Playa Samara, Costa Rica is a very special place. Lonely Planet travel guide calls it one of Costa Ricas most beautiful and unspoiled beaches. The waters here are the safest for swimming and families because of the reef that protects the bay.
The Mirador Resort is built on a hill about 40 meters ( 400 feet ) above sea level. The Resort offers breathtaking, unspoiled views of one of Costa Ricas most beautiful beaches. The Mirador Resort is located in the center of the town of Samara Beach and there are spectacular views of the bay and Pacific Ocean from every room and terrace. Playa Samara is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Costa Rica and is the safest swimmer friendly beach in the country.
You are able to watch dolphins, at certain time of the year even whales. It is very quiet at night, noise producing nightlife is in a good distance, to the left green area, behind the same and to the right a small well maintained hotel. The Resort is located in a big tropical garden, with fruit trees, ornamental tropical plants, home of howler monkeys, iguanas, armadillos, butterflies, squirrels, and many birds that can be watched.
A secondary road with no traffic leads you to the beach in only 3 min easy walking, in more or less the same time you can find public schools, as well as a private bilingual one, a hospital clinic, an international doctor, 2 pharmacies, 2 international operating banks, post office, police station, car rentals, 2 commercial centers, international school for learning Spanish, various supermarkets, one of the Wal-Mart group, different restaurants, bars and discotheques, Yoga, Surf schools…Samara is located 1 ½ hours drive from International Airport Liberia, and 3 hours from International Airport San Jose.
In many guide books Samara Beach is described as the safest and prettiest beach in the country…perfect long white sand beach with shallow, gentle waters…The coral reef offshore prevents from dangerous seacurrents, so Playa Samara is popular with swimmers and surfers, its an ideal beach for kids and eldery persons. At this 4 miles long beach one can find shade under coconut and other tropical trees.