what was the best method to get from Liberia airport to resort and what was the cost?
Dear Jennand, the best way to get from the Liberia international airport would be a private transportation services with cost 135$US for up to 6 guest! We can definitely help coordinate this transportation service if you would like us to do so! Please email us directly and we will be more than happy to help you!
You can take a bus from Liberia to the town of Samara and then take a 6 minute cab ride to the villas from there. That will be the least expensive way, but definitely hot.
If you are going to us the shuttle service both ways, i suggest you just rent a car. It was inexpensive, and after asking 4 local companies in Liberia, Dollar was the best to deal with. In the long run, if you are interested in doing a bit of looking around, getting groceries here and there, renting a vehicle is nicer and probably cheaper. For 2 weeks a normal car cost us $700 with all the insurance. If you book with a credit card that gives you insurance the car will be half that price.
Definitely worth having the vehicle, in my opinion.
It's about 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Liberia airport to Hotel Villas Playa Samara, so I'd say the transportation services offered by the hotel as mentioned above is probably your best bet. Taking a taxi likely wouldn't be any cheaper for such a distance and I don't think there are public bus routes that will take you all the way there.
I always found staff at this hotel were always very friendly and eager to please, so while $135 might be more than you were hoping to spend, it will be well worth the simplicity, comfort, peace of mind and safety.
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