Samara beach sunset in guanacaste Costa RicaPlaya Samara, Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the most popular beach vacation destinations in Guanacaste. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, the town of Samara runs parallel to a wide and white sandy beach with calm white crested pacific waves.

Playa Samara sits within a large cove and is protected by a coral reef; gentle waves and shallow waters make this an excellent location for beginner surfers and swimmers. This is a perfect setting for an unforgettable Costa Rica family vacation with eco adventures abound.

Go surfing in Samara, take a canopy tour with views of the Pacific Ocean or jump aboard a boating adventure. Take a snorkeling and scuba diving tour along the Samara beach shoreline or head out to nearby islands. Saddle up for a morning horseback ride, or schedule a sport fishing charter or dolphin and turtle watching tour.


Sama beach shore line air viewSamara, Costa Rica evokes an infectious laid back vibe. You’ll soon get used to chilling out along the shoreline and watching some of the best Guanacaste sunsets.

Samara town sits far back from the shoreline; hidden behind palm trees and vibrant tropical greenery, this place is home to an abundance of fascinating Costa Rica wildlife. Popular with nationals as well as tourists Samara beach is a welcoming multicultural community. It’s easy to see why so many tourists, after falling in with this charismatic beach town, have decided they never wanted to leave.

Whilst Samara thrives on Costa Rica tourism there is still a small fishing population that can be seen preparing their boats early every morning or returning home at dusk with the days catch.

If you want to explore then there are plenty of neighboring beaches that are worth a visit including Playa Nosara, Playa Garza and Playa Carrillo.

Retaining much of its Costa Rican character, Playa Samara can be considered as one of the quieter coastal towns of Guanacaste—but that doesn’t mean you’ll be at a loss for things to do!

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Chora Island located near Playa Samara in Guanacaste Costa Rica

Beautiful waterfall in Playa Samara

Local street vendor one might find in Playa Samara Costa Rica


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