This is a remote beach and very difficult to access. There are good right and left waves in this beach, but nothing special. Access: By land. Tide: Medium up coming. Swells: South -Southwest. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 2 to 6. Season: May to November. Stars: 3.

GPS Longitude 9.8683972, Longitude -85.4961312

Carrillo Samara Costa Rica Surf School

Located some 7 km to the southeast of Sámara and passes for one of the best in Costa Rica. You are not allowed to camp on the beach, the landscape is beautiful, 3 km of white sand bordered with coconut trees, ridges and green hills. From Carrillo, on the road that heads south, you will need to cross the river mouth of the Río Ora so you may need to check the tides, you will arrived at Camaronal Beach the first in the county of  Nandayure.

How to get Here?

Empresa Alfaro Ph + (506) 2656-0269 in Samara, Ph + (506) 2258-4716/ Ph + (506) 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.

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.


Montelaguna Boutique Hotel Ph +506 2656-1150. USA/Canada 1888 5756247. E-mail: We are a small (18 room) hotel, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just 3 -4 minutes walk from two beautiful and safe swimming beaches; Samara and Carrillo.  If you enjoy falling asleep to the sound of waves, or waking up early for a lovely walk on the beach, then consider Montelaguna. King size orthopedic beds, AC/ceiling fans, Mini fridges, Satellite tv in all romos, wifi in the general areas and some romos, large swimming pool , Childrens swimming área, kids toys and books, Handicap romos, book library/swap, picnic lunches to go, tour operator service, airport pick up, secure parking, free breakfast, coffee bar , On site restaurant.

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Popo´s Adventures & Tree Houses Ph + 506 2656-0086 Cel. + 506 8327-5941. E-mail: #1460686 Airbnb E-mail: This areas original Surf School since 1995. Stand Up Paddle Board lessons an tours.  Surf lessons – Yoga Retreats – Kayak float trips and island excursions.

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Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows Ph + (506) 2696-8080/ Ph + (506) 4002-1414. E-mail: Nammbú, is a family hotel, designed by the need to offer our clients an excellent service in a paradisiacal beach. Our hotel has a great interest in the conservation of the natural environment, which is why we apply an Environmental Management System that distinguishes us in our region. The Junior Suites are 65m2 rooms, balcony with spectacular view, hammock, orthopedic mattresses, large bathrooms with hot water (tub and shower separately), clothes storage, telephone, coffee maker, safe, room, hair dryer, LCD 48 “, mini refrigerator and cable TV.

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Hotel Esperanza Ph + (506) 2656-0564. Tariffs range from between 75/ 85 US$ for 2 people, breakfast included, the rooms are for 1 to 6 people, including private bathroom with hot water and fan. Tropical garden, exotic birds, in the restaurant: offering fish, refreshments, and special desserts. Many activities and tours, fishing, dolphins, snorkeling. They speak Spanish, English, French and German, Peaceful and relaxing. The best place to stay in Carrillo.

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Hotel Cabinas & Steakhouse El Colibrí Ph + (506) 2656-0656. / Double rooms with breakfast from 45 / 90 US$. It has 6 cabins with a private bathroom and hot water, 3 with American Cooker. The restaurant offers barbequed meat specialties. Rooms for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people with double bed or 2 simple beds. They have Cable TV, private bathroom, warm water, fan, conditioned air, and save box. Surrounded by and exotic vegetation. All rooms and mini-appartments are fully with equipped and included housekeeping.

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Restaurante Los Delfines & Francisco Tours Ph + (506) 2656-0708, Ph + (506) 8817-5679. Costado este de la Iglesia Católica Playa Carrillo. The best in seafood, fast food and typical food. Francisco Tours; Mahi fishing. Dolphin Tours. Snorkeling. Excellent service. Orca whale in the área. central american spinner dolphin.

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Hotel Grace Ph + (506) 2656-0708. E-mail: Hotel with fully equipped rooms, air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, children’s pool, typical or continental breakfast.

