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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” (98 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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"tica bus"
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"trip planning"
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"right direction"
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"lo que hay"
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"one stop shop"
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"place to stay"
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"her husband"
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"local restaurants"
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"san jose"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"these guys"
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

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.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

S.O. you are the one that is super! Thanks for taking the time to write this review! We are always happy to help with anything you need!

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

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
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

N, thanks so much for writing this awesome review! It was a pleasure to help you before and during your vaca and then to finally meet you in person! Awesomeness!! Glad you and your group had a good time! We hope you come back soon!

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank susanwojcik60
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

S you rock! Thank you for taking the time to share this! Glad we are able to help and support the community. It is a small one and we need to cherish it!

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 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
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

BM, I am so glad you stopped in and that I was able to help you, YEY! Also super excited that you really liked your tours and that you enjoyed your vacation, that is what it is all about! Hope to see you back here...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hi K, wow you rock! Thank you for that amazing review! It really captured what we do and the philosophy of our company. Thank you for using our services and we look forward to seeing you back in Samara!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 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
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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

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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
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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!

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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
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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! :)

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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

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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

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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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Thank Dawn P
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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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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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Response from brendad288 | Property representative |
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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