When to visit

Playa Samara is beautiful year round. There is a distinct rainy and dry season but there are advantages of visiting in either season. While the dry season is marked by sunny skies, the rainy season boasts lush rainforests and flowing rivers and waterfalls.

The average year round temperature in Samara offers daily highs of 88°F (31°C) and lows of 73°F (23°C) with little fluctuation from month to month (see the chart to the right for specific monthly averages). The water temperature stays at 82°F (28°C) all year. Rainfall during the green season at Samara typically occurs for only 1 to 2 hrs per day in the afternoon with an average of 11 inches (280mm) precipitation per month in the rainy season and almost 0 inches per month in the dry season.

Whenever time you decide to visit you will certainly have a magical time. Below we highlight the different seasons and why each one is a good time to visit along with the different pricing we offer.




Dates: Nov 1 – Dec 20, Jan 11 – May 31, Jul 1 – Aug 31

The high season is the least likely time to experience rain in Samara, even in the rainforests. It can also make it easier to spot wildlife because of the shrinking water sources. This is a fabulous time to spend entire days relaxing on the beach, eating amazing food and swimming in the pool. The dry season offers the perfect tropical escape for most Northern Hemisphere visitors during the long winter months.

Why this is a great time to visit: Perfect weather everyday, escape the winter blues, the surf is more consistent, lots of extra activities around Samara because of more tourists in town.

Beachfront Bungalow – $155 ($175.15 incl tax)
Poolfront Bungalow – $140 ($158.20 incl tax)
Poolside Room – $115 ($129.95 incl tax)



Dates: June and Sep 1 – Oct 31

Description: Many savvy visitors recognize that the “green” season is actually one of the best times to visit Samara. It will not necessarily rain every day and when it does it’s typically only for 1 or 2 hours in the afternoon. The excess water brings the countryside to life with an explosion of color, gorgeous waterfalls and fascinating wildlife. On top of this there aren’t many tourists so it’s more quiet and peaceful. And because of less demand our pricing is significantly more affordable.

Why this is a great time to visit: It’s cheaper, crowds disappear, mornings are always sunny and clear, the rivers and waterfalls are running, the rain brings the rainforests to life and it’s great time for white water rafting.

Beachfront Bungalow – $120 ($135.60 incl tax)
Poolfront Bungalow – $110 ($124.30 incl tax)
Poolside Room – $80 ($90.40 incl tax)



Dates: Dec 20 – Jan 10 and March 29 – April 4

Description: The gold season has all the great qualities of the high season with perfect weather and amazing days on the beach. It coincides with the winter break and Easter weekend. This is our busiest time of year and requires advanced bookings to reserve your stay.

Why this is a great time to visit: Ideal weather, it’s easier to get time off work at this time of year, bustling restaurants and nightlife.

Beachfront Bungalow – $170 ($192.10 incl tax)
Poolfront Bungalow – $150 ($169.50 incl tax)
Poolside Room – $120 ($135.60 incl tax)