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La Posada Bed & Breakfast Hotel Ph + 506-2656-3131, Ph + 506-8393-0478 E-mail: Location; 120 mts Southeast of the last bridge of the beach Carrillo. Small and comfortable bed & breakfast in Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Rustic style, relaxing environment and ocean view. Air conditioning, Hot wáter, Breakfast included, Free wireless internet. There are different kinds of activities available in the area such as: Surfing, Kayaking, ATV Rentals, Turtle watching Tours, Dolphin watching Tours, Fishing.

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Hotel Leyenda Ph + (506) 2656-0381. E-mail: Is located just 2 km from Playa Carrillo, one of the best beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Hotel Leyenda offers its clients a variety of services: Accommodation in comfortable rooms. For up to 4 people with 2 Queen size beds, A / C, ceiling fans, 32 “flat screen TV with cable, private bathroom with hot water, refrigerator, minibar, safe, telephone and Wi-Fi. : We have two outdoor pools, one especially for children with a depth of 30cm and the other with 3 different levels: 50cm, 70cm and 1.35M for the enjoyment of children and adults 24 hours a day Beach service: We provide a free service and personalized to our clients directly at Playa Carrillo, a “Super Trailer” that will make your stay unique on the beach with shower and toilet services.We also offer chairs, tables, tanning beds and of course the magnificent food service directly from our Restaurant served at your stay at Playa Carrillo.

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Hotel Hacienda Del Mar Ph + (506) 2656-2025. Location; 350 metros al norte de Playa Carrillo. E-mail: We have 12 standard rooms and 2 family rooms, each room has: private bathroom, cable TV, hot water, air conditioning. In addition we have a large pool area, wireless Internet, restaurant and numerous entertainment options.

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Hotel El Sueño Tropical Ph + (506) 2656-0151. E-mail: Located at the edge of the jungle, but easily accessed, with paved road to our door, El Sueño Tropical is an intimate 16 unit resort set in 3 acres of lush tropical gardens. There are 4 buildings that house 4 units per building. There are 8 large double rooms, 4 larger deluxe rooms that sleep 4 and have kitchenettes, and 4 two bedrooms apartments with full kitchens that sleep up to 5.  All  have coffeemaker, cold split system A/C and ceiling fans, brand new flat screen LED TVs with CableTica, private baths with unlimited hot water and wall safes.

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Puerto Carrillo Hotel Ph + (506) 2656-1104. E-mail: Location; 50 metros oeste de la iglesia catolica de Puerto Carrillo. features an outdoor swimming pool, BBQ area and garden. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy a meal at the in-house restaurant or relax in the bar.

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Cabinas El Tecal – Playa Carrillo Ph + (506) 2259-5695, Ph + (506) 8833-2502. E-mail: Location; Calle Costado Norte de la Plaza de Deportes, Puerto Carrillo. Featuring air-conditioned accommodations with a terrace, Cabinas el Tecal is located in Carrillo. This country house has accommodations with a balcony. The country house is located on the ground floor and features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher. The country house also comes with a bathroom.

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Casa Marelie E-mail: Location; 280 Meters South of Hotel Esperanza, Playa CarrilloBeautiful House for rent walking distance to Playa Carrillo. Enjoy a luxurious three-bedroom-house with stunning architecture. Walk to Playa Carrillo, one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Have dinner at great restaurants, just a few steps away in the village of Carrillo. Drive to nearby Playa Sámara with tons of options for tours, sports and nightlife. Or just relax at the refreshing pool, gaze over to the blue ocean – and relish the magic of this place. There are schools in Samara where you can book surfing classes or rent boards. Samara is protected by an outer reef and offers easy waves for beginners. More advanced surfers can head north to Nosara for bigger waves.

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Chillasana Yoga & Surf School Ph + 506 84464415 or Ph + 506 8440-8595 John Barrantes & Kelly Jones E-mail: Facebook: Chillasana yoga surf/Sup Instagram: chillasanayogasurf .Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste. Costa Rica. Surf Lessons, Stand Up Paddle Board lessons & Tours, Kayak Tours, Private & Public Yoga, Yoga Retreats, Surf Camps, ISA Certified Surf Coaches, Surf Camps / Yoga retreats for Adaptive Athletes.

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