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“gentle waves” (19 reviews)
“warm water” (29 reviews)
“wild horses” (16 reviews)
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a calm beautiful beach. Not the best for surfing though. Great for playing in the waves. I was there for low season so it wasn't crowded at all.

Thank jecourtright
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Samara beach is 7km of white sand and clear water. We walked all of it during our stay here and it was mesmerizing. The tide was out and the water was calm. We could easily have participated in many different water sports here including: Surfing,...More

Thank SusiesPicks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Beach! It's probably about 3 miles long and you can drive your car on the beach the water is warm people play Frisbee plenty of dogs running around on the beach as well very dog friendly. Also horses and horseback riding....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surfed, swam & sunbathed!!!! Stunning beautiful magical beach! Kids had a blast riding the waves. Horse riding along the beach. Restaurants gorgeous too alone the beach. Loved it!!!

Thank EmsR23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very large bay with an excellent wave both for beginners and advance surfers. We surfed the following day because we arriving in Samara fairly late in the day. It has a nice feel to this beach as it offers a lot -...More

Thank Chantellehowes
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Much less touristy place than Tamarindo but with everything you need. If you are a surfer, this is the place to be 😊

Thank Tjerk K
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My friend moved to Samara Beach and my partner and I went to visit her this September. The beach is a beautiful cove with a long surf you can walk out into and manageable waves. Its a beautiful little place and the island out in...More

Thank Bláz B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Beautiful, relatively long, incredibly picturesque beach backed by a small and sleepy beach town. Beach is wide at low tide and shallows extend far out. Waves and surf are manageable by anyone. Beach is far less traveled than Jaco or Tamarindo.... by far our favorite...More

Thank Stephen M S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We spent 10 days in Samara and walked the beach every day. When the tide is out the beach is incredibly wide and ideal for walking. Even when it is in, there is plenty of beach to walk. From end to end, it's probably a...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here on honeymoon during the low season. It was amazing. The quiet town, consistent surf, great food. It was a perfect last stop on our way through Costa Rica. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Evan A
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8 November 2016|
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Response from garkar | Reviewed this property |
It isn't really a party town. More family oriented with primarily restaurants, not pubs so much.
5 March 2016|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
We used Samara Adventure Co for a dolphin/snorkelling tour. It was excellent. The Samara Info Center has many more activities to do in and around Samara. Enjoy!
Winniek W
24 February 2016|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
We just got back 2 weeks ago. Didn't see any dog poop. The beach is amazingly clean.