Find the cheapest flight to Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a total of four international airports, but its primary airport – and the one most visitors will use to enter the country – is Juan Santamaría International Airport (airport code SJO), 20 km from the capital city of San José. The majority of visitors, especially those from Europe, Canada and the United States, enter Costa Rica through this airport. The only other airport in the country which receives flights from major airlines is Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport (airport code LIR). San José’s airport is the busiest in Central America and serves as a hub for TACA’s and Lacsa’s international networks and for Sansa’s domestic network.

The airport’s website is in Spanish only, a language this writer does not speak, so you are hereby warned.

To access information about the airport, go to this page. From the menu on the left-hand side of that page, click on the word “Aeropuerto” and you’ll get another small window with information about the airport. It’s all there under Servicios – including the airlines serving Juan Santamaría International Airport, your ground transportation options, rental car agencies and the restaurants, bars and shops in the airport. It appears that Internet access at the airport might be fee-free. Arrivals information is located here, and departures information is located here. Be aware that there is an exit fee which must be paid upon leaving the country, so be sure you haven’t spent all your money at the Duty Free shop.

Be sure to check on these airfare deals to Costa Rica, and then read about what to do and where to stay once you get there.

More Information on Costa Rica

Costa Rica has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central America. It’s also not uncommon to run into all kinds of expats who have made Costa Rica their home. Costa Ricans are highly educated and the country has also attracted a recent influx of foreign investment in fields such as electronics and pharmaceuticals. Why do so many people flock to this tiny country? Certainly there are many reasons, but it’s safe to say that its natural landscapes, booming eco-tourism industry, lack of a standing army and beautiful beaches are among those reasons. So even though Costa Rica was “the next big thing” many years ago, there is still plenty of unspoiled country to see.