Playa Samara to Playa Buena Vista

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We’ve had some very low tides lately on the Pacific coast, in Samara.

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Steve and I took advantage of one of them to walk around Punta Samara, from Playa Samara to Playa Buena Vista.

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Took us just two hours.

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We left the car at the Iguana Verde grocery and lichor store – that was handy for a cold bebida when we returned – but you could easily walk along the beach from Samara Centro.

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There are some hidden sandy beaches along the way.

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and lots of interesting rock formations.

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A shady palapa had been built just for us.

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It was hotter than it looks with the cloud cover but we had remembered to bring water for ourselves and the pup.


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This stairway is about half way along and leads to the road.  Would make a good escape route if the tide had begun to surprise us.

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Instead, we continued on .

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We met some neighbors scavenging for rock dwelling critters.

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A little waterfall would’ve been gushing last night.


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Rocks and sand.

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There’s never a geologist around when you need one?

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When we rounded the final point, the rain swollen Rio Buena Vista didn’t look crossable, even at low tide,

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but these guys braved it.  On to Playa Buena Vista for surf and sun.  Or caring for turtle nests at the nursery about 1/2 klick down.

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Instead, we headed back along the dirt road,

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until we met up with highway 160, also dirt, and back to the car.




  1. kristi said:

    oh Lavae, so lovely to see your pics, some of our fave places, imagine what a wonderful low tide walk this must have been, and see lil Miga again! She looks so much bigger in the daylight! Miss Tico Mango y Samara!

  2. Winnie said:

    Nice hike and gorgeous pics!

  3. Becky said:

    Nice hike… did you find any agate?

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