Samara Beach, Playa Samara

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Beach · Nature / Park
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.
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  • I almost don't want to share this review because more people will descend onto this secluded corner of Costa Rica, But, please do go there and try all the restaurants and bars, The locals are...  more »
  • Small town, cute but gets old fast Whatever you do, DO NOT rent from Marco Castillo. He is violent and unpredictable. My partner and I rented from him and he came to our balcony very drunk and...  more »
  • A gem in a gem in a country. Beautiful, family friendly beach. Places to eat right on the beach. Great options for beginner surf lessons. Lots to do.
  • Just the right amount of people to feel very relaxed and great for toddlers

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