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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this beach! Not crowded with beautiful sunsets. Restaurants and the beach wer really fun, eating with our toes in the sand. Surfing lessons are a must do.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank adventurefamilyB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samara Beach is a pristine stretch of sand about a mile long from one end to the other, with a small stream emptying into it near the east end of the beach. Due to a reef at the mouth of the bay, the waters are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Phil J
Reviewed 18 August 2019

Beach is very wide and long, walking it makes a nice experience. Water was rather murky and waves will know you out if not careful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank qpr81
Reviewed 14 August 2019

If you like a quiet place to put your feet up and relax, Samara Beach is one place to do just that. Samara is a quiet, friendly beach town in Costa Rica. There are many things to do from horseback riding to surfing to deep...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

You can easily walk for hours, very quiet and felt safe walking during the night. Barely anybody at the beach, so you can enjoy nature. We stayed at villas plata zamara, azura hotel is next to it. Front beach units, very clean and nicely decorated.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank florb506
Reviewed 9 August 2019

The beach is beautiful, clean, sandy, shallow enough so you can enjoy the waves and surf, overall perfect beach, I loved it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Speros B
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Samara Beach, what a place. As beaches go, it's a fantastic beach. Friendly atmosphere, bars and rental boards if you like. Sunrises and sunsets are a spectacle to see. Change your setting to Samara Beach.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank socialkarma
Reviewed 6 August 2019

Nice place to relax, take long walks, see some monkeys. Be aware of the tide. If the tide is high you might have to take a long detour to go back where you came from. There is a river going into the sea. At high...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tony M
Reviewed 29 July 2019

Just spent 10 days in a house just outside of Samara Beach, and would happily return. The beach is lovely, there are tons of restaurants, plenty of grocery options, and the people are so friendly and welcoming. Roads are easy to navigate once you grow...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank CobyS824
Reviewed 26 July 2019

It's a nice beach. Water is warm. It's very pretty at sunset. The beach is clean but it's not a white sand beach so not my favorite type of beach. You can surf here and also go horseback riding. We took a snorkeling and dolphin...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from AnneAgerbo | Reviewed this property |
I was in Costa Rica for a month in july 2019. We got sims cards very easily - You just need to ask what service will cove the places you go. We started off in San Jose and the simcard company we bought from there, had no... More
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Response from Diane L | Reviewed this property |
Easy drive on goods roads that were fixed a couple of years ago.
13 June 2019|
Response from Akasi86 |
Since I have been searching for this topic extensively and only found a few posts (with little infos) I wanted to share the "how to" with my fellow travellers. First of all, take the bus from Samara to Nicoya (atm there is... More