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  • 1. Samara Information Center

    The information center is a good place to stop in for ideas on what to do in the area. I stopped in the other day to ask questions about a drive south along the coast. Christopher was very helpful...

  • 2. Horseback riding along the beach

    I've used a few companies over the years in Samara that offer horseback riding through the jungle and beach near Samara. I have found the Audrey at Horse Jungle...

  • 3. Samara Beach

    Samara is popular because of the easy access but mostly for the beautiful beach. The beach is 3 miles long and in a crescent shape. I've been swimming here for...

  • 4. Sunset at Playa Barrigona

    Although not easy to get to, Playa Barrigona offers a great location to watch the sunset. From the parking area, follow the trail to the left of the beach. This...

  • 5. Iglesia Catolica de Samara

    This Catholic church is the only church I've seen in Samara. Come to think of it, I've never seen the gate to this church open. It is a simple Spanish style...

  • 6. Fresh orange juice and fruit

    Along route 160 in Samara near Banco National, there is a line of fruit vendors selling fresh fruit like watermelon, pineapple, mango, banana, oranges and...

  • 7. Exercise, water and fun

    On our last full day in Samara, we scheduled a kayak/snorkel tour to Isla Chora (just off the coast of Sámara Beach). Our friends at Sámara Adventure Company...

  • 8. Let's go horseback riding

    While in Fortuna/Arenal, we did the zip-line adventure. So since we traveled to another area of Costa Rica, we wanted to try something else. An activity we...

  • 9. Walk to Playa carrillo

    Samara beach is nice, but Playa carrillo is just as nice, maybe better, and a lot less crowded. It's a 45 minute walk, or a $6 cab ride down the road. There's...

  • 10. Surfin' & Boogie Boarding

    Surf School Samara Run by an American, the first shop on the beach off (to the left) of Main St. I rented a boogie board for $2/hour here. That was enough of a...

  • 11. learn to surf

    The waves are calm an perfect for the beginner surfer.... you can rent a board at the beach or take lessons in a surf school. Sometimes it can get a little bit...

  • 12. boogie boarding

    It was great fun!!!!The tide is not always at the same time, changes with the moon. We rented ours from C&C Surf, they were closer for us. We also rented their...

  • 13. Hire a boat!

    In the Samara bay, Isla Choro stands out from the left-hand side. On it is a nice white-sand beach and is also close to the reef. You could hire a boat from the...

  • 14. Boogie Boarding!

    This is a great alternative to surfing, and takes little to no training, is cheaper and just as fun!Jesse's Surf Shop on the beach (to the left of the main...

  • 15. Hittin' the beach is the best thing to do!

    The beach in Samara is protected with beautiful inside waves for learning to surf and some very good outside right and left hand breaks for the very experienced...

  • 16. Island Choro

    Rent a kayak or hire a boat to go to this island is the bay to enjoy its beach or snorkel the nearby reef!

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