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Cheap Flights to Costa Rica

Finding Cheap Flights to Costa Rica

International travelers looking for cheap flights to Costa Rica have options of flying into the cities of Liberia and San José, both of which have international airports that are serviced by major airlines. Travelers who are looking for cheap flights around Costa Rica have lots of options by connecting from San Jose to the various domestic airports around the country. Most of these small airports have scheduled service offered by domestic airlines. The cheapest flights to Costa Rica can be bought in advance after careful research.

Travelers should take note that many of the cheap flights to Costa Rica are during the “green season” or “low season,” which lasts from May through November. This time is the rainy season, where it rains every day, sometimes for a few hours, sometimes for days straight. The “high season,” which is from December through April, is much drier and there are more operating flights.

Cheap Flights to Liberia, Costa Rica

The those looking for a cheap flight to Costa Rica via Liberia can find tickets to the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). This airport is mainly directed at providing service for tourists who are headed to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, a popular destination. This airport offers shuttle services.

Some hotels around this airport include Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport, Best Western El Sitio and Boyeros Hotel.

Airlines that Fly Into Liberia

TheDaniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) is a small airport which is not too busy, and has direct service to and from a handful of American, Canadian, Mexican and a couple European cities. Some major airlines that serve this airport include Air Canada, American, CanJet, Continental, Delta and US Airways. Many of these flights are seasonal.

Cheap Flights to San José, Costa Rica

Most of the cheap flights to Costa Rica are to the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), which is is located about 20 kilometeres from the capital city San José, in the town of Alajuela. It is the primary airport of the Costa Rica, and serves many international flights from Europe and the Americas. There are ten gates in this airport, eight of which have jet bridges. There are buses that take passengers from the airport into the city and back. There are also licensed taxis that will accept Colones and US Dollars.

Some hotels around this airport include the Trapp Family Country Inn, Hotel Aeropuerto, Belen Suites, Buena Vista, Marriott, La Rosa de America and others.

Airlines That Fly Into San José

The Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is the second busiest airport in Central America. The main operator at this airport is TACA/LACSA, and other popular ones are Copa Airlines, Continental and American Airlines. Other major airlines that service this airport include Air Canada, JetBlue,Delta, Iberia and US Airways.

Domestic Cheap Flights in Costa Rica

For travelers looking for cheap domestic flights within Costa Rica, there are also airports in the cities of Barra del Colorado, Buenos Aires, Carillo, Coto 47, Drake Bay, Golfito, Guapiles, La Fortuna, Los Chiles, Nosara, Palmar Sur, Puerto Jiminez, Punta Islita, Quepos, Tamarindo, Tambor, Tortuguero and Upala. The two domestic airlines that offer cheap flights around Costa Rica are Nature Air and Sansa.