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.


Kicking back in Samara

The star turn in this coastal hotspot is the pretty palm-lined Playa Samara, a 3-mile beach, where you can either settle into the white sand and soak up the chilled-out vibe or pick up the pace a little by taking part in activities such as horseback riding, yoga and kayaking. As days in the sun turn into nights on the town, you'll find Samara's main strip lined with everything from family-friendly dining spots to altogether-livelier nightclubs, perfect for enjoying a nightcap before heading back to relax in the comfort of your rental.


Dry season getaways in sunny Samara

Most travelers touch down in Samara in the dry season, keen to enjoy the glorious sunshine brought by the months of mid-December through April. Demand for accommodation is at its highest during this peak season so it pays to book your Samara vacation rental, and any tours, well in advance. The rest of the year is described as the wet season, though savvy travelers will look for deals in the months of June and July, when the rain showers clear and the island's tropical landscape bursts into life.

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

How to get to and around Samara

The nearest airport is in Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), located 49.7 mi (79.9 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sámara, CR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 185 vacation rentals around Sámara. From 91 house rentals to 39 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Sámara?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sámara. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Safari Surf School: 509 vacation rentals
  • Buena Vista Beach: 435 vacation rentals
  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge: 619 vacation rentals
  • Nosara Spanish Institute: 489 vacation rentals
  • Garza Beach: 450 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sámara listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sámara?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 91 Houses in Sámara. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sámara include:

  • Villas: 39 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 41 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sámara?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 138 vacation rentals with pool available in Sámara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.