It is located 332 Km from San José on the north Interamericana highway, 234 km via the Puente de la amistad. From Liberia 115 km, 102 km from Daniel Oduber Airport, 36 km from Nicoya. From Sámara Beach to Nosara 31 km, 17 km to Garza Beach and 7 km to Carrillo Beach. It is especially for tourists who enjoy to bathe, it has one of the safest beaches in the country, which is excellent for swimmers of all ages, it is 8Km long. At low tide from the seaside, to where the waves reach is 300 meters. It has a totally flat topography; which is perfect for a range of sporting activities. Sámara is a beach that is relatively hidden and is not very busy – located 31 km to the south of Nosara via the coastal road.  The warm grey sands in Samara are surrounded by small residences and small complexes. Despite its isolation, Sámara Beach has a good selection of high quality accommodation. On both sides of Samara there are several outstanding beaches Garza Beach, to the north, with white sands and a magnificent view of the Pacific. Carrillo Beach to the south is bordered by palm trees and coral reef. Camaronal Beach is a world famous surfing center. In the village there are shops, discos, hotels, bars and restaurants.

Where to shop

Boutique Shanna Ph (506) 2656-0631.Located 150 meters to the north of the post office. This boutique has air conditioning, there are national and international souvenirs, ceramics of the region, all that you need in beach wear, casual wear, ecological t-shirts. Exclusive swimsuits made by the owner. Opening times: from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m open every day.


The Sámara supermarket offers internet access and tourist information.Post office Ph (506) 2656-0368 Opened from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 m.d and 1:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m. Police Rural Guard Ph (506) 2656-0436.


National Bank Ph (506) 2656-0086.Located contiguous to the Church. Schedule from 8:30 a.m to 3:45 p.m. Service of automatic cashier and currency exchange.

How to arrive and leave

By Bus

Empresa Alfaro Ph (506) 2656-0269 in Samara, Ph (506) 2258-4716/ 2222-2666 in San José. There is a daily service to Sámara 12:30 p.m, the journey takes 6 hours, that continues to Carrillo Beach, it costs 6 US$. The bus returns to San José from Carrillo 4:30 a.m and 01:00 p.m, on Sunday. TRAROC.S.A Ph (506) 2685-5382. Routes 548 and 548 A. Hours of service: from Nicoya to Samara, Carrillo, Estrada and Vic. From Nicoya to Samara: 5:00 a.m to Samara, Carrillo, and Estrada. 6:00 a.m, 7:45 a.m Samara, 10:00 a.m Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal, 12:00 m.d Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal, 1:30 p.m Samara, Carrillo, 2:30 p.m Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal, Estrada, 3:30 p.m Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal, 4:20 p.m Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal. 6:30 p.m Samara, Carrillo, Estrada. 9:45 p.m Samara. Sundays and Holidays: 7:45 a.m Samara, Carrillo, 10:00 a.m Samara, Cangrejal, 12 m.d Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal. 2:30 p.m Samara, Carrillo 3:00 p.m Samara, Carrillo, Estrada, Cangrejal. To Nicoya from: 4:00 a.m Carrillo, Samara. 5:00 a.m Estrada, Carrillo, Samara, 6:00 a.m Estrada, Carrillo, Samara, Cangrejal. 7:30 a.m Carrillo, Samara, 8:45 a.m Samara. 11:30 a.m Carrillo, Cangrejal, Samara. 1:30 p.m Carrillo, Samara, Cangrejal. 3:00 p.m Carrillo, Samara. 4:45 p.m Carrillo, Samara, 5:30 p.m Estrada, Carrillo, Samara. Sundays and Holidays: 6:30 a.m Estrada. 8:30 a.m Carrillo, Samara, 11:30 a.m Carrillo, Samara, 2:30 p.m Carrillo, Samara. 5:30 p.m Estrada, Carrillo, Samara. De Estrada, Carrillo t Nosara and Vic. From Estrada, Carrillo to Nosara: 5:00 a.m From Nosara to Estrada, Carrillo: 3:00 p.m.  Schedule from Monday to Saturday from Nicoya to Nosara and VIC. De Nosara a Nicoya: 5:00 a.m (not on Sundays), 7:00 a.m, 12:25 p.m, and 3:00 p.m (not Sundays). From to Nosara: 5:00 a.m (Not on Sundays) 10:00 a.m, 12:00 md (not on Sundays), 3:00 p.m.

By Car

Sámara Beach is 36Km to the south of Nicoya on an asphalt road.  You can also get here from Nosara Beach via a coastal road in good condition. The only gas station in the area located on the Nosara crossing, via the road from Nicoya, be careful when driving, there are narrow points in the road as well as dangerous curves.

By Plane 

SANSA. E-mail: Ph (506) 2221-9414. International Airport Juan Santamaría., flyers 630, departs 8:40 a.m, arrive 9:30 a.m, price 82 US$, arriving on the landing strip at Carrillo Beach.