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Orange sunset behind sea

Day 1

Arrival in Samara

Situated on the Nicoya Peninsula, full of lush forest and rugged coastline, Samara beach is a little slice of paradise. It’s a nice drive to get here, with plenty to see on the way and some nice little towns you can stop in for lunch if you’re self-driving. Your hotel is locally owned, small-scale and has a little swimming pool where you can cool off after the journey. Once you’re settled in you can take a short stroll down to the beach, and there’s some nice little restaurants in town where you can grab a seafood dinner.

Children playing in the sea

Days 2-3

Surfing & Relaxing

Let’s not beat around the bush – the whole point of adding a little beach time into your holiday is to not do very much, and that’s exactly what you can choose to do! After breakfast you can pop down to the quiet beach, and the kids can mess around in the sand and dip their toes in the Pacific. The town itself has everything you need; places to eat and drink, and a little supermarket too.

Young boy standing with surfboards

Whilst you’re here we’ll arrange a surfing lesson with a local expert, so the kids (and maybe you too?) can learn the basics. You can even rent boards afterwards, and the surf is ideal for beginners. If you (or probably more likely the kids…) get restless then nearby you can arrange dolphin spotting, snorkelling trips, rent a quad bike or even go ziplining. In the evenings you can sit by the sea with a cocktail or two – total relaxation!

Family playing on beach

Day 4

Continue your journey

You can choose to add another day or two here if you like, just let us know, but otherwise it’s time to say goodbye to peaceful Samara and carry on your journey through Costa Rica.

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