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Costa Rica Info Center

About the Info Center

After living in Costa Rica in the small town of Samara for five years, I realized that both residents and visitors were unaware of the amazing array of local offerings, ranging from community events and activities to welcoming restaurants and comfortable accommodations. So, in 2011, armed only with my information binder and famous smile, set up a folding table on the street near the town entrance and began to wave at everyone passing by. A car stopped, the driver asked for a hotel recommendation and in no time, the Samara-Carrillo Info Center was born. After a few months, I moved the Info Center indoors into an office on Main Street.

Originally from Mexico and equipped with a Marketing degree from Boston, I am the powerhouse behind the Info Center. I respond to each and every inquiry, resolving any problem quickly with my topnotch smile. As the volume of inquiries grew, I enlisted the support of my husband, Christopher, and the rest, as they say, is Info Center history. The reviews on TripAdvisor speak for themselves.

The office provided free and useful resources for nine years. The information ranged from activities to do around the area, accommodation recommendations, bus schedules, detailed driving directions, free maps, event information, and restaurant recommendations. To help our community, clients, and advertisers even better and more efficiently, late in 2019 we streamlined our procedures and made plans to move the office 100% online and launch the Costa Rica Info Center. Our new virtual office saves you time as you do not need to stand in line to see us and speeds up our replies because of fewer interruptions. We really do enjoy being of service and look forward to helping more people, more efficiently so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Today, the main focus of the Costa Rica Info Center remains unchanged; we offer free advice and assistance to visitors and affordable low advertising rates to support the success and growth of businesses around Costa Rica. The Info Center has also become known as a reliable leader for information concerning all destinations in Costa Rica.

Let the Costa Rica Info Center help you make the most out of your vacation.

About Costa Rica

As you have no doubt heard, Costa Rica is a beautiful county. Small yet with an amazing biodiversity of plant and animal life. No matter where you visit in Costa Rica you are greeted with overwhelming views and kind people.

Costa Rica offers the traveler a wide variety of options.

On the East coast is the Caribbean ocean with tropical blue waters. The North-East coast butts up against Nicaragua and is home to the Tortuguero National Park area with thick jungle channels and world-famous turtle nesting areas. The Central-East coast is home to the cruise ship port of Limon. Just South is the Cahuita National Park that is known for Toucans and Sloths. Next is Puerto Viejo, the lively Jamaican style village, with an abundance of nature activities. Just above the Panama border is Manzanillo that is popular with scuba divers. Nearby in the jungles live the native Bri-Bri tribe.

In the Center of Costa Rica running North-South are prairies giving way to volcanos and wild mountain ranges. Center-North is the Guanacaste farmlands with the famous Costa Rica “Gouchos”, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. In the center of Costa Rica is the world-famous Arenal Volcano with hot-springs and world-class adventures. The amazing Monteverde area and Could Forest is a must-see as well. The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose, located on a plateau surrounded, by five volcano ranges including Poas. In the Southern area is Cartago with its famous cathedral. The birding area of San Isidro is the home to the beautiful Quetzal. North from the Panama border is the Chirripo National Park, a mountain range at 3,820 meters, the highest peaks in Costa Rica complete with pine forests and numerous hiking trails.

The West Coast of Costa Rica is remarkably diverse. To the North are large 5-star all-inclusive resorts mixed in with secluded beaches and sleepy villages stretching down to Tamarindo. For a more chill-out vibe, head a bit south towards Nosara and Samara and to the surfing beaches of Santa Teresa and Montezuma with the Cabo National park. Across the peninsula are the port town of Puntarenas and the fisherman’s paradise of Jaco in the center of the Coast. Heading South there is the port of Quepos and the worldwide attraction of the Manuel Antonio National Park. Just above the Panama border are the land and sea wildlife sanctuary of the Osa Peninsula where you may be lucky to see panthers and whales on the same day.

No matter if you are seeking amazing wildlife, beautiful flora, and fauna, adventures from below sea level to the tallest mountain tops, and from mild to extreme you can’t go wrong with Costa Rica and we are here to help you have the adventure of a lifetime.