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 beach for kids, families, swimmers, and beginner/intermediate surfers. Nice smooth sand, warm waters, and small waves make this an excellent beach to hang out at. Lots of surf schools - my wife ...  more »
  • Just what you dream of for a tropical beach, plam trees, clean sand. Water is fine for swimming but there can be currents out near teh island so take care.  more »
  • Beautifull beach, white sand and palm trees. Several restaurants on the beach, of which I liked Luv Burger the most. Feels like Bali!!! Watch out for sand fleas in the evening.  more »
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  • Amazing beach with great restaurant around. The beach is clean. Water are clear. The sand is a little bit brown/dark. But still very beautiful and the feeling of the feet on the sand is great.
  • Great beach but watch where you park parking enforcement share fines with vendors saw it first hand.
  • Beautiful beach, great for swimming, walking and learning to surf. Fun bars and a nice selection of restaurants and local shops. Everything you need in a beach is here.
  • Love this beach and beach town
  • Best beach ever
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