Location & Directions

Samara sits along the southern Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica (see map to the right).

The Samara Tree House Inn features beachfront bungalows in the heart of Playa Samara. The Inn overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by all the best restaurants, surf schools, massage, yoga studios, horse back riding tours and countless other activities.

Samara is considered by many to be one of the safest and most idealistic beaches in Costa Rica. This makes it a perfect location for a getaway enjoyed by both local Costa Ricans and tourists from all over the world.

Use the Google Map below to see exactly where we’re located.

DIRECTIONS TO THE SAMARA TREE HOUSE INN

By Air:

Costa Rica is well serviced by major airlines including: Delta, American, United, British Airways, Mexicana, TACA, Copa and a number of other carriers. Samara is on a well-paved road which is 1.5 hours drive from Liberia International Airport and four hours from San Jose’s airport.

By Car:

From San Jose, drive north on the Panamerican/Interamerican Highway to the junction with route 18 (just past Limonal). Continue there to river Tempisque and cross the new bridge “La Amistad” or Puente Tempisque. Continue on to Nicoya. From Nicoya take route 150 to Samara approximately 38 km / 24 miles. Please note that roads are not always well marked with route numbers, so look for signs with city/town names.

From Liberia, drive south to Nicoya. From Nicoya take route 150 to Samara approximately 38 km / 24 miles. Please note that roads are not always well marked with route numbers, so look for signs with city/town names.

By Bus:

Buses leave every day from San Jose at 12:30 p.m. and 6:15p.m. from Alfaro Bus Station, 150 meters northwest from the Coca-Cola station. The cost of one way ticket is $6 per person and the trip is approximately 5-6 hours long. We advise you to buy tickets one day in advance.

Shuttle:

Companies such as Interbus, Fantasy bus and Montezuma Expedition offer daily service from San Jose to Samara. Prices average $40 per person. There is private shuttle service from Liberia Airport, for approximately $125/shuttle, up to 6 passengers. Please email us for more detail.

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