How to get the most out of your family boat trip in Samara Beach? Combine an inshore fishing trip with some snorkeling and wildlife watching!
Frequently families ask us if we can do both within one trip, fishing and snorkeling and/ or wildlife watching. Yes, we can!
Most of the time the men in the families are the fishing enthusiasts whilst the wives and children would also like to do some snorkeling and search for dolphins, whales and turtles.
When staying close to shore, which refers to an inshore trip, both activities can be easily combined. A fishing trip can detour to popular marine animal zones, especially during mating and migration season.
Samara bay is also embedded by two reefs with an island (called Isla Chora) in the very left corner of the beach. These conditions provide excellent snorkeling on sunny or non-rainy days with a calm ocean.
There is never a bad time to travel to Costa Rica!
Costa Rica has just two seasons: Verano, or summer, is the dry season from December to April, while invierno, or winter, is the rainy or “green” season from May to November.
Costa Rican summer provides best conditions for snorkeling. However, since rainy season here in Costa Rica’s northwestern corner of Guanacaste is not as strong as in other provinces, you can expect some great snorkeling days in every month.
Guanacaste and the North Pacific is known for its dolphins, including spinner, spotted, bottlenose, and common dolphins. However, during the migration season, humpback whales are not an uncommon sight off the coast of the beaches in Guanacaste, including Samara.
Dolphins can frequently be spotted throughout the year. There isn’t a high or low season for dolphins here. During green season, the boats may have to go out a little bit further in order to find them. Whales however aren’t around always.
When googling about the Nicoya Peninsula most of the best-time-to-visit guides point out that humpbacks migrate through the region August – October (rainy season) and December – April (summer season). Out of our experience the chances for seeing whales are much higher during rainy season!
Spotting whales in pure nature can be very impressive. If you are planning to be in Samara during green season you shouldn’t miss out on that!
Wanting to book a trip with your family, but would like to get some questions answered first? Drop us an email! We tell you how the water and weather have been lately and with species have been around.
Humpback whale close to Samara, month of August
Inshore fishing, month of June
Orca saying hi - close to Samara, month of August
Inshore fishing, month of May