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Samara-Carrillo Info Center

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Address: Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2656 2424
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We are a free information center for residents and tourists of Samara &...

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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Only used to make arrangements for transport to Playa Carrillo but efficient service with a smile...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Janet G
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chicago, IL
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chicago, IL
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111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only used to make arrangements for transport to Playa Carrillo but efficient service with a smile...

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Thank Janet G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading great reviews on TripAdvisor I touched base with Brenda weeks in advance of our trip. She contacted us several times to give us info and even emailed the day we travelled to see how we were doing! Came to see her a day after we settled in with another couple we met at the resort and she had... More 

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south western ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to our trip to Samara, I had lots of questions. Brenda was very helpful, answering my questions via email promptly. We missed Brenda when we dropped into the centre, but met one of the other staff and got a free hat! The staff seem very knowledgeable about all things Samara. I enjoyed their daily Facebook posts and continue to... More 

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Thank cinderella50
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi C, wow, thank you so much for that amazing review! I am glad that I was able to help you before and during your trip! Super bummed that I was not able to meet you when you were in Samara. For sure next time!!! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most infomative centers and helpful centers I've run across in all my travels. Benda goes out of her way to point you in the right direction.

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Thank Jean B
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi J, You are awesome! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Glad we were helpful! Hope to be able to help you out again soon! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to do one stop shopping in terms of things, places, transportation arrangement, anything. People there are so kind and helpful! Cannot say enough about these folks!

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Thank Carol33364
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi C, thank you for writing that review, you are awesome! It was a pleasure to help you! Hope to see you again in Samara :) More 

Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had great communitication before our trip and this was our first stop in Samara. They actually helped me track down where to get my keys for our condo. We did 2 fishing trips with Frank, a nature walk and ziplining. Everything went off as planned and this is a great place to start your trip if you are new to... More 

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi C, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Super excited that we were able to help you and that you enjoyed your time and all your excursions! YEY! Hope to see you back here soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from 7 weeks in the Playa Samara area. It was a great travel experience due in a large part to the help we received from Brenda before and during the trip. Pre-trip, Brenda helped to arrange a shuttle from Liberia, supplied quotes for a car rental, and provided in depth and accurate info about... More 

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

WOW, you rock my world! Thank you for that amazing review! It really was a pleasure to help you before and during your trip and that we made a positive difference in your vacation! Looking forward to doing it again soon!!! More 

Vineland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always very helpful Check out any question about the area very very helpful Looking for anything in this area

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was a pleasure to help you! Hope to be able to do it again in the near future. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at the Samara Info Centre couldn't be more kind and helpful if they tried. They are full of knowledge and recommendations and really go out of their way to help you with what you need. The service is completely free which is amazing considering it's in Costa Rica. I booked my Tica Bus to Nicaragua with them which... More 

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

Hi L, thank you so much for this amazing review! Really appreciate it! Glad everyone was able to help you and that we made things easy! That is what we try to do :) Hope to see you again soon! More 

Oliver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing and unique company. They look after you 100%. You'll find if you try to book things on your own. It will eat up a lot of your vacation time and money.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this review

You rock A! Thank you for understanding our services so well and for realizing that we are here to help make your vacation the best as possible and help you save time! We look forward to doing it again because I know there will be a next time :) More 

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