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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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US$ 60.00*
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Samara Beach Stand Up Paddle and Snorkeling
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Ocean Seafari Tour in Samara
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Private Boat Ocean Seafari Tour in Samara

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laid back beach

great spot for people watching, nice long and wide beach, lots of cute dogs, horses... lots of places to stay, good drinks and food all along the beach. The town is so close and... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Winnipeg, Canada
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

great spot for people watching, nice long and wide beach, lots of cute dogs, horses... lots of places to stay, good drinks and food all along the beach. The town is so close and cute. We caught slight partial sunsets from the beach. Only reason I didn't rate it 5/5 is because the beach wasn't as tranquil as I thought... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Loved everything about this beach. It's reef protected aquamarine waters are great for swimming, boogie boarding, SUP, beginner surfing, and kayaking. You can ride bicyles or horses or just walk in the surf, or just sit and relax over a cold one at one of the beach front places. We really liked Lo Que Hay (It Is What It Is).... More 

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East Quogue, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful beach, great vista. The locals were very friendly and accommodating. Gentle surf made it ideal for my first surf lesson. Had lunch on the beach. Just found it to be amazingly relaxed.

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Thank laydinian4
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Absolutely beautiful! The sand is grey and incredibly soft. Shells are plentiful, as is driftwood. The waves were gentle, and people paddle-boarded out to the island. Wild horses wandered around on the beach and throughout the town. There were also horses for rent if you wanted to ride on the beach. At low tide, there were tons of tide pools... More 

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Thank Christina W
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

So peaceful and quiet. Barely any yahoos, just nice people, surfing lessons, dogs running around. Really cute beach surrounded by a really cute town.

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Canada
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

There are many eateries in Samara. The beach is clean, the water warm and the people very friendly. Highly recommend!

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London, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Definitely want to go back....always something to watch, people taking surfing lessons, horses going past, volleyball, swimming and boating. Nice sand and easy waves.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Samara Beach has a wide gentle slope, gentle surf at low tide, good surfing waves at high tide, and is some 3 miles long. It's not crowded, and there are plenty of restaurants and surf schools on the beachfront. A very nice beach.

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Monticello, MN
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Our favorite beach in Costa Rica. Cute little town with some good shopping and excellent dining options.

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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

from watching the tides come in and out and the beautiful scenery there is nothing bad I can say about this beach,mind you its not white sand but black . with the tides being so high the sand does not get hot to walk on

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