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  • Monday-Friday
  • 8am-5pm

Horizon Magazine

The Horizon Magazine is all about the exciting activities and businesses in the Samara and Carrillo area of Gunacaste, Costa Rica. Up todate information on what to do, when and where. With photos, tide charts, contests, games and more. 

  • Monday-Friday
  • 9am-5pm

Fabiola Lopez Attorney at Law

Fabiola Lopez, Attorney at Law, is your one stop shop for all your legal needs. She is conveniently located on Main Street in Samara, on the left hand side.

  • In Town
  • Out of Town

Osa Water Works

At OSA WATER WORKS we are all about water:  supply, control, engineering and design, permitting, construction, treatment, operations and maintenance.  We offer comprehensive solutions to water and wastewater challenges at the residential, commercial, and municipal scales.  If it has to do with water, Osa Water Works is on it!

  • Always available

Christopher & Company

A group of professionals with combined restaurant, hotel and bar experience of over 100 years. We can help with any project you may have from start-up to revamping, from offering suggestions to taking charge. Specializing in concept development and theme creation. No project is too small.

  • they are always working

Majestic Imaging Website Development

Kalin and his team at Majestic Imaging are professionals at website creation and problem solving. No business is too small or problem to big for their services. The team of experts can help you with web design and services, SEO, logos, market placing, website development, e-commerce, domain names, hosting, email service and more. What ever you need, what ever platform, Kalin and his team at Majestic Imaging have the solution.

  • *Available by appointment*

Portraits by Venusian

Portraits by Venusian are concentrated on capturing the range of human emotion in photographs. As a self-taught photographer, she prides herself on her ability to mesh the client's vision of themselves with how her vision of them as a subject and then taking that vision even farther. Specializing in portraiture and creative collaboration, Venusian will present your story not only through a well-composed photograph but a still image of art.

  • Monday-Friday
  • 8am - 5pm

Peaks Magazine

The Peaks Magazine is all about the exciting activities and businesses in the Arenal and Monteverde areas of Costa Rica. Up to date information on what to do, when and where. With photos, articles and more.

  • Available daily by appointment
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Beachfront
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Drift Massage Therapy

Kate believes that all aspects of an individual--body, mind, and spirit; can benefit from receiving massage therapy. Therefore, all sessions are customized to meet the individual needs of clients by integrating various modalities of massage such as swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy/deep tissue, and craniosacral therapy. She is dedicated to her own personal growth, as well as working together with her clients to promote education on self-healing and awareness. She looks forward to helping you achieve your goals within your body and help you move towards a happier and healthier you.

  • 10am and 3pm
  • Other times are available by appointment
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Out of Town

Tropical Garden Cooking School

Do you love cooking? Would you like to learn how to make your favorite Costarican dishes? Christine will teach you everything you need to know to make your favorite typical dishes at home. Tropical Garden Cooking School offers Cultural Cooking Classes with typical dishes, Nutritional Cooking Classes and Outdoor Bonfire Cooking for groups of 6-10 people. You select the menu and Christine will plan the rest. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and appetite. English, Spanish & German spoken.

Fishbird Design Studio

Fishbird Design Studio is a one stop shop for all your design needs. Logos, business cards, invites, signs, flyers, maps, packaging, stationary, books, posters and more.

  • Monday-Friday
  • 8am - 4pm
  • Weekends by Appointment

Bufete Juarez y Asociados

Bufete Juarez y Asociados law office offers years of experience and can answer all your legal questions regarding residency, real estate, corporations, marriage and family law.  

  • Always available by appointment

Alison Vieira Photography

Alison Vieira is photographer, artist, animal lover, nature enthusiast, and beach dweller of the Carrillo / Samara & Nosara areas. Since the age of fifteen, Alison has had a camera in her hand capturing images and refining her creative identity. She studied at York University in Canada and graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts where she specialized in Photography. After graduation, she worked as a freelance Photo Studio Assistant & Digital Retoucher for many years for some of Toronto’s most respected commercial photographers in the product, food and advertising sectors. With a tremendous amount of photography experience as an amateur and student, in 2006 she began shooting professionally under “Alison Vieira Photography”, to share her passion and feed her freedom of visual expression.

