Activity-Tips 2023

Activity-Tips. 2023 What has to be done?

What has to be seen? Where to start? Activity-Tips: Here are some of the MUST HAVE DONE’S of Costa Rica especially for you. Activity-Tips and fun things to do in Costa Rica. 

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Activity Tips Costa Rica – Hiking, Surfing, Shopping and more

In Samara there are many different activities for couples, families and solo travelers. The options range from sports activities such as cycling and surfing to adventure tours through the jungle and culinary experiences in the city center. In the most underrated beach city of Costa Rica, there is something for everyone.

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Beach entrance Samara

Organic Shopping in Samara 

A visit to the Organic Shop is always worthwhile. Here you can find dark chocolate with pineapple (of course with an extremely high cocoa content), fresh hummus, exotic oils on a completely natural basis and weekly workshops that focus on the support of local supermarkets and inform about a harmonious life with the earth. The Eco Tourism is a important development in Costa Rica. As a result, the country is moving more quickly toward a sustainable future. This trend also motivates locals to rethink and protect Costa Rica’s environment

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Organic Shop Samara 2023

Costa Rica medicinal plants are also offered here. Another eye-catcher are the street stalls where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables. So many bright colours, the water runs directly into your mouth. 

The tranquil city is not only a popular holiday destination for tourists from other countries. Many Costa Ricans also spend their holidays here, as the beach in Sámara is considered to be one of the safest in the country.

Feria Samara – Organic Market 

In Feria Samara there are 42 permanent farmers and entrepreneurs offering their products every Saturday, plus other occasional ones. On the weekly organic market you can find fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade baked goods and lots of other organic products like honey and hot sauces. 

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The Feria Sámara is every Saturday

The Atmosphere is very relaxed. No one is molesting the visitors to buy something. Most of the time there is also some life latino music which makes this authentic Costa Rican expirience perfect.  The Feria Samara is located  150 meters east of beach police station. If you cant find it just ask some locals, they will all know the market. Buying at the market also supports the local economy of Samara.

No grain of sand is like the next one

There is also Caribbean flair here in Sámara. All you have to do is drive to the northern beach of Carillo. But there is one decisive difference to the Caribbean: here is mostly better weather. The Large bay is famouse for the massive palm tree esplanade. You will have no problem to find a parking spot and enjoy this quiet beach.  The Playa Carillo is also a nice spot to watch the sunset. 

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There are a couple of beautiful beaches near Samara

A little more to the south follow the beaches Buena Vista, where the turtle project is located. This beach is a good spot for the sun rise. It is very relaxed and mostly visited buy the Ticos. In the low season you can enjoy the beach a lot of the time completely buy yourself. The actual beach is cut of buy the Rio Buena Vista. So we advice to not come at high tide. Normally you can walk thru the river. At low tide there will also be no river left but a huge beach instead. 

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Playa Buena Vista Horse riding

Playa Barrigona is a dreamlike white sand beach.  It is located 20 minutes north from Samara. Moreover, from here, you get to a nearby waterfall that represents an impressive scenery during the rainy season. At this beach you need to be careful with your bags and make sure to lock your car properly because there are some pickpockets here. 


Playa Samara Activities 2023

The Samara Beach is the most touristic beach in the area. There are lots of Bars and Restaurants nearby . You can also hire a surfboard a do yoga class in the morning or evening. The beach is perfect for family’s because it is very safe for children. Little waves and current make this beach a surfer destination for beginners. There are also a lot of boat tours you could do from Playa Samara. There are Dolphin and Whale Watching, Snorkeling and Sunset tours. 

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Surflessons for beginners at the Samara Beach

Samara Events

Always music evenings in the Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo with many musicians from the surrounding area.  On Wednesday there is also a weekly live  music event at the beach bar las Olas. Every April is a fiesta in Samara. This is a popular bull riding competition in Costa Rica with latino music and drinks. In Guanacaste are also some music festivals in the beginning of the year. 

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Fiesta Samara 2023

Tour Offers

Costa Rica Sámara offers endless possibilities for excursions. Here we have listed the most interesting possibilities

Canopy – Tarzan style. Overcome your fear of heights and swing boldly from tree top to tree top. Or do it like parrots and enjoy nature from a bird’s eye view while you zip through the rainforest.


Like Indiana Jones. Good, maybe not quite so. So in any case without weapons, wild chases and a lost treasure there is, as far as we know, also not. But there are rides to the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica Samara and through the rainforest. The perfect opportunity to observe the native animals. 

Back Horse tours in Samara
Na Furry, hast du Lust auf einen Ausritt?

Stand up Paddling

The relaxed version of surfing. With a fabulous backdrop you can train your sense of balance and endurance. But as I said, everything is very relaxed. Because the waves don’t set the pace here. If a turtle crosses the path here, just stop and watch. Stand Up paddling is a perfect way to enjoy the sun rise or sunset. 

Stand up Padling Samara
Try out different water sports in samara


Looks damn cool. Ascend out of the water like a superhero and float over the waves. Perform casual tricks and show off in front of the other bathers. The fun factor can hardly be surpassed and all this against a breathtaking backdrop, the sandy beaches of Sámara!

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Surfing – feel like David Hasselhoff. Grab your board, throw yourself into the waves and save …. oh no, rather: enjoy the ride of your life! Of course there are also courses for everyone who has never been on the board before. Just try it out and enjoy the moment. If you have some surfing experience already we would advice you to visit the Playa Guiones near Nosara. This beach is on the top 20 Surf Beach List of the world and is just a 30 minute drive from Samara . You can rent all the necessary gear in Guiones however this place is one of the expensive ones in Costa Rica. 

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at the appropriate time of year there are even humpback whales. surf time
Üben macht den Meister

Boat tours – With a far better end than with Titanic. Because icebergs are hard to find in the crystal clear water. But dolphins and turtles. And if you have a really good eye and are out at the right time of year, even humpback whales. You could also go for snorkeling or scuba diving tour. But unforgettably  the coral reefs are also affected by the calcification of coral reefs due to climate change. 

If you are interested in a authentic boat tour we can organize a private tour with a local fisherman from Samara. This way you can enjoy the pacific coast of Costa Rica in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be no other tourists and you can have a nice chat with our local guide. It is also much cheaper than the usual Samara boat tour

Authentic tours with fishermen from Samara

Turtle project – play, fun, excitement, no chocolate. But cute turtle babies! Because in the turtle project at the beach Buena Vista hatch almost daily offspring. They are then gently brought to the water. Just go there and be enchanted.

200 turtles hatched from their eggs at Playa Buena Vista
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Take your time to relax – hotel tip Samara

New adventures and experience are always fun but don’t forget you are on vacation and need some time to relax.  I Jungle Lodge a bit away from the city center right next to one of the most remote beach in the area is the perfect place to refill your energy .

The Paraiso Cocordrilo Lodge is located just 15 minutes away from Samara. In 10 Minutes you can walk to the beatiful Playa Buena Vista. On this quite beach or the privat pool you can enjoy some days with nature, wildlife and sun. The Lodge also has a organic Restaurant and Bar.  The style is very unique and every Room and Apartment is individual. From your terrace you can spot Monkeys, Iguanas and coatis. The Apartments have kitchens and fit 4 to 6 people so enough room for families. 

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