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Marea Surf Shop Cafe' - CLOSED

Playa Samara, Playa Samara 00000, Costa Rica
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Gelato delights for hot beach nights

My daughter stopped by their surf shop earlier to pick up a surf shirt. That evening we set out to... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2016
Lzmelody
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Wauconda, Illinois
Disaster-shop

Avoid this place!! The owners don't want to write receipts, you cannot pay with a card (even though... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2015
emppujahkola
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Tampere, Finland
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Marea Surf Shop Cafe is a cozy and very nice surf shop in Playa Samara that offers most of the best surfing brands and surf boards available on the market. Inside the shop there is a small cafeteria where you can enjoy a taste of Italy!
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  • Very good9%
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
Mar 22, 2016
“Gelato delights for hot beach nights”
Dec 1, 2015
“Disaster-shop”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Playa Samara, Playa Samara 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

My daughter stopped by their surf shop earlier to pick up a surf shirt. That evening we set out to find a cold dessert. The little shop also has a cafe with hel ado and hand made gelato desserts. It was comparable in price and...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Avoid this place!! The owners don't want to write receipts, you cannot pay with a card (even though they had a card machine) and worst of all they don't write any kind of rental contracts regarding surf equipment etc. We rented two surf boards and...More

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carpediem4070, Owner at Marea Surf Shop Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

If you rent a surf board and you brake a fin you pay what you brake. We didn't charge you for the all board otherwise you would have end up paying a good 800$ US. You broke a fin and we charged you for the...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for coffee, which was great. Treated ourselves to a homemade chocolate and vanilla muffin which was so delicious we also had a chocolate one! 😃 Friendly owner and a great hammock chair to relax in. A must visit if you're in the area

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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Home made fresh cakes were delicious. Great cup of coffee and a swing in the chair. A lovely little coffee shop x

Thank swind0nnicki
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Dino and Enrica are great people! And the coffee is very very good. You should rent a surfboard/take surflessons here, go surfing, and take a nice fresh smoothie afterwards. It's addictive

Thank Eefke v
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

We were directed to Marea after arriving in Samara and asking for the best spot to get a true espresso. After the first sip, and the ice cream cones for our boys, my wife and I knew we had the perfect location for our daily...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2015

Genius!! Rafael was our surf teacher!! He was really nice, kind and great with us!! He teached us a lot of things about the surf!! We say also thank you to David. He was so helpful and so kind!! He is very nice and help...More

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carpediem4070, Owner at Marea Surf Shop Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thank you gita for the review, its been a pleasure to surf with you all!! Hope we will see you soon again in Samara!!! Rafael and David say hi and surf on!!!! Pura vida!!! 🏄😉

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Reviewed 19 December 2014

I cant say enough of this beautiful coffee shop/ ice cream/ clothing store/ bakery. this wonderful couple from Rome have become friends and ice cream is a daily ritual.. it is located right on main street in samara.. a must to induldge!!!!

Thank 4travelgirl4
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carpediem4070, Owner at Marea Surf Shop Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thank you for the kind words! Your review is our greatest reward and we will do our best to make our customers happy!!! Hope to see you soon again in Samara!!! Pura vida!!! 😉

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Reviewed 14 October 2014

mateo is a great owner. we went for coffee, ice cream, and snacks at least once a week. good vibe and fun to stop for a look

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carpediem4070, Owner at Marea Surf Shop Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thanks for the review! Hope we will see you again soon!! Pura vida!!

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