Airport Shuttle from Liberia to Playa Samara?
Is there a reasonably priced shuttle service from the Liberia Airport to Playa Samara that doesn't cost too much?
When I looked up shuttle services from the Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia to Playa Samara
, I could only find direct transportation listed on the website of Costa Rica Shuttle
. They charge $48 per person, which I understand is a little pricey.
However, if you were to hire a private transfer, I am almost certain it would cost more since they wouldn't be taking passengers back to Liberia
. Taxis almost certainly would be expensive as well, and you may not find someone who wants to drive that far.
Then there's always the bus, which is relatively cheap, but not always the most comfortable or spacious. To get around transportation-wise in Costa Rica unfortunately requires a little sacrifice. Here is the public bus schedule
from Liberia - you'd go to Nicoya then transfer to Playa Samara from there. Looks like it leaves every 30min from 4:30am to 8:20pm and takes 1hr 40min to Nicoya.
Another interesting option may be to car rental in Costa Rica
. I just ran a query using Budget Rent a Car's Costa Rica site on their door to door service from Liberia to Samara, and they quoted me $100. So if you are traveling with a friend then you're at about the same price as a shuttle (2 x $48), and if you're with two or more friends, then you're actually saving money.
Hope this was of help, and sorry I couldn't find a cheaper shuttle option. It may be worth calling the hotel you're looking to stay at as they may have another option for you. Have fun!