Samara's Hotel Giada, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Costa Rica's Hotel Giada is located in Samara beach in the Nicoya Peninsula, on the North Pacific coast. Samara beach has been awarded the Blue Flag recognition and is considered one of the nicest beaches in Costa Rica.
The cozy beach village of Samara is home to great restaurants, activities, shops and bars. Just a short drive away is the town of Nosara, with lush tropical greenery of protected forest and a long stretch of pristine beach. Playa Guiones is known for its stunning sunsets and excellent surfing.
This quaint tropical Costa Rica hotel, is only steps away from Samara beach. Giada Hotel, located on the main road, is surprisingly very quiet and serene. The décor of bamboo and lush tropical plants give this hotel a great ambience.
The Italian restaurant serves a wide variety of entrées and the ever so popular GoGo pizza. We had to try it, and we’re not disappointed. We also enjoyed the seafood pasta, and fettuccini with gorgonzola sauce. It was amazing!
Room Information: 13 units, A/C, clean tiled rooms, private bathroom with hot water, TV, pool side rooms, rooms with balcony.
Rates: Single room: $55, Double room: $70, Triple room: $85, Quadruple room: $95 with big breakfast included.
Credit Cards: accepted
Amenities: 2 pools, Jacuzzi, restaurant, bar and laundry service; Sansa office in the lobby; Long distance and beach towels available.
- Air Conditioning
- Hot Water
- Swimming Pool
- Kids Pool
- Cable TV
- Safe Deposit Box
- Laundry Service
- Currency Exchange
- Private Parking
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Hair Dryer
- Room Service
- Handicap Accessible
- Free Breakfast
Samara Beach, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Location: main street, steps from Samara beach
Web Site: www.HotelGiada.net
Getting to Samara By Bus
A bus leaves daily from San Jose at 12:00 p.m. from the Empresa Alfaro bus station which is 150 meters northwest from the Coca Cola station 9 (Avenida 5 - Calle 14 y 16); in high season there is also a 6:00 pm bus. The cost of a one-way ticket is about Colones 3,740 (about US$ 7.) per person, and the trip takes about 5 hours. We advise you to buy bus tickets one day in advance.
Fantasy Bus - Tel. (506) 2232-3681 - 2220-2126 offer a comfortable transportation network all over the country by bus. From Samara, it is possible to reach directly Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Playa Hermosa and San Jose.
Getting to Samara By Car
From San Jose: Samara is about a 4 and half hours drive from San Jose downtown. From San Jose follow the Interamericana Highway North, until the turnoff for the Tempisque Bridge - Puente de la Amistad. After crossing the Gulf of Nicoya, drive directly to Nicoya and from there turn south to Samara.
From Liberia: Samara is about a 2 hours drive from Liberia International Airport. From Liberia, drive directly to Nicoya and from there turn south to Samara.
Getting to Samara By Air
Kindly check Sansa web site or call them for more information (tel. +506 2221-9414). Hotel Giada is the local agent for Sansa in Samara Beach.
Infants from 0 to 2 years old - Free of charge
Equipment ~ Cessna Grand Caravan 208 B Aircraft. Approved by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Reservations & Ticketing ~ Tel: (506) 2221-9414 - Fax: (506) 2255-2176
Itinerary subject to change without notice. Sansa is associated with Costa Rica's national airline, Lacsa, which is now part of Grupo Taca.
Nature Air offers Charter Flights to Samara/Carrillo and from San Jose's Pavas Airport (4 miles from San Jose and 9 miles from Juan Santamaria airport). Contact them for airfares at (506) 2220-3054. Due to changing weather conditions, and therefore flight schedules, both Sansa and Nature Air recommend you do not schedule your domestic flight from Samara to San Jose on the same day as your departing international flight from San Jose.