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.




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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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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Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows Ph + (506) 2696-8080/ Ph + (506) 4002-1414. 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.



Montelaguna Boutique Hotel Ph +506 2656-1150. . 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.



Hotel Hacienda Del Mar Ph + (506) 2656-2025. Location; 350 metros al norte de Playa Carrillo. 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.



Hotel El Sueño Tropical Ph + (506) 2656-0151. 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.  



Puerto Carrillo Hotel Ph + (506) 2656-1104. 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.