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Samara Beach Costa Rica

Samara is a small coastal village that offers you a great choice of hotels, restaurants and bars, but also activities. Explore the underwater world in the nearby quiet bay, relax on the Playa Carrillo, book a surf lesson or join a yoga class in town. Not enough options? You can also take surfing lessons or make a whale and dolphin trip. In short, Samara beach Costa Rica is a great destination for everyone looking for activities in a nice holiday town.

Flora and especially fauna are stunning around Samara. If you plan your visit carefully you might witness the turtle nesting spectacle in Ostional. Here, hundreds of turtles regularly come to nest on the beach, a real once in a lifetime experience.

  • Tropical Dry Forest
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Cozy coastal village
  • Coral reef

Samara

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Samara

Sámara is located in the province of Guanacaste, which borders Nicaragua to the north. Previously, Guanacaste was the territory of Chorotega Indians. When the Spanish colonial domination ended in 1824, the inhabitants chose to no longer belong to Nicaragua. Instead, they joined Costa Rica. This is celebrated every year throughout Costa Rica, but especially in the provincial towns and villages.

Indian influences are still visible and audible in music, literature, folklore and dance in Guanacaste. Economically, Guanacaste has become known for its livestock farming. Nowadays, a lot of pasture land is being replanted and returned to nature.

Province of Guanacaste

Province of Guanacaste

The unique climate of the province of Guanacaste, with a long dry and warm period from November to April and a more temperate season from May to October, has resulted in a specific flora and fauna. Here, you find the so-called ‘tropical dry forests’. In Guanacaste, you will find no less than 7 National Parks and in combination with the beautiful beaches, the area has become a renowned tourist destination. Samara Beach however still exudes small town charm and is a nice place to stay during your holiday in Costa Rica.

 

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Remco and Louise

In Samara, we stayed in a house with a beautiful view, because it is located on a mountain. When we arrived we were greeted by howler monkeys in the trees close to our room! The people at the hotel were very friendly and we booked a super nice turtle tour with them.

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Rob and Anja Jacques

Our hotel in Samara was great, we enjoyed the swimming pool and the great breakfast. Our host was super friendly.

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Serena, Rick and Sienna

In Samara we went surfing, which was great fun!

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Karin Nienhuis 

For me Samara was great! I took a surf lesson and booked a dolphin tour. During that tour we also spotted a few whales, which was fantastic!

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Nel and Egbert

To us, Samara was a really nice seaside village. Las Ranas was also a very nice lodge and we enjoyed a few quiet days here. Relaxing on the beach, some swimming and the local restaurants offered great dining.

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Richard and Natascha

Our few days Samara were exactly what we needed after a busy schedule and also quite some rain.  Nice town with many nice restaurants, relaxed atmosphere and better weather :). We also very much enjoyed our surf lessons!

What can you see and do in and around Samara?

Insider tip of Renee:

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Insider tip of Renee:

Samara is a nice, relaxed village at the Pacific Ocean where you can relax during the day and have tasty dinners in the evening. Nearby you will find Playa Carrillo, a beautiful beach with swaying palm trees.

The following destinations are close to this travel package:

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Unique homestay in Zapotal de Miramar
This is your chance to stay with locals in Costa Rica! The charming village of Zapotal de Miramar is literally located on top of a mountain. You can stay overnight in wooden cabins, or experience a unique homestay with a local family. The villagers will warmly welcome you and you'll have your own bedroom and bathroom. Meals are prepared and shared with the local family. One specific tour or activity in the village is included in your stay.
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Bird watching in Palo Verde National Park
The Palo Verde Biological Station is located in the centre of Palo Verde National Park, which is gigantic. It includes the largest wetland in the country and borders the Tempisque River. It is also one of the last areas of tropical dry forest in Central America and therefore the Biological Station is an important research facility. Besides, it's a great location to spot many bird species.
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Live with the rhythm of the sun and sea in Montezuma
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is stunning and its location, near beach and sea, makes that you really follow the rhythm of the sun and sea. Enjoy everything the lodge and the town of Montezuma have to offer. You have arrived in paradise here and we're sure you don't want to leave anymore!
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Turtles on the beach of Junquillal
Junquillal is a charming coastal town and a real 'off the beaten track' location. Your Dutch hosts warmly welcome you to the paradise they built themselves and all you need to do here is to relax, indulge and enjoy the great food! If you want to leave your hammock, the town is a perfect base to explore the coastal region with its beautiful beaches. Or visit the Junquillal turtle conservation, to learn more about the turtles on the beach.
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Soar beyond the cloud forest of Monteverde
Monteverde is famous for its unique cloud forest reserve. The village lies in the mountains and is one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can still spot the beautiful quetzal. While in Monteverde you can explore the cloud forest by foot or hanging bridge, but also book a zipline tour and soar beyond the trees, a great experience!
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Magical blue waterfalls in Bijagua
Bijagua is a charming village near the river Rio Celeste and the Tenorio National Park. The river was named after the intense blue colour of its water. Take your time hiking up to the beautiful waterfall in the jungle and explore the area by horseback or mountain bike. You stay in a comfortable bungalow with great view of the volcano.
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Bubbling mud pools near Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano has 9 craters and is still an active volcano. The area is wellknown for its thermal mud pools, waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. You can explore the area by foot, horseback or mountainbike. Enjoy your stay here!
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Off Road with a 4WD with rooftop tent
Are you up for adventure? Take a road trip in a 4WD rental car with a rooftop tent! Find a sunny beach or go off road into the jungle and park your car on a beautiful spot in the wild. There are also lots of campsites where you can stay for a small fee. A road trip can be perfectly combined with other destinations in a self-drive holiday. This way you can combine pure adventure with the comfort of hotels and lodges.

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