Samara Beach Weddings, Costa Rica, Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Hotel Villas Playa Samara in Samara Beach, Costa Rica. Has over 8 years of experience in wedding planning. Specializing in intimate Costa Rica beach weddings and unique Costa Rica elements, we are renowned for providing professional, personalized and attentive service. Located on the Pacific coast, we offer many romantic ocean front locations for an elegant and exotic Costa Rica beach wedding. We understand that planning your destination wedding in Costa Rica from thousands of miles away, over the internet can be very stressful. That is why our mission as Costa Rica wedding planners is to design the perfect ceremony to make your Costa Rica wedding dreams come true.

Whether you are looking for a romantic wedding for just the two of you on a secluded beach or envision a small Costa Rica catamaran wedding with family and friends, all arrangements can be customized. Our Costa Rica wedding packages are designed to create the most magical and unforgettable weddings in Costa Rica. As Costa Rica wedding coordinators, we organize everything that is required for getting married in Costa Rica.

We hire only the most responsible, fully bilingual wedding professionals including highly talented Costa Rica wedding photographers. There are many exquisite beaches that make an ideal backdrop for photography.  Samara Beach weddings are the most well known, with ceremonies in picturesque Samara Beach becoming ever more popular.

With its abundance of nature, pristine beaches, and romantic appeal, Costa Rica has firmly established itself as one of the world’s leading tropical wedding destinations. Imagine soft waves rolling onto the white sand behind you on your spectacular Costa Rica sunset wedding. Share your dreams with us to make them a reality on your special day!

Here you can view some of our favorite pictures of Samara Beach, Costa Rica recent weddings.



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Costa Rica, has been awarded the best stand in the ITB 2012

Premio Mejor Stand de América y el Caribe- ITB

Costa Rica, has been awarded the best stand in the ITB 2012 for America and Caribbean in the Conference held in Berlin, Germany. This stand was designed with the essence of Costa Rica and the natural resources. It was masterly combined in a 250 square meters, it capture the visitors in his event considered by many the biggest in the world.

Stand ICT en ITB

This award is given to the stand considering the best design, technology, service, promoted activities. The Visitors enjoyed elements like Cassettes, biscuits and rice pudding as well and traditional dance swing criollo. As part of decoration efforts, we used 70% recicled items as well as flats and touch screens, guest service, totems, wellness spa services, a 3D simulator with rafting and canopy adventures.

This conference has been the center of tourism for over 46 years, involving 187 countries, 10.644 companies and over 170 thousand visitors and seven thousand journalist from all over the world.

Hotel Villas Playa Samara is Proud to be a member of the ICT and continues its ever growing effort to expose the beauties of Costa Rica to the world.



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Costa Rica’s Gift of Happiness on Ellen DeGeneres Show


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Costa Rica, being the happiest place on earth has launched a campaign in the  United States “The million dollar gift of happiness” and after hearing of a great miracles that a grandson had gone over to save his grandparent for underneath a Buick the Costa Rica Tourism board contacted the show and gave a traveling experience for them and their family to Costa Rica to visit the country and enjoy all of the activities like canopy, rappelling,  kayaking. Hotel Villas Playa Samara is proud to be involved with the ICT and continue to promote Costa Rica for what it truly is a unique world to discover!

The Ellen DeGeneres show has a great audience and was extremely beneficial for the country as they had a chance to be viewed by 3.6 million viewers inviting them to visit Costa Rica.



To see the video testimony on Ellen please visit this link:


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Samara Beach, Growing Raw and Organic Culture

organic dish, samara beach, villas playa samara.A common interest to eat healthy has united the community of Samara Beach. In the past few months “Samara RAW” a group that has been innovating and implementing the insertion of raw and organic foods into the community daily diet . They will be launching a Market for Organics and Coffee on the first days of December also they   In the town organic fairs that will be held every Friday from 3 to 6pm.


