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Samara Places to Stay

Playa Samara is well suited for visitors who love to socialize and go out, and/or travelers without a car. The neighboring town of Playa Carrillo, four miles to the south, is a bit off the beaten path – and ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility.


Visitors staying in Samara don’t need any mode of transportation other than their own two feet. Everything is within walking distance: the ATM, convenience store, grocery store, doctor’s office, pharmacy, and most importantly – the beach. Lodging ranges from budget to upscale. Inexpensive hostels and hotels rarely have air conditioning, and normally offer cold-water showers. Mid-range and upscale choices feature air conditioning, hot water, and wireless Internet access.


Perfect for those with a car, the town of Carrillo is a laid-back paradise only 15 minutes away from Playa Samara. Accommodations in Carrillo are almost entirely upscale; most hotels have pools, room service, and luxurious amenities. Many offer stunning views of the beach, and one even hosts a small casino.

Main Restaurants in Samara

Main Hotels in Samara

Samara Travel Guide

Samara Weather

Current Conditions


92°F (33°C) Sunny

Wind: 21 mph E
Visibility: 11 mi

Humidity: 47 % Barometer: 29.90 in/Hg

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Samara Tides

Monday, January 21, 2019
High 02:17 a.m. 8.73 ft. (2.66 m.)
Low 08:38 a.m. 0.62 ft. (0.19 m.)
High 02:49 p.m. 8.23 ft. (2.51 m.)
Low 08:52 p.m. 0.98 ft. (0.3 m.)

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