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15 Best and Fun Things To Do In Samara, Costa Rica

One of the most intriguing draws of this lovely beach town is the downtown area. Downtown Samara has an abundance of trendy boutiques, restaurants, tour operators, and charming hotels.

Furthermore, Samara is surrounded by exquisite forests rich in wildlife. You will find the thick tropical forest on all sides of the town, and even the hotel grounds invite its inhabitants, like iguanas, monkeys, and tropical birds, to meet the visitors. You can enjoy your summer holiday exploring hidden waterfalls, lounging on the sandy beaches, and hiking through luscious woods while feasting on the local tropical cuisine.

For an authentic island experience, look no further than Samara. Read on to find the best things to do and see in this beautiful tropical town.

The 15 Most Popular Things To Do In Samara, Costa Rica

15. Punta Indio

2.7 ★★★☆☆ (3 reviews)

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Credit: Paul Comon, Google Maps

Location: VF7V+84V Guanacaste Province Samara

14. Playa izquierda

4.8 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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Location: VFF6+W9M Guanacaste Province Samara

13. Bahía Sámara

4.3 ★★★★☆ (9 reviews)

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Credit: Jason Antonio, Google Maps

12. True Blue Vue Integrative Holistic Massage

5.0 ★★★★★ (19 reviews)


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Location: Beside Locanda Restaurant Front Guanacaste Province Samara

Tel:  8458-7330

Web Address:

11. Alma Tranquila

5.0 ★★★★★ (38 reviews)

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Location: 200m Oeste de Banco Nacional Guanacaste Playa Samara

Web Address:

10. Playa Barco Quebrado

4.4 ★★★★☆ (47 reviews)

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Credit: David Rodriguez, Google Maps

Our Top picks

9. Isla Chora

4.5 ★★★★★ (24 reviews)

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8. Playa Buena Vista

4.4 ★★★★☆ (32 reviews)

7. Explore Samara Tours

4.8 ★★★★★ (40 reviews)

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Credit: Explore Samara Tours, Google Maps

Location: Playa Samara Provincia de Guanacaste Samara

Tel:  8413-6030

Web Address:

6. Buenavista Beach

4.3 ★★★★☆ (47 reviews)

5. WingNuts Canopy

4.7 ★★★★★ (55 reviews)

Location: 50 meters west of the Streeto Domingo intersection Guanacaste Province Samara

Tel:  2656-0153

Web Address:

4. Playa Camaronal

4.5 ★★★★★ (85 reviews)


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3. Playa Barrigona

4.7 ★★★★★ (262 reviews)

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Credit: Joaquin Montoya, Google Maps

2. Samara Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (597 reviews)

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1. Playa Carrillo

4.8 ★★★★★ (709 reviews)

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Samara, Costa Rica! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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