"Playa Samara, quiet time on the beach" Top 5 Page for this destination Sámara by Tom_In_Madison

Sámara Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 172 photos

Samara is a small town, about 4-5 hours from San Jose. The ‘touristy’ part consists of about 5 streets right now. It’s a beach town, so it’s made up of 3 surf shops, a few souvenir shops/market salesmen, restaurants and bars. A grocery store a couple of banks and a few other buildings. You can walk thru the whole thing in about 15 minutes. If quiet and solitude is what you are looking for this is it.

Activities are surfing and water sports, obviously. You can walk (45 minutes) to Playa Carillo down the road, or take a taxi($8), it’s a big almost deserted beach that’s actually a bit nicer than Samara. Instead of a plaza, they have a big field that once was a soccer/futbol field.

Interbus (and probably Grayline) goes to and from here, as does Sansa Airlines from the dirt landing strip down the road in Playa Carillo. The ‘airport terminal’ consists of a couple of pieces of corrugated metal along the roadside.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:quiet, nice beach
  • Cons:quiet
  • In a nutshell:might be a bit too small for some, might be perfect though too
  • Last visit to Sámara: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Nov 19, 2008
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  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2011 at 4:49 AM

    Still my favorite transportation tip/photos of Samara's terminal. Love yer plain & compact tips anyway.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2008 at 9:28 AM

    I think I found the rice & beans. Your budget hotel looks good.


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