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Samara-Carrillo Info Center

Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2424
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We are a free information center for residents and tourists of Samara & Carrillo and surrounding area. Our services extend from directions or bus schedules to recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, attractions, tours, transportation and events as well as what is happening in the community this week. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to promote your event or business. Thank you, Brenda Be Happy, Have Fun!
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“great resource” (19 reviews)
“costa rica” (90 reviews)
“car rental” (9 reviews)
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Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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+506 2656 2424
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"great resource"
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"costa rica"
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"car rental"
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"free service"
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"trip planning"
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"right direction"
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"one stop shop"
in 6 reviews
"lo que hay"
in 15 reviews
"place to stay"
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"wealth of knowledge"
in 8 reviews
"local restaurants"
in 6 reviews
"san jose"
in 13 reviews
"these guys"
in 17 reviews
"liberia airport"
in 10 reviews
"nature hike"
in 7 reviews
"turtle tour"
in 10 reviews
"pura vida"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had some short time frames to see parts of Costa Rica as our daughter was in school there. Brenda organised some fairly intensive weekends away for us and everything went like clockwork. She listened to our needs and organised our itineraries perfectly!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Christopher was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and mellow. He can also make arrangements and take payments for various activities. Highly recommended.

Thank Thomas R
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

T, super excited that Christopher was super helpful and yes, super mellow! Come back soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brenda was amazing. She helped us with all our tours and told us exactly what we needed for each tour. Highly recommend.

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

MV, you are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. It was a pleasure to help you and your friend while in Samara and I am glad you guys had fun! Come back soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brenda is the most helpful person I've ever met. She arranges EVERYTHING for you when being in Sámara or elsewhere in Costa Rica. All transfers, shuttles, boats or guided excursions were perfectly organised and she has a huge amount of contact persons, so she knows...More

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

R, you rock! It was a pleasure to meet you and help you organize your trip! Glad we were able to help in a timely manner and to make the changes you needed :) Continue to have fun and I look forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed working with them. They booked all of our excursions in a timely manner. They even booked our side by side trip when the operators said they weren’t available.

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Thank 888tom888
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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi T, super excited we were able to help you out. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope you come back to Samara soon!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Brenda is wonderful! She arranges lodging and activities to suit your budget and interests. We had quite the adventure! Loved it all!

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brendad288, Owner at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Really appreciate it! Glad we were able to help and hope to do it again sooner than later!

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Brenda and Carleigh were great. I emailed them months ago while planning our trip, and they've been essential during our time here. We had a small window of opportunity to visit Monteverde and Brenda did an outstanding job getting us to and from there, planned...More

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brendad288, Manager at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

J you rock! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Super glad that Carleigh and I were able to help you and your son enjoy a couple of days in Monteverde and that you saw tons of animals! YEY!!! Let us know...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Brenda and Christopher were very friendly when we arrived during a downpour one afternoon. Christopher arranged private transportation to Arenal for our family. Thank you!!

Thank bludevil
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brendad288, Manager at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Glad we were able to help you with your transport needs. It really was a pleasure to help you. Hope you come back to Samara soon and that we can repeat the process :)

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We booked two tours at the Samara Info Centre. Brenda was helpful and friendly and made booking the tours very easy. She had a big binder of all sorts of tours to choose from.More

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brendad288, Manager at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for this great view! Glad we were able to help and be able to offer you all the tours that are available in Samara! As for the friendly part, you got me on a good day....just kidding!!!! Again, thanks for the review and...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I made it a point to stop here to ask about seeing turtles nesting. Brenda was great talking me through our options. She called at least 3 tour operators to get a up to date status on the turtles. Most notably, I really wanted to...More

Thank blueskyzander
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brendad288, Manager at Samara-Carrillo Info Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Z, you rock! Thank you very much for not only taking the time to write this review but for also giving us such a wonderful one! Really appreciate it! Hope to be able to help you again!

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Birdinflight_11
15 February 2018|
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Response from brendad288 | Property representative |
We are open Monday thru Saturday 8am - 6pm and Sunday's am to 2pm.
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nephitesrcool
17 January 2018|
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Ditto on all of these :) Classes can be any day of the week from 3pm - 6pm. Excellent class!!!
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Nancy L
15 May 2017|
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For an 8 day vacation, I would recommend visiting 2 places, 3 at the most. If you want to see a volcano, I would recommend going to the Arenal area. You can also then go to Rincon de la Vieja and then a beach. I recommend... More
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