This beach has rights and lefts, however is not very consistent and with a tendency to close. There are good waves. Access: By land. Tide: Medium up coming. Swells: South – South West. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 2 to 4. Season: May to November. Stars: 2

GPS Latitude 9.879588, – Longitude 85.529808

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Samara is located 332 kilometers from San Jose via the North Interamerican Highway, and 234 kilometers prior to crossing the Puente de la Amistad Bridge. It is 115 kilometers from Liberia, and 102 kilometers from Daniel Oduber Airport, and 36 kilometers from Nicoya. From Playa Samara to Nosara the distance is 31 kilometers; to Playa Garza it is 17 kilometers and 7 kilometers to Playa Carrillo. To the delight of its visitors, it is worthwhile mentioning that Playa Samara has one of the most secure beaches in the country, which is excellent for all those who love swimming, including children. It has a length of 8 kilometers. During the low tide the beach has a space of 300 meters to wear the waves break smoothly. The mouth of the bay has rocky points with good breaks. There is a reef way outside, in the middle of the bay, with good rights and surges from the South. There are some other reefs that appear at the north side of the bay, quite outside with good rights. There are other reefs to the south side of the bay, near Chora Island with good rights and some lefts, which are also way outside. Samara Supermarket offers good access to the Internet and provides information for tourists. Post office Ph + (506) 2656-0368 opened from Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m to 12:00 m.d and 01:00 p.m to 05:30 p.m. Police Rural Guard Ph + (506) 2656-0436.


National Bank Ph + (506) 2656-0086.Located contiguous to the Church. Schedule from 08:30 a.m to 03:45 p.m. Service of automatic cashier and currency exchange.

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Alfaro Enterprise Ph + (506) 2656-0269 and, in San Jose Ph + (506) 2258-4716/ Ph + (506) 2222-2666. Offers a daily service to Samara at 12:30 p.m and 06:15 p.m. This trip lasts about 6 hours and continues onto Playa Carrillo. It costs 6 US$. The bus returns to San Jose from Carrillo at 04:30 a.m and 08:30 p.m on Sundays.

TRAROC, S.A. Ph + (506) 2685-5382. Routes: 548 and 548 A. Schedule: from Nicoya to Samara, Carrillo, Estrada and Vic. From Nicoya to Samara: 05:00 a.m. to Samara, Carrillo, Estrada. At 06:00 a.m, 07:45 a.m. Samara. At 10:00 a.m.: Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal. At 12:00 noon: Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal. At 01:30 p.m.: Samara, Carrillo. At 02:30 p.m.: Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal, Estrada. At 03:30 p.m.: Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal. At 04:20 p.m.: Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal. At 06:30 p.m.: Samara, Carrillo, Estrada. At 09:45 p.m.: Samara. Sundays and holidays: 07:45 a.m.: Samara, Carrillo. At 10:00 a.m.: Samara, Cangrejal. At 12 noon: Samara, Carrillo, Cangrejal. At 02:30 p.m.: Samara, Carrillo. At 03:00 p.m.: Samara, Carrillo, Estrada, Cangrejal. To Nicoya: At 04:00 a.m.: Carrillo, Samara. At 05:00 a.m.: Estrada, Carrillo, Samara. At 06:00 a.m.: Estrada, Carrillo, Samara, Cangrejal. At 07:30 a.m.: Carrillo, Samara. At 8:45 a.m.: Samara. At 11:30 a.m.: Carrillo, Cangrejal, Samara. At 01:30 p.m.: Carrillo, Samara, Cangrejal. At 03:00 p.m.: Carrillo, Samara. At 04:45 p.m.: Carrillo, Samara. At 05:30 p.m.: Estrada, Carrillo, Samara. Sundays and holidays: 06:30 a.m.: Estrada. 08:30 a.m.: Carrillo, Samara. 11:30 a.m.: Carrillo, Samara. 02:30 p.m.: Carrillo, Samara. 05:30 p.m.: Estrada, Carrillo, Samara. From Estrada, Carrillo to Nosara and Vic: From Estrada, Carrillo to Nosara: 05:00 a.m. From Nosara, Estrada, Carrillo: 03:00 p.m. Schedules from Monday to Saturday from Nicoya to Nosara and Vic: From Nosara to Nicoya: 05:00 a.m. (Not on Sundays). From Nicoya to Nosara: 05:00 a.m. (except Sundays), 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon (Not on Sundays), and 03:00 p.m.


