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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, 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.

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 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.