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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  • Great restaurants, facilities, people really nice and friendly. Beach really safe. Board rentals super reasonable. Great vegan burger place right on the beach. Luv Burger. Parking free and really easy...  more »
  • Very good Beach with good restaurants and bars support. Good for families with children. Very safe and with many water sports activities.
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  • The Beach is very nice and bigger than we thought based on images that we have seen. Not a lot of people. Quite powerful waves to and from, then also strong streams.. Complete Badbart If you come out a piece. You also need to get out a bit in the water to get past the muddy. Good for those who want to start learning about surfing.
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  • Spent a week here and it was amazing. Nice restaurants and reat beach.
  • The ocean is the greatest. The pix are really good ones. Planning on moving there by next year.
  • Really beautiful and quiet. A walk early in the morning was amazing.
  • Beautiful beach!
  • Favorite Beach in Costa Rica. This horseshoe shaped beach has it all. The beach is so beautiful - not too busy and with gorgeous vistas. It has a wonderful combination of locals and tourists. It never felt too busy or congested. There are a large number of terrific restaurants on the beach, whether you are looking for a great bar to hang out in, or if you want a wonderful meal. We had the opportunity to visit about a dozen beaches during our stay, and Playa Samara is our favorite.
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