Imagine long, white beaches and sparkling waters gently lapping onto the shore, with picturesque coral reefs just past the breakers - now stop imagining and start exploring the breath taking Playa Samara! Playa Samara is the ideal destination for individual explorers, couples looking for the perfect romantic destination and families who want to enjoy a seaside vacation on one of the most beautiful beaches. With a vibrant ambience, spectacular beauty and a variety of diverse elements, this is undeniably a destination not to be missed!
All about this popular Costa Rican destination
Playa Samara has been an incredibly popular tourist destination for decades and was voted the second best beach in Central America by Travellers Choice in 2013. While this delightful coastal town is now visited by tourists from all over the world, it was initially considered the perfect weekend hot spot for the Costa Rican locals. It is now home to approximately 1,500 residents and is amongst the most prized destinations in the country’s tourism industry.
Along with the breath-taking beaches and inviting waters, Playa Samara also boasts a prosperous fishing and farming industry with a rich culture. From cattle drives to fishing boats, fruit farming and reforestation efforts, this is one region that boasts self-sufficiency and awe-inspiring charm.
So much to discover in Playa Samara
Tourists are drawn to Playa Samara’s picturesque beaches and refreshing, shallow waters but there is so much more to enjoy in this unique coastal paradise. Along with the ideal swimming and surfing waters you will find yourself mesmerised by the gorgeous coral reef that adorns the off-shore coast. With an array of colourful fish and marine species swarming around the reef - magical sightings are almost guaranteed.
While the waters of Playa Samara are something to share, the town is also abundantly blessed with a number of attractions. Explore the ancient Indian heritage sites, discover the artistic talents of authentic Costa Rican artisans and painters; trek along the mountain paths or simply stroll through the vivacious streets of Playa Samara. Whether you are looking at enjoying a rural holiday amongst beautiful fruit orchards, organic farms and cattle ranches or you want to immerse yourself in the rich Costa Rican culture - there will be something to captivate you from the moment you arrive.
What to do and see in Playa Samara
There is so much to do in the region that the only problem you might have is struggling to fit it all in! No matter what type of Costa Rican experience you are looking for, in Playa Samara you can rest assured that there will be something to command your attention and carve itself into your memory for all of eternity.
Let your adventure draw you onto the Pacific as you enjoy a sightseeing excursion. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales, or try your hand at fishing in the deeper waters. For the more adventurous at heart, be sure to try zip-lining and enjoy the aerial views of this magnificent destination. With everything from surfing the seas and the skies, to amazing hiking trails and off-road 4 wheeler tours - you will have ample opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of Playa Samara. Be sure to visit the local farmers market for the opportunity to tantalise your taste buds with the freshest produce and authentic creations.
Acccomodation in Playa Samara
This popular tourist destination offers a variety of idyllic accommodations. From beautiful villas, seaside resorts and spas, and a number of lovely guesthouses and B&B’s.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the perfect place well within reach. Embrace the charismatic Costa Rican culture as you choose the hotel or villa that meets your needs to perfection.