Arrival in Costa Rica

Costa Rica TEFL would like to ensure that you experience a safe, hassle-free arrival in Costa Rica. We provide you with the information and assistance required to make your arrival in Costa Rica and Samara as smooth as possible.

Liberia
Liberia, which is a two-hour taxi ride to Samara, is the closest international airport to our beautiful beach town.  If you choose to fly into Liberia, we are happy to arrange for a taxi or shuttle to pick you up at the airport and bring you directly to your accommodations in Samara. Taxi rides from Liberia to Samara generally cost between $90-100 and shuttle rides range from $45-90.

San Jose
The Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose is the largest airport in Costa Rica. Although there are more flights into this airport, San Jose is located 5 hours from Samara. As a result, we recommend taking the Alfaro bus or Interbus.

Alfaro
The Alfaro bus station is located in downtown San Jose and leaves for Samara every day at 12:00 p.m. (additional bus at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays.) Those that choose to take Alfaro – only $8 for a ticket – are urged to arrive AT LEAST one hour prior to departure since seats quickly fill up. For more information, please click here.

Interbus
Interbus is a shuttle service that will pick you up at your hotel and drop you off in Samara. These shuttles generally leave around 8:00 a.m. daily and cost $45. For additional information or to book your seat, please click here.