Travel Blogs from Samara, Costa Rica

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Remedial Surfing, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Remedial Surfing

A travel blog entry by jfshannon

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It's good as a teacher to be reminded occasionally of what it feels like to struggle. I can't truly imagine what it feels like for kids who truly struggle in school - where it doesn't matter how hard they try - the numbers or letters just never fall into ...

10 Reasons Why I Should Have A Pet Gecko, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

10 Reasons Why I Should Have A Pet Gecko

A travel blog entry by jfshannon

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... it will make me happy and it's almost my birthday and it'll make me cry if we don't so please please please. To humor my mom, Costa Rica as of yet has been pretty cool. Surfing is fun until the waves are too rough to go anywhere, pretty sure my ribs are ...

We're home..., Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

We're home...

A travel blog entry by carolpaul

... a sight! Our neighbors, Paul Mulcahy, Tim Jumbelick and Jacob Jumbelick have shoveled our driveway as a surprise!! Feeling blessed doesn't end in Costa Rica! There is a spot big enough for the van to pull in, but our newspapers are there. I hop out to get ...

Day three... Afternoon...., Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Day three... Afternoon....

A travel blog entry by carolpaul

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... so even though we don't want to it's time to leave the beach. We head back towards town ...halfway there we see a "Costa Rican style" roadblock ...approximately eight horses just wondering in the middle of the road ... We can't get by until they decide ...

Samara, Costa Rica, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Samara, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by lexiejo70

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... Xmas week here w/our dear friends the Riley's (Russ, Lis, Brynn, and Cate). They had been in Monteverde before heading down to Samara and we randomly ran into them on the highway. We had planned on meeting at the house in Samara but had our big reunion ...

Amberjacks in Gulf of Nicoya, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Amberjacks in Gulf of Nicoya

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... drove us to the boat which gave us the opportunity to cross the river in a car.  Fun! We arrived at a small beach south of Samara and met his first mate, Jason, and took a rowboat out to the fishing vessel, a 25' penga boat.  He reported that ...

Animal Cruelty, Playa Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Animal Cruelty

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... been brutally kept in a hot room for hours and hours, because that is the only way that the beautiful fresh fish of Costa Rica could wind up being so tough and chewy, something that our culinary experiences here so far, had suggested was an ...

The big 1-6, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

The big 1-6

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... probably go check that out tomorrow.  Back at the house we had a rousing game of Marco Polo (aka Marco Pollo in Costa Rica).  Then everyone was ready for a break before our special birthday dinner that Mom & Dad arranged with Elizabeth at ...

Santa Theresa to Liberia, Costa Rica, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Santa Theresa to Liberia, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by kenandheather

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... of 4.5 hours. We decided to take the road along the coast for some variety. The first hour was just more of the same Costa Rican "highway" (steep, winding dirt roads with huge potholes throughout). Then we came to a river that people were swimming in and ...

A mixed bag, Playa Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

A mixed bag

A travel blog entry by valetroy

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Here I am half way through my stay in Costa Rica and I still don't think I like it.  Yes, it's gorgeous and where I am now is a beautiful white sand bay fringed with palm trees, which is just as well as there are no sun bed and parasol ...

Met some nice Ticos today, Playa Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Met some nice Ticos today

A travel blog entry by valetroy

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... linen. I've lost Sharon (literally - she stormed off because my chosen lunch venue didn't sell beer, and must have left town) and I think the release from her constant carping about (sorry contrasting and comparing) Costa Rica has made me feel much ...

Into Costa Rica, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Into Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by aquest

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... you an extra 10 dollars but it's worth it. After about an hour and about 20 dollars we exited Nicaragua and headed for the Costa Rica border. Nicaragua was my favourite so far, the people are more friendly, the place is a bit more prosperous, the roads ...

Garza zum Zweiten, Garza, Costa Rica travel blog

Garza zum Zweiten

A travel blog entry by manu_gaehwiler

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Zimmli genau 3 jahr nachdem i s erst mal z Garza gsi bin, han i entli wieder choene verbii. BIn zerst zu de Flory uf San JOse es bsuechli go mache, denn uf Liberia zum Ronald (min Chef letscht mal z CR) und de Gisele und denn mit em Ronald es Projekt wos ...

Playa Samara - Dolphins and Turtles!, Samara Beach, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Samara - Dolphins and Turtles!

A travel blog entry by sskatie

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A beautiful morning here in Playa Samara, and perfect weather for a little dolphin-spotting! We took a small boat about 6 miles off the coast and were rewarded with pods of dolphins frolicking away, sea turtles swimming about and even some manta rays ...

Day Nine, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Day Nine

A travel blog entry by lcorchon

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... very well.  We stopped for a break and to get something to eat at another road side restaurant.  We split a burger Costa Rican style and a heart of palm salad. Back on the road only this time to contend with traffic of eighteen wheelers and ...

