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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 16 August 2017 via mobile

After a nice 3 day stay in Samara, my husband and I needed transportation to Tamarindo. Our hotel wanted well over $100, so I contacted the Info Center for less expensive option, via email. It was nearing the end of the day, but Brenda responded...More

Thank Kim36237
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hi K, Glad I was able to help on such short notice YEY! Hope you had a good time in Tamarindo and hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

When you travel to a nation where you do not speak the language it is so reassuring to have someone there who speaks your language and the language of the country. Plus to have someone there who knows the culture and the activities. Brenda was...More

Thank abacker
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

A, it was my pleasure for sure! You guys looked like you were having a good time and that is what it is all about! Glad we were able to facilitate that and we hope to see you back here soon! :)

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I went to info center to book an afternoon shuttle from Samara to Liberia (yes, Info Center is the only connection in town for a PM shuttle). I ended up not making it back to pay for the shuttle in time (bed-bound sickness, unrelated to...More

Thank bobafemme
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Super happy we were able to accommodate you! YEY! Hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Brenda was so helpful while I was planning our family vacation to Costa Rica. She never lost patience answering my many questions or when it took me a long time to respond back to her. The transportation she arranged for us was professional, courteous, and...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hi D, Thank you for this awesome review! Really appreciate it! It was a pleasure to help you and I am glad I was able to answer all your questions :) See you back here soon!

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in and chatted with Brenda about activities to do in the area. She had great info for us about the Samara area and all of Costa Rica. It's definitely worth the stop!

Thank lila9199
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi L, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Glad we were able to help you with information. Hope to be able to do that again soon!

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Chris & Brenda have been supporting, serving and benefiting the Samara community since even before I dropped in for advice in November 2011. Within and around the community for where to stay, eat & have fun; tours around the area d around the country and...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

S, you rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Better late than never :) It was great to have crossed paths 6 years ago and I am sure they will keep crossing!!! Hope to see you soon back in Samara!!

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

If you are considering any travel to Playa Samara in Costa the Info Center was vital to the success of our family trip. We had many questions: trip and outing questions, food questions, transport questions etc.. answered by "wonderful", patient Brenda and her hubby. Thank...More

Thank Hawaiifirefighter
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Your rock firefighter! Glad we were able to help with all your questions! It was a pleasure to do so! Hope to be able to help again soon!

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I found the Samara Carrillo Info Center very helpful in coordinating shuttle services, tours and simply offering practical advice regarding lodging, excursions and outlying transportation. The center is conveniently located on the outskirts of the popular beach restaurant Lo Que Hay.

Thank sharon_rivers26
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi S, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! It was a real pleasure to have chatted with you about your plans for the future and your next visit to CR with your daughter. Looking forward to helping with your plans!!!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Brenda was so very helpful to organize all the aspects of our trek from Samara to Arenal and Monteverde, and back to Samara. She gave us multiple options, we made choices and she arranged all the rest! The Info Center is a go-to place if...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

G, you guys were a super pleasure to work with! Very happy that you got to visit Arenal and Monteverde and that you let me help you with the arrangements. Above all I am excited that you enjoyed your vacation!!! I am sure we will...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Thank you so much for helping me book my trip to the Ara Project! If anyone is looking for something to do near Playa, but not sure what they want to do, stop at the info center! They can tell you about all of the...More

Thank Amber P
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi A, super excited that you liked the Ara Project, it is awesome! Glad we were able to help set that up for you. Hope you come back to Samara so that we can help you again :)

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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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Lars B
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
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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