Samara is perfect for soaking up sun and beach life in an unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere. The little village is set in a large half moon bay with pale sand beach shaded by palms and old fig trees.
Samara is a traditional weekend and vacation retreat for Costa Ricans and still feels fairly authentic with many businesses and hotels run by local Ticos. It's a perfect family destination and seems especially popular with travelers from Europe.
Samara's main drag leads directly down to the beach where seaside restaurants and bars feature sand floors, beach arts, and mellow tunes.
Several good dining options are available in Samara, along with bars and lounges, and the lively discotheque of Samara is also located right on the beach!
Hotels in Samara run the gamut from budget cabinas, to cozy B&B, boutique hotels and vacation rentals.