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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  • I lived in Samara for about 4 months. What an incredible place with amazing people everywhere. We just slipped right into the groove of things and enjoyed every minute. We loved that we could be seclu...  more »
  • The best location. Very well looked after. Place clean, large, live music, night fireworks show
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  • Playa Samara is an absolutely beautiful beach. There are many restaurants with a wonderful view over the sea! The beach is not crowded and everyone has enough space to the volleyball, football, Frisby to play, etc... I've seen rarely as a great beach!
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