Location & Directions

Playa Sámara is on the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, 38km south-west of Nicoya.
It is about 5 - 6 hours drive from San Jose, the captital city of Costa Rica, and 2 hours from Liberia, the nearest international airport.


GPS Point:    Latitude 9°52'58.02"N 85°31'55.98"W


By car
The easiest way to explore Costa Rica is by car.


From San Jose take the Interamericana Highway (CI1) north, take the turnoff for Tempisque Bridge-Puente de la Amistad de Taiwan, and cross the Gulf of Nicoya. Drive to Nicoya, and turn south to Playa Sámara.


From Liberia, turn south and follow the signs for Nicoya (HWY 21) and on to Playa Samara (HWY 150).


For information on rental cars please follow our link ‘rent a car’.


By Air
The two international airports in Costa Rica are in San Jose 41/2 hours driving time and Liberia aerport on the half island Guanacaste, 2hours driving time. We can arrange pick up service; from the Liberia aerport to Sámara it will be $ 140.00 for the taxi & transfer



By Bus
The bus company "Transporte Inteligente leaves daily from San Jose to Sámara at 12.00 from the bus terminal. It takes around 5 – 6 hours.




By Minibus
Interbus: www.interbusonline.com
or private Shuttel ...


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