Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Playa Samara on the Nicoya Peninsula

Playa Samara on the Nicoya Peninsula has some amazing sunsets.

Hey Everyone! We've always been partial to destinations on the Nicoya Peninsula like Malpais/Santa Teresa, Montezuma and of course Samara which is pretty much at the northern part of Nicoya. We spent a few days down there and made this little video to share our views on Playa Samara and it's next door neighbor, Playa Carrillo.

Samara is one BIG BEACH and definitely the VERY definition of a beach town. Taking in the sun and water adventures during the day and partying at night. Great restaurants, intimate little bars on the beach where you can share a cocktail and the sunset with that special someone, but also club-like party bars to drink and party until the wee-hours.

Me, just checkin OUT Playa Samara... and liking what I see.

Playa Samara is a long-wide beach on a curved horseshoe-shape bay. Unlike many other beaches along the Pacific coast, the water is calm and great for swimming and other water adventures like snorkeling and fishing and it's even a great place to 'beginner surf'. Playa Samara is popular with the Ticos and can often get quite lively on the weekends and special holidays, but since the beach is so BIG, it all seems to work. The calm waters and steep cliffs on the far side of the bay make this a very seductive spot, and don't forget Playa Carrillo, 5 kms away, also a great little beach. Here's our REVIEW of Playa Samara. ENjOy!



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love playa Samara! Great info guys. And don't forget Punta Islita--a tiny drive on well-kept roads, and the town has a simple but worth it living "museum" of art, mosaic and social responsability. (they might call it tursimo responsable) Everything you purchase comes with a photo of the artesan, and the town center is totally artified and cool, including the sides of houses and buildings. Also the site of a tucked away mega-resort and golf course that i can't afford but looks amazing--and also promotes "turismo responsable". Cheers!

michael alan said...

Well, hopefully if things go according to plan, we'll be REVIEWING most of Costa Rica including Punta Islita, but thanx for the added INFO and comment. Always appreciated.