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Samara Beach

Costa Rica

The following are some recomendations and suggestions we have for clients interested in visiting the beautiful coast of Nicoya, in Guanacaste, home to the nicest beaches, the most authentic people and many places to visit or activities to enjoy

Some recommendations

  1. Enjoy the town
  2. Spend time on the beach, the center, South or North End
  3. Visit Isla Chora Island ( Amazing snorkeling )
  4. Visit Carrillo, at just 15 minutes by car
  5. Visit Barrigona Beach ( 25 minutes North )
  6. Enjoy the nighlife
  7. Book tours ( Dolphins, horseback, snorkeling, boat )
  8. Enjoy local traditions and occasional festivities

Playa Samara or Samara Beach is located in the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula, 40 minutes from the main city of the Peninsula, also called Nicoya. The area is considered the be the cradle of Guanacaste. It is also well know as one of the coastal regions with the most beautiful beaches. There are still many beaches that are secluded and pristine, with no buildings nor development, which makes a great place to spend on a free day or in case you are looking forward to relax, snorkel or spend time on a lonely beach. Some beaches that are still virgin include Barrigona, Barco Quebrado and more beaches to the North and South.


Samara Beach

and surroundings

Some specific destinations or activities we suggest are visiting Barrigona Beach, a remote yet close beach that offers a true nature experience. It is a white sand beach, with tropical vegetation surrounding it. Great nature family trip. Playa Carrillo Beach to the South is also very beautiful, and especially known for being a very safe one, ideal for families. Samara itself is a very beautiful beach, especially its Southern End. We recommend visiting Isla Chora Island, you can do that by booking the snorkeling – kayaking tour that departs daily. This remote and protected island has some amazing sites for snorkeling. Other suggestions include enjoy the colorful, save and vibrant nightlife found in Samara. Samara is perhaps one of the best developed beach communities, where development has arrived, yet it still maintains a lot of nature, small town charm and friendly people. There are many restaurants and bars in town, so dining will never be an issue.

horseback riging tours Samara beach, Costa Rica

Why should you visit Samara?

We provide several reasons and highlights that will help you consider Samara as your next vacation destination. Contact us at any time for more information


Variety of tours

From kayaking and snorkeling trip to Chora Island, to whale watching and horseback riding. Find trips and activities in the area.

Where to eat?

The community is also famous for the abundant variety of restaurants and bars, from small local SODAS to gourmet Italian and French restaurants, carnivore , vegetarian or vegan places, you will find it all