Airport Contacts in Costa Rica

How to get in touch Costa Rica's airports. With links to up-to-the minute flight information and contact details...

Costa Rica is served by four international airports. Juan Santamaria International Airport is the largest airport in the country, located 20 Km northwest of San José.

Domestic flights, served by small planes for up to 40 passengers are popular and a quick way of getting around the country. Some of these fly to small airports in tourist areas such as Tamarindo, Tortuguero, Golfito and Nosara.

For every passenger traveling on an international flight the Costa Rican government charges a departure fee, which can be paid at the airport or in advance at most banks. It must be paid in cash in either colones or US dollars (although Liberia airport only accepts US dollars).

Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

International flights depart from Terminal "M" with the main operators being:

Domestic flights operating out of Juan Santamaria depart from Terminal "S". These are operated by national carrier TACA and fly to destinations in Costa Rica and other Central American countries.

Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
Juan Santamaria Airport Website
Tel: 2437 2400
Flight Information: Departures
Flight Information: Arrivals
Airport Police Tel: 2442 0575
Customs Tel: 2441 6069
Immigration Tel: 2437 2626
Public Transport: Options for travel from the airport include taxi, hire car or bus. Airport taxis are orange. The bus stop for Alajuela is just outside the airport and is on the San José-Heredia route. Website

Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR)

Otherwise known as Liberia International, Daniel Oduber International Airport is located 12 Km to the west of the city of Liberia and serves the Pacific coast tourist industry.

Domestic carriers from the airport include:

International airlines flying to Liberia airport include:

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport Website
Flight Information Website
Airport Shuttle Service: The airport provides transportation to a wide variety of popular destinations. The service is available on a private or shared basis. Reservations must be made in advance. Shuttle Reservation
Weather: A live feed of the weather conditions at the airport is available on the website. Website
Public Transport: The airport is on the bus route to the city of Liberia and has taxis waiting outside arrivals.

Limón International Airport (LIO)

Reopened in 2006 after 20 years of closure, the airport serves the Caribbean coastline and the towns of Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo and Gandoca.

The only scheduled flights from Limón are operated by Sansa, the domestic branch of TACA Airlines and Nature Air operate charter flights from the airport.

Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ)

The capital city's second airport, Tobias Bolanos International Airport, is located in the region of Pavas in San José. It is the principal hub for Nature Air.