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  • Tours daily at 4pm
  • Reservations required
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

The Ara Project - Macaw Breeding Program

The Ara Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to reintroducing the Scarlet Macaw to the wilds of Costa Rica. These birds are endangered species and without the help of the Ara Project they could be lost forever. Visit and support this wonderful conservation program when visiting Costa Rica.

  • A/C
  • WiFi
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Transporte Privado Rito

Transporte Privado Rito is a private transportation service available 24 hours a day. With two drivers and over 14 years combined experience they will get you to where you need to go. All cars are near new and insured. Cars available are: Selerio, Yaris, Corolla, Bego, Vitara, Fortuner and Prada. Perfect when you want to be chauffeured around.

  • Anytime you want to go!
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pick-up
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Manana Tours

Manana Tours offers near shore and deep sea fishing off the beautiful coast of Carrillo. U.S. Captain Fred has over 25 years of experience fishing the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The boat, Carpe Manana, is well equipped and suitable for the whole family. Sunset, Dolphin and Costal Tours are also available.

  • Ready to go when you are
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Samara Deep Sea Fishing

Samara Deep Sea Fishing is bringing you the best deep sea and near shore fishing experience possible. Captain Helber is piloting a brand new boat loaded with new equipment and top of line gear. So make the most of the great fishing just off shore and hook up with Samara Deep Sea Fishing.

  • Daily 7am-5pm
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
  • Out of Town
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Horse Jungle Tours

Do you love horses? Would you like to ride in Costa Rica? Horse Jungle Tours are the professionals you need to speak to. Horse Jungle Tours has a stable full of healthy horses for all skill levels and amazing trails nearby. If you would like to ride in the mountains, in the jungle or on the beach Horse Jungle Tours is ready. 

  • 7 Days a week
  • A/C
  • WiFi
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Tropical Tours Shuttles

Since 2008 Tropical Tours Shuttles has been the Guanacaste shuttle experts offering daily transportation to and from the most popular destinations. Offering shared shuttles to Montezuma, Santa Theresa, Mal Pais, Samara, Tamarindo, Liberia, San Jose and other destinations. Private shuttles also available.

  • 8am-5pm
  • 7 days a week

Alamo Car Rental

Begin your adventure travel in Costa Rica driving in a car from Alamo Rent a Car. Our company has over 40 years in the industry of car rental in Costa Rica. We are characterized by: The largest and newest fleet of Costa Rica – More than 22 stations located throughout the national territory - Quality and Environmental Certification ISO 9001 and 14001 – Professional, cheerful and customized - International recognition. Book your rental car with the Samara-Carrillo Info Center and take advantage of their corporate pricing!

  • You wanna fish, Frank is ready!
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Samara Local Fishing

At Samara Local Fishing, fishing is more than just a sport – it's a way of life! Captain Frank, owner, bilingual guide and professional fisherman offers you a true Samara fishing experience by making use of the local knowledge and skills. Frank enjoys to share with fishing enthusiasts and anglers from all over the world. You can choose from half/full day inshore or offshore. His boat is a Mako 25 ft center console with twin Yamaha outboards, new brand name gear and all modern electronics. Perfect for all types of anglers and the whole family.

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  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Delivery
  • In Town

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  • Credit Cards Accepted

Angler Stories Costa Rica

World famous sport fishing professional Stefano and his son Simone from Italy are now in Samara offering top quality sport fishing tours with a difference. Above average service and amenities designed for the discerning traveler and sportsman in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

  • Daily by appointment
  • 8:30am and 3:30pm

Carrillo Horse Tour

Explore the Costa Rica hills above Playa Carrillo with Luis and his happy and healthy horses.

  • Daily by appointment
  • Pick-up
  • Water & Fruits
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Carrillo Eco Hike

Enjoy a wonderful 2 hour guided nature hike through the jungle above Playa Carrillo with amazing views and animal life.

  • By appointment
  • 7 days a week
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Francisco Tours

Owner and operator Francisco runs Francisco Tours and is the captain of the boat too. Living in the Samara and Carrillo area for many, many years Francisco knows where the best fishing locations are for near shore fishing. Francisco offers ½ day near shore fishing and dolphin watching and snorkeling tours to see tropical marine life such as Puffer fish, Star fish, Angel fish, Nemo’s (Clown fish), Ells, Mantas and more.

  • Ready when you are
  • Credit Cards Accepted

TransOdir Shuttle Service

TransOdir Shuttle Service offers private airport pick up and drop off service. The private shuttle can seat 10 and is 100% legal and well maintained. As a bonus the shuttle has a/c, wi-fi, beverages and credit cards are accepted.

