"One of the safest and prettiest beaches in the country is Playa Samara..." Lonely Planet - Destination Costa Rica: Off the Beaten Track
Samara Beach is Costa Rica's hidden jewel on the Pacific Ocean. It is the perfect, long, white sandy beach with shallow, gentle waters. Samara has a superb coral reef and its own picturesque and deserted wooded island in the bay - Isla Chora makes it popular with swimmers and surfers, and it is an ideal beach for your kids.
Samara is not only a famously quaint beach resort, with a wide choice of friendly and attractive holiday accommodations and lodging, vacation rentals, villa rentals, condo rentals, restaurants, bars and discos, but is also a thriving fishing and farming community.
In Samara you can spend your daytime hours relaxing on the beach, jumping in the waves, reading a book under the shade of the coconut palms, or you can entertain yourself with a variety of activities like horseback riding, massages, learning Spanish, swimming, fishing, boat tours, diving and snorkeling, canopy tours, bird watching, surfing, kayaking and banana boating! The list is endless! Costa Rica is a natural playground and wonderland!
Samara is perfect for soaking up the sun and beach life in an unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere. The little village is set in a large half moon bay protected by a coral reef, and the gentle surf makes it perfect for young swimmers and beach side games.
With a pale, warm, sandy beach shaded by palms and old fig trees, the shallow waters of Samara Bay are a perfect family destination.
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!
Accommodations in Samara run the gamut from budget vacation rentals, to cozy villas, boutique hotels and condo rentals. You will be well served to reserve your accommodations through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals, they alone have have access to some of the most exclusive villa rentals and apartment rentals to make your Costa Rican holiday truly memorable.