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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  • August 12, 2017
    Our tweens love Samara and its vaguesparfaites to the "boogie board". No more need to fill, we grant is a break in the schedule of the last days, to try to do as much as possible in other regions of Costa Rica. After all, it of the holidays, must return rested!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Beware of the guy in the orange vest on the street in front of the beach offering to watch your car for a tip. We declined his offer which made him obviously mad, so we moved our car for fear of retal...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We found Samara Beach pretty disappointing. The beach was dirty with garbage and horse poop, and drunk guys passed out. I didn't want to take my shoes off, much less get in the water. The town was kin...  more »

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