  • Monday-Saturday
  • 8 & 9am, 12 & 1pm
  • Reservations required
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Wingnuts Zip-line Tour

Wing Nuts Canopy Tour/Zip Line is one of the Top 5 activities to do in Samara! They are located in the beach community of Sámara and are dedicated to natural conservation and to sharing the beauty of our forest and its wildlife, in this gorgeous coastal setting, with travelers and nature lovers from around the world. A family-operated business, where they work hard to improve your adventure year after year. Wing Nuts believes that small is beautiful.

  • Everyday
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Choco’s Surf School

If you've always wanted to learn to surf in the tropics, Choco's Surf School in Samara beach is your answer! The 7 km. long white sand beach is framed by mountains and the striking Chora Island is just offshore. Since Samara Beach is largely protected by an outer reef, the waves are easy to catch and are perfect for beginners. Choco's Surf School was started by local surfer, Alex Gomez (Choco) who has proudly represented Costa Rica at the 2013 World Long-board Competition in Peru. He's a lifelong surfer who loves to share his passion for the sport. So, if you're serious about learning to surf or improving your surfing skill or just want to say "I surfed!", Choco's is the place for you!

  • Ready anytime when you want to have fun
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Pato’s Surf School

When it comes to enjoying everything that Playa Samara has to offer, Pato's Surf School is your one stop shop for all things surfing, SUP boarding, kayaking, and more. With talented and experienced instructors and guides, your time with us will be memorable and enjoyable. Whether it's catching waves, enjoying a sunset kayak or SUP tour, we are excited to be a part of your Costa Rica experience.​ Not only are we a surf school, but a place full of positive energy. Come relax, play, meet new friends, or practice Spanish! Browse our site to learn more about what's going on here at Pato's. Let us show you what Pura Vida is all about!

  • Out there when the fish are
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Kingfisher Sportfishing

Kingfisher Sportfishing is the most established Sportfishing operation in the area. Founded 1995 by Capt. Rick Ruhlow and his wife Jackie, their penchant for excellence has been bringing fishermen back to Playa Carrillo for 20 years. Their boat is a 31 Palm Beach, and is designed for the calm blue waters found on the north pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Kingfisher is the ultimate fishing boat for these prolific fishing grounds. Set up with the angler in mind, the tower not only supplies you with an excellent view of your baits swimming through the water, it provides ample shade for both fishermen and their guests, and plays host to an array of state of the art electronics.

  • Wetlands and River Bird Tours
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Rancho Humo Estancia Wetlands Birding

Rancho Humo is a private preserve covering an area of over 20,000 Hectares (50,000 acres). Started and owned by a local family Rancho Humo was turned from a cattle ranch to an internationally known wetlands rescue featuring wetlands, mangroves, dry tropical rainforests, pastures with numerous ecosystems, 15 habitats and combined with the Rio Tempisque is home to an amazing concentration of animal and bird life!

  • Everyday of the year
  • In Town
  • Out of Town
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Carrillo Tours Eco Adventures

Carrillo Tours have been leading tourists on Costa Rica adventures since 1999. With an office in Carrillo and an office in Samara you are not far away from adventure. Wheather you are in the area or heading towards Arenal or Monteverde, you can trust Carrillo Tours to help with your transportation and adventures.

  • 7 days a week
  • 7am-5pm
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure Tours

Are you ready for an amazing adventure? Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, at the foot of Rincon de la Vieja National Park, offers a wonderful selection of iconic Costa Rican tours that everyone will enjoy. Zip from rock to rock during the Canyon Zip Line, get a taste for Rock Climbing, swoosh and refresh yourself with White Water Tubing, and discover animals you never thought existed with a Guided Jungle Hikes to several waterfalls or inside the Rincon de la Vieja National park. The onsite Adventure office can set up all the activities you would like including Spa services for after your adventure. Ask about combo packages. There is also a full service restaurant, bar and hotel. Hacienda Guachipelin is just 30 minutes North of Liberia so you can come for a day of adventure or spend several days exploring everything the location and hotel has to offer.

  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Tours Piscis

Tours Piscis in Samara is a locally owned and operated company offering wonderful water tours for perfect for the whole family with room for up to 12 people. With excursions ranging from 2 hours to a full day Tours Piscis has a package that will leave lasting memories.

  • All day Every day
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Carrillo Adventures & Travel

Based in Playa Samara Beach, Carrillo Adventures & Travel is a tour operator and transportation company dedicated to the safe and secure transport of passengers to and from all the major destinations in Costa Rica from Samara and San Jose. As a tour operator Carrillo Adventures & Travel offers no worries and no hassle activities in the Samara and Carrillo area!

  • Ready when you are!
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Buenavista Sport Fishing

Clarisa and Christian invite you to enjoy the unique pleasure of sport fishing in paradise. This fishing center offers tours with professional guide and Capitán Christian. They are equipped with a 25-foot boat with Yamaha 150hp, 1 Boston welher 24-feet with two Evinrude 150hp motors. The boats have VHF radio, GPS, maps, and rods for all types of fishing. Expect to catch Red Snappers, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo and much more. The guide and captain will make sure you have the best fishing experience and be completely satisfied.

