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getting to playa samara from liberia airport.

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getting to playa samara from liberia airport.

Hey all we need to get from liberia airport to playa samara at night. Is this a bad idea? How long is the trip? Easy drive? Thanks!!

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1. Re: getting to playa samara from liberia airport.

Depends of how the weather is...if is rainy it can be a hard drive...

The total driving time is about 1 and half hours to Nicoya...and about another 1 and half hours to Samara...

Total close to 3 hours...minutes more minutes less!

It is a kind of easy drive...good road all the way!


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2. Re: getting to playa samara from liberia airport.

Actually, from the airport, the total drive takes about two hours. The roads are paved all the way and are pretty easy.

Make a right when you exit the airport and drive toward Nicoya. Once you get there, you will see a MaxiBodega store on your left and signs pointing to Samara on your right. Make a right into Nicoya and stay on that road right through town. Exit town and continue.

For the most part, the road is easy but go slowly in the hills - it can be treacherous, especially when wet. When you reach Caimital, you'll be faced with a "T" intersection without any signs (it's the only "T" intersection you will encounter and ahead of you will be a store with the name "Caimital" on it). This is a STOP sign, so make sure you look for traffic from the left - they tend to just keep driving because they have the right of way. Make a right and continue all the way to Samara.

Edited: 09 March 2010, 01:14
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3. Re: getting to playa samara from liberia airport.

Thanks Framptonian. Your directions will help me, too!

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