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How to get there?
From San Jose, take the North Pan-American Highway on the route #1 towards the town of Limonal. Now take the exit for the route #18 in direction to the La Amistad Bridge.

Cross the bridge and pass through the towns of Quebrada Honda, Tres Esquinas and Pueblo Viejo until you get to the route #21. Now drive in direction to the city of Nicoya, heading northwest, following the road and passing by Curime, Caimital and Belen, finally arriving to Samara.

It is a beautiful bay with golden sands, surrounded by a dry tropical forest that offers a great variety of places to stay and activities. Here you can relax and enjoy the peace and calmness of the zone and the available amenities.

The zone of Samara is surrounded by a dry tropical forest with yellow and brown sceneries. However, during summer this vegetation comes alive and displays magnificent green colors.

You can perform many different activities in this beach, from relaxing under the sun and walking, to snorkeling or diving. This way you can appreciate the beautiful coral reef and all the marine life that lives in it. Its waves go from soft to moderate, ideal for bathing and for beginner surfers. From its shore you can see the Isla Chora.

During winter, humpback and gray whales come to this beach and salute the tourists with their huge fins. From the beach, you can see them throwing their characteristic waterspouts through their blowholes.

Here you will find activities for everyone and also sites of archaeological importance and underwater caves. Samara is located at the base of a mountain, where you can also walk through some trails and go over the area.

The villagers shelter and protect the natural resources of Samara, and also ensure the safety of their visitors. This is why this beach was awarded with the Ecological Blue Flag. Samara is easy to access and has a landing strip in the southern part of the town.

Accommodations and gastronomy
In Samara theres a great variety of hotels with prices that adjust to the different needs of its visitors. Some places include breakfast in their rates.

Here you can rent charming houses for at least one week, which are completely equipped and close to the ocean. This is a very practical option for large groups of people that visit this beach during high season.

Theres a wide variety of restaurants that offer from European cuisine with Italian pastas and traditional Spanish tapas (appetizers), to sushi, Central American dishes and Costa Rican meals. Theres also an Argentinean coffee shop where you can spend a nice afternoon, and discotheques and bars to have fun at night.

In Samara you can find supermarkets and small grocery stores where you can buy food and supplies. There are also clothing and souvenir stores.

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