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.
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  • We stayed for several days in Samara and enjoyed the easy access to the beach as well as the numerous bars and restaurants that line it. Shade can be hard to come by so we did need to take a break...  more »
  • Great Beach! But bring you sandals or shoes if you plan a big walk as there all some stones. The beach will take you right into town with is quite nice with lots of bars and eateries.  more »
  • Very long crescent shaped beach, protected by a coral reef so the water is very warm all year round. Just under 30 degrees C in February. Good for learning to surf with numerous surf schools...  more »
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  • A gem in a gem in a country. Beautiful, family friendly beach. Places to eat right on the beach. Great options for beginner surf lessons. Lots to do.
  • Just the right amount of people to feel very relaxed and great for toddlers
  • Great beach for kids and adults alike.
  • Good waves for beginning surfer
  • First visit to Playa Samara. Beach was uncrowded with surfers and dogs enjoying the day. The beach is a short stroll from town.

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