Discover Samara Beach Costa Rica

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Samara Beach, Costa Rica

Samara Beach, Costa Rica

Samara Beach is located on the Nicoya Peninsula along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.  The town is small with the main street leading straight to the beach.  Samara’s beach stretches for about 6 kilometers in length and 2 kilometers wide.  If you are looking for a long flat beach, Samara is the place. From the beach, you can easily view the small wooded island of Isla Chora, which includes a small sand beach.  The water is very calm during low tide, which creates the perfect opportunity for swimming and and relaxing.  During high tide, the scene changes as surfers arrive to ride the waves.  Several outfitters offer lessons and board rentals for $3USD per hour.

Chora Island in the Samara Beach Bay

Chora Island in the Samara Beach Bay

You can find several different types and levels of accommodation in Samara Beach.  For the budget conscious, consider camping on the beach at Camping Los Cocos for $6USD per night.  If you are looking for a luxury getaway on what can be considered a resort free beach, check out the Samara Tree House.  Choose from six ocean front apartments with a pool and jacuzzi for up to $160USD.

Samara Beach is 4.5 hours from San Jose, 2.5 hours from Liberia and 45 minutes form Nicoya by car.  If traveling by bus, make your way to the Nicoya bus station where buses run every hour to Samara Beach.

Our Rental Boat and Crew

Our Rental Boat and Crew

During our visit to Samara, we practiced our surfing, ate lunch at a beach restaurant, hung out at the popular 2nd floor bar on the main street, and booked a boat tour with a local outfitter.  Our boat tour which was supposed to include fishing, snorkeling and dolphin watching, but it did not live up to our expectations at all.   We advise renting the kayaks and paddling yourself to the island of Chora.   If you want to snorkel, bring along some gear.  If you wake up early, walk north along the mainland beach where you will most likely see some horses near the water.

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Written by Aracely

Co-founder of Aracely has been traveling, writing and taking photos since 2024, when she departed on his first year long travel backpacking journey. When she isn't seeking new adventures, Aracely is usually building Excel models as a financial analyst professional. Visit my website

2 Responses to “Discover Samara Beach Costa Rica”

  1. Vacation Deals says:

    what a nice place to visit..
    great location to have a vacation..
    thanks for sharing it..
    love it..

  2. Costa Rica Beach Hotel Fan says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! Sorry to hear about the snorkeling boat tour. I went there 3 years ago during low season and so much fun. I need to go back soon the town is so cute. Great post!

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