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Playa Samara

4.6
Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · River Rafting & Tubing
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere. The main gray sand beach leads out into calm waters, suitable for swimming, lazing, and games. During holidays in Playa Samara, many visitors hire a 4WD to explore the forests of the interior, including biological reserves and a whole lot of monkeys. Add Playa Samara and other destinations in Costa Rica to your travel plans using our Costa Rica day trip planner.
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Samara Beach ©
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Samara Beach
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Barrigona Beach
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spas
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Playa Samara

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dondeJavitours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Playa Samara

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Boat Tour
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4.6
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Tamarindo Beach Tamarindo
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Playa Flamingo
4.8
Duration: 5 hours

Parks in Playa Samara

Werner Sauter Biological Reserve ©
Nature / Park
Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Playa Samara

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Playa Buena Vista
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Playa Samara

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Samara-Carrillo Info Center ©
Visitor Center
Samara-Carrillo Info Center
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Kingfisher Sportfishing
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Kingfisher Sportfishing
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa Guiones ©
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Playa Guiones Nosara
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve ©
National Park
Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve Nicoya
4.4
Duration: 8 hours

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