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Location & Directions

Quiet & Private Location

The Hideaway is located at the south end of Samara Beach, across from Isla Chora. We are on the road between Samara & Carrillo, turn west at the ICE telecommunications tower--you'll see our sign. You can walk on the beach to the village of Samara in 40-50 minutes. Or you can rent a bike and ride on the beach to the village in about 10 minutes.  


By Car:

From San Jose, drive north on the Panamerican/Interamerican Highway to the junction with route 18 (just past Limonal). Continue there to river Tempisque and cross the new bridge "La Amistad" or Puente Tempisque. Continue on  to Nicoya. From Nicoya take route 150 to Samara approximately 38 km / 24 miles.  Please note that roads are not always well marked with route numbers, so look for signs with city/town names.


From Liberia, drive south to Nicoya. From Nicoya take route 150 to Samara approximately 38 km / 24 miles.  Please note that roads are not always well marked with route numbers, so look for signs with city/town names.


Shuttle: 

Companies such as Interbus  offer daily service from San Jose to Samara. Prices average $50 per person. There is private shuttle service from Liberia Airport or San Jose Airport, for approximately $240 from San Jose and  $135 from Liberia, up to 6 passengers. Please email us for more detail info@TheHideawayPlayaSamara.com .

Two Beaches to Choose!

We're ideally located on the south end of Samara Beach. From our hotel you can walk to the beach in 1-2 minutes. And about a 7-10 minute walk gets you to Carrillo Beach. You choose-- the best of both beaches!