Arriving to this remote part of Costa Rica is actually a very simple process. Modern travel has made it quite accessible!

You will fly from Costa Rica's San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria) to Samara, just a 1/2 hour plane ride. We will then pick you up at the airport and take you directly to our retreat site. It is easy and convenient, saving you many hours of bus or car time. (Of course you may take the bus or rent a car if you so desire.)

We recommend you check for local flight availability on Sansa Airlines (Costa Rica's small internal airline) on their web site Do this before you buy your international ticket and leave yourself at least 2 hours to go through customs and to walk next door to the Sansa terminal. Round trip tickets to Samara cost about $142. If you need to spend the night in San Jose before your flight to Samara, we recommend the Costa Rican travel agency, Herencia Verde. by phone: 011 (506) 256-0121,
or e-mail at:

If you have any other questions please write to us at and we will be happy to answer them for you! You may also call us at 805-967-8866, or just visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page and see if you can find your answer there.

Costa Rica From Above

Current Daily Flight Times
Depart San Jose Arrive Samara Depart Samara Arrive San Jose
8:10 am 8:40 am 9:22 am 10:05 am
11:50 am 12:20 am 1:02 pm 1:45 pm

Samara Beach

Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

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