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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  • It is a beautiful beach... variety of places to eat and share. It is a very safe place. You can walk with confidence.
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  • We have spent a whole day in Samara and found it pointed. We had two concerns ($16 the entire day) were hired, delicious food in a restaurant right on the beach and then something in the small town of running around. A great day in a lively town with a great beach!
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  • Lovely crescent of golden sand and sunsets. Can watch the fishermen brining in their catch. Some boat rips but more from the main town  more »
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  • Amazing beach with great restaurant around. The beach is clean. Water are clear. The sand is a little bit brown/dark. But still very beautiful and the feeling of the feet on the sand is great.
  • Great beach but watch where you park parking enforcement share fines with vendors saw it first hand.
  • Beautiful beach, great for swimming, walking and learning to surf. Fun bars and a nice selection of restaurants and local shops. Everything you need in a beach is here.
  • Best beach ever
  • Beautiful beach

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Where to stay in Playa Samara

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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