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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

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

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$221

Condo Amapola: 'Best Condo in Samara' Steps to the Sand. Exquisite Beach+Ocean V

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

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$118

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

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$198

Condo Begonia: Escape to Luxury. Beach & Ocean Views, One of a Kind in Playa Sma

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

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$132

Luxury condo with breathtaking views

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$204

Condo Catalina: Best Beach Views Steps to Sand! Luxury in Samara. World Class Vi

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

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$132

Casa Azul, Playa Samara, Guanacaste

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$82

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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$119

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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$119

Private room Juanita (with kitchen)

Playa Samara private room

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$82

Casa Candelitas Art/Yoga/Zen personal retreat

Playa Samara house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$174

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

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$378

Your Costa Rica sweet spot, Playa Samara CR

Playa Samara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

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$93

The Loft Samara

Playa Samara condo

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

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$175

LUCIANO cabins equipped (with kitchen)

Playa Samara private room

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$82

Casita Amarilla - jungle home + pool

Playa Samara bungalow

2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$157

paradise in Samara get 1 night free/7 night min

Playa Samara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$157

Casa Libre, Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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$175

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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$163

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

Playa Samara villa

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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$174

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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$119

Best Beach View in the World!!! Paradise...FOUND!

Playa Samara apartment

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$145

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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$140

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

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$805

Casa Dany, Another Oasis in the Middle of Town

Playa Samara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 21 minutes

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$140

6-Bedroom Casa Lumenez Luxury Spacious Eco Property

Playa Samara villa

6 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 12

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$813

VILLA VERDES (V6) 3 Bedroom Luscious Green Estate, Huge terrace, 24-hr Security.

Playa Samara villa

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$192

BEST SPOT BEACH House Casa Blanca

Playa Samara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$267

Mardelindo Apartments

Playa Samara apartment

1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 2

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$139

Condo Dahlia: Unique 4th Floor Penthouse Getaway, Stunning Views, Steps To Sand,

Playa Samara condo

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

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$118

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

Playa Samara villa

5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 12

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$175

Modern villa with ocean view

Playa Samara house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 57 minutes

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$453

Casa Del Halcon 2

Playa Samara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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$116

La Villa Blanca - Modern Luxury right in town

Playa Samara villa

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

“Great place to relax” We (2 persons) stayed at La Villa Blanca from Dec. 9th-16th. The house is beautiful, located in the middle or S?mara just 2 minutes walk to the beach. Everything was clean and nicely furnished, with a big american style kitchen and enough space to relax and enjoy the sun. Additionally, Quinn and Monika gave us very helpful information on restaurants, Canopy and surfing (thanks for that). Overall, La Villa Blanca is a wonderful place to stay.

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$269

Casa Tica: A Peaceful Oasis in the Middle of The Town

Playa Samara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 21 minutes

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$146

Casa del Sur 2: A peaceful Oasis

Playa Samara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

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$92

VILLA VERDES (V1) - 2 Bedrooms, Lush Garden. 24-hr Security gated, Poolside

Playa Samara villa

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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$125

New, Modern Shipping Container Close To The Beach! Casa Nautical

Playa Samara house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

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$81

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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
Best Beach View in the World!!! Paradise...FOUND!
We love Samara!

We were fortunate enough to stay in this condo in Samara. The view of the cove at Samara is gorgeous. It lives up to the "best view" motto and is more than worth the walk from the beach up a hill to the condo. Except for a few days trip to the arenal volcano, we got by fine without having to rent a car. We walked down the beach to town to the Pali for groceries. The condo has all the amenities you need, and the caretaker guys at the condo were really nice. We would highly recommend this to anyone. We love Samara!see more
La Villa Blanca - Modern Luxury right in town
This place was a must Stay--amazing!

I stayed here for five nights in early June with my husband, my sister, and her partner, and I can not recommend any place any higher than I would La Villa Blanca. This place is truly amazing, the owners are utterly fantastic, and Samara is well worth the trip. The Villa itself was clean, comfortable, and has all necessary amenities and comforts of home--a/c in bedroom, well-equipped kitchen with new appliances, washer-dryer, internet, pool (complete with poolside iguana), great outdoor living space, a safe, and (for those who really need it) cable tv. The owners, Monika and Quinn, are beyond compare-responding quickly to all email correspondence leading up to the trip, offering suggestions for things to see and do around Samara--Carrillo beach, zipline tours, kayaking, surfing, etc.--and responding to any issues that may arise with the Villa quickly. Moreover, the Villa is a 3 minute walk from the beach in Samara, a more rustic town than neighboring Montezuma and one with more character (and which has better restaurants). There is plenty to see and do here, for both individuals just seeking a good vacation spot and families with small children. For anyone looking for a relaxing get away, this Villa is unparalleled. My recommendation is, quite simply, stay here!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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