Playa Samara Real Estate, Living and Lifestyle

About Samara & Carillo..... Many who spend just a few days at Playa Samara in Costa Rica’s Northern Pacific soon begin fantasizing about moving there. The Pura Vida vibe, sandy coastline of pristine beaches, and active community are the stuff of expat dreams. Thanks to established real estate developments and a variety of available price points, making that dream a reality has never been easier.

Samara's Beach Town

When compared to other top beach towns in Costa Rica, Samara retains a more distinct and authentic Costa Rican culture. Natives of Samara often make their living through fishing and farming. Samara is a part of Guanacaste, one of seven provinces in the country. Guanacaste is most famous for their vaqueros or cowboys; it’s not uncommon to see large pastures of cattle, oxen and other livestock as you make your way into Guanacaste. While many locals still work as farmhands, tourism is another popular career choice for natives and expatriates alike. They work together to offer travel agencies, tours, restaurants and shopping in the area.  In fact, Samara boasts an active expat community, comprised of mostly North Americans and Europeans.  Around 1,500 people make up Samara and its outskirts year round.  The population of the town increases during the high tourist season, which runs from December to May.

Real Estate and Vacation Rental Offerings

 

Living in Samara makes investing in Costa Rica easy. Samara real estate features everything from private lots and luxury homes to vacation rentals. Despite Samara’s small size, there are a fair number of well-known real estate developments, including Montana Samara Estates.  The country’s place as the top Central American tourist destination and retirement location is only growing stronger. Samara offers a little slice to heaven for those craving real Costa Rican culture with North American amenities and comfort.

Villa Vista: Mountain and Near the Coast House For Sale in Playa Samara

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This luxury home is located just a two minutes drive from samara beach and town…walking into the main entrance gives you a feeling of wow, that’s amazing, it’s like your sitting on top of the ocean. The house has three bedrooms, the master...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 1,277.00 m² (13,745.46 sq ft)
  • $1,275,000

Ocean View Home Surrounded By Nature

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This gorgeous ocean view home in Samara, Costa Rica is a nature lovers dream! Located just 10 minutes from town, this stunning 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home offers the ultimate in privacy and convenience.

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 0.92 ha (2.27 acre)
  • $699,000

Villa Ilan Ilan: Near the Coast and Mountain Villa For Sale in Playa Carrillo

Villa — Residential Sale

Playa Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo, Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Villa Ilan Ilan is named after the Ilan Ilan tree that welcomes you into the property. This amazing tree emits an aromatic jasmine like fragrance and is known for its many medicinal properties. Located on the Hotel Punta Islita grounds....

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 0.71 ha (1.76 acre)
  • $599,000

Casa Rio Lagarto: Near the Coast House For Sale in Playa Samara

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This property is located just outside of Samara center, walking distance to all animities and only 150 meters from the beach, it is the perfect place to enjoy your home and have some income. Two apartments on the bottom floor will provide...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 1,151.22 m² (12,391.58 sq ft)
  • $447,000

Tanglewood: Mountain House For Sale in Sámara

House — Residential Sale

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Above the Village of Santo Domingo, within the Blue Zone of the Nicoya Peninsula, overlooking the beaches of Samara and Carrillo, rests tanglewood. This beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home has an open concept kitchen / dining / living room...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 2,707.00 m² (29,137.79 sq ft)
  • $380,000

Move In Ready 2 Bed 2 Bath Farmhouse Chic Home in Buena Vista

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Chic is exactly that - an adorable home in one of Samara's most desirable neighborhoods, Buena Vista. Built in 2008, the current owners have lovingly transformed this house into a gorgeous cozy farmhouse chic home. This home is truly...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 676.00 m² (7,276.37 sq ft)
  • $375,000

Casa Maritima: Countryside and Near the Coast House For Sale in Playa Samara

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Maritima consists of 3 brand new charming cute homes. Located in a great location in town at the end of a country street and only a short walk to Samara center and the beach. There are convenience stores, restaurants and bakeries...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 514.00 m² (5,532.63 sq ft)
  • $349,000

Downtown Samara 3BR 2BA Condo Great Rental Opportunity

Condominium — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This cute 3BR/2BA condo is conveniently located in Samara main street. The residence is just a short 2-minute walk from the beautiful beach and just steps to all that Samara has to offer. This unit is located in the 2nd and highest...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 104.89 m² (1,129.02 sq ft)
  • $349,000

Casa Grazia: Beautiful Four Bed Home

House — Residential Sale

Playa Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo, Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Beautiful home located in the quiet and peaceful area of Estrada. Just a short drive to one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, Playa Carrillo. This Mediterranean style villa has four bedrooms with separate entrances around the...

