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Shops & Services in Samara & Carrillo

Vida EclecTica – Home Furnishings

Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5
Vida EclecTica is truly a furniture gallery, offering finely crafted hand-made furniture and furnishings from in and around Costa Rica along with a fine selection of home decor and custom lighting.

  • Credit Cards Accepted

Weddings Nosara

By Appointment Only
Weddings Nosara is a full-service wedding and event planning company now available in the Samara area. Your vision of the ideal destination wedding starts the journey, and we work hand in hand with you taking away the stress but not the control to create the ultimate event and providing you with exactly what you want!

    Alamo Car Rental

    8am-5pm 7 days a week
    Begin your adventure travel in Costa Rica by 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 in Costa Rica and more than 40 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!

      Drift Massage Therapy

      Available daily by appointment
      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 a happier and healthier you.

      • Credit Cards Not Accepted

      Gaby’s Flower Shop

      By Appointment
       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. Need help with your wedding? Gaby can help with planning. Don’t hesitate to contact Gaby today.

      • Delivery
      • Credit Cards Not Accepted

      Pampering by Shirley

      Available 7 days a week by appointment 60 minute massage $60
      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.

      • Credit Cards Not Accepted

      Samara Tattoo Studio

      By Appointment
      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. A sterile, disposable system, 100% safe. All high-quality materials imported from the US and Canada. Custom art, cover-ups, and re-touches. No tattoo too big or too small. The private studio is just a few minutes walk from town center and steps from the beach.

      • A/C
      • Out of Town
      • Credit Cards Not Accepted

      Costa Azul Construction

      The owner of Costa Azul Construction, Rich Davis, originally from Canada, has been living full time in Costa Rica for 24 years, with 18 years of hands-on building experience in the country.

      • In Town
      • Out of Town

      Majestic Imaging Website Development

      they are always working
      Kalin and his team at Majestic Imaging are professionals at website creation and problem-solving. No business is too small or problem too 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. Whatever you need, whatever platform, Kalin and his team at Majestic Imaging have the solution.

        This Space is Available

        This is where we would show your hours and if you are closed for holidays
        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 space for info like “We can come to your home”. By clicking anywhere here your clients will be taken to a dedicated page with more information about you.

        • Wheel Chair Access
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        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.

          Samara Vet – House Calls

          Call for an appointment.
          Dr. Maria is the veterinarian at Samara Vet. Call for an appointment and she will come to your home to treat your pets and can even offer paperwork services to fly with your pet. 

          • In Town
          • Out of Town
          • Late Night

          Costa Rica Immigration Experts (CRIE)

          Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
          Since 1999 Costa Rica Immigration Experts (CRIE) have been helping people gain their residency in Costa Rica. Regardless if you are moving to Costa Rica for retirement, business, or a lifestyle change. Costa Rica Immigration Experts will explain and guide you through the whole process from the application to the congratulations. Other legal services are also available.

            Horizon Magazine

            Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
            The Horizon Magazine is all about the exciting activities and businesses in the Samara, Carrillo, Guiones, and Nosara area of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Up to date information on what to do, when, and where. With photos, tide charts, contests, games, and more. 

              Costa Rica Info Center & FREE Trip Planning

              Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
              Let us help you plan the best Costa Rica vacation possible. We are part of the Costa Rica Guanacaste tourism board. Our services are always free and we never inflate quoted prices.

                Home Design Studio

                9am – 3 pm weekdays by appointment weekends
                Envisioning a beautiful home in Costa Rica? Let The Home Design Studio, a Canadian home designer with over 25 years of experience in the region, turn your vision into reality. Bring the amazing tropics into your daily lifestyle.

                  Garden and Landscape Design Services

                  Experts at land and garden design for new or existing properties. Make your property special!  Hourly consulting up to full master plans ready for bidding or phased implementation. Designs can include hardscapes (terraces and patios), swimming pools and fountains, driveways and pathways, horticultural and planting plans, lighting, tree work and arboriculture, resolution of drainage issues, and more!

                    Tropical Garden Cooking School

                    Breakfast Class @ 8-11 am Lunch Classes @ 11 am-2 pm Dinner Classes at 3-6 pm 1 person: $140 2 people: $80/person 3 people: $70/person 4 people: $65/person 5 people: $65/person 6 people: $60/person Prepayment needed Taxes not included
                    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 7-10 people. You select the menu and Christine will plan the rest. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and appetite. English, Spanish & German is spoken.

                    • Breakfast
                    • Lunch
                    • Dinner
                    • Out of Town
                    • Credit Cards Not Accepted

                    Buena Vista Bike Rentals

                    7 days a week 7am-6pm$12/day Pick up or delivery to your hotel or VRBO in Samara
                    Buena Vista Bike Rentals offers brand new and super well-maintained beach cruisers for rent by the day, week or month. Delivery direct to your doorstep too so why wait to get out there and discover the beauty of Samara by bike.

                    • Delivery
                    • 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! 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!).

                    • A/C
                    • Credit Cards Not Accepted

                    ARCR – Association of Residents of Costa Rica

                    Monday – Friday 9am – 4:00pm
                    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 moving here. Professional services include Immigration, Insurance, and Relocation Assistance.

                      La Vida Verde – iWash

                      Monday-Saturday 7:30 am – 5 pm Sunday 9 am – 3 pm c2,000/kilo ($3.35) The Best Service at the Best Price! #1 location for biodegradable soaps and natural products.
                      La Vida Verde – iWash is working hard to bring you the best laundry service in Samara by offering 24hr or same-day service as well as an after-hours dropbox. Using only Bio-degradable products and offering more services including clothing alterations and repairs. The preferred laundry services in Samara. ***CAUGHT IN THE RAIN? ARE CLOTHES NOT DRYING ON THE LINE? COME SEE US ABOUT OUR DRYING SERVICE.

                      • Laundry Service
                      • Delivery
                      • In Town
                      • Pick Up
                      • Credit Cards Not Accepted

                      Justin Welch Photography

                      Workshops available daily 8am – 11am
                      Are you frustrated with having a digital camera that you don’t know how to use to achieve the beautiful photographs you want? With a maximum of six participants, these workshops with a Samara-based local photographer are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills,  and confidence to practice creating those images. Photographers of any skill level can benefit from the workshops, which cover topics for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill levels. The workshops are a fun way to improve your current knowledge and skills. We will cover some theory and then, most importantly, go out together to put that theory into practice.

                        Salon Peluqueria Solene

                        Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
                        Solene’s Salon offers professional hair cuts and styling for children, men, and women. Also coloring, 3D eyelashes, acrylics, mani-pedi, and much more. Available for weddings and special occasions. Service is available in French, Spanish, and English.

                        • A/C
                        • Credit Cards Accepted