I ended up in Samara – a small surf town close to Camaronal, Costa Rica, for a day back in August. Samara is a popular spot with backpackers and has plenty of surf schools, language schools and small bars and cafes to keep people entertained for a while. It has a laid back relaxed feel and the white sand beach is just beautiful with good waves for beginners. We needed to kill some time before being collected and taken back to the rather more secluded Playa Camaronal, so we had a wonder down the beach, watched the surfers having their lessons, laid on the beach, watched the loyal school drum practice, shopped at the fruit markets, made ‘food art’ pictures from our shopping, had a quick browse in the expensive trendy shops and then came across a strong smelling, enticing bakery where we decided to stop for lunch.
This was a very good decision as we discovered the owners were german and well known in the area for their pastries and cakes. I chose a cheese and bacon croissant which melted in the mouth and then I couldn’t resist the chocolate brownie cake! I asked for it hot which they seemed very surprised and curious about (?!). The cake was delicious! So chocolatey and moist! There were plenty of other wonders to try along with fresh fruit smoothies which always taste amazing in Costa Rica!
If you are in Samara make sure you don’t miss this bakery!