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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 2 days ago

We were on our first trip to Costa Rica. We decided to stay in Samara for 5 nights and were pondering our next destinations on a 2 week visit. Fortunately for us, we stepped into Christopher and Brenda's office next door to the beachfront restaurant...More

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

You are amazing! Thank you so much for this awesome review! So glad that we were able to be so helpful and set up the things you were looking for. Super excited you liked CR and enjoyed your vacation! Come back soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

So helpful. Brenda helped us with excursions, car rentals, shuttles, restaurants and so much more!! All for no fee. They are a wealth of information. I contacted via email and on site. Highly recommend. We've been to Samara twice now and used the info Center...More

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

L you rock, thank you for taking the time to write this awesome review! It was a pleasure to help you with your vacation! Glad you found us helpful. Hope to see you back here soon and to be able to help again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Brenda at the Samara Info Center was absolutely fantastic to work with. She helped book our ground transportation from the airport in Liberia to Samara and then also from Samara to Tamarindo later in our trip. She also booked a guided forest hike for us...More

Thank Silky S
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

S, you rock! Thank you for that amazing review! Glad we where able to help you set up your transport and your tours. It was lovely to meet you. Hope to see in you Samara again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that this is the number one attraction in Samara is a joke. What about the Samara and Carrillo beaches? This is the first time that I have ever seen a privately owned travel agency listed as an attraction on Tripadvisor. It must be...More

Thank MikeD602014
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi M, I am sorry to hear about your feelings towards the Info Center. We are an Info Center, as the business name implies. We are not trying to deceive anyone of this. We offer free information to locals and tourists and assist with making...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brenda at the info center was very thorough and professional in guiding us to choose from different excursions and events. She diligently followed through with both bookings and transportation to and from. This led to a fun and exciting time in samara and for the...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi J, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Glad we were able to help during your stay in Samara and la Fortuna! Hope to see you all here again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brenda and Christopher were awesome. They gave me the good, the bad and the ugly of travelling to Costa Rica. Awesome, real people. Gave me lots of information. Definitely at the top of my retirement list. Thank you both and that lovely lady from PEI....More

Thank Atc98
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A, you rock! Thank you for that awesome review! Really appreciate you take the time to write it. Glad everyone at the Info Center was helpful and yes, the lovely lady from PEI is lovely and awesome! See you back here soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The info center, headed by Brenda, was a great source of helpful information to us in making our visit so enjoyable! Contact them for all your needs😎

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

D, you rock! Thank you for this great review! Glad we were able to help and we hope to see you back in Samara soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found these folks on the Samara forum - Brenda was answering all of the questions in detail. So I followed up with them for a variety of questions as we stayed in Samara an entire month. Gyms, shopping, tours, $$ exchange, etc.......you name it,...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this awesome review! Glad we were able to help before and during your trip! Hope to do it again, sooner than later :)

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

we have really been helped to fund everything we wanted as well as helped book transport and hotels. they are awesome!!!

Thank Mea L
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

M, thank you so much for taking the time write this positive review! Glad we were able to help and look forward to doing it again when you come back!

Reviewed 4 October 2017

The communication with Brenda was very clear and very helpful! She´s very transparent about the cost and excursion and very friendly!

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

A, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! Very very appreciative! Glad we were helpful! Hope to do it again sooner than later!

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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
26 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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