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Mangrove KayakNature and Wildlife

Mangrove Kayak

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Enjoy an easy introduction to kayaking and the tropical riches of the River Ora on this tour from Playa Samana and Carillo. With coaching and equipment included, there’s minimal effort on your part and you’ll paddle the quiet waters behind a guide. Spot monkeys, birds, and other species; glide by lush mangroves, and stop for snacks; all as your guide points out sights and shares information on the river’s ecosystem.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 53.00
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US$ 53.00

Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological ReserveHiking

Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve

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Guanacaste’s tropical dry forest is one of Central America’s most vulnerable ecosystems, home to a rich variety of wildlife including howler monkeys, deer, and parrots. On this guided hiking tour, stroll through Werner Sauter Biological Reserve while your guide teaches you about the region’s wildlife and the history of indigenous people who once called these forests home. Your guide navigates, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery and spot native wildlife.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 39.00
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US$ 39.00

Nature Hike at Werner Sauter Biological ReserveHiking

Nature Hike at Werner Sauter Biological Reserve

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Trek through a tropical dry rain forest teeming with life on a guided nature hike in the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve, the only private reserve in Samara. Look for native Costa Rican wildlife while exploring trails with a naturalist guide, and learn about the local cultural and natural features that help make the region a 'Blue Zone' of human longevity. You'll also visit a display farm to see how people have cultivated and lived in harmony with this part of the Nicoya Peninsula for generations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 40.00
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US$ 40.00

Turtle Tour Near Samara BeachNature and Wildlife

Turtle Tour Near Samara Beach

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A guided tour ups your chances of seeing turtles nesting and hatching along the Costa Rica coast. Not only does your guide know the best spots for seeing turtle activity during its season, but also provides tons of insight into the turtle life cycle that you might otherwise miss.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 50.00
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US$ 50.00

Safari Horse Riding TourHiking

Safari Horse Riding Tour

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Crossing and/or upriver to observe wading birds, water lizards and maybe the Crocodile! Exploring the jungle and the wonderful forest of Guanacaste and its wildlife: Koatis, howler monkeys, armadillos, birds and multicoloured butterflies… Shower for ponies after the walk. Childrens and adults will be on horseback. The guide keeps the ponies of the little ones on a leash. The stools are adapted. We have helmets and ponies very, very docile. Multiple informations about the fauna and flora. Photo break. Snack break Trained and passionate guides Totally Safe tour Carefully groomed and Pampered horses Selected points of interest : River , Jungle , Animals (monkeys, butterfly, birds, crocodile) More than 1000 satisfied cutomers
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  • 1 hour
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US$ 37.95
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US$ 37.95

Safari & Barigona Beach on horsebackNature and Wildlife

Safari & Barigona Beach on horseback

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Barigona beach is a deserted beach. You will love to gallop on the white sand and its crystal clear water. We also cross the rivers, the jungle and the forest of Guanacaste to observe the Wildlife of Costa Rica. We will stop to talk about the fauna and flora as well as to make photo breaks and a small snack. A wonderful beach, white sand, animals through a wild forest where we will feel like alone in the world, lulled by the rhythm of the horses
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 61.54
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US$ 61.54

Wildlife and Mangrove Kayaking Tour Río OraNature and Wildlife

Wildlife and Mangrove Kayaking Tour Río Ora

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Explore the waters and mangroves in the Samara Beach area on this guided kayaking tour. Paddle along the Ora River through mangrove tunnels, heading toward Camaronal Beach. Be on the lookout for native birds along the way. At the beach, enjoy refreshments including juices and beer while you learn more about the area's ecosystem.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 60.00
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US$ 60.00

Safari & Buenavista Beach Horse Riding TourHiking

Safari & Buenavista Beach Horse Riding Tour

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Enjoy this tour between jungle, river, and beach to the rhythm of the horses’ hooves, calm and docile. The adventure starts as soon as the gate opens: you will cross the Buenavista river followed by the observation of animals and flora in the Guanacaste forest (typical from the region). At the end of the track, the Buenavista Beach: deserted and preserved from any infrastructures. This long beach of grey sand is typically Costa Rican. Your horse will paddle in the waves of the Pacific Ocean coastline for a magic experience. We will found our way back through the field occupied by wild cows and horses. The tour last for about 2 hours and a half. We made only small group for more conviviality but if you are group of 15 you are welcome too ! Trained and passionate guides Totally Safe tour Carefully groomed and Pampered horses Selected points of interest : River , Jungle , Animals (monkeys, butterfly, birds, crocodile) & Beach More than 1000 satisfied cutomers
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 51.29
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Palo Verde Safari Boat TourDay Trips

