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
"Villas Kalimbas was a great recommendation for accommodation. Anyone staying there absolutely, positively must take advantage if the owner Roberto is cooking. He prepares dinners a couple of times per week. It was a gourmet meal at a very fair price considering the amazing food. "
"Try a frozen mojitos at the Ariba bar - mmm delicious! Go to Gusto Beach for sunset drinks, a chilled vibe and good music. The mixed meat grill we had at El Lagarto was one of the best meals I have ever had! We liked El Lagarto so much we ate there both nights we were in Samara."
"Loved Samara, but the snorkeling should never be a focus here; there's no good place for it here. The dolphin tour was good, zip-lining was fun and the surfing was good."
"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."
These suggested travel routes combine logistically compatible places and match common traveler interests.