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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” (98 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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"tica bus"
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"helped book"
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"trip planning"
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"right direction"
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"lo que hay"
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"one stop shop"
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"place to stay"
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"her husband"
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"local restaurants"
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"san jose"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"liberia airport"
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Brenda is great and an amazing resource for planning your trip to Costa Rica. They'll even arrange transport to and from the airport. Very slick!

Thank Nichole D
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

N, thanks for taking the time to write this review! Super excited! Glad we help you before and during your vacation! Must repeat!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Brenda was amazing for pre-planning and since we have been there we stop in everyday to pick their brain for ideas and information. So happy to have them a few doors down.

Thank chateaupl
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

YEY us ! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Greatly appreciate it! And super excoted that you contacted us for pre-plannig and then again once you were here. Super cool1 Come back soon!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I can't recommend the Samara Info Center enough. Brenda is extremely helpful and assisted us with booking shuttles and tours – both in Samara and other parts of Costa Rica - and it's a free resource. It was great to have a shuttle waiting for...More

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Thank Nichole D
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

N, you rock my world! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! It really was a pleasure to help you prior to your trip and then to meet you personally! A real treat! Hope you come back soon and we...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A great free service, and very reliable. Made traveling to Sámara easy and also helped with booking activities while there. Highly recommended.

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Thank russoman
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

R, thank you for taking the time to write this review! Glad we made your travels easy and that we were of assistance to you. Hope to do it again soon!

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This place is a must for any travelers to the Samara/Carrillo area. Brenda was probably one of the friendliest ppl I've ever met and was incredibly helpful in securing transportation as well as to book a couple excursions, even as we were staying some 40...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Wow, thank you thank you for that great review! Super excited that we I was able to help, yey me LOL! I was my pleasure and we do hope you come back so we can repeat this!

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

My family and I lived in Samara for four months. We relied on Brenda and Christopher for advice both before and during our stay. They were always responsive, friendly and on the mark. They are part of the reason our stay was so successful. Highly...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

D you rock! It was great to meet you! Thank you for the support to us but also to Samara as a town! We both really hope to see you and your family here again, maybe for longer :)

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I reached out to Brenda when I was planning our family's trip to Costa Rica during Christmas week. She was so friendly and helpful. She gave advice on everything to do in the area. She reserved private car transportation to and from the airport and...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

P you rock! Thanks you so much for taking the time to write this great view! Greatly appreciate it! It was a pleasure to help you! Come back soon!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Fantastic ride, economical, our guide was tremendous and patient, especially with two children and took pictures for us.

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Thank Doug G
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

HI D, glad you had fun in the ATV tour we set you up with! Hope to see you back here again!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We just returned a few weeks ago from a last-minute trip to the Samara-Carrillo area for a week. I had read about the Samara-Carrillo Info Centre before leaving, and we were somewhat relying on them to gel make our first trip to Costa Rica a...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

You are amazing, thank you for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it! Glad we added joy and ease to your vacation! That is what we strive for. Thank you for using us time and time again. Like I always say: use...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

When I'm planning an international trip I've often wished I had a friend in-country to answer all my questions, steer me in the right direction and be there when something unexpected came up. That's exactly what it's been like dealing with the Samara Info Center....More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

WOW WOW Wow'sers!!! T, you rocked my world with this review! It truely was a pleasure to help you before and during your vacation. You and your family were so sweet and we could tell you were really taking Samara in and that is always...More

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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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