Where are the international airports?

There are two international airports. One in Alajuela, the Juan Santamaria International Airport most commonly known as SJO and one in Liberia, the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport more commonly known as LIR.

⇒ Arrivals and Departures @ LIR ⇐

⇒ Entry and Exit Requirements @ LIR ⇐


Central and South American Flights 

✈ Copa Air @ www.copaair.com

✈ Nature Air @ www.natureair.co.cr

✈ SANSA @ www.flysansa.com

✈ LACSA/TACA @ www.taca.com



International Flights

✈ United @ www.united.com

✈ Air Canada @ www.aircanada.com

✈ AirTransat @ www.airtransat.com

✈ Westjet @ www.westjet.com

✈ Jetblue @ www.jetblue.com

✈ Frontier @ www.flyfrontier.com

✈ Delta @ www.delta.com

✈ American @ www.aa.com

✈ Air France @ www.airfrance.com


Tip: Don’t Forget to Allot Time for the Departure Tax

US or Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica for up to 90 days. Your passport will need to be valid for the duration of your stay, and you’ll need to be able to present an exit ticket. However, unlike many countries, you will need to get a special exit visa (departure tax) upon leaving the country, and this cost 29 USD at the time of writing. A few airlines like American, US Airways and Copa have recently added this to the ticket price, but most others will have to join the lengthy line at the airport to take care of this pesky fee.

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