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Playa Samara

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A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere. The main gray sand beach leads out into calm waters, suitable for swimming, lazing, and games. During holidays in Playa Samara, many visitors hire a 4WD to explore the forests of the interior, including biological reserves and a whole lot of monkeys. Add Playa Samara and other destinations in Costa Rica to your travel plans using our Costa Rica day trip planner.
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If you stay in the center of Playa Samara, you'll have a wealth of beachfront accommodations to choose from, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and condominiums. All offer views over the bay and easy access to the beach. For something a bit more private, consider staying in one of the town's many private vacation villas.
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