Samara Beach, Playa Samara

Must see · 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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4.5
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  • What an amazing time at this magical beach! I’m a big guy, ex college football player. 38 yrs old. Tico surf school had me Catching waves in an hr!!!! Was one of the best experiences in my life...  more »
  • Unpretentious and genuine with just a hint (just enough) of American influence ... not like Tamagringo or Jaco at all !  more »
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  • 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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