Transportation Options - Samara Beach Campus

  1. Liberia International Airport arrivals:
    1. Standard taxi option arranged by Intercultura.  One of our trusted taxis will take you directly to your homestay or hotel in Sámara (1.5+ hour drive).
    2. Shuttle/ taxi with GYPSY CAB CO (Nosara Airport Shuttle), operates daily. This option is arranged by you.
    3. Car rentals are available at the airport, and are available for approx. $50-$100 for a one-day rental with drop off in Sámara. NOTE: Reserve in advance on the Internet for best rates and make sure you print out the rate given with your reservation confirmation number. This option is arranged by you.
  2. Juan Santamaría International Airport arrivals (San José):
    1. You can book our STANDARD Transportation Option: We pre-arrange a taxi for you that picks you up at the airport and brings you straight to the local bus station "Alfaro" where the direct bus to Sámara leaves at 12:00 pm every day, bus ticket included.
    2. Standard taxi option: You can take an airport taxi which drives you directly to your homestay in Sámara (4+ hour drive, $220+). This option is arranged by you.
    3. Car rentals are available at the airport, and are available for $50-$100 for a one day rental with drop off in Sámara. This option is arranged by you.
  3. Stopover in Heredia/ San José: If you prefer to stay overnight in the Central Valley, 
    1. You can book our SPECIAL Transportation Package: We provide a pre-arranged one night homestay in Heredia including airport pickup, taxi to the local bus station "Alfaro" the next day and pre-paid public bus ticket to SámaraThe family will call you a taxi the next day to catch the local bus to Sámara from San José, or the private bus service Interbus, or if there is a shuttle leaving from our Heredia Campus, you may catch that (inquire for availability and price). 
    2. Alternatively, you may stay overnight at a local hotel in Heredia or near the airport and catch a bus the next day (see above for bus options). This option is arranged by you.
    3. If you prefer not to take the bus, you may fly from San José to Nosara or Punta Islita local airports, approx. 35 kms from Sámara Centro, and then take a taxi to Sámara--flights only run during the dry season. This option is arranged by you.