Costa Rica

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Getting to Costa Rica


San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) is Costa Rica’s primary gateway, but Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in the northwestern city of Liberia also handles some flights from the US and Canada.


Both San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR) are served by Air Canada, Continental, Delta, American, and US Airways from their respective U.S. hubs. San Jose is also served by Spirit (from Fort Lauderdale) and Frontier (from Denver), Jet Blue (from various airports) as well as other international airlines including, Copa Airlines, Avianca, TACA, IBERIA, Condor and Aeromexico.  Liberia is served by United (seasonal), Northwest (from Minneapolis), Sunwing, Jazz Air and West Jet. Costa Rican national carrier, Lacsa, flies non-stop between San Jose and New York (JFK), Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles. Domestic Airlines include SANSA, and Nature Air, the the world's first carbon-neutral airline.

Flight Times

Just under three hours non-stop from Miami; about 4 hours from Houston or Dallas; 5.5 hours from both New York or Los Angeles (the two U.S. cities are just about equidistant from San Jose).

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