Discover the beauty of the exciting province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica – filled with adventure and nature. Costa Rica is the Happiest Country in the World! (c.f Happy Planet Index). The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is named after the magnificent shady Guanacaste Tree, or “Elephant Ear Tree”, the national tree of Costa Rica.
Samara is located in Guanacaste Province on the northern Pacific coast. It is about two hours from Liberia International Airport (LIR). The drive from the airport is along all paved roads, making it is an easy destination to reach. Guanacaste is a top destination for the active spirit looking for adventure travel and outdoor activities. The region is surrounding by forest and wildlife. Unlike areas to the north, thick tropical dry forest borders Samara. Even on hotel grounds, you can find animals like monkeys, iguanas, and many kinds of birds.
While many people visiting Samara do little more than hang out at the beach, there are plenty of things to do. Here are some activities that will show you hidden waterfalls, beaches, and nature-filled forest. An array of national parks and waterfalls can be found within its borders. The Nicoya Peninsula is one of the world’s Blue Zones where people live longer and healthier, often well over 100 years old.