Samara Beach, Playa Samara

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. To visit Samara Beach on your holiday in Playa Samara, and find out what else Playa Samara has to offer, use our Playa Samara route planning tool .
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  • This is a great Beach! It's probably about 3 miles long and you can drive your car on the beach the water is warm people play Frisbee plenty of dogs running around on the beach as well very dog friend...  more »
  • Surfed, swam & sunbathed!!!! Stunning beautiful magical beach! Kids had a blast riding the waves. Horse riding along the beach. Restaurants gorgeous too alone the beach. Loved it!!!  more »
  • This is a very large bay with an excellent wave both for beginners and advance surfers. We surfed the following day because we arriving in Samara fairly late in the day. It has a nice feel to this bea...  more »

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