  • Every 2 weeks
  • A trip is happening soon
  • Delivery
  • In Town
  • Out of Town
  • Pick-up

Samara-SJO Shopping Service

Samara-SJO Shopping Service goes to San Jose every two weeks to shop for you. Enjoy the beach while Samara-SJO Shopping Service fights traffic, long lines and crowds while you relax at home or on the beach. San Jose stops include Pricemart, Walmart, EPA, Auto Mercado and other popular stores. A shopping trip is planned soon so call and place your order today.

  • 24 hours a day
  • 365 days a year

Radio Samara

Radio Samara is the only radio station in the Playa Samara and Carrillo Beach area of Costa Rica offering music, community news and local happenings. Keep Samara near you where ever you are. Check out the sounds of Samara. Coming soon live beach and main street webcam and a live chat button. 

  • Available by appointment

Samara Sitters

Need a little quality time on your vacation? Samara has a babysitting service to offer you just that! Kimberly Eraca has been living here in Samara for over a year and would love to help you with your babysitting needs. With over 15 years of babysitting experience, 5 years as a professional nanny in New York City and experience as an Elementary school teacher in the US and right here in Samara, she has got the knowledge for any situation! So call Kimberly with confidence. She can watch your children at the beach, in a restaurant or at your hotel.

  • By Appointment
  • A/C
  • In Town

Samara Tattoo Studio

High quality tattoos by American Artist, Michael Stout - Bachelors of Fine Arts (cum laude) from Syracuse University, New York, USA. Twenty four years experience as a professional freelance illustrator/designer and this year celebrates fourteen years working as a tattoo artist in Samara. Sterile, disposable system, 100% safe. All high-quality materials imported from the US and Canada . Custom art, cover-up’s, and re-touches. No tattoo toobig or too small. Private studio just minutes walk from town center and steps from the beach.

  • 8:30am - 5pm
  • Monday - Friday

Costa Rica Immigration Experts

Since 1999 Costa Rica Immigration Experts has been helping people gain their residency in Costa Rica. Regardless if you are moving to Costa Rica for retirement, business or a life style change. Costa Rica Immigration Experts will explain and guide you through the whole process from the application to the congratulations. Other legal services also available.

  • By appointment

Cares Outsourcing Accounting

Luis Adrian Carrillo Lopez is Cares Outsourcing, a small company based in Carrillo Beach, dedicated to your business accounting and financial analysis needs. Contact Cares Outsourcing with all your accounting questions. Among the services he offers are income tax returns, basic day to day and monthly accounting, consulting for all business permits, financial analysis, audits, income certificate, year-end taxes, inventory control, costs & expenses, risk management, problem solving and analysis on your business to find you more profits at the end of the day and needs. Luis speaks English and Spanish.

Costa Rica Properties

Quality isn't something that just happens, it must be carefully planned. At Costa Rica Properties quality and customer service is much more than a goal, it is a way of life. Our distinctive way of doing business ensures that superior quality will shine in every aspect of our duties. We are a dedicated team of hand picked professionals that are here to support each of our clients throughout the entire process of managing their property here in Costa Rica.

  • Monday - Saturday
  • Classes from 7:30am - 6:30pm
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Samara Fit

Samara Fit was the first professional personal fitness training center in Samara, opening its doors in 2014. It is now the longest running professional personal fitness training center in Samara. Both Fernanda and Adriel are certified physical and fitness trainers and have several other degrees, creating an impressive overall knowledge base to help anyone with all their needs. Their years of dedication and expertise bring together a wide range of techniques and styles including cardio, resistance, Zumba, boxing, kick boxing and martial arts, all blended together to create a program that will keep you interested and entertained while you reach your personal fitness and mental goals.