Samara Beach is 36 kilometers south of Nicoya accessible along a tarmac road. Samara can also be accessed through a non tarmac coastal road that is in good condition.


Sansa Servicio Nacional S.A Ph + (506) 2221-9414. Administration Ph + (506) 2248-1124, Samara Ph + (506) 2656-0131/(506) 2656-0132. Airport Tel (506) 2442-7472. E-mail: reservations@ Flights 2630, Departs 08:40 / 11:30, Arrives 09:30/12:20, One Way 83 US$/ Round Trip 166 US$, this plane’s destination is Playa Carrillo landing field.



Hotel Samara Paraíso Ph (506) 2656-2341/ Cell. + (506) 8890-1684 E-mail: More than a hotel is a small piece of paradise on the beach. Located in the middle of the forest, it was born as a dream of rest and peace that little by little came true. It has all the magic and energy of its creators and the nature that surrounds it. The facilities are of quality with a unique decoration, pleasant and with the comfort that you would wish. The staff is always available to help you in whatever you need and make your stay here an unforgettable experience. The property is located in the middle of the forest and three beautiful beaches, Playa Sámara being the main one. It is also close to Playa Izquierda which is a secret and beautiful beach that access is just 100 meters from the Hotel, less than 1 kilometer away is Playa Buena Vista where the Turtle Refuge is located and is perfect for walks and horseback tours …. in all these beaches you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. It is a place for people who want to enjoy the beach and at the same time for nature lovers. The most magical thing is that here you will feel at home but on vacation! … Hotel Samara Paradise awaits you! All our romos have: Fully equipped kitchen, Private terrace, Air conditioners and fans, Cable TV, Safe-deposit box, Internet, Hammock, Maid service every day.

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Hostel Samara Ph (506) 2656-3372 E-mail: We have 8 rooms, each of them has a private bathroom: Three room for 8 traveler. One room for 6 traveler. Four quadruple room with air conditioner. Likewise you will have a beautiful terrace equipped with a shared kitchen, tables and hammocks to enjoy a pleasant dinner under the stars. During your stay, our host will take care of you, being available at all times to help you and making sure that your vacations are as pleasant as possible. You can taste delicious Costa Rican specialties at our café-restaurant! Our services include: 24 hours security guard, Wi-Fi, luggage storage and daily cleaning service.

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Hotel Playa Samara Ph +506 2656-0190,Ph +506 8803-9180 Located right smack in the middle of Playa Samara centro, in the  historic Hotel Playa Samara. Historic? Yup!  Samara’s first and grandest hotel; build in 1980 and recently renovated. We can hear the fish frolicking in the ocean: Located only 50 metres from where the pacific ocean kisses the shoreline of the Nicoya peninsula; one of only five blue zones in the world. Long live paradise!. A stones throw away from everything and anything charming and lovely Playa Samara has to offer. Not big on throwing stones? Perhaps you live in a glass house or have friends that do? Simply walk everywhere within minutes. And tell your friends about Hotel Playa Samara Beach Club. Hostel inside the historic Hotel Playa Sámara in the center of Sámara 41 rooms range from shared rooms to private rooms for up to 8 people, Shared Rooms $12, Private hostel rooms, Private hotel rooms for 1 to 5 people with breakfast from $50, House for 8 people, WIFI, Swimming Pool, Game room, Community kitchen, AC/TV, Recreation area, On-site restaurant, Surf lessons – Horseback tours – Kayak rentals – Quad rentals

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Kiban´s Hostel Ph + 506 2201- 9464 E-mail: Main Streer, 150 South from bus stop, Samara Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. When Arriving at the bus stop of Samara, in the main of town. Walk the road down to the beach till finding Alamo rental car, cross the street and walk the ramp next to boutique shanna. Hostel · Site for surfing · Sports and fitness instruction.

