Samara Beach, Playa Samara

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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  • Nice dark sandy beach, gentle waves, spectacular sunsets!!! We had easy walks from our property the Hotel Villas Playa Samara daily to town. The town is quaint offering a variety of restaurants and al...  more »
  • Great beach right in the town. Not crowded, clean with lots of services. Great bars and restaurants in this beach centred town, rentals available for chairs and surf boards. But still laid back and st...  more »
  • Minimal rocks fine packed sand walk for long distances safe for children, waves to boogie board and surf no venders on the beach bothering you rated as the second best beach in South America  more »
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  • Amazing beach with great restaurant around. The beach is clean. Water are clear. The sand is a little bit brown/dark. But still very beautiful and the feeling of the feet on the sand is great.
  • Great beach but watch where you park parking enforcement share fines with vendors saw it first hand.
  • Beautiful beach, great for swimming, walking and learning to surf. Fun bars and a nice selection of restaurants and local shops. Everything you need in a beach is here.
  • Love this beach and beach town
  • Best beach ever

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