the aquamarine water. Tropical plant life and living coral encompass Samara's 3-mile (5 km) coastline, and the beach is a favorite among locals, foreigners, and wealthier Ticos- forming a quintessential beach community
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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. "
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