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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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“great resource” (19 reviews)
“costa rica” (100 reviews)
“free service” (7 reviews)
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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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"great resource"
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"costa rica"
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"free service"
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"car rental"
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"right direction"
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"lo que hay"
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"place to stay"
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"her husband"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"san jose"
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"these guys"
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"liberia airport"
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"nature hike"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my third trip to Samara and I've used the Samara-Carrillo Info Center multiple times on each trip. This time they set up transportation for me from the Liberia airport to Samara and back. I also stopped in a few times to ask for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brenda is beyond helpful and very responsive to any and all questions you may have about visiting Costa Rica, not just Samara and Carillo! She and Christopher are easy to find to stop in a chat. Felt like visiting an old friend! They are totally...More

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

S, you are amazing! Thank you for this excellent review! It was so nice to finally meet you after about a year of exchanging emails. We are super glad you guys had such a good time and that the trip was worth the wait. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kind folks who run this info center are very knowledgable about the area and can set you up with anything you need! Stop in and visit!!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it! Hope you come back to Samara soon!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always pleasant and helpful, the Info Center has helped me: Get important info on area travel and activities - Rent a bike - Pay CR exit taxes - Book shuttles to and from airport several times. Great folks.

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

H, you rock! Thanks for this great review! It is always a pleasure to help you. Hope to see you back here soon!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

While the photo online makes it seem like an odd place to meet, once you get inside and see the restaurant/bar on the beach all your worries disappear :) We arrived earlier than our check in and were greeted by the owner, Brenda. She contacted...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! Glad we were all very helpful! Hope you come back soon!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Samara-Carrillo Information Center was very helpful with information about playa Samara. They provided us with very good ideas. Most helpful.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

YEY us! Glad we were able to help you with your needs. Hope to be able to do it again soon!

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

For months I was in touch with this center. They were prompt in responding and offered a tremendous amount of assistance including a very clean van to take us to and from Samara. I would highly recommend them!

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

T, you rock! Thank you for this great review! It was great to help you with your vacation! Hope you guys had a great time and that you come back soon!

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The info center was quite helpful with my extended family finding what they needed, either info on renting horses/golf carts..etc

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it! Glad we were able to help you and your family! Hpoe everyone comes back soon!

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Brenda and Christopher are a wealth of knowledge on Samara and the surrounding area. They are a great help in organizing any excursion or for just pointing you in the right direction. Visit the Info Center. You'll be happy you did.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you so much for writing this great review! Glad we were able to hook you up with exactly what you needed. We hope you come back soon!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Brenda and Debbie were absolutely phenomenal helping guide us through booking and finding what we wanted for our trip.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

B, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Glad we were able to help you, YEY us! Hope to repeat soon!

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Birdinflight_11
14 February 2018|
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Response from brendad288 | Property representative |
We are open Monday thru Saturday 8am - 6pm and Sunday's am to 2pm.
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nephitesrcool
17 January 2018|
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Ditto on all of these :) Classes can be any day of the week from 3pm - 6pm. Excellent class!!!
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Nancy L
15 May 2017|
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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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