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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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“great resource” (19 reviews)
“costa rica” (100 reviews)
“free service” (7 reviews)
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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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"great resource"
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"costa rica"
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"free service"
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"car rental"
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"right direction"
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"lo que hay"
in 15 reviews
"place to stay"
in 7 reviews
"her husband"
in 7 reviews
"wealth of knowledge"
in 8 reviews
"san jose"
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"these guys"
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"liberia airport"
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"nature hike"
in 7 reviews
"turtle tour"
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"zip lining"
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"pura vida"
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"christopher"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed working with them. They booked all of our excursions in a timely manner. They even booked our side by side trip when the operators said they weren’t available.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brenda is wonderful! She arranges lodging and activities to suit your budget and interests. We had quite the adventure! Loved it all!

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it! Glad we were able to help and hope to do it again sooner than later!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brenda and Carleigh were great. I emailed them months ago while planning our trip, and they've been essential during our time here. We had a small window of opportunity to visit Monteverde and Brenda did an outstanding job getting us to and from there, planned...More

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brendad288, Manager at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

J you rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Super glad that Carleigh and I were able to help you and your son enjoy a couple of days in Monteverde and that you saw tons of animals! YEY!!! Let us know...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brenda and Christopher were very friendly when we arrived during a downpour one afternoon. Christopher arranged private transportation to Arenal for our family. Thank you!!

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brendad288, Manager at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Glad we were able to help you with your transport needs. It really was a pleasure to help you. Hope you come back to Samara soon and that we can repeat the process :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked two tours at the Samara Info Centre. Brenda was helpful and friendly and made booking the tours very easy. She had a big binder of all sorts of tours to choose from.More

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brendad288, Manager at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great view! Glad we were able to help and be able to offer you all the tours that are available in Samara! As for the friendly part, you got me on a good day....just kidding!!!! Again, thanks for the review and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made it a point to stop here to ask about seeing turtles nesting. Brenda was great talking me through our options. She called at least 3 tour operators to get a up to date status on the turtles. Most notably, I really wanted to...More

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brendad288, Manager at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Z, you rock! Thank you very much for not only taking the time to write this review but for also giving us such a wonderful one! Really appreciate it! Hope to be able to help you again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third trip to Samara and I've used the Samara-Carrillo Info Center multiple times on each trip. This time they set up transportation for me from the Liberia airport to Samara and back. I also stopped in a few times to ask for...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

T, you rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! It is always nice to see you and our wife in Samara! Always smiling!!! Looking forward to helping you again, hopefully sooner than later! Cheers!

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Brenda is beyond helpful and very responsive to any and all questions you may have about visiting Costa Rica, not just Samara and Carillo! She and Christopher are easy to find to stop in a chat. Felt like visiting an old friend! They are totally...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

S, you are amazing! Thank you for this excellent review! It was so nice to finally meet you after about a year of exchanging emails. We are super glad you guys had such a good time and that the trip was worth the wait. I...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The kind folks who run this info center are very knowledgable about the area and can set you up with anything you need! Stop in and visit!!

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it! Hope you come back to Samara soon!

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Always pleasant and helpful, the Info Center has helped me: Get important info on area travel and activities - Rent a bike - Pay CR exit taxes - Book shuttles to and from airport several times. Great folks.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

H, you rock! Thanks for this great review! It is always a pleasure to help you. Hope to see you back here soon!

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Birdinflight_11
15 February 2018|
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Response from brendad288 | Property representative |
We are open Monday thru Saturday 8am - 6pm and Sunday's am to 2pm.
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nephitesrcool
17 January 2018|
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Response from brendad288 | Property representative |
Ditto on all of these :) Classes can be any day of the week from 3pm - 6pm. Excellent class!!!
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Nancy L
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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