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easy way to get from Playa Samara to Puerto Viejo?

Hi! I'll be an alone traveller this June and really just would like an easy and safe-ish way to get from Playa Samara and to Puerto Viejo....? Should I take the public bus back to San Jose then through Geckotrail shuttles take the shuttle to Puerto Viejo? Also....how far is Santa Terese from Samara? Thank you!!

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1. Re: easy way to get from Playa Samara to Puerto Viejo?

It is a long way from Samara to Puerto Viejo approx 5 hours to San Jose and over 4 to Puerto Viejo Limon. Your idea of the public bus to San Jose and then the shared shuttle sounds good. You can also try getting the public bus to Limon in San Jose

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2. Re: easy way to get from Playa Samara to Puerto Viejo?

If you are taking a public bus from Samara to San Jose you should just switch bus stations and take the public bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo. No need to book a shared shuttle. See bus schedules at thebusschedule.com/cr/

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3. Re: easy way to get from Playa Samara to Puerto Viejo?

You can also take a semi-private shuttle from Samara to SJO for $45 if you are looking for a more comfortable ride.

Santa Teresa is about 3.5 hours away, however, that can greatly vary depending on your choice of transportation. semi-private shuttle is $50/person and takes about 4 hours. If you take the public buses, it takes between 8 - 12 hours. I know, it is crazy but such is the way. Have fun!

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4. Re: easy way to get from Playa Samara to Puerto Viejo?

I cannot comment on the comfort of the public bus from Samara to San Jose, but the ride from Puerto Viejo to San Jose on a public bus was more comfortable the the ride in the shared shuttle van.

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5. Re: easy way to get from Playa Samara to Puerto Viejo?

The public bus from Samara to SJO is nice one. It is like a Greyhouse Line in the USA. You do buy your tickets in advance, about $9/person and get assigned seating. The buses have AC but toilets. They do stop once on the way to SJO.

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