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

Rancho Auramar: Ocean View Home With Income Potential In Secret Surf Spot in Costa Rica

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This house with 3 bedrooms and 3 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...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 3.48 ha (8.60 acre)
  • $1,200,000

Casa Estiyul: Ocean View, Walk to the Beach

House — Residential Sale

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

It is very rare in Samara to find a stunning ocean view that is also a short walk to the beach - with most homes you have to choose between one or the other. Casa Estiyul has it all; gorgeous ocean views and close proximity to the beach....

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 2,235.00 m² (24,057.24 sq ft)
  • $795,000

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

Award Winning Modern Tree House With Income Potential 5 Minutes To The Beach

House — Residential Sale

Carrillo, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This modern marvel boasts 300 m2 of original construction with a living tree growing in the center of the interior community space. Winner of an architectural award in 2015, the main house has a spacious living area, two bedrooms, and two...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 861.00 m² (9,267.69 sq ft)
  • $579,000

Beautiful new house with spectacular ocean view in Sámara

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Area 6,150 m² or 1.52 acres. Built area 435 m² or 4,700 sq ft. Beautiful new house with spectacular ocean and valley views. This modern house located in Sámara, is an excellent opportunity to have the house you always dreamed of,...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 0.62 ha (1.53 acre)
  • $550,000

Villa Esmeralda de Camaronal

Villa — Residential Sale

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

Las Palmas Esmeralda de Camaronal is a stunning 4,000 sq ft secluded, ocean view villa on a 1.25 private acre lot in a secure gated community. This beautiful home is located just minutes from the Camaronal Wildlife Refuge, home to world...

  • 4
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 0.51 ha (1.26 acre)
  • $499,000

Casa Mandala: Amazing Family Home Plus Cabina Walking Distance to Samara

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Look no further, this is hands down one of the most beautifully designed homes in town. Situated on a double lot in Canto de Gavilanes, this newly built property is surrounded by a nature reserve, only minutes away from all amenities and...

  • 3
  • 35
  • Total Lot Size : 1,265.00 m² (13,616.29 sq ft)
  • $495,000

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

BUENA VISTA BEAUTY: Dos Cucharas

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

THIS IS A MUST SEE. If you are looking for a house where all you need to do move-in is bring your clothes…this is it! Situated on 2 full lots comprising over a half-acre, Casa Dos Cucharas is perhaps the nicest home in the highly...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 2,115.00 m² (22,765.58 sq ft)
  • $439,000

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

Casa Avocado: Near the Coast House For Sale in Playa Carrillo

House — Residential Sale

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

If you like avocados and living close to the beach then this is the home for you. Located in the heart of Playa Carrillo, just a short walk to the beautiful palm tree lined beach and all the amenities that Carrillo offers. In its back...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 716.52 m² (7,712.53 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

Villa Tranquila: Custom Built Home in the Hills of Maquenco

House — Residential Sale

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Country cozy home located in the hills of Maquenco, just 15 minutes from Samara in the cooler outskirts of beautiful Samara Beach. This custom built home is full of character and charm. The acid stained and polished concrete floors and...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
  • $339,000

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 Malinche: Ocean View just 200m to the Beach!

House — Residential Sale

Playa Samara, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Do you want to have an ocean view and be close to Samara Beach? This is the home for you. Located just 200 meters from the beach and less than a 5 minute walk to downtown, the location of this home is hard to beat. This 3 bedroom and 3...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 1.57 ha (3.88 acre)
  • $299,000

Casa Wendy: Walk to the beach and town

House — Residential Sale

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Wendy is newer 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for sale in Samara. Located just outside of downtown Samara, you can walk to everything Samara has to offer. And this house has everything you could want: an open concept living area, modern...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 493.00 m² (5,306.59 sq ft)
  • $289,000

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