours the...More

Thank CMC_Meunier
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Super excited that you enjoyed the tour! Edward is great and I am super glad you got to see lots of different animals! Hope to see you back on Samara soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your the best around, nothing is ever gonna keep you down. Karate kid. But yes they really are the best and extremely friendly to boot. You cannot go wrong

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Thank richardgcreaser
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi R, you made me laugh! Thanks for that awesome review! It was nice to have met you and help you out! Hope to do it again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The info center...really BRENDA was a life line for my trip planning. She is so knowledgable abut things all over Costa Rica and can make reservations, recommendations for anywhere...they don't do airfare, but she arranged a rental car, pick up, price and GPS...hotels all over...More

Thank Kathy S
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

K you rock my world! Thanks for that amazing review! It was a pleasure to meet you! Once I saw you I felt we were like long time friends! It was nice! Glad you enjoyed your vaca and we hope to see you back here...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I don't know where to start. Brenda is a wealth of knowledge and was the icing on the cake when making travel arrangements for my vacation. Our family of 4 visited in November 2016 and I must say it was a life changing vacation. Brenda...More

Thank desy
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

WOW WOW WOW D, you are amazing! Thank you for this awesome review! WOW WOW POWOW!!! Glad we made such a positive impact on your vacation! I hope we can hit REPEAT on your next vaca!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Brenda and Sylvia couldn't have been more helpful. They were happy to coordinate all of our transportation from the airport to Samara and back and all of our activities. They have so much knowledge of the area. They responded quickly to my questions. She booked...More

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Thank Jenny W
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

J you rock! Thank you for this amazing review! Really appreciate it! It was a pleasure for all of us to help you and to get to meet you. Hope to see you in Samara again in the the near future!

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Got put in touch with this company by the people I am renting a house from and so far I am so impressed, Brenda has been an awesome help to me in finding great things to do on our trip and helping me work out...More

Thank Rebekka B
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Wow, thanks for taking the time to write this review! It has been great to help you out and be able to solve that big hiccup for you! Looking forward to keep on helping you :)

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Brenda and her staff helped make our stay in Samara fabulous! She coordinated transportation and all of the activities for us, including zip lining (a must), nature hike, snorkeling and deep sea fishing! The entire staff was extremely helpful and went out of their way...More

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Thank Grace N
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

G, you rock my world! Thank you for that amazing review! It really great to have been able to help you during your vaca and to know you had a great time! Hope we can do it again in the near future!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We contacted the Info Center a few weeks before our arrival in Samara. Sylvia from the INFO center organized three tours for my group of 4 when we visited Playa Samara over Easter 2017. Sylvia offered options and helped us narrow down our tours to...More

Thank RobMel
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Wow R, you are amazing! Thank you so much for this amazing review! Really appreciate it. Super excited that out team was able to help you before and during your trip and that you had fun in all the activities you did AND that the...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We booked our tours thru Samara-Carrillo Info Center. We went on a quad tour, visited the macaw breeding center, and a nature hike. Silvia also helped us contact our rental agent before we left the US and confirmed our reservation. They went above and beyond...More

Thank carl h
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hi C, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Super happy Sylvia and the rest of the teach was able to help you during your vacation! Looking forward to doing it again in the near future!

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Nancy L
Looking to spend 8 days in Costa Rica, Will be hiring a driver. We'll Definitely be seeing a volcano, Just want to see and get the most out of our 8 days...any suggestions as to where else to go? We like beauty, diversion and try to stay away from large cities. Thanks, Nan
15 May 2017|
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Response from brendad288 | Property representative |
For an 8 day vacation, I would recommend visiting 2 places, 3 at the most. If you want to see a volcano, I would recommend going to the Arenal area. You can also then go to Rincon de la Vieja and then a beach. I recommend... More
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Lars B
What are the best spots for surfing in Costa Rica?
27 April 2017|
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Response from angus m | Reviewed this property |
I;m not a surfer, but it seems that at high tide is when most people go. There is a hidden spot, just north of Samara Beach , can't get there at high tide but that's when you want to go. Great breaks, ask a local Jason at... More
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Lars B
What are the best places to see coral reefs, scuba-diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica?
26 April 2017|
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Response from Carol33364 | Reviewed this property |
Playa Samara is not the best place, as water is Not as clear as other areas. I would recommend doing some independent research, then check as well with various dive shops....keeping in mind they all will try to promote... More
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