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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gentle waves” (25 reviews)
“wild horses” (22 reviews)
“warm water” (29 reviews)
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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"gentle waves"
in 25 reviews
"wild horses"
in 22 reviews
"warm water"
in 29 reviews
"body surfing"
in 10 reviews
"beginner surfers"
in 18 reviews
"laid back"
in 37 reviews
"soft sand"
in 13 reviews
"low tide"
in 28 reviews
"great waves"
in 11 reviews
"costa rica"
in 69 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 11 reviews
"palm trees"
in 25 reviews
"pacific coast"
in 11 reviews
"learn to surf"
in 15 reviews
"horseback riding"
in 24 reviews
"pura vida"
in 22 reviews
"surf school"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The beach is huge. Takes 40 minutes to walk it. Rocky in some parts but majority is sand. Surf wasn’t bad when we stayed. The town is built on the one end of the beach. Has a real surfer or hippie feel. Lots of restaurants...More

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is beautiful for walking and collecting coral and shells. And the sunset view is beautiful. The water I found a bit murky and muddy but very warm.

Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a chilled beach town in Costa Rica, this is it! Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lots of trendy beach bars and restaurants. Lovely town to take an afternoon stroll in. You can easily spend a few days here. Lots of activities...More

Thank Olivia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Playa Samara has a decent surf break to boogie board in without being too rough for kids. The beach is beautiful and the water is warm. A few restaurant line the beach making a shady spot for a beverage almost irresistible!

Thank Heather E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this easy, relaxed surfer beach. We always felt safe and let the kids have room to roam with out us hovering on them. The low and high tides were great for SUP and surfing and boogie boards, for both beginner and experienced. Board rentals...More

Thank lukenriley
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any day on the beach is a good day in my book. This beach is perfect for all ages. Lots to do and eat and drink.

Thank kerry4L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Samara is surely a quiet beach town. Has a good number of restaurants and hotels. A must stop in Costa Rica if you want to be away from the tourists and have a relaxing time at the beach.

Thank narayanee a
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lets start with the beauty, it’s a perfect crescent of soft sand with leaning palms and an island to the southeast. There’s the side near town with most of the crowd, which during our week varied from crowded (during Holy Week, CR’s spring break) to...More

Thank Mark N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beach worth visiting. Try to come during less busy days, because it is such a pleasant place to enjoy a day lounging. We were there when it wasn't too crowded and it was blissful. Go to Jardin Marina restaurant while you're here –...More

Thank Erin J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family (2 adults 2 kids (6 & 11)) have been pretty much everywhere that is known as a beach travel destination. Nothing compares to experience of Costa Rica. This is our 3rd trip and 1st Not all-inclusive. Not to say that we are going...More

Thank Trotsky999
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calders83
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.
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CKE
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!
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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.
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