Palo Verde Safari Boat Tour

We start our 2:00 hours adventure on the Tempique River, surrounding Palo Verde National Park. You would enjoy the dry forest vegetation; mangroves, perfect for birds habitats and for some other common animals from this region. You would also witness the transit of tons of different birds, local and migratory. You would get to see a wide variety of animals such as: Piches, Jesus birds, Macaws, Herons (Egretta Thula), Tiger Herons, Guacacos, WoodStorks, Jabiru birds, Wild turkeys, Kingfishers, Iguanas, Common Basilisks, American Cocodriles, Coatis, Raccons, Capuchino and Howler Monkeys, deers and a lot more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 161.39
Price varies by group size
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US$ 161.39
Price varies by group size

Sunset & Wildlife TourHiking

Sunset & Wildlife Tour

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Explore the coastal and inland scenery of Samara on a sunset ATV tour that takes you from a mountaintop summit to some of Guanacaste’s best beaches. Escape the crowds as you rumble along backroads and dirt trails, stopping to swim and snack on fresh fruit on the white sand of Barrigona Beach. Finish your off-road adventure with a memorable Pacific sunset from a special vantage point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 70.00
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US$ 70.00

Water Tubing and Hot Springs Eco Adventure at Rincon de la Vieja from SamaraDay Trips

Water Tubing and Hot Springs Eco Adventure at Rincon de la Vieja from Samara

Go river tubing down the rushing Rio Azul, then relax at the Blue River Resort & Hot Springs on this 9-hour trip from Sámara. All activities, entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Sámara hotels are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 164.11
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US$ 164.11

Night Turtle Nesting Tour to Camaronal Turtle RefugeNature and Wildlife

Night Turtle Nesting Tour to Camaronal Turtle Refuge

A truly awe-inspiring experience. A private shuttle will pick you up at your hotel between 6 pm-7 pm (exact times may vary throughout the season) and take you to a nesting beach near Samara where you will be guided to watch turtles come ashore, dig nests, lay eggs and if you are lucky, see babies hatch. Popular year-round this 3 1/2 hour tour is something you will remember for a lifetime and perfect for my ages. Pick up at most hotels and VRBO's around Samara and Carrillo Beach within a 10-mile radius. Pickups are NOT offered for all of the Guanacaste province. Pickup is ONLY offered if you are staying near Samara and Carrillo Beach. Please note that the "canton", or state, of Carrillo is different than Carrillo Beach.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 48.00
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US$ 48.00

Tarzan Ziplines Swing and Blue River Adventure at Rincon de la Vieja from SamaraZiplining

Tarzan Ziplines Swing and Blue River Adventure at Rincon de la Vieja from Samara

Combine a zipline adventure with a relaxing afternoon at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs on this tour from Sámara. Fly down nine ziplines through the canopy and try out the Tarzan swing, then refuel with lunch and some free time at the resort. Round-trip transportation from Sámara hotels included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 164.11
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Monteverde Cloud Forest day trip from Samara BeachDay Trips

Monteverde Cloud Forest day trip from Samara Beach

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ou’ll feel like you’re on top of the world.Situated at 4,662 ft (1,440 m) above sea level, Monteverde region is an evergreen due to the precipitation and moisture-filled clouds which hover over the horizon on an almost daily basis this make it a must visit while your vacation in Costa Rica. Zip-line tour is the only one built entirely inside the cloud forest. In this tour, visitors cross through the unique cloud forest canopy suspended over the forest while attached to high weight-capacity cables and using the specialized climbing gear. This provides wonderful experience and sensations only comparable to flying through the forest, the treetop walkways provide the best way to safely admire the cloud forest canopy at your own pace.The butterfly garden host more than 30 different species of butterflies from different altitudes and climates found throughout Costa Rica.At the hummingbird garden, our visitors will observe more than 14 different species of hummingbirds
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  • 12 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 239.75
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US$ 239.75

Mountain & Beach TourHalf-day Tours

Mountain & Beach Tour

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Explore the Samara area on your own quad with this half-day guided tour. After a safety briefing and driver training, ride through the hills and jungles while taking in the mountaintop views and spotting local wildlife with help from your guide. After the ride, stop at an area beach to enjoy a swim.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 110.00
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US$ 110.00

ATV's Side by Side4WD Tours

ATV's Side by Side

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ATV Tour in Side by Side, the best tour of Samara Beach, the tour begin in Samara, go through Carillo Beach and Mountains, amazing views of the Peninsula Beach, crossing the dry forest, enjoying the trails, the tour visit Barrigona Beach. What To Bring • Comfortable, light clothing that you are not worried about damaging • A change of clothes for after the tour • Sneakers or closed toe shoes are mandatory • Driver License • Children allowed accompanied by an adult as a driver
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 153.85
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US$ 153.85
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Sea Quest Snorkeling BoatHalf-day Tours

