Vacation Rentals & Villas in Playa Samara

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Right on the beach - Sámara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$253

Amapola: Best Beach Condo. Location + Views!

Playa Samara condo

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$145

Casa Margarita

Playa Samara villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

“Great villa and location” We had such a wonderful, relaxing stay at Casa Margarita. The villa is spacious and clean, with a great terraced outside area with beautiful views, and a nice pool for cooling down. Lounging after a day at the beach, looking out at the sunset over the Pacific (with a cocktail in hand) has to be one of life's great experiences! Pete and Maggie were very helpful in terms of advice and tips in advance of our trip out there. We went snorkelling, fishing, diving, went on the zip line tour, and spent lots of time on Samara and Carillo beaches (both quiet and beautiful). The wildlife was also a real highlight - particularly the monkeys and hummingbirds

Price per night from

$207

Begonia: Luxury Beach & Ocean Views, Steps to Sand

Playa Samara condo

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$145

Catalina: World Class Views+Location+Service!

Playa Samara condo

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

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$145

Private room Juanita (with kitchen)

Playa Samara private room

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 3

Price per night from

$104

Casa Candelitas Art/Yoga/Zen personal retreat

Playa Samara house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

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$218

Your Costa Rica sweet spot, Playa Samara CR

Playa Samara apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

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$109

The Loft Samara

Playa Samara condo

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 7

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 51 minutes

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$172

LUCIANO cabins equipped (with kitchen)

Playa Samara private room

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 3

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$104

paradise in Samara get 1 night free/7 night min

Playa Samara condo

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 4

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$155

Casa Libre, Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • sleeps 5

Price per night from

$172

Villa Selva- A perch above with pool, jungle and a walk to the beach

Playa Samara villa

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

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$160

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$1,434

6-Bedroom Casa Lumenez Luxury Spacious Eco Property

Playa Samara villa

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 bathrooms
  • sleeps 12

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$1,320

Dahlia: Penthouse Beach Getaway, Stunning Views!

Playa Samara condo

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

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$145

Luxory Villa Kamar in the cente almost front of the ocean 5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms

Playa Samara villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • sleeps 12

Price per night from

$677

Modern villa with ocean view

Playa Samara house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

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$402

Ventura House

Playa Samara house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • sleeps 5

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$138

OCEAN BREEZE: A UNIQUE GEM IN PLAYA SAMARA

Playa Samara condo

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 5

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

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$104

The Logan - A tropical oasis in Samara centro

Playa Samara condo

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

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$213

Samara Rocks Villa Bruga

Playa Samara villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

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$172

The island no: Mono house with swimming pool, relax e vicina center

Playa Samara house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

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$184

ISLAND THAT NO

Playa Samara house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

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$184

My Condo 3rd floor in RELAX

Playa Samara apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 2

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$104

CASA MAYA Ecolodge Made in Costa Rica

Playa Samara tented camp

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 3

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$92

Baumhaus, Finca Lucky in der Nähe von Samara

Playa Samara house

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

Price per night from

$114

Casa Nelly Apartamentos apartamento 1

Playa Samara apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

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$115

Inner Healing Holistic Center

Playa Samara house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • sleeps 8

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Gorgeous Villa Charles Augustin

Playa Samara villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • sleeps 9

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

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$287

Montelaguna Residence

Playa Samara apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 2

Price per night from

$155

BRAND NEW Villa with Pool

Playa Samara house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 5

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$431

Casa Mahagoni, Finca Lucky, in der Nähe von Samara

Playa Samara house

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

Price per night from

$102

Casa Nelly apartamentos Ap 2

Playa Samara apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$115

PANORAMIC VIEWS

Playa Samara house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$109

NEW! Stylish, Luxury Jungle Retreat with Saltwater Pool Samara Beach 5 mins

Playa Samara house

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • sleeps 10

Price per night from

$688

CASA MAIANA KING APARTMENT

Playa Samara apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 3

Price per night from

$86

Brand New, short walk to beach and right in town! 2 bedroom 2 bathroom & pool

Playa Samara apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$150

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About Playa Samara

Although it has a bustling little village with plenty of restaurants, bars and impressive nightlife, Playa Samara really is all about the beach. And what a beach! Beautiful white sand, calm turquoise waters and plenty of water sport activities on offer, it proves a huge pull for locals and tourists alike.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your FlipKey vacation rental today and get going!

