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 route planning tool .
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Ocean Seafari Tour in Samara BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Samara Beach Stand Up Paddle and Snorkeling BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 3 hours
Samara Beach Reviews
...der viel Platz zum Liegen und einige Bars und Restaurants bietet. Surfbretter und Seekayaks werden ebenfalls vermietet. more »...der offers plenty of space for the beds and some bars and restaurants. Also rented surfboards and Seakayaks.
Amplia y con muy buenas condiciones para nada o simplemente pasar el día en la arena. Samara es un paraíso, la playa es gigante, super extensa. more »Wide and very good conditions for nothing or simply spend the day in the arena. Samara is a paradise, the beach is giant, super wide.
Favorite Beach in Costa Rica. This horseshoe shaped beach has it all. The beach is so beautiful - not too busy and with gorgeous vistas. It has a wonderful combination of locals and tourists. It never felt too busy or congested. There are a large number of terrific restaurants on the beach, whether you are looking for a great bar to hang out in, or if you want a wonderful meal. We had the opportunity to visit about a dozen beaches during our stay, and Playa Samara is our favorite.
This is about you,me, us. All in Samara: The Black Hole of Happiness. Where the longer you stay the less you'll want to leave. We are all part of this Tribe,of this experience, no matter where we come from. We are all migratory birds under the same roof: The Samara Sky.
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