Sea Quest Snorkeling Boat

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Come with us on this exploration, we will snorkel at different points around the area of Barco Quebrado, Samara, Carrillo and further north. Enjoy our underwater world, soaked in sunlight and the beauties of our marine life. Of course our experienced guide, we will be right next to you to decipher the many mysteries of the Pacific Ocean. A challenge for those who love the adventures of the sea.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 49.74
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US$ 49.74

Private Sunset Getaway Cruise in Samara BeachHalf-day Tours

Private Sunset Getaway Cruise in Samara Beach

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This private Samara sunset tour is the perfect way to catch a Costa Rican sunset and end the day on a high note. Bring along your group of up to 12 people to enjoy your own private boat tour. As you enjoy the included rum and vodka, look out for wildlife like dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. Included snorkel gear makes it easy for you to jump into the water and swim, too.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 608.98
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US$ 608.98
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Dino Park and Blue River Resort Adventure in Rincon de la Vieja from SamaraDay Trips

Dino Park and Blue River Resort Adventure in Rincon de la Vieja from Samara

There are tons of options for hiking and swimming in Costa Rica, but very few involve dinosaurs. This tour to Blue River Resort and Dino Park Blue River lets you explore an exciting side of Rincon de la Vieja National Park complete with waterfalls, hot springs, and botanical gardens, plus admission to the life-size dinosaur displays at Dino Park. Tack on spa services for little luxury.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 164.11
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Sea Life Adventure Tour4WD Tours

Sea Life Adventure Tour

An adventure designed with marine life lovers in mind, this half-day, guided tour is all about ocean animals. Leave Samara behind and head to a secluded island, Isla Chora, to walk on a pink sand beach, kayak in the sea, snorkel among the fish in the crystal clear Pacific Ocean, and observe crabs toddling along the shore. Enjoy the peace and quiet of nature before heading back to civilization.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 65.00
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US$ 65.00
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Turtle Nesting Tour to Ostional BeachNature and Wildlife

Turtle Nesting Tour to Ostional Beach

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Witness a unique experience that has been taking place for thousands of years. See the process of turtles coming up to the beach, creating their nest, laying their eggs, covering them back up and heading back to the water to be rejoiced with the male turtle. Pick up at most hotels and VRBO's around Samara and Carrillo Beach within a 10 mile /16 km radius. Pickups are NOT offered for all of the Guanacaste province. Pickup are ONLY offered if you are staying near Samara and Carrillo Beach. Please note that the "canton", or state, of Carrillo is different than Carrillo Beach.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 54.36
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Carrillo Bay to Bay Stand Up Paddle Half-day Tours

Carrillo Bay to Bay Stand Up Paddle

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Bay to Bay SUP is a test for your endurance and adventurous spirit. You will learn the basics of Stand Up Padelling accompanied by one of our experienced guides who will make sure you learn all the safety measures, about the area and its many interesting facts. Once you are ready, paddle away in what is considered the best beach in the Pacific North of Costa Rica, Carrillo beach. Whether you're in the mood to relax in the sea or get a full-body workout, Bay to Bay SUP has something for you. we're all about creating memorable experiences unique to each and every guest. Come join us, admire the amazing landscape and enjoy the beauties Costa Rica has to offer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 56.00
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Mangrove Kayak Nature and Wildlife

Mangrove Kayak

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ocated just 20 minutes away from Samara is an entertaining option to learn about the biodiversity of this place while kayaking through the mangroves, admiring different types of birds and vegetation pointed out by your guide, as well as interesting facts that he shares with you during the journey. At the end of the tour you will arrive at Playa Camaronal, which is a popular refuge for turtle conservation. On the beach after the delicious snacks we will return to the starting point admiring nature on our way back.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 59.49
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Turtle Nesting TourNature and Wildlife

Turtle Nesting Tour

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Seeing the turtles lay their eggs is a unique experience and when it comes to the arrival it is even more because there are literally so many turtles that you can barely walk. Arrivals commonly occur at Ostional beach only 3 days a month based on tides and phase of the moon, however, the turtles themselves are the ones that decide, so the dates are unpredictable. Turtles always lay their eggs on the same beach, which is also the same where they were born, which makes the experience even more special. Depending on the time the guides, who will do everything possible to see turtles, will take them in case of arrival to the Ostional refuge or a fairly popular option is the Camaronal refuge where there are no arrivals, but you have good opportunities to see turtles in less quantity and even newborns
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 51.29
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