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Hotel Giada Ph + (506) 2656-0132. E-mail: Is located at just 200 meters from Samara Beach, in downtown Samara, one of the most charming beach communities in Guanacaste. We are a medium sized hotel, with friendly and knowledgeable staff waiting for you. Let us be the gateway for you to explore not just our beautiful beach, but other nearby highlights. Free parking, Restaurant, bar and Pizzerria, 2 pools, Jacuzzi, Front desk, Tour info center, Rooms with AC, Friendly and know ledgeablee staff, WIFI in the hotel & romos. Hotel Giada is the right place for you if you are looking for an affordable yet good quality and service facility in one of the most vibrant but at the same time laid back beach communities in Guanacaste. The hotel offers the visit a great quality – price relation, where the expectations are always fulfilled. The 24 spacious rooms come with all the necessary amenities, including WIFI, AC, Cable TV, private bath with hot water, daily maid service. Safe box are also part of the equipment. The hotel also has two swimming pools, a well known restaurant and pizzeria called Di Mare Di Vino, and a full service front desk and tour info center, where you cannot only ask the staff for what to do and see in the area, or request some special treat, but also inquire for information on rental cars, tours, transportation in general or other destinations you might want to visit after.

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Hotel Villas Playa Samara Ph (506) 4052-4646. E-mail: http://www.villasplayasamara.comTariffs Green Summer: From 11th of April to the 15th of June, to the 30th of November, a villa with a room 111 US$ per night, double occupation. Enjoy summer from December 1st to December 25th, from the 2nd of January to February the 20th, A villa with a bedroom 169 US$ per night, double occupation. Summer special from 21st February to the 31st of March, from the 26th of June to the 29th of July, one room villa 146 US$ per night, double occupation. Ask for special packages for groups in the summer and food packages. You will find a place full of peace, tranquility and natural beauty, which has 8 Km of white sandy beach, whose topography is flat which makes it one of the safest beaches in our country. At present the hotel, offers a wide range of services which are: Exclusive Villas 1 2 and 3 rooms fully equipped with a living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace, kitchen and terrace, private bathroom with hot water and air conditioning. Additionally offering: swimming poor for adults and children and Jacuzzi, restaurant, wet bar, beach bar, laundry service, safe, Hotel Villas Samara Beach it is the ideal place to rest, but if you want to make the most of your vacation the hotel offers diverse tours such as: Aquatic tours:  sports fishing, scuba diving snorkeling ,Kayaking, among others. Land tours:  Canopy, walk to Monteverde, Palo verde and trips to Arenal.

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Hotel Belvedere Samara Ph + (506) 2656-0213. E-mail: This nice and quiet Hotel is perfect for relaxing vacations and is one of the first Hotels built in Samara. By the time it grew from 3 up to 22 Rooms and 2 Apartments. All Rooms have 1 double and 1 single bed. It is also possible to put an extra bed so that there is space for 4 people. The Rooms have free Wi-Fi Access, Fridge, A/C, Cable TV, coffeemaker, security safe and private bathroom with hot shower. Furthermore there are 2 Pools, a nice sitting Area, Laundry and Tour booking Service. Feel like in Paradise, while relaxing in tropical Gardens where you can see Monkeys, Hummingbirds or Iguanas. Start your day with a rich Breakfast from where you have a great view in the Ocean and walk just a few minutes to the beach. We are looking forward to meet you.

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Hotel Samara Inn Ph + (506) 2656-0482, Fax: (506) 2656-2240.  Email: is located 2 blocks from the Samara beach and 5 blocks from Samara’s main street. We offer 14 charming rooms with a/c, cable TV, WI-FI connection, private bathroom with hot water and balcony or patio. We have everything here in order to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable! Wake up in the morning and choose your favorite breakfast: our breakfast menu offers 6 choices. Our Restaurant & Bar is open for lunch and dinner from 12 pm to 9 pm and serves local & international dishes.

