Samara Beach, Playa Samara

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Experience the mellow atmosphere of Samara Beach, a stretch of white sand on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Its calm, shallow waters make it a good place for swimming, and the presence of an extensive coral reef keeps the beach safe and suitable for all ages. Take a walk to appreciate the scenic ocean view, practice surfing, or rent a kayak and explore the small verdant island across the water. Off the beaten path and rarely crowded, the beach offers visitors a tranquil place to sunbathe, snorkel, or hang out. You can also check out the casual bars and restaurants here. Plan to see Samara Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Playa Samara itinerary maker.
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  • So much to see and do here! The beach is beautiful. Every morning and evening we would walk up and down the beach. One morning we saw wild horses and everyday we saw many friendly dogs wandering aroun...  more »
  • This is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun, surf, swim and generally enjoy the day. There's plenty of shade if you need it and lots of options for restaurants along the beach or a little ways in...  more »
  • This is the main beach in Samara. It's beautiful and full of things to do! Volleyball was the main thing while I was there...but also surfing, boogy boarding, SUP...you can plan snorkeling and kayakin...  more »