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Samara Beach

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Small-Group Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling Tour in Chora Island
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Samara Beach Stand Up Paddle and Snorkeling
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Ocean Seafari Tour in Samara
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  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“gentle waves” (17 reviews)
“wild horses” (16 reviews)
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The beach is and surrounding are so clean, if you are looking for quit, peace and just relaxation away from everything , I would recommend this beach. The perfect get away from everything and the view breathtaking.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

One of the better beaches in the world. There is beautiful views. Surfing. Horseback riding. Sea kayaking. The people are friendly and bars are easily accessible. Fishing on the rocks to the right, a long vista to the left for a 3 or 4 mile...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had a great time here as part of a Costa Rica Monkey Tours trip. The beach is a little rocky for swimming but swimming shoes would fix that. Great for surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding. Must-do is a kayak trip to Isla Chora. The town...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The sand is very fine, so it is nice to walk and to swim. I missed some Palms where you could find some shadow. One thing I didn't like was that there were a lot of lumber everywhere (not very clean).

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Nice, underdeveloped beach! Surrounded by palm trees with kayaking option. No chairs on the beach as it is mostly secluded. Quiet in the rainy months (sept-nov) so you get amazing tropical mornings to yourself for walking. Too rocky in some parts for swimming or walking....More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

Such a nice escape from the energy and pretentiousness of Nosara. People, beach, all if perfect for a short term stay or long term as well. The vibe is just nice and real. There is enough real costa rica flavor combines with some expat comforts...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great family beach, close to shops and restaurants, calm waves, a great place to learn to surf.

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If you like high (5-7 ft) but very mellow waves without being worried about currents, if you like to hang out at the many bars or surf or swim, if you want to enjoy the great views and the soft sands, this is the place...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice quiet beach, water was wonderful, lots of nearby restaurants and shops, town is very nice. TripAdvisor won't let me submit my review unless it's at least 100 characters long which it now is.

Reviewed 16 August 2016

We loved staying at Samara beach it is a quiet beach with very few tourists, loved the scenary, weather and warm waters.

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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.