The inclusion of these products to anyone’s diet can be a life changing experience. The concept of Raw organic food implies that you do not cook them on temperatures over 48 degrees Celsius. This will prevent the destruction of amino acids, minerals and vitamins thus making the food substantially more nutritious than regular boiled food.


Having two young children in the house can make having raw or organic food a challenge, however nowadays we have a lot of tasty recipes, including marinated fruits, sun beads pate, Sushi, milk made of Almonds and deserts made of Almonds and honey.


Manuel Scardina, a member of this group offers his testimony, he has had a 100% raw and organic diet for over 12 years and has experience miraculous benefits in his health. “it’s an amazing healer” he claimed, affirming that a raw and organic diet can help people with basically every health problem including cancer and heart illnesses. Personally he mentions that he was very sick and doctors where suspicious that he might be a victim of cancer intead of looking more into his condition he decided to go RAW.


After a few years of raw and organic dieting he recovered his health and lost 110 pounds. Soon he will be 63 and claims that feels even better than when he was 35.

“its not a boring diet it can be extremely fun” He claims. However the warning is that a life style change on your eating habits must be carefully, slowly and guided with expert assistance. Turning Raw and organic overnight can have undesired side effects.


They already have a community in Samara Beach of friends that share this diet and get together for lunch the second Sunday of every month at a convenient location. They all bring their latest recipes with only one restriction no animal products like meat, fish or chicken. Anyone is invited to attend, you can contact Manuel to get the location of the next meeting at 8778-9637.


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Liberia Welcomes Air Berlin Direct Flights to LIR!

Traveling to Samara Beach via Liberia International Airport

Germany is the second country that provides most of the European market to Costa Rica. For the first time last Saturday the Daniel Oduber International Airport received its first flight from Air Berlin. The second Biggest Airline in Germany.


This direct connection with Europe will facilitate the connection with other flights to land directly to Liberia from all European airlines.  The Minister of Tourism Allan Flores pointed this as a success on the hard work and constant relations the government is promoting tourism to the country. One division is dedicated into promoting Air lines to include our country as a destination.  This is the result of meetings and conferences around the world that the government is actively participating.

Air Berlin landing on Liberia International Airport, Direct to Samara Beach

The air line will use an Air Bus A330 with capacity for 303 passengers and will have a flight every other Saturday from Dusseldorf, Germany, Scale in Cancun Mexico and land in Liberia, Costa Rica. They currently have 150 planes and fly to 163 destinations in 39 countries. In 2010 they had 33.6 million travelers.

Hotel Villas Playa Samara, places at your disposal this information to help you plan your trip and keep in mind that we do have our own shuttle service. Please Contact Us if you require further assistance.





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How to Visit Costa Rica!







Visiting Costa Rica, Samara Beach, Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Costa Rica’s beaches are surrounded by forests, and have great natural diversity. In many of them there are beautiful coral reefs, where you may dive and explore. In addition, depending on the place visited, you have a series of complementary activities, such as: hikes to mangroves, diving, surfing, sport fishing, hiking on trails or horseback rides.
Thanks to the easy access to many beaches, you can make the most out of both coasts. Most of them have warm water throughout the year, so you may come and enjoy the country any season you prefer. If it’s diversity you’re interested in, each coast offers different shades and textures of sand, white, yellow, gray and black, product of the constant crashing of seashells on coral reefs.

Costa Rica is a land of volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, and rivers. Adventure travelers can choose from a variety of activities such as rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, sport fishing, surfing, and lots more. The most challenging activity will be choosing what to do!

Costa Rica is a destination with an abundance of thrills and adrenaline for lovers of adventure tourism. The whole year round, and in most parts of the country, whether it is on water, land or earth, you can select among a great variety of activities for all of the family. Usually they take place in natural environments, where you will have unforgettable experiences.


