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Vacation Rentals & Villas in Playa Samara

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About Playa Samara

184 villas

Amazing Ocean Views / 3 minutes walking to Sámara

Playa Samara condo

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

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Beach & Ocean Views! Luxury Condo Begonia. Steps to the Sand. Luxury & Service

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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Casa Candelitas Art/Yoga/Zen personal retreat

Playa Samara house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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Private room Juanita (with kitchen)

Playa Samara room

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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LUCIANO cabins equipped (with kitchen)

Playa Samara room

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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Casa Bonita vacation rental

Playa Samara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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VILLA VERDES (V2) - 5 mins to beach, luscious garden with kitchen and security

Playa Samara villa

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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Condo Amapola: Steps to the Sand! Amazing Beach Views! 'Best Condo in Samara'

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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Casa Libre, Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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OCEAN VIEW! - 1 Bedroom Luxury Guest House Overlooking Playa Samara

Playa Samara house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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GREEN VILLAS

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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Mardelindo Apartments

Playa Samara apartment

1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 2

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The Logan - Eco chic right in Samara Centro

Playa Samara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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Casa Margarita

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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Right on the beach - Sámara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 19 minutes

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Picasso House

Playa Samara villa

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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Alta Vista Condo Catalina: Luxury, location, views!

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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Casa Azul, Playa Samara, Guanacaste

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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B&B Café and Studio Bohemia

Playa Samara b and b

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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The Loft Samara

Playa Samara condo

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

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Beautiful and relaxing location, Playa Samara CR

Playa Samara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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Luxury condo with breathtaking views

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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paradise in Samara get 1 night free/7 night min

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

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Luxory villa center of Samara almost front of the ocean 5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms

Playa Samara villa

5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 12

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VILLAS VERDES (V2) - One bedroom villa, lush greenery, 24-hr Security, Gated.

Playa Samara villa

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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Casa Dany, Another Oasis in the Middle of Town

Playa Samara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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VILLAS VERDES (V4) - upper floor, large balcony and lush greens, 24-hr security

Playa Samara villa

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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La Villa Blanca - Modern Luxury right in town

Playa Samara villa

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

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BEST SPOT BEACH House Casa Blanca

Playa Samara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 15 minutes

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VILLAS VERDES (V7) - Two b-rooms, lush garden, 24h security, gated, huge balcony

Playa Samara villa

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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Casita Amarilla - jungle home + pool

Playa Samara bungalow

2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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VILLAS VERDES (V8) - Upper floor large villa overlooking the entire property.

Playa Samara villa

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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B&B Heaven's Garden A Peacful Oasis

Playa Samara apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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2016 Construction Villa - Higher Elevation /180 Degree Beach/Ocean/Jungle View

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 51 minutes

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VILLAS VERDES (V3), One bedroom, Lush garden, Poolside, 24-hr Security, Gated

Playa Samara villa

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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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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Brain new Casa del Sur 3: Another peaceful Oasis

Playa Samara house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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About Playa Samara

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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.

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