4 hours from Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve with its rich and varied wild life.

appx 3 hours from Rincon de la Vieja National Park--volcano, hot sulfur springs, geysers.

1 hour from Guaitil, an indigenous town, where you can still witness some of the native culture that is left in the Guanacaste province. Guaitil is famous for its pottery, and you can buy directly from the artisans.

1 1/2 hours from Barra Honda National Park with several caves that you can visit.

1 1/2 hours from Palo Verde National Park with crocodiles in River Tempisque, and more than 250 species of birds.

2 1/2 hours from Santa Rosa National Park with 10 different natural habitats and an incredible variety of flora and fauna: 75 kinds of mammals, 260 species of birds, more than 2,000 kinds of butterflies 

In addition to all these activities around Samara, there are other nearby activities that make excellent day trips or afternoon adventures. Make The Hideaway Hotel your base and we can help arrange easy transport to any activity for you.

The Hideaway Samara Beach is:
appx 1 hour from Ostional Refuge and 45 minutes from Camaronal, famous for the nesting of turtles.​
Weather & What to Pack

With a warm climate most of the year, the Samara area is known for great weather. It is reliably sunny most of the time. Because we are so close to the equator, there is no real winter here. In the dry season, we seldom have any rain. In the green season, you can expect some afternoon or evening showers, though in the tropics that is the perfect time to lounge around and read a book. Pack for warm weather at the beach. If you are also staying in San Jose or any of the highland areas, a sweater will come in handy. If you have more specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

THE HIDEAWAY HOTEL, Playa Samara Uncommon quality, stunning beach, privacy.

​Email: info@TheHideawayPlayaSamara.com

Tel:  011-506-2656-1145 or 1146

fax: 011-506-2656-1147

Tours & Activities & Other Fun Stuff
THE HIDEAWAY, Playa Samara:  Your Escape from the everyday.
On-site we offer complimentary Internet access, board games & playing cards, books and magazines. Our concierge service includes booking of transportation and activities through local companies for fishing, dolphin tours, scuba diving, surfing lessons, massage, and Spanish lessons. If you need help planning your transportation to or from the airport, or around Costa Rica, let us know.​

In Samara you can spend your day relaxing on the beach or entertaining yourself with a variety of activities. Give yourself several days--there are many choices!  Some favorites are:

Tours & Activities

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  • Canopy Tours above the forest floor using a network of aerial trails and tree platforms
  • Boat Tours ~ look for dolphins, turtles  Sport Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Massage
  • Surfing ~  Beginner 1 hr private instruction
  • Rent a Bike or a Scooter and discover the area
  • Learn Spanish in Sámara 
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bird Watching adventures with over 100 tropical species
  • Kayak rentals are available at the beach for your enjoyment
  • Yoga available in several different locations around town!


Special offers, More rooms available, No booking charges, Secure payments. ​​info@thehideawayplayasamara.com Tel: 011-506-2656-1146 or 2656-1145