The charming remote town of Playa Samara sits near the edge of the rainforest on the central Pacific coast of the Nicoya peninsula. It is a cozy little village located on the shore of an idyllic pale sand beach fringed by coconut palms, perfect to soak up beach life and sun in an unhurried atmosphere.
Playa Samara boasts one of the best beaches in Costa Rica, yet remains untouched by the development found in other coastal areas. The shallow waters of the large half moon bay are protected by a coral reef which makes for delightful and relaxing swimming. In Samara there’s access to fishing, diving, surfing and more. In addition to Samara’s own nearly undiscovered beach, 12 other secluded beaches can be found within a 15 mile radius. Offshore Isla Chora is accessible by kayak, and the surrounding jungles are home to a variety of animal and plant life, making Samara an outdoor enthusiasts dream.
CRSMT has become an integral part of the community and our campus sits at the heart of it. In just minutes you can walk to the beach, the soccer field, an internet café, many restaurants, and several grocery stores including an organic market. There are two banks, two local pharmacies, and an established, English-speaking doctor.
Samara boasts an artistic, musical, and holistic-minded community, with its own local galleries, open-mic nights and farmers markets. It’s safe to say that this unique little town is one of the most beautiful places in the world.