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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome view and friendly people with food and activity options all around. Would visit again for sure!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank jcolema7
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to walk- this is a place for you - beautiful long beach with significant tide during the day.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Olga G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beach! Great surfing and suntanning! Great everything! If you want to surf look up Leo! Also it’s a great little quiet beach , not over populated!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Elinora H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long, wide beach at low tide...at least 200 feet wide at low tide. Gentle slope makes walking along the beach nice.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank retirednavychop
Reviewed 9 October 2019

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 19 September 2019

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 19 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 15 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
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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
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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