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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  • Es una playa llena de vida y artesanía local muy variada y a buenos precios. Combina la cultura lugareña con la vida de cientos de extranjeros que viven o visitan Sámara y la hacen ser una de la playa...  more »
  • It is an adequate beach, not powdery-soft sand, neither rocky. Cannot actually see the sun drowning into the water but nice afterglow. Family friendly. Swim n surf gentle waves. 
  • panorama bellissimo, cittadina molto tranquilla dove si può soggiornare per alcuni giorni per godersi il relax e il mare