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Tour Operators

  • 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.

  • 24 hours a day
  • 365 days a year
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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 experienced guides with updated equipment for all adventures and transportation.

  • Always ready to have fun
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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?

  • All day Every day
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Eco Aventura Samara (Carrillo Adventures)

Eco Aventura Samara (Carrillo Adventures) 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 including Samara, Liberia and San Jose. 

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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.

  • Always ready to go
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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.

  • Everyday of the year
  • In Town
  • Out of Town
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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.

  • Every day by appointment or find them on the beach in Samara

Samara Water Cycling Co.

You can now enjoy the fun and exciting, above water activity of water biking in Samara.  These floating water bikes are an amazing and silent way to explore the calm waters of Samara. Peddle out and for amazing views looking back inland and see marine life and corals below.  

  • Daily depending on condictions
  • Pick-up
  • Water & Fruits
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Octopus Tour

Octopus Tour CR is a tour operator specializing in ocean boat tours in Puerto Carrillo. They Offer dolphin watching tour with snorkeling, fishing and sunset tour, their purpose is to give you the most unbelievable experiences in the Pacific Ocean in from off different beaches like Camaronal, Puerto Carrillo, Samara and Buena Vista, they have two comfortable boats, experienced guides and the correct equipment for snorkel and fishing.

  • Learn to dive or fill your card
  • 7 days a weeks
  • Monday-Saturday
  • Dive times 6:45am and 1:30pm
  • Sunday 1pm
  • *other times available on request
  • Pick-up
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Andy's Diving Costa Rica

Scuba Diving is a passion – it’s not just a job, which means Andy and the crew care about you, whether you are diving for the first time or you are an experienced diver. Andy is a dive instructor with over 5,000 dives and he is excited to show you diving in the Samara and Carrillo area.

  • 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!

  • Everyday the sun is shining

WaterWorld Flyboarding

WaterWorld Flyboarding is a unique and fun activity that allows you to maneuver 30 feet over the water, spin, flip, do tricks and dive like a dolphin. Easy to learn you can become a master in no time!  Are you ready to do something different? 

  • Ready when you are!
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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.

  • 7 days a week
  • 7am-5pm
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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.

  • 7 Days a week
  • A/C
  • WiFi
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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.

  • Always on time to meet you
  • A/C
  • In Town
  • Out of Town
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Elio Samara Taxi 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 transportation.

  • Daily at 8am and 2:30pm
  • $65/person
  • Pick-up
  • Water & Fruits
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Costa Rica Diveboarding

Experience what it is like to swim like a dolphin with Costa Rica Diveboarding. You and up to four friends will have a blast with this slow speed tow behind-a-boat adventure. Dive down, maneuver underwater, propel yourself out of the water. This is the perfect opportunity to make a fantastic GoPro video. To make it an even better tour it is combined with dolphin watching and snorkeling the reefs of Isla Chora What are you waiting for, sign up today!

  • 7 days a week
  • 7am-6pm
  • $12/day
  • Pick up or delivery to your hotel or VRBO in Samara
  • Delivery
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Buena Vista Bike Rentals

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.

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Samara Sea Tours

Samara Sea Tours specialize in planning tours and activities for the whole family or couples. We offer Nature tours, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Fishing, Watching dolphins, Horses and more. We have over 15 years working with many incredible families with who we shared many incredible experiences and adventures

  • By appointment
  • 7 days a week
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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 Pufferfish, Starfish, Angelfish, Nemo’s (Clownfish), Ells, Mantas and more.

  • Available when you are!
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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.

  • Sun up to sun down
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Outback ATV Tours & Rentals

Outback is dedicated to consistently providing a high and safe quality ATV Tours, daily tours, transfers, and rentals. While supporting the local community and striving to help preserve the precious environment in which we operate.

  • Everyday
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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!

  • 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.

  • Ready when you are
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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.

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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
  • Pick-up
  • Water & Fruits
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Carrillo Eco Hike

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

  • Open 7 days a week from 8am - 5pm
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Easyway Golf Cart & e-Bike Rentals

Need more fun on your vacation? Rent a silent electric Golf cart and more at Easyway golf cart rentals. Envorimently friendly, quiet and easy to use. Now available Electric geared Mountain Bikes!

  • Monday-Saturday
  • 8 & 9am, 12 & 1pm
  • Reservations required
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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.

  • Daily 7am-5pm
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
  • Out of Town
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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. 

Costa Rica Info Center & Trip Planning

Let us help you have the best Costa Rica vacation possible. We are part of the Costa Rica Guanacaste tourism board. the Samara tourism board and our services are always free.

  • Daily 7am & 3pm
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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.

  • Lunch
  • Mountain View
  • Out of Town
  • Pick-up
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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.

  • 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.

  • Anytime you want to go!
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pick-up
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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.

  • 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. 

  • 7am Pick up
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up
  • Water & Fruits
  • Photographs
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The Sloth Surf & Turf - Surfing Tours

Are you an experienced surfer looking for bigger waves, do you want to explore untouched beaches North and South of Samara? The Sloth Surf & Turf is a surf guide offering half day and full day surf trips to the beach surfing beaches around. This is NOT for beginners!

  • Ready anytime when you want to have fun
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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!

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Explore Samara Horse Tours

Explore Samara Horse Tours is the young couple of Martine and Heiner who have 7 beautiful horses and offer several tours allowing you to enjoy the beautiful nature of Costa Rica. Visit Mountains, Beaches, and Waterfalls with your fun-loving hosts and guides. Large group rides are also available.

  • Tours daily at 4pm
  • Reservations required
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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.