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Choco´s Surf School Ph + 506 8937-5246 you can email us in English or Spanish at Located right on the beach by the police station Playa Samara, Costa Rica. ARE YOU READY FOR A GREAT TIME ? Our instructors are certified by the International Surfing Association (ISA), are trained lifeguards/Ocean Rescue, have years of successful teaching experience, are bilingual and enjoy sharing their love of surfing… We are waiting for you in Samara beach, come and get to know our paradise…All surf classes include step-by-step instruction following ISA protocol for surf instruction. Lessons last about 90 minutes. All lessons include 5 hours additional board use while you’re in Samara. Private Classes Semi-Private Classes(2 students, one instructor ) Group Classes (3+ people) Children’s Classes  (12 years and younger) *   Surfboard Rentals *   Kayak Tours Water, fruit, snorkeling equipment and bilingual guide.*   SUP Paddleboarding – We have them! Visit our website and discover more about. Choco Owner and Instructor, World Longboard competitor (2013), ISA and lifeguard certified. Choco was one of the first surfers in Samara. He and a small group of guys began surfing in the late 1980s.

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If you've always wanted to learn to surf in the tropics, Choco's in Samara beach is your answer! The 7 km. long white sand beach is framed by mountains and the striking Chora Island is just offshore. Since Samara Beach is largely protected by an outer reef, the waves are easy to catch and are perfect for beginners. USA Today recommended Choco's Surf School and Samara as one of the top surfing beaches in Costa Rica.

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Ticomaeretreats Surf Camps and Surf shop  Ph + 506 2215-5194/ USA 3035150747 E-mail: Address: 1km al este del centro de Sámara , sector matapalo.  We customized surf camps and retreats in Samara beach Costa Rica, daily surf lesson , family camps, fitness camps, yoga retreats . ¡Come join the only family-friendly retreat and surf camp in Costa Rica where the whole family can learn to surf, immerse in the local culture, have childcare on the beach, yoga classes under palm trees, and time for the parents to unwind while the kids surf! Being parents ourselves, we understand that vacationing with family can sometimes take a lot out of you. For that reason we have created a wonderful Tico Mae Family Surf Camp that is filled with fun, sun, soul and surfing. In addition to world-class surf lessons with pro surfers, there is also: Childcare on the beach, in parent’s view, while parents learn to surf, partake in yoga and meditation, or take a beach walk. Fun and skillful surf instruction throughout the week that gives you the opportunity to get “hooked” on Surfing—for both parents and kids! Professional instructors who are local, bilingual and CPR certified Beach activities and boogie boarding for kids. Board rental included so you can keep practicing throughout the week. The time of the day for the 4-hour camp will depend on the tides. For teaching lessons we’d look for low to mid-tides, and mid tide or higher once you feel advanced. Samara is a bay so the waves are perfect for beginner/intermediate surfing. Do you need yoga on the beach while the kids surf? We have you covered. James’ wife, Wendy, is a yoga teacher of 22 years. Her primary work is intuitive healing. She has written 3 books and teaches intuition nationally and internationally. Allow your mind to melt and clear your energy with yoga and guided meditation on the beach. Yoga is included in the surf camp. A typical schedule of the day would include: Low-mid tide Surf lessons for kids/young adults Mid-tide adult surf lessons Beach activities for the kids (activities depend on the age of the kids) Yoga and meditation class Ocean adventures such as snorkeling, fishing, dolphin tours, etc. James Flores is a native of Samara and your lead instructor. He is 25 years of surfing and competitive surfing under his belt and shares his love of surfing, the ocean and Samara with you. The town of Samara is authentically Tico (Costa Rican). Unlike other Costa Rican beach towns, Samara maintains it’s local flair. At Tico Mae Retreats we have a shop on Playa Samara and it wouldn’t be unusual for James’ mom to welcome you with a bowl of beans and rice grown on her farm! A week-long surf camp with Tico Mae Retreats will give you a local’s perspective on food, culture, people, adventure, mindfulness and surfing.

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Marea Surf Shop & Café Ph + 506 2656-1181 E-mail: Main Street Samara Beach, Guanaste, Costa Rica. “Marea Surf Shop Cafe is a cozy and very nice surf shop in Playa Samara that offers most of the best surfing brands and surf boards available on the market. Inside the shop there is a small cafeteria where you can enjoy a taste of Italy!  We offer surf lessons with ISA certified instructors, for beginners surfers and up to tailored lessons for  advanced surfers. Surfboards rentals offered. ”

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