Venture beyond the beaten path and uncover Sámara’s hidden treasures.

What to do in Sámara

Nature Tours Samara: Your Adventure Awaits

With Nature Tours Samara as your trusted guide, you’ll unlock Sámara’s secrets and experience the true essence of Costa Rican adventure. Our passionate and knowledgeable team will ensure you embark on unforgettable journeys that will ignite your senses and create memories that will last a lifetime. Scroll through our local tour options below.

local tours

Dolphin Watching Tour

$50 USD / Person

Take a boat tour out into the sparkling blue water and get ready to experience all that the ocean has to offer you! We hope you’ll see playful dolphins, sneaky sea turtles, and maybe even humpback whales in the right season. Relax in the boat and enjoy some tropical fruit and drinks. There may be the option to jump in and snorkel, so be sure to pack your swimsuit!

Minimum 4 people

Duration: 4 hours

Start: 8 am

What to bring:

Waterproof camera, sunscream, bathing suit, towel, hat, sunglasses, shoes for water.

What's included:

Transportation and pick up, bilingual guide, drinks, fruits, and snorkeling equipment.

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Mangrove Kayaking

$60 USD / Person

Paddle through brackish calm river water and enjoy the biodiversity of the mangrove ecosystem. If you are looking for a more relaxing tour, this one will allow you to paddle slowly down the river as you watch different species of flora and fauna interacting with the ecosystem. Explore this lively natural area and even stop at a beach where turtles nest.

Minimum 4 people

Duration: 3 hours

Start: Based on the tide

What to bring:

Waterproof camera, sunscream, bathing suit, towel, hat, sunglasses, and shoes for water.

What's included:

Transportation and pick up, bilingual guide, drinks, and fruits.

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Fishing Tour

Starting at $400/trip

Costa Rica is known as an excellent country for fishing! Go and catch Mahi Mahi, Rooster fish, Grouper, Snapper, Marlin, Sail fish and more. With this tour you will have the chance to go with an experienced local fisherman and captain who’s lifestyle is fishing. While you are out on the boat you may will see turtles, dolphins, and even whales in the right season. Splendor in the beauty of the Costa Rican ocean and see what you can catch!

Minimum: 1 person

Duration: 4 hours half day / 8 hours full day

Start: 7:30 am / 1:30 pm

What to bring:

Waterproof camera, sun scream, towel, hat, sunglasses, sandals.

What's included:

Bilingual captain and guide, drinks, snack, all fishing gear, and lunch for a full day trip.

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Hidden Gem Waterfall Tour

$150 USD / Person

Embark on our fantastic tour to Central America’s tallest waterfall. Descend through dense forests with our eagle-eyed guide, spotting insects, birds, and mammals. This challenging hike leads to a stunning waterfall where you can relax in natural pools. After, visit a local farm, meeting a family growing vegetables and coffee. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared with fresh, organic produce to refuel your energy.

Minimum: 4 people

Duration: 8 hours

Start: 7 am

What to bring:

Hiking shoes, water shoes, towel, long pants, extra clothes, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, bathing suit and towel.

What's included:

Entrance fee to waterfall and farm, experienced bilingual guide, transportation, drinks, fruit, and lunch.

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Surfing Lesson

Private Lesson: $70 USD pp

Group Lesson: $60 USD pp

Costa Rica is the perfect place for beginner and advanced surfers. All surf instructors are experienced and patient to teach you the basics of this fun water sport. After dry training on the beach you will be ready to catch your first wave with your instructor in the ocean. You will learn how to paddle efficiently and catch and ride the right wave. After some time with your instructor you can take the opportunity to practice surfing by yourself!

Minimum: 1 person

Duration: 1.5 hours

Start: Based on the tide

What to bring:

Bathing suit, sun protection, and water.

What's included:

Experienced bilingual surf instructor, rash guard, and 5 hours board rental for free.

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Horseback Riding

$55 USD / Person (Option 1)

$55 USD / Person (Option 2)

$60 USD / Person (Option 3)

Ride through the mountains and forest, or along the beach and rivers with carefully trained horses. You may visit lookout points, ride in the woods, or even towards a waterfall. Explore some hidden gems of the Sámara area with an environmental-friendly activity.

Minimum: 2 people

Riding Tour Options:

Option 1: Beach and mountain (2.5 hours)
Option 2: Mountain and lookout (2 hours)
Option 3: Sunset and jungle tour (2.5 hours)

Start: Flexible

What to bring:

Camera, sunscream, bugspray, hat, and water.

What's included:

Transportation and pick up, bilingual guide, drinks, and fruits.


$80 USD pp

A Lapas Tour with a good cause

Your Visit Fuels the Revival of Majestic Macaws (Lapas)!

macaw in costa rica

Discover the enchanting beauty of Costa Rica at the Wild Macaw Reserve—an absolute must-see for nature enthusiasts! Embark on a captivating tour through a dry tropical forest on the Pacific slopes of the stunning Nicoya Peninsula, just minutes away from Sámara Beach. Witness the awe-inspiring presence of charismatic macaw birds, also called Lapas, in their natural habitat. Opt for a one-hour visit or, if you’re a photography enthusiast, capture macaws displaying their natural behaviors with your long lens.

The Macaw Recovery Network is on a mission to revive endangered parrot populations through the implementation of conservation best practices. Your visit to the refuge not only provides a firsthand look at this crucial restoration work but also actively supports this meaningful mission.

Minimum: 4 people

Duration: 3 hours

What to bring:

Hiking shoes, water, insect repellent, and binoculars.

What's included:

Experienced bilingual guide, drinks, transportation.
bird watching costa rica samara

4 hrs, $80/person


Minimum 2 people

Different Locations

Age: 10+

2.5 hrs, $50/person


Minimum 2 people

Start: 6:30 AM

Age: 7+

kayak snorkeling tour costa rica

3 hrs, $50/person


Minimum 2 people

Around Isla Chora

Age: 6+

Any Questions?

Get in touch with Nature Tours Samara

Berny and his team are happy to help with any question you may have. If you are in town, stop by at our Infocenter!