Reparacion De Llantas
So this is not about a rental of transportation but rather a repair of one of our vehicles. For several days we had a slow leak to one a tire. It was progressively get to be a faster leak. The owner at Casa del Mar told me of a repair place that just opened in town. He actually walked me to the next corner and pointed the place out to me.
Drove over and I didn't even need to say anything as the owner of the shop could see how low my tire was. He removed the tire, fixed the flat all in about 10 minutes. Actually stopped what he was doing to help me out. Charged me only 3000 colonies, about 6 USD. If you ever have car difficulty in Samara, this is the place to go. It is on Main street, about 100 hundred meters from the corner of Via Arriba (the road that runs parallel to the ocean).
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
- Adventure Travel
One way of getting into and out of Playa Samara is to use the little planes of Sansa airlines. I was pressed for time, so decided to use them. It's a 30 minute flight from here to San Jose. The 'airport' consists of a corrugated tin roof alongside the road across from Playa Carillo a 5 minute cab ride away. The landing strip is hardened dirt, and the Cessna plane seats about 15 people. You get a great view when taking off and landing since they take off right over the beach. Worked fine for me.
Ticket was about $75. You land in San Jose right next to the big airport of Santamaria.
Service to and from San Jose
The main bus company that serves Samara to and from San Jose is ALFARO.
They offer daily service FROM San Jose to Samara at 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm and the return bus leaves Samara for SJ at 4:30 am and 8:30 am. The special Sunday services leaves Samara at 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.
The service is fairly direct and only stops occasionally to pick up or drop off local passengers. They stop in Nicoya and make one rest stop. The trip is approximately 5 hours though this can depend on traffic, weather and road conditions.
The price is 2800 colones or a bit more than $6. Best to buy tickets in advance to ensure a seat and also best to call in advance to confirm times