Discover a selection of 470 vacation rentals in Samara, CR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $75 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Samara. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Outdoor adventures in spectacular Samara

Nestled along the Nicoya Peninsula's southern Pacific coast, Samara blends small-town charm with pristine stretches of sand and postcard-perfect scenery. The town places outdoor time firmly on the agenda, with safe swimming, an array of sporting action and a stunning coral reef all making it the perfect spot for families and those looking for a low-key vacation option in Guanacaste. Placing you on the doorstep of all that this small town has to offer are Samara vacation rentals, the perfect choice of accommodation, whether you're traveling with family, friends or both.

Things to do

Out and about in Samara

While there's plenty to keep you entertained in Samara, there's a lot to be said for enjoying a day trip to one of the region's sumptuous national parks. The Barra Honda National Park, a short drive from your Samara vacation rental and open in the dry season, counts extensive caves, tropical dry forest and well-maintained hiking trails among its many highlights. For those who want to stay closer to home, Playa Camaronal, 7 miles south of the beach at Samara, offers renowned surfing conditions and the chance to see 4 different species of sea turtle.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Samara

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, April, May, March and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 73°F.

Natural features

Waterfront fun in Samara

Like to kick back? You won't have to look far to find a stretch of white sand framed by aquamarine waters here. While it's tempting to settle back with a cocktail, coral reefs found just offshore teem with marine life, presenting an idyllic backdrop for snorkeling and scuba diving. Meanwhile, a seemingly-endless procession of boats bob gently on the calm water, heading to the best sightseeing and sport fishing spots. Birdwatchers can head off on a kayaking tour around the coastline of nearby Chora Island.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Samara

The nearest airport is in Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR), located 49.6 mi (79.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Nosara (NOB), which is 10.7 mi (17.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Samara?

Whether you're in search of an intimate retreat for you and your sweetie or someplace roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Samara. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Around 35 miles from the center of Samara, it's hard to beat "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3". It has 3 bedrooms and a host of amenities including WiFi and a nearby marina.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Your Own Private Paradise With Full". Around 4 miles from the heart of Samara, it has 4 bedrooms and features a highchair and nearby museums.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Samara vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Samara?

Weekends were made for having fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and near Samara and enjoy all the awesome things to do close by:

  • Escape the daily grind at "Luxury By The Beach - Great For Families Or Multiple Couples", which is around 2 miles to the southeast of central Samara. There's plenty of nature and adventure to uncover here. Try some parasailing and caving or simply explore the sights of Blanca Beach and Playa Ostional.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Gorgeous Ocean View Condo, New Contruction". Use it as a base to unwind, or get active and try snorkeling and horse riding. When it's time to explore more of the area, plan a visit to Playa Bejuco and La Selva. This sought-after vacation rental is around 0.1 miles northeast of Samara.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Samara?

Studio apartments are difficult to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Samara and experience the local vibe and culture:

  • Explore the world around you from "Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance To The Beach". This vacation rental is a terrific base for sightseeing and comes with amenities including a hair dryer and a TV.
  • Alternatively, get away to "7 - Minute Walk To The Sand And Surf", which comes with conveniences such as nearby ecotour services and WiFi.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and go exploring, there's plenty to keep you on the go around Samara. Interested in cultural attractions? Swing by Hidden Garden Art Gallery and La Casa de la Cultura.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Samara?

Whether you're in search of a studio apartment for you and a pal or a condo with space for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Samara. These properties make the perfect base for a flying visit:

  • Within easy reach of central Samara, "Breathtakingly Gorgeous Oceanfront Penthouse" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your cozy digs, get out and explore what's around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of nights at "Harry's, El Escondite ~ Free Surfboards And Bikes". This centrally located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Samara?

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Samara that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Put on some soft music and slow dance the nights away at "Your Own Private Paradise With Full". Around 4 miles from Samara, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including beauty services and a music library.
  • "Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance To The Beach" is another popular option guaranteed to woo you. It's approximately 1 mile from Samara and has beauty services and air conditioning.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Samara?

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your entire squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Samara and get everybody together under one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a swimming pool and a chef make "Luxury By The Beach - Great For Families Or Multiple Couples" a top pick for groups. This spacious getaway has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 people. From Samara's center, it's around 2 miles away to the southeast.
  • "Riverenert: Average House South Mountain" is another terrific option. It's around 3 miles to the east of Samara, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A garden and a swimming pool are just a couple of things designed to make your group vacation more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Samara?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most coveted. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Samara and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget your flamingo floatie:

  • Welcome to "Nice 3 Bedroom Modern House With Pool", where your highest priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a fridge and a microwave oven help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Stunning 2 Bedrooms House In The Jungle". In addition to its inviting pool, make use of a kitchen and nearby ecotour services.

Wondering what the weather's like in Samara? It has a tropical savanna climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're chasing more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Samara vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Samara?

Every family catch-up should be memorable. Whether you're planning a fun escape with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, our large family vacation rentals in or near Samara offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Get everyone together at "Your Own Private Paradise With Full", which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests. This escape is around 4 miles to the southeast of Samara and comes with amenities such as a living room and towels.
  • "Luxury By The Beach - Great For Families Or Multiple Couples" is another popular option. It's about 2 miles to the southeast of Samara, has 6 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 14 people. Handy amenities here include childrens activities and on-site watersports.

When you want to leave the house and explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained. Africa Mia, Africa Mían and Canopy Vista Tamarindo should be top of your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Samara?

Escape the busyness of life and treat the people you love to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Samara and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Rita And Sonny Tropical 'surf' Cabina" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your gang at this escape, which is around 30 miles northwest of the center of Samara. Nearby birdwatching activities and nearby whale-watching activities are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Enjoy, Relax On The Beach For Your Pura Vida Adventure" - Rally the troops and spend a few days at this appealing property, which is around 30 miles to the northwest of Samara. You'll have access to a kitchenette, nearby whale-watching activities and a whole lot more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Samara vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Samara?

Nothing says ooh-la-la like your own indoor pool. Pack your bikini and splash about in the privacy of one of these large houses in or near Samara:

  • Invite your loved ones over for a paddle around at "Dreamy Oasis In A Spanish Colonial Style Home". This home has space to spare, with 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 9 people. A garden and a swimming pool are other things your squad will love about this place.
  • Another awesome option is "Experience The Zen Of This Unique Luxury House Just A Few Steps From The Beach". With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests, you can invite all your friends to stay over and swim. A fireplace and a swimming pool are other amenities on offer here.

For even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Samara vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.