Playa Sámara

The small, peaceful village of Sámara is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, on the Nicoya Peninsula. It has about 3,000 inhabitants. In the village, as well as along the beach, you will find a wide selection of restaurants and bars serving local and international cuisine. Just steps away from Casa Coba, you can find a health-food shop, an organic market and a beauty salon. The village center provides a variety of grocery stores, souvenir shops, banks, tour operators, car, bike and ATV rentals, pharmacies and a doctor.

The picturesque, gently sloping beach, with its white sand, coconut trees and tropical vegetation is one of the most beautiful and safest beaches in all of Costa Rica. The natural coral reef and the beautiful, small, wooded and uninhabited “Chora Island" protects the bay from the strong waves and currents of the Pacific Ocean and makes Playa Sámara the ideal beach for the whole family. The 5 km long sandy beach is ideal for walking and jogging, or a cold beer in one of the many beach bars and restaurants.

Besides relaxing, walking and swimming, Playa Sámara offers a variety of other activities, such as:

  • Sea turtles

  • We help you organize a tour to Ostional or Camaronal to see the turtle nesting  an unforgettable emotional moment.

  • Horseback Riding

  • Along the beach and up to the mountains through tropical forests enjoy breathtaking views and a ride into the sunset.

  • Surfing

  • Several surfing schools on the beach offer lessons and surfboard or boogie board rentals.

  • kayaking

  • Paddle to "Chora Island" and enjoy the day at the beach of the uninhabited wooded island.

  • Fishing

  • Go on a fishing trip and fish for your dinner  prepare it at the Casa Coba BBQ.

  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

  • Dive into the depths of the Pacific Ocean and discover the wonderful underwater world.

  • Dolphin tour

  • It’s very possible that you will see different kinds of dolphins and sea turtles, and depending on the season you can even watch whales on this tour.

  • ULM flying

  • Fly over mangroves and the beautiful beaches of Barrigona, Buena Vista, Sámara and Carrillo. Maybe you can even recognize manta rays, schools of fish and sea turtles from a bird's eye view.

  • Canopy tour

  • You swing from treetop to treetop up to 30 m in height, through the tropical forest. Thrill, fun and adventure for the whole family.

  • Zumba

  • Burn lots of calories and have fun doing it. The perfect rhythmic workout, combining all elements of fitness.

  • Yoga

  • Directly in the garden of Casa Coba and at various locations in Sámara a variety of yoga classes are offered.

  • Latin Dance

  • Swing your hips to the rhythm of Latin music and learn the proper steps of the passionate dances by a professional dance teacher.

  • Spanish classes

  • Right on the beach is the language school "Intercultura" which offers Intensive Spanish Courses for students from around the world.