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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  • Beautiful beach, great vista. The locals were very friendly and accommodating. Gentle surf made it ideal for my first surf lesson. Had lunch on the beach. Just found it to be amazingly relaxed.  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful! The sand is grey and incredibly soft. Shells are plentiful, as is driftwood. The waves were gentle, and people paddle-boarded out to the island. Wild horses wandered around on th...  more »
  • So peaceful and quiet. Barely any yahoos, just nice people, surfing lessons, dogs running around. Really cute beach surrounded by a really cute town.  more »