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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gentle waves” (18 reviews)
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to say you have lived in heaven on earth! Bungalow on the beach came equipped with mini kitchen for the long term :)

Thank K M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent night life... Great Restaurants lots of places to see during our daily walks. One day we went to the local fishing place and brought some red snapper to grill... Awesome with a garlic butter and cilantro sauce.

Thank Preston B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beware of the guy in the orange vest on the street in front of the beach offering to watch your car for a tip. We declined his offer which made him obviously mad, so we moved our car for fear of retaliation. We thought we...More

1  Thank lila9199
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Samara Beach pretty disappointing. The beach was dirty with garbage and horse poop, and drunk guys passed out. I didn't want to take my shoes off, much less get in the water. The town was kind of grungy, better for hippy surfers than...More

Thank charlotte b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this small scale beach, with the very relaxed atmosphere of surfers, backpackers, simple restaurants. No big buildings or highly commercial business. Not busy at all!

Thank Anneke V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach was not the most beautiful in the world, but it was fairly secluded, had awesome scenery, and the water's temperature was perfect.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has it all: good waves, not too crowded, casual, laid back atmosphere, nice restaurants and superb views. Bring cash as cards are hardly accepted.

Thank Anet A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Playa Samara was the highlight of our trip. We rented a house in Samara Reefs- Casa Colibri #5 (Home Away website) that had an amazing panoramic view of Playa Samara. We went rental car free with taxi and shuttle transportation only and we did a...More

Thank Hawaiifirefighter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to swim learn surfing or eat at front beach restaurant also shopping or horse back ridding

Thank roquefcs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beaches and beachy bums. Playa Samara is delightful and affords many restaurants and surf shops.

Thank JGPnashville
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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.
5 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.