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Customer Travel Tips for Playa Samara

69% Avg. city rating Rated by 14 customers

Activities / excursions 80%

Restaurants / eating out 73%

Shopping 56%

Chilling out / relaxing 93%

Getting around / public transport 63%

Sightseeing 64%

Culture 61%

Nightlife / partying 66%

Value for money 69%

Customer Travel Tips for Playa Samara

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69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Romantic getaway Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Beach!!

Liked: Noce beach, friendly people, calm place

Disliked: Not many restaurants, very small place

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to hostel matilori

Liked: Beach

Disliked: Expensive

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


09 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Stay as long as you can!

Liked: Very laid back/relaxing vibe, great opportunities for excursions and beginner surfers. The beach was beautiful and not as crowded as other beaches in Guanacaste. Lots of great places to eat and everyone is extremely friendly.

Disliked: Slightly more expensive than I had expected but still reasonable.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


20 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at hostel Las Mariposas.

Liked: No stress, only relaxing.

Disliked: No.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
89% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at Las Mariposas hostel, go on one of their private trips, rent a surf/sup board, eat at the local vegetarian restaurant, do yoga that the studio, and enjoy life while visiting a piece of heaven!

Liked: The weather was perfect and the waves were awesome for surfing during my visit. I also enjoyed the nightlife and restaurants (even though I don't typically visit bars).

Disliked: Nope.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


09 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Prepare to stay longer than expected. It's a really addicting place.

Liked: It is an awesome town. Super chill but also a lot of fun in the evenings, lots of cool restaurants, etc. The beach is AWESOME also. Really good for swimming and pretty safe.

Disliked: Driving is a gong show and beer and stuff is a little expensive compared to some other places.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


10 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to ticosurf school, stay for at least 3 days. If you want good sleep, don't stay where we stayed.

Liked: Beaches, beginner waves and surf lessons with ticosurf school, the local gym, the food at lo que hay and the Mexican restaurant, film showing at intercultural language school

Disliked: Would like to see more locally owned businesses

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


02 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: The beach and some nice beach bars

Liked: It's a nice and cozy beach place, perfect for enjoying some relaxed days

Disliked: The public transportation is, as usual in Costa Rica, not very good and you need a good car to pass the streets to this place

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


25 Sep 2013

Customer Travel Tip: A beautiful area to visit.

Liked: Beautiful beaches and a nice area for relaxing. Lots of small shops and restaurants to choose from.

Disliked: It is a very touristy area, which makes it easier to get around but didn't experience much 'local' culture.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


05 Aug 2013

Customer Travel Tip: The lovely beach near the hostel.

Liked: The wonderfull beaches in this area. There are not that many tourists in this town.

Disliked: No, I liked anything.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


11 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Expect to see a lot of young american students.

Liked: Nice beaches. Wasn't too touristy.

Disliked: Lack of choice for hostels to stay at. Expensive surfboard hire.

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


13 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Dont expect to eat out and get a waitress to help you. Just go to the bar and order.

Liked: Beautiful beach, nice people, safe.

Disliked: Restaurants screw you in every way possible. Worst service in the world, thats if you even get anyone to notice you. Lots of trash everywherd

29% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
29% Avg. rating


21 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Skip it.

Liked: the horseback ride and the ocean kayaking, period.

Disliked: The lack of sleep, the partying, the loud music, the ripoff taxi drivers who pushed me out of the cab after demanding twice the normal fare, the fact that it was advertised as an undiscovered little town and it was ovewhelmed with tourists, the fact that some cool things to do cost forty bucks just to get to them and then cost $110 to do, what else should I add? Not the best option on a long trip.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


01 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy the concept on tico time.

Liked: Great town and people

Disliked: No

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69% Avg. city rating Rated by 14 customers

Activities / excursions 80%

Restaurants / eating out 73%

Shopping 56%

Chilling out / relaxing 93%

Getting around / public transport 63%

Sightseeing 64%

Culture 61%

Nightlife / partying 66%

Value for money 69%

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