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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

These guys have been in Samara for a long time and are very knowledgeable about what is available inside and outside of Samara. Super husband and wife team.

Thank SamaraOrganicsMarket
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used the Samara-Carrillo Info Center to learn about various activities as well as to book them. As we didn't speak strong Spanish, we really benefited from their expertise and access to different adventures. Brenda was a delight to work with and we had a...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No one knows more and does more to help locals tourists and business people than Brenda and Chris....bar none

Thank susanwojcik60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Samara for the second time and decided to go there to get some information about activities to do. The lady (Brenda I think) has been really really sweet to us and took some time to explain everything. Once you find something that...More

Thank B M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you need a short-term mobile phone rental or a place to stay for weeks, this is your one-stop. Brenda and her staff are welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about everything to do and see for miles and miles within the Samara area. Zip-lining, snorkeling, ultra-light,...More

Thank KathyDavis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am in samara a few times each year. I always check in there to find out what's going on snd updates about local events Very helpful and friendly .

Thank KBG351
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review! Check checking out events calendar for new and upcoming events :)

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

After a nice 3 day stay in Samara, my husband and I needed transportation to Tamarindo. Our hotel wanted well over $100, so I contacted the Info Center for less expensive option, via email. It was nearing the end of the day, but Brenda responded...More

Thank Kim36237
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi K, Glad I was able to help on such short notice YEY! Hope you had a good time in Tamarindo and hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

When you travel to a nation where you do not speak the language it is so reassuring to have someone there who speaks your language and the language of the country. Plus to have someone there who knows the culture and the activities. Brenda was...More

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

A, it was my pleasure for sure! You guys looked like you were having a good time and that is what it is all about! Glad we were able to facilitate that and we hope to see you back here soon! :)

Reviewed 15 August 2017

I went to info center to book an afternoon shuttle from Samara to Liberia (yes, Info Center is the only connection in town for a PM shuttle). I ended up not making it back to pay for the shuttle in time (bed-bound sickness, unrelated to...More

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

Super happy we were able to accommodate you! YEY! Hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Brenda was so helpful while I was planning our family vacation to Costa Rica. She never lost patience answering my many questions or when it took me a long time to respond back to her. The transportation she arranged for us was professional, courteous, and...More

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

Hi D, Thank you for this awesome review! Really appreciate it! It was a pleasure to help you and I am glad I was able to answer all your questions :) See you back here soon!

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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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