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SAMARA BEACH MAP HOW TO GET TO SAMARA BY BUS OR BY CAR-SAMARA ADVENTURE COMPANY-This page contains maps of Costa Rica, of Sámara and surrounding areas, and directions to Sámara.

Road Map of Costa Rica:

Road Map from Liberia to Sámara:

Road Map from Nicoya to Sámara:

Map of Sámara: (Samara Adventure Company is #2)

Getting to Sámara by bus from San José:

A bus leaves daily from San Jose at 12:00 p.m. from the Empresa Alfaro bus station which is 150 meters northwest from the Coca Cola station 9 (Avenida 5 - Calle 14 y 16). In high season there is also a 6:00 pm bus. If you are not able to catch the direct bus, there are also buses to Nicoya (1 hour away from Sámara), and from there you can take another bus to Sámara. The cost of a one-way ticket is about 3,740  Colones or around $7.00 US per person. The trip from San José to Sámara is about five hours. We advise you to buy bus tickets one day in advance.

Grayline Costa Rica - Tel. (506) 2220-2126 offers a comfortable transportation option all over the country by shuttle bus. From Sámara, it is possible to go directly to Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Jacó, Playa Hermosa and San José. You can find routes and rates on their website:

Getting to Sámara by bus from Liberia:

To arrive in Sámara, you first have to take a bus from Liberia to Nicoya. Buses to Nicoya leave at least every hour. It takes around 2.5 hours to get to Nicoya. Once you have arrived in Nicoya, you must go to the other bus station, just a few blocks downhill. From there you can catch the bus to Sámara, about 1 hour away.

Remember we can offer you private transportation in a comfortable A/C minivan at whatever time! Look at our transportation page for more details.

Getting to Sámara By Car

From San José:

Sámara is about a 4 and half hour drive from downtown San José. Follow the Interamericana Highway North until the turnoff for the Tempisque Bridge - Puente de la Amistad. After crossing the Gulf of Nicoya, drive directly to Nicoya and from there turn south to Samara.

From Liberia:

Sámara is about a 2 hour drive from Liberia International Airport. Drive directly to Nicoya and from there turn south to Sámara.


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