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.