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Liberia to Samara at night?

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Liberia to Samara at night?

We are arriving in Liberia at about 8:30pm in September and we're thinking of staying our first 2 nights in the Samara/Punta Islita area. Could we drive from the airport to Samara safely at this time of night?

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1. Re: Liberia to Samara at night?

Driving safely at night in Costa Rica is mostly categorized under "contradiction in terms". it is pitch dark at 9.30 pm when you will start your journey (if not a full moon). You will reach Samara at midnight if using a GPS (because road signs will not be very visible). And from Samara to Punta Islita starts the worse part of the road, some streams to be crossed, if I am not wrong. Very optimistic ETA 1 pm.

Yes, you could drive at night in Costa Rica. There is no law against driving by night. But is it a reasonable thing to do? Not in my book, for sure.

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2. Re: Liberia to Samara at night?

Even that is a nice road...can be a tricky road...some times of course not a rule some cows or horses can be a really danger...a lot of hevay equipment in some areas mostly sugar cane trailers sometimes not lights...in a way we locals slow down aroaun the ricky areas...but for a person that does not know the area at all I think is better to wait untl next day!

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3. Re: Liberia to Samara at night?

Green Season in full effect in September too, you could hit lots of rain at night. Hire a driver to take you there, and pick up your car in Samara the next day.

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4. Re: Liberia to Samara at night?

Thanks everyone, we decided to stick to our original plan and spend the first night in Hermosa and then leave in the morning for Samara. From Samara we are heading to Manual Antonio, would we be better to drive and ferry to Puntarenas or drive back up the peninsula and around to MA?

We have a crazy itinerary planned for 14 days, we're going coast to coast!

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5. Re: Liberia to Samara at night?

Not sure what the ferry has to do with anything.

From Samara to Nicoya and then south on Rt 1 to 27.

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