Lovely country; clean, beautiful with uniformly friendly people. We will be back.
El hermoso pueblo costero y la playa de Sámara, juntos se transforman en un paraíso en la costa oeste de la Península de Nicoya. Conocida como una de las playas más bonitas y seguras en todo Costa Rica con arena que irradia un blanco celestial en contraste con el agua maravillosa del océano. Es un lugar favorito entre extranjeros y costarricenses (ticos), Sámara consta de 5 km de costa que constituyen un trópico de flora y un coral vivo, haciendo este destino de playa una excelencia para la comunidad.
Este pueblo tan tranquilo permite disfrutar del descanso y la relajación lo que es característico casi universalmente de la Península de Nicoya.
El pueblo ofrece algunos servicios como tiendas, restaurantes, hoteles, y algunos bares. La vida nocturna se puede encontrar en alguna de las discotecas del pueblo, donde pueden disfrutar hasta el amanecer. La pesca deportiva es popular frente a la costa, así como lo es el snorkeling y el buceo en torno a los arrecifes de coral. Las condiciones de natación son idílicas en las tibias y calmadas aguas costeras, un lugar perfecto para tomar un baño.
La Isla Chora un poco alejada de la costa, es el hogar de una gran variedad de fauna la cual puede ser vista fácilmente desde un kayak. Una caminata muy breve de 2 km por la playa lleva a los visitantes al pueblo de Matapalo, un lugar grandioso para realizar snorkeling.
El transporte a Sámara se ha mejorado de manera espectacular con la construcción de la carretera 150, la cual esta muy bien pavimentada y se extiende al sur de Nicoya. El transporte aéreo está disponible a través de la pequeña pista de aterrizaje justo a las afueras de la ciudad. Los aviones normalmente vuelan a Nosara y Sámara desde San José o Liberia. Los autobuses salen todos los días desde Nicoya, Liberia y también desde San José.
Los alojamientos están disponibles a todo tipo de presupuestos, sin embargo los hoteles económicos y pensiones son muy pocos.
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We loved Samara, very quiet during this time of year which was very nice.
Samara has got to be the most beautiful place on earth! We cannot wait to go back and spend a long time here!
Both Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo are beautiful. Playa Carrillo extra special because there is no development.
One of our favorite places in the world!
Cute place for young people and families
We're not beach people, and it was very hot, but we really ended up liking this area, and the Samara Pacific Lodge. Everybody was very friendly and laid back.
Favorite restaurants: La Locanda and La Vela Latina by far!
This a very laid back area. Could not see spending more then a couple of days here. Surfing if you are into it..looked good. Beach was fine. Seeing the horses in town..was fun.
Try a frozen mojitos at the Ariba bar - mmm delicious! Go to Gusto Beach for sunset drinks, a chilled vibe and good music. The mixed meat grill we had at El Lagarto was one of the best meals I have ever had! We liked El Lagarto so much we ate there both nights we were in Samara.
Villas Kalimbas was a great recommendation for accommodation. Anyone staying there absolutely, positively must take advantage if the owner Roberto is cooking. He prepares dinners a couple of times per week. It was a gourmet meal at a very fair price considering the amazing food.
Loved Samara, but the snorkeling should never be a focus here; there's no good place for it here. The dolphin tour was good, zip-lining was fun and the surfing was good.
Nice and quiet with a 'small-town' feel. We were glad to go to a beach without any big resorts and development. There were dogs and horses loose on the beach which was interesting and homey. We were comfortable and at ease. The sandy beach is wide and long. Good for swimming. We rented bikes and rode on the beach to Playa Carrillo. It is also very beautiful and worthwhile seeing. It was very hot, but we were glad we went. We had two very nice dinners at restaurants right on the beach. Groceries were available and handy.
The beach is nice and very good for swimming. Carillo Beach nearby is also lovely and great for swimming. Lots of locals go here on the weekend and spend the day with their families.
Loved the great sand beach. Nice restaurants on the beach. Been to the area before, liked it and came back to start the trip with a familiar location. Princess Bakery has good empanadas.
Stayed at Playa Samara Villas....family oriented & undergoing remodeling. Right on the beach which was spectacular. Walked to the the town from the hotel along the beach. There were lots of restaurants to choose from (e. g. Go Go Pizza). Walked to Playa Carrillo...around the corner from Samara and spent the day there exploring. Saw lots of wildlife along the walk.
Fun, beachy, festive, people are freindly - police presence at the main beach boulevard is a little surprising, but keep things quiet I guess. WE were all about exploring the beach by this point. Restaurants were great, friendly staff.
We felt very safe in Samara for the three days we were here. I didn't feel that it was too touristy. Beautiful beach, nice surf. Good place to relax and hang out for a while. We did not do any tours only took a surfing lesson.
Beautiful area, quiet and secluded which is what we wanted.
Nice beach location. We had a wonderful time there. Kids got beach time, surfing lessons and we got to kayak. The wild horses at right next to our villa was quite a site.