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Getting Around -- If you need a ride around Sámara, or to one of the nearby beaches, have your hotel call you a taxi. Rides in town should cost $3 to $5; rides to nearby beaches might run $10 to $25.

Visitor Information -- The website www.samarabeach.com is an excellent, all-around resource for information about Playa Sámara and the vicinity.

City Layout -- Sámara is a busy little town at the bottom of a steep hill. The main road heads straight into town, passing the soccer field before coming to an end at the beach. Just before the beach is a road to the left that leads to most of the hotels listed below. This road also leads to Playa Carrillo and the Hotel Punta Islita. If you turn right 3 blocks before hitting the beach, you’ll hit the coastal road that goes to playas Buena Vista, Barrigona, and eventually Nosara.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.