Flying is one of the easiest ways to get around in Costa Rica, particularly to more remote regions such as the Osa Peninsula or Nosara, saving time and hours driving. There are two major airlines in the country, Sansa and Nature Air, they provide reasonably priced domestic air travel and scheduled daily flights.
Sansa and Nature Air regularly schedule flights to at least 15 destinations across the country connected from San Jose. Both of these Costa Rica airlines use a selection of small prop planes that carry between 9 and 25 passengers. With these airlines you can fly not only to major cities like Liberia International Airport or Limon Domestic Airport, but you can get flights to remote regions such as the Puerto Jiménez Airstrip in South Pacific or Tortuguero in the Caribbean.
Sansa and Nature Air ’s hub of operations (their main terminal) are located just steps from the Juan Santa Maria International Terminal.
Besides with Nature Air you can also fly to Bocas del Toro, Panamá and Managua, Nicaragua, so is a perfect way to make an itinerary including the three countries.
Here you will find the destinations
|SJO – Tamarindo||50 min||Daily||3 times||3 times|
|SJO – Quepos||25 min||Daily||3 times||3 times|
|SJO – Arenal||20 min||Daily||11:05||11:35|
|SJO – Drake bay||40 min||Daily||09:25||10:15|
|SJ- Puerto Jimenez||50 min||Daily||3 times||3 times|
|SJO – Golfito||50 min||Daily||2 times||2 times|
|SJO – Tortuguero||25 min||Daily||05:50||06:45|
|SJO – Limon||30 min||Daily||05:50||06:20|
|SJO – Punta Islita||40 min||No May to November||1 time||1 time|
|SJO – Liberia||45 min||Daily||7 / 12 / 15|
|SJO – Tambor||35 min||Daily||8/12/14|
|SJO – Palmar||55 min||Daily||06:00||06:55|
|SJO-Bocas del Toro||60 min||Daily||7:25 / 14||08:25|
|SJO to Managua||90 min||mo-we-fr||07:35||09:00|
Another great way to fly is to charter a flight to get to the destination of your choice, while they are considerably more expensive, they are a excellent alternatives to traveling on your own schedule.