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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” (18 reviews)
“costa rica” (92 reviews)
“tica bus” (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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"tica bus"
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"helped book"
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"free service"
in 6 reviews
"car rental"
in 8 reviews
"right direction"
in 8 reviews
"lo que hay"
in 14 reviews
"one stop shop"
in 6 reviews
"place to stay"
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"local restaurants"
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"san jose"
in 14 reviews
"wealth of knowledge"
in 7 reviews
"these guys"
in 17 reviews
"liberia airport"
in 9 reviews
"nature hike"
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"pura vida"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very knowledgeable, didn't rush customers, even though others waiting, answered all questions. Kind and helpful to us Sunday morning.

Thank Beverly S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chris and Brenda are wonderful folks! They have always been able to help with all our travel plans!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly, English speaking assistance via email or telephone. I used this company to book a private shuttle from Liberia direct to our rental house in Samara (a two hour drive). The shuttle was waiting for us at the Liberia airport, and showed up at our...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just received a great service from these guys. They organised a last minute hotel (after I screwed up my dates), a taxi & shuttle for my onward journey. All very easy, friendly & professional. Highly recommended for any tour or activities you need. Thank you!

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Brenda was such a nice and amazing person, she helped us with everything and even though we canceled our trip to one destination and got our money through the agency back, she is such a reliable person and you really can trust in everything. She...More

Thank Regina H
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

R you rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this. I am sorry the operator was so unflexible but we are glad we could do the right thing and refund you the money. Glad you had a good time and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brenda and Co. were very helpful with our vacation planing. Not just about Samara and Carillo but our itinerary for the whole stay in Costa Rica. Their communication was clear, timely, informative and reassuring. They helped us book a tour, car rental and recommended excellent...More

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Thank freed0m53
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow, thanks so much for this amazing review! Really appreciate it! Glad we were able to help and your family with your CR vacation YEY! Hope to be able to do it again when you come back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brenda was awesome and seems to know everything. She helped us book a horseback ride, set up quad rentals and recommended a woman in town to do Spanish lessons. No upcharge, but I think the places pay her a fee. For tourists, it's a good...More

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

Thank you so much for this awesome review! It was a pleasure to help you with all the different things you wanted to do. For sure there is no upcharge. Most places will pay is a commission for sending business their way but this does...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These two can answer any questions you have about Samara & Carrillo Beach. We saw them to plan a few excursions for our stay.

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

Thank you so much for this great review. Glad you stopped in and that we were able to help you. Hope you come back to Samara soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this place as an excellent one-stop shop for anything you might in Samara or surrounding area. Very friendly and helpful staff. A must for first-timers.

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

J, you rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! It was a pleasure to help you and we look forward to doing it again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family stopped in and booked a trip for dolphin sightings/ snorkeling. They were very helpful and gave us good info for our visit. Highly recommend!

Thank callum0330
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. Glad we were able to set up this tour for you! Hope to see you and your family in Samara again!

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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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