Samara Beach, Playa Samara
(4.3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Playa Samara itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Playa Samara

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Playa Samara by other users

17 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM ITALY February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM BELGIUM January, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Central America BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA March, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Was looking for a hippie-ish/surfer-ish beach vibe where you feel like you are at the end of the earth and life is slow and savored. Made a last minute pick of Playa Samara based off of what I read......  more »
  • The most fond memories of my visit to CR. Its forests, landscapes, people, climate, fruit, peace, etc. so many things to list, I recommend it completely.
    View original
  • shore birds, vultures, fishing boats, pelicans, an accessible island, walk for hours on the beach...