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.
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.
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.
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.
Our hotel in Samara was great, we enjoyed the swimming pool and the great breakfast. Our host was super friendly.
In Samara we went surfing, which was great fun!
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!
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.
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!
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.