About Playa Samara, Costa Rica

A three-mile-long, uncrowded beach with soft tan sand balancing on a gentle slope and surrounded by palm trees, Samara Beach is one of the best in Guanacaste Province on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

A tropical paradise, the water is warm and first-class for swimming in. At low tide, it's safe for little ones and at high tide, provides superb surfing waves for those who enjoy a bit of waterboard balancing. There are even lots of rock pools to go searching in for sea life and unusual shells. For those who enjoy snorkeling, the nearby beach of Matapalo is a top spot as it's quieter than Playa Samara.

Originally part of Nicaragua, the province of Guanacaste voted to become part of Costa Rica back in 1825. The original settlers were known as Chorotegas. Famed for their pottery—which can still be found today—they mainly grew corn.

What to do in Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Look for monkeys, porcupines and owls at The Werner-Sauter Biological Reserve. The 140-hectare private reserve offers guided treks and spectacular views of the beach and forest.

A 20-minute drive from Samara will bring you to the Belen Waterfall. Very non-touristy, this spot is unmarked and accessible only via a dirt pathway. Certainly a hidden gem in this area!

Take stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and surfing lessons on the beach. Or, try some 'celeb spotting' on deserted Playa Barrigona beach nearby—it's the home of actor Mel Gibson and can be reached via a trek along dirt roads.

Divers and snorkelers can spot white-tip reef sharks, snapper and even hammerhead sharks on a guided tour of Isla Chora.

One of the most spectacular sights here are the wild horses that roam the beach. You can even go horseback riding around the area for just $50.

Try the local dish known as Casado. It's a meat or fish dish with rice, beans, salad, vegetables and fried plantains.

Top travel tips for Playa Samara, Costa Rica

The prime nesting season for turtles is during the rainy season from May right through to November. Guides usually alert locals and tourists when they appear on the beaches.

Driving at night in Costa Rica can be difficult since the roads are bad and there are no street lights. Arrive in the day to avoid this.

Public buses run between Sámara and the city of Nicoya. The express bus line Empresa Alfaro connects Sámara with the capital San Jose. You can also fly to Carrillo Airport which is just five miles from Samara. The drive from Liberia is two hours, from San Jose it’s four hours and five by bus.

Playa Samara is a pretty village with several restaurants, shops and hotels, but it is dwarfed by its beach in terms of the reason people come here. This is a great beach getaway resort, not yet overrun by tourists, so still manages to preserve a bit of a backwater, non-commercial vibe.

Make the most of it by renting a property in Playa Samara on FlipKey for your next vacation.

Top Destination reviews

Private room Juanita (with kitchen)
Great quiet place with all you need ! Very clean

Great host, great place with AC and hot water ! Great to be able to prepare/cook light meals before heading to the beach ! Nice pool too ! … see more
Your Costa Rica sweet spot, Playa Samara CR
Will definitely stay here again!

I stayed in this awesome condo for 2 weeks in late October-early November 2013. Here are a few of the many things I liked about it: 1. The condo is just the right size for 2-3 people and the kitchen is equipped well, although you will have the temptation to eat out all the time...so many great restaurants with yummy food nearby. The condo is on the ground floor which I needed and all the amenities of the complex are literally a few steps from the door. Security is good and the staff very pleasant and accommodating. The whole complex is clean, very well maintained, and pretty. The condo has recently been painted and updated, so it is fresh and also has original works of art on the walls!! 2. Being awakened by the sounds of the howler monkeys almost every morning, and then being able to watch them in the trees across the street while having coffee or a meal in the ranchero. 3. The location is great! It is just a short way out of town which makes it quiet and relaxing. Also, the beach is just a short walk away and between the condo and the beach is a sweet pastoral scene...a meadow with horses and cattle. Around the corner is the Iguana Verde, a fantastic little grocery that somehow managed to have everything needed in spite of its' size. And there is a pub just around the corner too, for when you need a cool beverage. :) Also,I recommend renting bikes...this makes getting around so much more fun. I loved my time staying here and hope to rent this condo again very soon and stay longer. You will love it too!see more
Casa Margarita
We loved our stay in Casa Margarita!

Lovely house! Great location and very good help from Peter and property manager Bill! We did not have a car during our stay but that was no problem. You can walk down the hill to the beach in 15 minutes and it was always easy to find a taxi on the way back. The town and the beach are great and the house was perfect for our family of five. We all loved the porch with the great view and the pool was bigger than it looks on the pictures. The kitchen is well equipped and the laundry room as well. In summary we loved every minute of our stay and would love to come back and could recommend this house to anyone!see more

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