  • Always ready to go
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Quality Transfers & Tours

Quality Transfers & Tours is the premier transportation and tour company for all your needs. With a proven track record and countless satisfied clients they have professional staff with the experience to provide top quality transportation and activities from sightseeing to adventure.

Samara Hot Fishing

Anyone that has been fishing in the Samara area knows the boat Hot Stuff. Hot Stuff is operated by Samara Hot Fishing and they are dedicated to getting you out on the water and checking off your bucket list of fish to catch. No matter if you want Marlin, Tuna, Rooster or Snapper Samara Hot Fishing and Hot Stuff is ready to get you hooked up!

  • Daily by appointment
  • Pick-up
  • Water & Fruits
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Horse Paradise Tours

Horse Paradise Tours in Playa Carrillo &  Samara Beach is the premium horseback riding tour provider with trips ranging from 2 hours to half day to 7-day treks and everything in between. With a commitment to safety and horse care to ensuring every rider has a wonderful experience that fits their skill level. They can accommodate riders as young as 6 and as old as 100. Discover the beauty of Costa Rica from a saddle. 

  • Available when you are!
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

La Isla Surf School

Come to Samara and meet Fabricio of La Isla Surf School and enjoy the safe calms waters of our protected bay. Surf lessons and adventure surfing at nearby beaches for the more experienced. Kayak, SUP and Snorkeling are other ways to enjoy Samara.

  • Daily 8am - 1pm
  • Depending on weather condictions

Gyrocopter Tours Samara

For something completely different how about a Gyrocopter flight. Thrilling, fun and safe. Amazing views of beaches, oceans and jungles of Costa Rica. Not many places in the world you can have this fantastic experience.

  • Credit Cards Accepted

Samara Sea Tours

Samara Sea Tours specializes in planning tours and activities for the whole family or the lone adventure traveler. Tours include see Nature, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Fishing, Horses and more.

  • Offering adventure 365 days a year
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Desafio Adventure Company

Costa Rica's leading adventure company & one-stop-shop for adventure travel specializing in unique, high-quality activities: rafting, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, stand up paddling, kayaking & more! Arenal, Monteverde, Rincon de la Vieja, Playa Samara, San Jose and many other locations.

  • Lunch
  • Mountain View
  • Out of Town
  • Pick-up
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Madhuvan Cultural Day Tour

Madhuvan is a hindu (gaudiya) monastery situated in a remote valley in Guanacaste near Samara, where the residents practice natural permaculture farming. Hike this amazing property with sweeping views; discover waterfalls and rivers along with the abundant animal life. Enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of the gardens while learning all about this self-sustained community, farm practices and spiritual life style.

  • Always on time to meet you
  • A/C
  • In Town
  • Out of Town
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Elio Samara Taxi & Shuttle Service

Are you visiting Samara or Carrillo and need airport pick up? Are you here and need a ride down town or back home? Contact Elio for prompt and courteous taxi & shuttle transportation.

  • 24 hours a day
  • 365 days a year
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Samara Adventure Company

Samara Adventure Company is your one-stop shop for the perfect Samara vacation. They will add fun and adventure to your holidays in Samara by offering exceptional service. Samara Adventure Company is the largest tour operator in Samara and can help with your hotel, transportation and tour needs, allowing you time to really enjoy your vacation. Offering only professional and experience guides with updated equipment for all adventuers and transportation.

  • Daily 7am & 3pm
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Samara Trails

Samara Trails tour takes you through the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve, one of the only private reserves in Guanacaste. This 3 hour guided moderate hike starting on a former cattle farm, continues through a mango plantation and finally takes you to the reserve where nature runs wild. We want you to feel, breathe and experience the unique tropical dry forest. Here you will learn about the native plants and animals, as well as the rich and interesting history of the native peoples who inhabited the land long before the time of Columbus.

  • Sun up to sun down
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Outback ATV Tours & Rentals

When you are in Samara or Carrillo and are looking for a fun way to get around consider renting an ATV from Outback ATV Tours & Rentals. Available for 1/2day, Full day, Multi-day, Weekly and Monthly. Included with the rental is all safety equipment, instructions and training, insurance and maintenance.  If you would like to go exporig with a group Outback has daily tours from 2-5 hours and will customise to suit your needs. ATV's and Side-by-Sides available.

  • Always ready to have fun
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Donde Javi Tours

Donde Javi Tours is different than other tour companies. Javi only offers personalized tours for a maximum of 4 people. This allows Javi to make each and every excursion a true personal adventure. No matter if you want a slow river kayak tour, snorkel Isla Chora or more extreme mountain to ocean river tours Javi will ensure you have the best adventure possible. Other adventure tours combine multi beach ocean kayaking mixed with mountain biking. How much action are you looking for?