Leaving San José, take the Pan-American Highway through the west to Puntarenas. Close to Puntarenas the road veers north - follow the signs to Liberia-, and take the turn off for the "La Amistad" bridge. Since you have crossed over the Gulf of Nicoya, head to the town of Nicoya. From Nicoya, head west towards Samara, and take the turn off into a non paved road right after the big gas station on the left. After you take this rural and scenic road you will have the chance to explore small typical towns of the ¨Guanacaste Pampa¨, a wide diversity on natural species, wonderful Guanacaste trees and different kinds of birds.