Playa Sámara

Costa Rica’s hidden tropical paradise on the Pacific Coast


Playa Samara is a beautiful little paradise situated on the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula.


It is a perfect, long white sand beach lined with palm trees, with tranquil and shallow water. Samara is protected by a superb volcanic reef and has a small uninhabited island in the bay – Isla Chora. It is popular with swimmers and families, and a great beach for beginning surfers.


Samara is a charming little beach village, easy to reach by car or public transportation. 

Our lodge is only a few minutes’ walk to the center of Samara. Samara offers many restaurants and cafes of international cuisine, bars, boutiques, souvenir shops, supermarkets, pharmacies and banks.


You can simply relax on the beach or choose from many activies in and around Samara: 

  • Surf lessons
  • Whale and Dolphin tours
  • Sport Fishing
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Turtle and bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Sailing
  • Horseback riding
  • Yoga
  • Ultra light tour
  • Spanish lessons
  • Beach cruise cycling or mountain biking 

...and much more.....


Pura Vida !


A philosophy of life in Costa Rica....literally translated as ‘Pure Life’, ‘full of life’. It is used as a greeting, a farewell and to express satisfaction.

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