- 40 minutes by plane from San Jose
Daily flights by Sansa and Travelair
- 4 1/2 hours by car from San Jose International Airport Juan
- 2 hours by car from Liberia International Airport
- 5 hours by bus from San Jose
Both Sansa and Travelair
airlines fly daily between San Jose and the Samara / Carrillo
Sansa flies between San
Jose's Juan Santa Maria Airport and Sámara/Carrillo
Sansa (tel. +506 221-9414;
www.flysansa.com) has begun offering an in-country "air
pass," at $199 for 1 week and $249 for 2 weeks. Theoretically
these allow for unlimited flights inside Costa Rica, although
limited seating, overbooking, and preference given to full-price
ticket buyers might make these air passes a slightly less
Infants from 0 to 2 years old - Free of charge
Children from 2 to 12 years old - 25% discount
Equipment / Equipo
Cessna Grand Caravan 208 B Aircraft.
Approved by the United States Federal Aviation Administration
Reservations & Ticketing -
Tel: (506) 221-9414 - Fax: (506) 255-2176 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Reservations and Ticket Purchase
Sansa is associated with Costa Rica's national
airline, Lacsa, which is now part of Grupo Taca.
Travelair flies to Sámara/Carrillo
every day from San Jose's Pavas Airport (4 miles from San
Jose and 9 miles from Juan Santamaria airport).
Round trip airfare is US$ 129 - One Way is
Pavas airport is served by taxi and bus
service. Travelair's flight leaves from San Jose at 12:30.
p.m. Children up to 2 years old sitting and sitting in their
parent's lap travel free of charge. Children 2 to 11 years
old pay 50% of the fare. Children 12 or more pay the full
Due to changing weather conditions, and therefore
flight schedules, both Sansa and Travelair recommend you do
not schedule your domestic flight from Sámara to San
Jose on the same day as your departing international flight
from San Jose.
A bus leaves daily from San Jose at 12:30
p.m. and 6:15 pm from the Alfaro bus station which is 150
meters northwest from the Coca Cola station. The cost of a
one-way ticket is about Colones 2,500 (about US$7.) per person,
and the trip takes about 5 hours. We advise you to buy bus
tickets one day in advance. Click here for more information
on Alfaro bus schedules and info.
Interbus - Tel. (506) 283-5573 - Fax (506) 283-7655 and Fantasy
Bus - Tel. (506) 232-3681 - 220-2126 offer a comfortable transportation
network all over the country by bus. From Samara, it is possible
to reach directly Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Jaco,
Playa Hermosa and San Jose. You can find routes and rates
on their web-site.
From San Jose:
Sámara is about a 4 and half hours
drive from San Jose downtown.
From San Jose 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.
Sámara is about a 2 hours drive from
Liberia International Airport.
From Liberia, drive directly to Nicoya and
from there turn south to Samara.
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