These are the beaches located in the Guanacaste area, which offer many options for adventure and recreation. It is one of the destinations that satisfies different expectations of visiting tourists. For those who like sunbathing in the coast, they have radiant sunshine almost all year round. Atmospheres are varied, and to profit from each one of them, you may select among adequate lodging options. If you go for retired places, as the beaches found near the Samara Beach area, there are small boutique hotels, or beaches with hotel compounds like Hotel Villas Playa Samara.


Weather on Samara Beach for this weekend

In them, you may try and combine different activities as swimming, diving, surfing, windsurfing, fishing, beach volleyball and golf. Or simply enjoy the sun while walking along the coastline. You might want to have the opportunity of tasting the gastronomy of Guanacaste, which has a strong indian influence. The products of the area are mainly based on maize, some of them are “bizcochos” or biscuits, “tortillas”, “pozol” and rice with maize, or if you have a sweet tooth, you should try the popular “cajetas”. The positive side is you can reach the local beaches of the area, with direct flights from the United States to the international airport in Liberia, Daniel Oduber, or also by land, from San José and the Middle Pacific.

The richness of Costa Rica stems from the cultural diversity of its people. Throughout its history, waves of immigrants have added to the pre-Hispanic native populations, settling on this land and making it their home.

Presently, in addition to the majority Mestizo demographic, there are several colonial and national immigrant ethnicities that have restored their unique cultural heritage like African descendants, Chinese, Hebrews, Libanese, Italians, etc., as well as native people of Bribri, Cabécar, Maleku, Teribe, Boruca, Ngöbe, Huetar and Chorotega.

Costa Ricans are proud to have had more than a century of democratic tradition and more than 50 years without a military. This was abolished in 1948, and the money that the country saves from not having armed forces is invested in improving the quality of life of its citizens. This contributes to the social peace that makes Costa Rica a welcoming place to visit.

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Greetings from the Happiest Place on the Planet!

Costa Rica the happiest place on Earth!

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We are proud to say that the latest world study shows that Costa Rica is the happiest place on the Planet.  Costa Rica is celebrating with the contest Costa Rica’s Million Dollar Gift of Happiness.


This Initiative is promoted by the Costa Rica Tourism Bureau (ICT) The contest is rather Simple Facebook tabs are listed directly under the Profile Picture on all Facebook pages. If you look below our profile picture (a beach and Mr. Sloth), you’ll see a green leaf logo with the words GIFT OF HAPPINESS next to it. This is the fifth tab down, below the profile picture. Click on that and you’ll be directed to the Gift of Happiness.

How can I enter the Gift of Happiness?
First you have to “Like” our Visit Costa Rica Facebook page. You’ll find the “Like” button in the top right portion of the page. Then click on the Gift of Happiness tab. Once you’ve taken a moment to get know our friend Mr. Sloth, click on the “Enter” button to begin.

After clicking ”Enter” you’ll be able to watch and learn about each of our trip packages.  Finally, after clicking “Next”, you’ll be directed to a page where you’ll fill out some personal information, and choose what Trip Package appeals to you. You only need to fill out the form and make your trip selection the first time you enter—after that, return each day and click “Enter” to increase your chances of winning a Gift of Happiness.

We will be making our first winner selection on October 17th and then pick a new winner each day, Monday through Friday. A counter on the bottom of the first page shows you how many days are left in the Gift of Happiness.




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Hotel Villas Playa Samara, Recommended by Petit Fute 2011

Petite Fute 2011 Recomendation


Starting on November 4th of 2011, Hotel Villas Playa Samara will appear as a top recommended destination by the prestigious Petit Fute Magazine.  We had the pressure of becoming a part of this family while they were producing their Costa Rica Book.  A Guide book with 480 pages with information regarding points of interest, Hotels, Historic background, geographic layouts and tourist destinations.



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In this version of Country-Guides they are also mentioning 11 new destinations and over 180 titles of which 90 are exclusive. This becomes a part of the most important collection of references and sources for the French Market also being sold on other countries like Canada, Madagascar, Panama, Colombia, Jordanian, Senegal, among others.