  • Monday-Saturday
  • 8am - 4pm
  • Delivery
  • In Town
  • Pick-up

Samara Laundry "Lavanderia Samarena"

The best laundry service in Samara. Free pick up and delivery. Wash and fold. Rainy season drying service.

  • Morning yoga
  • 7 days a week morning beach at 8am
  • Monday-Friday 4pm sunset beach yoda
  • Massage: Daily by appointment
  • Beachfront

Body ~ Mind ~ Soul

Proudly offering health & wellness services in Samara since 2012!

The following services we offer are




Chakra Balancing



  • By Appointment
  • Delivery
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Gaby's Flower Shop

Gaby’s Flower Shop in Samara will deliver the most beautiful flowers and arrangements for your home, special occasion or event using only the freshest local flower. Don’t hesitate to contact Gaby today.

  • By Appointment
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Face Reading

Face Reading has been practiced by the Chinese and the Indies for thousands of years and is now available in Samara. Petra will offer an understanding of your personality, character, potential, health and emotions to help guide you along your personal journey. Read on...

  • This is where we would show your hours and if you are closed for holidays
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Delivery
  • In Town

This Space is Available

This is the area where we would have a short write up about your business and services. To the right we would have your logo or we could have a nice photo of you smiling or a beautiful shot of your place. Below the logo/photo is a space for your hours, or Closed for the season and a space for info like "We can come to your home". By clicking anywhere here your clients will be take to a dedicated page with more information about you.

  • Out of town until November 1st.
  • Please email to reserve your class.
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View

Private Spanish Lessons

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN SPANISH? It's one of the world's fastest growing languages, and is widely spoken throughout many countries - especially in Costa Rica. WHAT BETTER PLACE TO LEARN THAN PLAYA SÁMARA? As a former Spanish Teacher I'll teach you the basics including: common phrases, vocabulary that travelers should learn, and the basic use of verbs. Lessons are for beginners and intermediate students.

  • Monday-Saturday
  • 8am-5pm
  • Delivery
  • In Town
  • Pick-up

Lavanderia La Vida Verde

Lavanderia La Vida Verde is working hard to bring you the best laundry service in Samara. Offering 24hr or same day service. After hours drop box. Using only Bio-degradable products and offering more services including clothing alterations and repairs. The preferred laundry services in Samara.

  • Monday - Friday
  • 9am - 4:30pm

ARCR - Association of Residents of Costa Rica

One source for your retirement, living and travel in Costa Rica. For over 30 years, The ARCR has assisted those living and retiring in Costa Rica and those considering the moving here. Professional services include Immigration, Insurance and Relocation Assistance.

  • Available 7 days a week by appointment
  • 60 minute massage $50
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Pampering by Shirley

Pampering by Shirley offers the most economical massage on the beach or at your home, Mani-Pedi and treatments too. Shirley is from Costa Rica and has many years of experience. She truly enjoys making your day better. Why wait? Contact Shirley today and pamper yourself.

Gap Equity Loans & Investors

Since 2008 Gap Investors has been brokering secured equity loans to ex-pats and locals that need money to complete or expand a current project, start renovations to an existing home or to acquire that must have item. Gap Equity Loans works with non-residents and residents alike using the same concept as a commercial lender but with the human one to one touch. Gap Investors offers lending, legal and investment services.

  • Service: Sunday 9:45am
  • Available to talk: Anytime needed

Samara Beach Bible Church

Samara Beach Bible Church is non-denominational. SBBC believes that the bible is the inherent word of God. Samara Beach Bible Church is a place to learn about the bible and to build meaningful, lasting relationships with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Come and worship our Lord & Savior.

  • Monday-Friday
  • Office 8am-5pm
  • Student massages 4pm-8pm
  • A/C
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Samara Massage Center

The Samara Massage Center is located at the heart of Samara Beach on the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy campus. We provide affordable, professional massages to the Samara Beach community and its guests 7 days a week! Clients receive exceptional massage therapy treatment in the artfully decorated, tranquil massage center which provides air conditioned, private, and peaceful treatment rooms (the ideal place to escape the heat!).