  • 4
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 1,500.00 m² (16,145.80 sq ft)
  • $319,000

Casa Vida: A Lush Tropical home 3 min from Carrillo Beach

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Vida is a unique artist home with the perfect design for entertaining. The first level features one bedroom and bathroom and an open living concept with stunning high ceilings lined with locally harvested teak, tons of covered space...

  • 4
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 654.00 m² (7,039.57 sq ft)
  • $302,000

Casa 2 Tucanes: Mountain House For Sale in Playa Samara

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

JUST REDUCED!! Great Value.. privacy pure..this two-story home is located a short drive from Samara and two other beautiful beaches, one at the white sand beach of Barrigona. The property has a size of 5000 sq-meter with a lot of trees and...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
  • $269,000

Sunset and Ocean View 2BR 2BA Condo

Apartment — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

2BR/ 2BA at Veneto: This is a very well-managed condo community conveniently located just a short walk to Samara beach and a hop and a skip away from the downtown area with all its amenities, nightlife, and restaurants. From your living...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 77.00 m² (828.82 sq ft)
  • $265,000

Condo Monte Laguna: 2 Bedroom Apartment Walking Distance to Beach

Condominium — Residential Sale

Playa Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo, Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Montelaguna is located in a privileged area, less than 500 from the beautiful Carrillo beach (National Park) and six kilometers away from Samara town. It has direct access from the main road. Montelaguna is an exclusive condo gated...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 88.00 m² (947.22 sq ft)
  • $260,000

CASITA MONTANA: 2BR/ 2BA UNIQUE VIEW

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is located in Playa Samara, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Nicoya. This mountain property with mountain view is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
  • $259,000

Montelaguna Perfection - 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo

Condominium — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Montelaguna is a lovely and expertly managed 12 unit condo community conveniently located between Samara and Carrillo beach. The residences are just a short 5 minute walk from two beautiful and safe swimming beaches. Enjoy falling asleep...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 123.29 m² (1,327.08 sq ft)
  • $250,000

Beautiful house in Samara Beach

House — Residential Sale

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This beautiful property is located in Sámara, very close to beach Buenavista, in a very quiet and safe area, as it is located in a dead end street. The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open living / dining room that connects to...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 701.00 m² (7,545.47 sq ft)
  • $220,000

Casa Sombra: Keep cool and shaded at Casa Sombra!

House — Residential Sale

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This property has 2 structures; a one bedroom A-Frame, studio house and an over-sized garage and storage building with a small office space. If you're looking for privacy and a jungle setting that stays cool with large, mature shade trees...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 3,508.00 m² (37,759.65 sq ft)
  • $199,000

Casa Tucan 3 Bed 2 Bath Home Surrounded By Nature

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Dreaming of a charming tico-style home? Casa Tucan is exactly what you are looking for. This lovely property is located in a quiet community between Samara and Nosara. Just a walk away you can find yourself on Buena Vista beach or one...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 779.00 m² (8,385.05 sq ft)
  • $159,000

3.5km Beach distance Casa Gnadalf

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This newly-constructed 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom house is just 3.5 km to Samara or Buena Vista beaches. Close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away to be quiet. This is Costa Rican living at its finest - just 500 meters from the...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 925.00 m² (9,956.58 sq ft)
  • $159,000

Casa Cook: Jungle Home Walking Distance To Beach

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Exclusive Coldwell Banker listing!! This beautiful home features two bedrooms, one bathroom (with a large bathtub), 2 under roof car parking + 1 gated parking, and lots of potential on the land for adding a potential ocean view home, a...

  • 2
  • 1
  • Total Lot Size : 1,753.00 m² (18,869.06 sq ft)
  • $159,000