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Costarican Government is reaching the exterior market by promoting on international conferences.

WTM London 2012

From the 7th to the 10th of November the WTM conference in London.


Costa Rica continues its world projection for tourism on International Conferences, as part of their diversification marketing campaign; this is why the Costa Rica Tourism Board and 25 other companies Including Hotel Villas Playa Samara are participating on this year’s conference.

The tourism Minister Allan Flores highlighted the importance and priority to participate on this conference. Besides being one of the most important for the English market it is also highly committed to sustainable tourism a priority to Costa Rica.

The Costa Rica Stand in the London Excel Convention Center will be of 250 square meters and it is focus to bring to life the natural abundance and sustainability of the traveling destination. A great responsibility that stands Costa Rica apart from the rest of the market and a Priority for Hotel Villas Playa Samara.

Also while on this conference we will support all of the promotions and events programmed by the (CATA) Central American Tourism Association.  The UK ranks as the forth country based on the amount of tourist that come from that country to visit Costa Rica after Spain, Germany and France.

In 2010 we had 34.745 British Tourist and almost half of them visited the country because of a close friend or family recommended us.

Costa Rica Tours and Adventures

During the period of 2005-2009 the average stay in the country was 14 nights and average expense of $93 per day, per person.  The main attractions that the country offers are canopy, snorkel, surf, Skywalks, bird watching.  On your next travel to Costa Rica, please make sure you book your stay at Hotel Villas Playa Samara and you take all the advantages that Costa Rica and Samara Beach has to offer!


For further information please Contact Us at your earliest convenience.


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Sustainable use of Ridley Turtles eggs for the community!

The small community of this Costa Rica providence has developed a program that allows them to have economic benefits in return for providing a secure and protected habit for Ridley Turtles helping them have more effective hashing and more turtles reaching the ocean thus increasing the success percentage.

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On the Natural Ostional Wild Life Refuge located in the Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste.  You can observe this natural miracle of the egg lying almost year round. To visit this location as a student of the Ridley Turtle Protection program allows you to experience firsthand and onsite as it occurs the majority of the reproductive habits of this turtle.  Also it will explain why the Costa Rica government has issued a permit for the community to commerce a specific amount of these eggs for economic purposes for their community.

The Ridley is one of the seven sea turtles species in the world, it is estimated that over 5 million of them land ashore every year in this beach to lay their eggs, according to the Instructor Gerardo Chavez from UCR.

The scientist explains that when thousands of turtles come to lay their eggs on a short period of time in waves, many of them actually end destroyed   by the nest of another turtle that lays her eggs on top of the previous wave.

Seeking that these initial waves  are not wasted the Conservation programs allows the community retrieve those eggs for commercial use all of the community members that must be licensed to do this have also in return to complete conservation requirements so these turtles keep coming to this shore to lay their eggs.

On a Win-Win plan two out of every ten nest are used for commercial purposes which a great commercial opportunity for this community that has their main income from this activity, by simply reaching to only the affected nests they do not affect the natural balance.

On the other hand the community is responsible for cleaning the beach from natural and artificial garbage that will make this difficult for the small turtles trying to reach the ocean and leaving them pray for animals and birds.

They also work have patrol crews that keep the beach safe at night to prevent unregistered outsiders to illegally retrieve these eggs. Theirs also many restrictions for the community like not being able to have lights after 10pm because the light would confuse the baby turtles reach the shore.


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It is estimated that over 4 million of baby turtles reach the ocean every year thanks to the efforts  and protection of the community , children of over three decades have been involved and raised on the environment of sustainability and protection of these animals so a high level of conscience for conservation.

Another positive effect on the community which is the local and international tourism that visits this beach community all year long.  They promote and teach every single visitor how to protect and assist the natural process.

If you would like to live this experience please ask at our front desk or Contact US to book your next vacation. Also please visit our Tour Guide to see this an many other available packages by Hotel Villas Playa Samara at Samara Beach.


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