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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  • A tranquil paradise, with friendly people, a clean, safe and perfect sea for young children because there are no big waves
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  • One of the most charming places that we know. The serene and warm water. Quiet beach, ideal for the family.
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  • The beaches are beautiful and your own. Tide low, they are very broad and restaurants are present all along the beach. The village is friendly and relaxed, the hotels very well in the jungle nearby. I recommend for young children!
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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.
  • Best beach ever
  • Beautiful beach

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