Samara Beach is a long sandy beach located in the heart of the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is well known for its beautiful beach, its famous Chora Island, great snorkeling and for being a beautiful family friendly, save yet vibrant and colorful beach community.

Samara Beach


About Samara

Playa Samara is one of the most beautiful and cozy beaches for a stay in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It has a community that offers a great variety of gastronomy, as well as a cozy lifestyle, beach, festive but without falling into too many excesses. It has an extensive white sand beach whose image is crowned by the Chora Island, a few kilometers from the coast, and the beach and bay with offer a wave swell that makes it suitable for various water sports, as well as bathing. The place is an amalgamation between coastal nature and all the necessary facilities of a resort getaway, among which are a wide range of hotels, restaurants and bars. Sámara connects to Nicoya by road (36 km away), which continues to Puerto Carrillo, about 5 km.

Beach and town

Enjoy the beach and town

We recommend a stay of at least 3 full days, since it is not only an ideal place to rest and to really enjoy a true vacation of sun, beach, sand and sea, but also it is worth to enjoy its people, its environment , the nightlife, and the many and very good restaurants there are, as well as the famous beach bars. Equally, whether Playa Samara or any other, there are many places to visit, such as Playa Barrigona, Carrillo, and several national parks nearby.


Hotel Giada Reviews

2017-04-05 • Lovely hotel, well priced • We were located on the main floor with a sitting area that faced the pool. LOVED that spot. Restaurant was very good. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. • Liked everything. 10.0 2017-12-28 • Best Hotel according to location! Great time at Giada Hotel! • One of the best hotels in Samara! I have been here many times either with family of friends and will keep coming! Nice pool with jacuzzi, great breakfast, friendly staff. Don't miss the cocktails 2x1 from 4 to 6!!!


Hotel Giada History

Giada is a name born out of gratitude to Giovanni and Ada, 2 people who in 1992 helped and supported the romantic and visionary dream of the current and only owner, in the epic construction of the 1st stage of the hotel in Samara they had only few houses, the majority of fishermen, there was no paved road, there was no business, no radio or TV signals. The nearest stores and hardware stores were in Nicoya, 37 km road in poor condition. Sometimes, in the rainy season, due to the impossibility of crossing the rivers, you could not get to Nicoya, place of supply of building materials, food, practically everything. However, with patience and perseverance, in December 1993 the Hotel was opened. Since then, a good part of the hotel's income has been continuously reinvested in constant improvements and, finally, in 2004, with the help of a new partner, there was an increase from 13 to 24 rooms with all the services and amenities required in our times , and last with an excellent wi-fi signal throughout the structure. We thank all our customers and our suppliers who have believed and supported our growth at any time and who now allow us to be a small but dynamic company whose goal is to constantly improve the quality of the stay of our valued guests.



Opinión escrita 6 agosto 2017 Best restaurant in Samara An excellent place for dinner in Samara. We've been to Samara twice for a total of 35 nights. Of those, we spent at least a dozen evenings having dinner here. Without doubt our favourite restaurant We are returning in 2018 and we're looking forward to visiting your wonderful restaurant again. Di mare Di vino Opinión escrita 17 diciembre 2017 Great Variety and Service We stayed at hotel Giada, first day's we went to other places to try different restaurants, this one though was the best samara had to offer us. It's menu include Italian & Costa Rican typical food, also they offer fresh fish, probably fished by the locals, service is great, staff is fully Costa Rican. RECOMMENDED Di mare Di vino