Sámara and Islita
Sámara and Islita
Samara Beach is a popular destination located on the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste province. The beach is known for its calm waters and beautiful sunsets, making it perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
The town of Samara offers a variety of activities such as yoga, horseback riding, and surf lessons. Islita, located just a short drive from Samara, is a charming small town with a strong tradition of pottery and artesanal crafts, where you can see the artisans at work and purchase unique souvenirs. The surrounding areas offer a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching.
The region is home to a mix of dry tropical forest and coastal ecosystems, which provide habitats for a wide variety of plant and animal species. One of the most common animals you can find in this area are monkeys, specifically the white-faced capuchin and howler monkeys, that can be easily seen in their natural habitats such as the forest and mangrove swamps. Visitors can also spot iguanas sunbathing on the rocks and armadillos scurrying around the forest floor and toucans and scarlet macaws in the skies.
The elevation of this region is low, reaching 10 feet (3 m)
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What to Do in and Around Sámara and Islita
- Night Life
- Horseback riding
- Standup paddle
Types of Travelers Who’ll Enjoy Sámara and Islita
These regions are perfect for visitors who are looking for a mix of beach, culture, and outdoor activities in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.
Where is Samara
5 hours from Juan Santamaria Airport In San Jose (SJO) (155 miles / 251 km)
1.3 hours from Guanacaste Airport in Liberia (LIR) (42 miles / 68 km))
*Times are approximate and dependent on the time of day and other factors.
Sámara and Islita Highlights
Here are some of things people love about Samara and Islita
Chora Island: A protected island with beautiful beaches, you can do paddle boars, snorkel in the coral reefs or watch an impressive sunset. The island is located very close to Samara beach
Surf Lessons: Samara is a special beach to learn to surf, you will find many places that will offer you surf lessons, and you definitely cannot leave Costa Rica without trying. Especially in Samara, which is very safe and has perfect learning waves.
Nature Tours: In this region, you can find many tours that will allow you to observe nature both in the ocean and on the coast.