Sámara and Islita
Sámara and Islita
In the outer part of the Gulf of Nicoya, you can find a group of beaches that are characterized by their beauty, their size, and, in particular, are not as crowded as other tourist areas of Guanacaste. Samara is a beach in a tourist town, with hotels and facilities for those visiting.
Following the road to the South of the Gulf, you will cross Playa Carrillo, a beautiful beach with impressive landscapes and sunsets. Further south, we arrive at Punta Islita, a heavenly area where you can find luxury hotels that blend into the landscape.
Samara Bay is protected by a reef, and the shallow waters with moderate waves are very suitable for swimming. It has fine white sand and is 4.5 miles (7 km) long. the most important thing is that there is no need to worry about ocean currents.
Not overcrowded and lined with palm trees and tropical vegetation, it represents the ideal family beach. There is more than enough space to explore or take a walk on the beach. The town of Samara is only a 5-minute walk away.
The elevation of this region reaches 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
Specifically, Sárama is one of the safest beaches in the country, which is why it is optimal for traveling with the family and enjoying peace of mind. This makes it a beach suitable for all types of visitors.
The History and Culture of Sámara and Islita
These beaches are located in the oldest lands in the country; they are part of the last lands to be incorporated into Costa Rica after its independence from Spain. Its economy is focused on tourism and some livestock areas or certain crops.
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.