Language study abroadSámara
Language course in Sámara:
ONE OF THE FINEST SANDY BEACHES ON THE PACIFIC COAST
440 kilometres south of Nicoya on the west coast of the Peninsula of the same name lays the palm-fringed beach of Samara. The bay faces south, curves gently and is protected by the Punto Indio cliff: it offers one of Costa Rican’s safest and quietest beaches that attract visitors from all over the country. On weekends it can become crowded, for prosperous Ticos and Ticas have summerhouses in Samara. The sandy beach, almost 4 kilometres long, invites visitors to run along it. The waves are small here and there is hardly any tide, due to the coral reef, so Samara is ideal for snorkelling and diving. If you are lucky enough to be here in December, you may also watch the whales or the dolphins outside the reef. Turtles, crocodiles in the mangrove swamp in Carillo and stork migrations in September are just some of the attractions in and around Samara.
A SMALL BUT WELL KNOWN TOURIST DESTINATION
Samara itself has developed in recent years to a small but well-known tourist destination. It is still one of Costa Rica’s most appealing beach villages, where time seems to stand still. There are, however, many small bars and restaurants where you can eat very well. The little airfield and the town centre are some 4 kilometres away from Playa Samara. In the Samara area there are several nature reservations and natural parks, the best known of which are the Palo Verde National Park, with many species of water foul and migratory birds, and “Barra Honda”, which is especially popular with cave explorers because of its extensive network of karst.