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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

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Fantastic free service!

The Information center helped me plan my entire Costa Rica trip including transportation, tours, excursions in both La Fortuna and Samara. Everything was arranged seamlessly and... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth P
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Information center helped me plan my entire Costa Rica trip including transportation, tours, excursions in both La Fortuna and Samara. Everything was arranged seamlessly and went according to plan. Im so pleased and grateful for this service!

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

Hi E, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! Too bad I was not able to meet ou in person but super excited that we were able to help make your vaca smoother and that all went well, YEY! Hope to see you back here soon! More 

Round Hill
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to visit Samara or Carrillo in Costa Rica you need to contact Brenda and her staff to help you enjoy your Costa Rica experience. The Samara-Carrillo Info center is staffed with a team of travel experts that will plug you into a great fishing experience or a ATV adventure. No matter what you are looking for... More 

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

B, you rock my world! It was really nice to see yo again after we met you guys 1 year ago and to finally see the wedding come together. We were honored to have been able to be a part of it in the organization of several things and super happy you enjoyed them all. I know we will see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brenda, thank you very much for helping us booking our hotel in Samara and all our activities. BTW, the diving in Playa del Coco was amazing. Gracias muchacha Carlos & Cristina

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

Hi C and C, My pleasure, it really was! Very happy to have been able to meet you in person, if only for a little bit! Glad the diving was awesome!! YEY!! Stay warm back north and let us know when you are coming back! More 

Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great friendly and knowledgeable staff. They listened to what we were interested in and made appropriate recommendations. Keep up the great work.

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

Hi D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us. Super excited that we were able to help you during your vacation in Samara. Looking forward to doing it again soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brenda at Samara-Carrillo Info Center was amazing! We got her contact while planning our trip and she was able to help us in absolutely every aspect of our trip - from hotel to activity suggestions and bookings. She is quick to respond emails and had tons of amazing suggestions for us. I highly recommend using this great service - which... More 

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

C, you are great, thanks so much for this review! It really was a pleasure to help you before your trip. Too bad I was not able to meet you face to face! Next time for sure!!! More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

SCIC helped us a lot in our recent one-week stay in Playa Samara. I emailed them before we left, telling them what we were interested in. They responded quickly, contacted the various tour operators, and put together an itinerary that worked for us. After we arrived in Samara, I needed to change some of the tours and times and they... More 

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

Wow, that you so much for that amazing review! Really appreciate you taking the time to write that! It was our pleasure to help you during your vacation! Hope you will be back in Samara soon! More 

Marmora, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The people at Samara Info Center were so helpful throughout the entirety of my trip. Quick to reply to emails, and always willing to provide information that did not always involve reserving or booking something. I rented my car through these folks and got a corporate discount and paid the exact price that I was given upon making my reservations.... More 

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

E you ROCK! That was an amazing review, thank you so much!!! It was a pleasure to help you before you arrived and then to put an face to an email! Glad you used our services and that you were happy with everything. Hope to see you back here sooner than later! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by at the start of our holiday here in Samara to say hola to Brenda. Unfortunately she wasn't' in. The lady that was, was very unfriendly. Too bad as we had heard nothing but good things about this info centre. We didn' t go back.

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

Hello, this is Brenda. I am sorry that you had this experience at the Info Center. I apologize on behalf of everyone. I am sorry, too, that I was not in the office when you stopped by as we always like to greet people that come to Samara and that have heard about us through TripAdvisor and to meet people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And it really was ! I phoned to book the tour and popped in later to pay and get the details. We booked a ocean kayak tour with snorkelling and it was great. Loads of fish and a sea turtle were spotted. The info centre has all the tours you could want to book with friendly service.

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

H, you rock! Thank you for that amazing review! Glad we were able to make things easy for you during your vaca! Super excited you enjoyed yourself! Hope to see you back here sooner than later. More 

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got in touch with the samara-Carrillo info centre prior to the trip and they were very helpful. Very accommodating of last minute change in plans.

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

Hi J, Thank you for taking to time to write this review. It was a pleasure to help you before and during your trip! Hope to do it again soon! More 

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