About Us, the Info Center & Our Mission

Hello and welcome to Samara and Carrillo, two amazing beaches and towns!

We are Brenda and Christopher and we are the Samara-Carrillo Info Center! Well, we are more than that really. We are the Welcome Center, Reservation Station, Tourist Information, Free Travel Planning, and Booking Station.

Between the two of us, we have lived in Costa Rica for nearly 40 years (at the time of launching this website) and have been to almost every part of the country and at one time or another have done almost everything. After settling down and getting married in Samara the idea struck us to develop the first and only actual Tourist Info Center in the area, and to this day we still are. Our goal and the goal of the Info Center team is to represent professional businesses while selecting the best fit for your needs and steer people clear of local scams and rip-offs while providing you with honest and transparent information and service.

We are a free information center for residents and tourists in Costa Rica. Our main services focus is on helping with your transportation, tours, and accommodation needs. For 9 years from our office, we provided free and useful resources such as bus schedules, detailed driving directions, free maps, an up-to-date events calendar, and restaurant recommendations. To help our community, clients, and advertisers even better and more efficiently, late in 2019 we streamlined our procedures and made plans to move our office 100% online. Our new virtual office saves the clients time as they do not need to stand in line to see us and speeds up our replies because of fewer interruptions. We really do enjoy being of service and look forward to helping more people, more efficiently so please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are your one-stop contact for almost anything and almost everywhere in Costa Rica and are endorsed by the Guanacaste Tourism Board, we are part of the Samara tourism board and are rated #1 on TripAdvisor!

Along with being on the tourism board, we are active community members and sponsors helping with the coral reef reforestation project, Scarlett McCaw breading/release program, turtle reserve fundraisers, fundraising for anti-shock wire protection for monkeys, the local spay and neuter clinics, fundraisers for local schools, beach volleyball, beach futbol (soccer) and surf competitions, beach cleanups plus prompting fun and cultural local events.

We sort out the bad operators so you don’t have to find out the hard way!

We publish the Horizon Magazine and run Radio Samara all aimed at providing information and entertainment to everyone living here and visiting here. It is also an excellent way for people to stay in touch with Samara and us.

We also have several social media pages such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr to name a few.

We love our adopted country, Costa Rica so let us help you enjoy it as much as we do.

Please feel free to contact us with all your questions.

Our services are always 100% Free!

Travel well, have fun and we’ll see you soon!

Brenda and Christopher

Email: [email protected]

Office 2656 2424 or use the FREE CALL button on our website

International callers, please dial 011-506 before the local phone number


The Samara-Carrillo Info Center is a company focused on providing superior service and reliable information about transportation, accommodations, and activities throughout Costa Rica for local and international visitors.

Since 2011 we have been helping travelers and locals alike discover the best that Samara & Carrillo and Costa Rica have to offer.

With a brand-new office, reservation system, and modern style, we continually strive to be innovative, the first, and the best at information and reservations.

We operate with high moral values and try to hold those we work with to the same standards to ensure the best possible experience for you.

We are a single source for all your Costa Rica questions, assistance, and reservation needs.

We never upcharge from what the actual cost is.

We stand behind our service and we work for you.


[email protected]

Office: 2656-2424 or use the FREE CALL button on our website

Brenda: Cell – iChat – WhatsApp 8706-7176, [email protected]
Christopher: Cell – WhatsApp 8304-5258, [email protected]
After hours 2656-2162 (emergency only)

We can be reached 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

International callers, please dial 011-506 before the local phone number


A few of our popular links:






Tripadvisor: Samara InfoCenter


All businesses listed are advertising paid content. The Samara Info Center and associated entities are not responsible for their actions.


All images used on this website were taken by us or supplied to us by our business associates or the Costa Rican tourism boards: ICT, CATURGUA, and CANATUR, or sent to us by visitors to Costa Rica to be used for information and promotion with the understanding we have the right to use the photos as needed. If there are images on this website that have copyright the use is totally by accident. We will remove any images that have been copyrighted immediately after notification. Our intentions are not to use or take advantage of copyrighted materials.