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Samara Beach, Playa Samara

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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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  • One of the nicest beaches I visited on my whole trip to costa rica, it is a crime to miss the sunset here it was really really beautiful. There are several freshwater streams that feed into the sea... 
    One of the nicest beaches I visited on my whole trip to costa rica, it is a crime to miss the sunset here it was really really beautiful. There are several freshwater streams that feed into the sea...  more »
  • The beach is amazing and the water is so warm - great for long walks. Enjoyed the peace and quiet without all the vendors trying to sell you something. Just truly beautiful. 
    The beach is amazing and the water is so warm - great for long walks. Enjoyed the peace and quiet without all the vendors trying to sell you something. Just truly beautiful.  more »
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  • Amazing place for a short or even long vacation. I was living in Sàmara and I had the best times. I could definitely live there. The beach is great, the people are so lovely, the village is small but very nice. You find delicious restaurants or homemade food - it’s a perfect surfing spot for beginners, for intermediates in the surroundings also - great hiking spots - waterfalls nearby - the best sunsets - island life on isla chora :) - full moon parties - what else? :) I think Sàmara is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been!!!! ❤️❤️
  • Beautiful beach, very long. The northern portion is easier for swimming, in the southern portion waves are bigger and better for surfing.

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