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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better than tamarindo!!!! Best place to learn how to surf. People are more relaxed and friendly! Beach is awesome!!!

Thank Eva-Maria_Bischof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I am not a surfer, I was able to watch some surfers catching great waves. Along the beach there is places to rent kayaks and surfboards. They provide surfing lessons as well. The beach has a fun vibe to it. Many locals selling Costa...More

Thank Msbutterbrigham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place! The Customer service is the best! The food is delicious! The owners are so nice! I saw 2 cute cats🐱

1  Thank Sussy S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I love this beach, the waters are warm, shallow and family friendly. There are several beachfront restaurants and many water activities. Not too touristy with a local feel. The roads are paved and an easy drive. The Samara Info Center was very helpful too.

Thank CEC131
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Lovely beach, with views of the island, you can seat and watch the surfers 🏄, or just lap up the sun

Thank 303chrissie
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We drove down from Potrero and the drive was fun. When we arrive we headed to the beach for sunset and dinner. The waves were crashing and we watched the surfers till it grew dark and they came in. Then we stopped for dinner and...More

Thank MikeMinCR
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Really nice location right on beach. Great little villas. All inclusive isn't actually all inclusive as it restricts some of the meals as o wouldn't have got it if we had known. Feeling ripped. The service is crap for food and drinks. Most of the...More

1  Thank nick82018
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The beach is nice, not too crowded. Chill waves if you want to learn how to surf. It has some nice places to ear. The only u fortunate thing was that the water was really cloudy so snorkeling was not an option. Find a boat...More

Thank 301dwayned
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach. U can rent surf boards but the surf was no good. This is pretty much all we can say about it.

Thank 923info1
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a week at Playa Samara with our 9 year old in July/August. It is a great uncrowded beach to swim, jump waves, learn how to surf, build sandcastles, and relax. There is an abundance of places to eat and drink as well!

1  Thank takeatrip S
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2 August 2018|
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Response from Trotsky999 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Liberia airport is about 2 hours away. We fly there all the time
8 November 2016|
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Response from garkar | Reviewed this property |
It isn't really a party town. More family oriented with primarily restaurants, not pubs so much.
5 March 2016|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
We used Samara Adventure Co for a dolphin/snorkelling tour. It was excellent. The Samara Info Center has many more activities to do in and around Samara. Enjoy!