Broken down in the jungle with no cell service..., Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Broken down in the jungle with no cell service...

A travel blog entry by flyindandelion

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... slowed to a stop. So there we were in the middle of the street in the middle of the jungle in the middle of Costa Rica with a broken down car and 1 cell phone with barely any battery and no service. ¡Que mierda! Also we were conveniently stopped on a ...

Arrival, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Arrival

A travel blog entry by tatianahall

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Hola!  I arrived in Costa Rica yesterday. Between flying all night and horrible airport food I felt exhausted and weary. Seeing all of the beautiful landscape as we drove to where I was staying lifted my spirits though! Everything is so green and ...

Day 12, Playa Carillo, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 12

A travel blog entry by jomole

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We had breakfast with Pablo and Ana before leaving and heading to our next stop at Playa Carillo.  The scenery changes so much within a short distance, and we are now on the Nicoya peninsular which is home to sabaneros (cowboys) who raise cattle on ...

Santa Elena to Playa Carrillo, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Santa Elena to Playa Carrillo

A travel blog entry by melliekat

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... . Wilma actually did her job precisely for a change. Perhaps we won’t divorce her after all. And after driving through nearby Samara, we were happy we chose this smaller, laid back, quiet community to spend our next four nights. We are staying at ...

Hangover in Paradise, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Hangover in Paradise

A travel blog entry by flyindandelion

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una goma here resaca in Mexico cruda in Argentina RED RED WIIINNNNEEEEE...... oh dear.... Love hugs and girly kisses, I might not be floating much for a few hours.....   the flyin' dandelion ...

Day Eight, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Day Eight

A travel blog entry by lcorchon

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... a bridge to look for crocodiles below when there was another quake – this one I did feel but Luis did not.  Costa Rica had a very big earthquake here about two to three weeks before we arrived.  Playa Samara was the epicenter which I ...

How do You Put this Thing in Four-Wheel Drive?, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

How do You Put this Thing in Four-Wheel Drive?

A travel blog entry by melliekat

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... the next couple of coves. My flip-flops did not allow me to walk as far. On the way back we stopped at Playa Samara to take a look. It’s much busier and the town is congested but they do have restaurants along the beach unlike Playa Carrillo. After ...

Costa Rica thus far, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica thus far

A travel blog entry by xyzeni

... I went surfing with one of our new travel companions, Ryan, from Vancouver.  Tomorrow Brock and I leave Costa Rica for Nicaragua; a long journey that requires us to take three busses just to leave the country. It has been ...

Playa Samara - Life is a Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Samara - Life is a Beach

A travel blog entry by winegalcj

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... pay off with both Alan and I getting a golden base (Alan more so). And it is with this sunny visit to Samara we bit adieu to Costa Rica. Summary – Panama/Costa Rica Some beautiful country to be sure.  The natural wonders of both countries are ...

Day 13, Playa Carillo, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 13

A travel blog entry by jomole

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... two houses, 3 cabins, had one daughter and 3 sons and was divorced (my Spanish lessons were not in vain). After washing sand out of everything we went into Samara, a very hippy laid back town with lots of arty shops and then to a soda (cafe) to eat. ...

Samara, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Samara

A travel blog entry by magner

Samara ...

No hay un cajero automatico en Samara... damn it, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

No hay un cajero automatico en Samara... damn it

A travel blog entry by chazlegrand

... we raced around curved until enough people cleared out for me to grab a seat and keep my pack in my lap. Arriving in Samara I was impressed. It's a beautiful strip of beach only a few miles long that bends inward in the shape of a crescent, capped at ...

Kostarika, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Kostarika

A travel blog entry by tjasa

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... efektivno 8ur), se nazadnje izkaze za precej uporabno. Pokonci sva ze okrog 6ih,7ih zjutraj, vrocina nastopi sele okrog 10ih. Samara je zaspan kraj na polotoku Nicoyi, na kostariski tihomorski obali. Ljudje tu zivijo od ribistva in zivinoreje (obozujejo ...

In Search of El Sol, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

In Search of El Sol

A travel blog entry by kristinrust

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... lunch. I'm so 40. Our gigantic van picked us up at 1pm and Christian, our Tica driver, masterfully dominated the streets of Costa Rica, which are a total mess. There is one official and main road in this county, the Interamericana 1, or the Pan-American ...

Our Final Beach days at Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Our Final Beach days at Playa Samara

A travel blog entry by jdhermann

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... .  It is served with yogurt and fresh fruit of watermelon, pineapple, and papaya. So that is how we started our 3 days here. Samara is a great village. There is a police presence in town, which I have not seen in the other locations we have been in. ...

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