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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 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for helping me book my trip to the Ara Project! If anyone is looking for something to do near Playa, but not sure what they want to do, stop at the info center! They can tell you about all of the...More

Thank Amber P
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi A, super excited that you liked the Ara Project, it is awesome! Glad we were able to help set that up for you. Hope you come back to Samara so that we can help you again :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brenda and Christopher were fantastic wth helping my friend and I plan our transportation and multiple excursions. The info center makes it easy to plan awesome excursions without any extra cost for helping with.l booking. I would highly recommend visitors go to this info center...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi C, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. Really appreciate it. Glad we were able to help and we hope you return to Samara soon!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 6th time in Samara and I have used the Info Center every time. They have helped us with booking everything from airport shuttles and taxis, cooking classes, fishing trips, dolphin tours, hiking trips, stand-up paddle boarding down the river, and even helped...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A, you are amazing, thank you so much for this awesome review! Always a pleasure to help you and your family! Looking forward to doing it again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Costa Rica before, so didn't even think I needed to use this resource. Boy was I wrong. Samara Info Center is a MUST! For two reasons- they know all the fun tours, safe cabs, shuttles, etc. and 2. Brenda and Christopher...More

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

A, you are amazing! Thank you so much for this super super review! It was great to help you out and be able to see your smiling face every time you passed by! It seemed like you belonged here! I am sure we will see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled with two families to Costa Rica for 9 days. Brenda was an excellent resource in booking our transportation from SJO-to Arenal-Samara-Tamarindo. She also booked our fishing trips. I usually book everything by reading the web but Brenda made our vacation to Costa Rica a...More

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

T you rock! Thank you for that amazing review, really! It was a breeze helping you out and it was our pleasure! Super excited you guys had a good time and even more so that you are coming back!!! YEY!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

I usually do some research and make my own reservations but I am so happy that we used Samara-Carrillo Center and followed the recommendations made by Brenda. She arranged surfing lessons for our grandson, massage for me, trip to Carrillo Beach, and transportation to and...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

K, you rock! It was really great to meet you and your husband and your grandson! Super excited you had a great time and that everything went smoothly, YEY! Hope to see you back in Samara soon!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Brenda at the Samara Info Center made our boat trip happen! Last minute we decided to take a group of 10 out to snorkel - Brenda made it happen for us. She was easy to work with. She speaks excellent English. Their website is offers...More

Thank Amanda W
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hi A, super excited that we made that trip happen and that you guys had a great time! Hope to see you again in Samara!

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative couple that gave great restaurant happy hour suggestions and they helped book a shuttle for us. The response time was very quick and she provided us with more than enough info. Wonderful business

Thank Megan J
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

M, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! It was a pleasure to help you and we hope to do it again soon!

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I used the info centre extensively while on a solo 2 week vacation and found Brenda, Christopher and Iris to be very helpful. I was even able to secure a private cooking lesson that was the highlight of my vacation. I thoroughly recommend using this...More

Thank mapleleafOntario
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it! Glad the entire team was able to help you! Hope to see you back here soon :)

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We were assisted by three different staff members and all were so helpful. Sylvia was especially helpful in advance, communicating with our 'tour planner' friend by email to book all our adventures. Thanks!

Thank Gailem68
brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hi G, Super happy that we were all able to help you during your vacation! Hope to be able to do it again 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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