Some four kilometers long, this beach features moderate surf, mangrove swamps and ample coastal greenery, including manchineel trees, coconut palms and creepers such as beach bean. Near the center of the beach stands an enormous old strangler fig that is one of Sámara’s hallmarks. To the south, off Punta Indio, lies Isla Chora. This Blue Flag beach offers activities such as sunbathing, walking, horseback riding, swimming, mountain biking and boat or kayak trips, as well as various services allowing tourists to enjoy the beach by day and music and good food by night. Samara offers many things to do, including snorkeling, sailing, diving, canopy tours, horseback trips, and much more.
Samara is a coastal town and beach community located in Central Guanacaste, around 45 minutes driving from Nicoya City. The best way of getting there is by car through the new Taiwan Bridge over Tempisque River, or by flying and landing in the closely adjacent Carrillo Airstrip. The hotel choice in Samara is vast and different, from larger beach resorts and villas to smaller boutique hotels. The visitor can go on many tours, including adventure trips like canopy to ecotourism activities such as snorkeling and ocean kayaking. Samara is also a safe and ideal place to go for people traveling with families.