Local Flights in Costa Rica

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; and can save you hours of driving time. There are two major airlines in the country, Sansa and Nature Air, which provide reasonably priced domestic air travel and a schedule of daily flights.

Sansa and Nature Air regularly schedule flights to at least 15 destinations across the country starting from San Jose. Both of these Costa Rican airlines use a selection of small prop planes that carry between nine and 25 passengers. With these airlines you can fly not only to major cities, like Liberia (with international airport) and Limon (with domestic airport), but you can get flights to remote regions such as the Puerto Jiménez Airstrip in the southern Pacific or Tortuguero in the Caribbean.

Sansa and Nature Air ’s hub of operations (their main terminal) is located just steps from San Jose’s Juan Santa Maria International Terminal.

Also, with Nature Air you can fly to Bocas del Toro, Panamá and Managua, Nicaragua; so it’s a perfect way to make an itinerary which includes all three countries.

We can also offer you private charters with Prestige Wings or Aerobell.


  • Infants and children up to the age of two fly for free.
  • Nature Air allows between 15 lbs. and 40 lbs. of checked baggage per person.
  • Sansa / Taca Regional permits one piece with a weight-limit of  30 lbs. (14 kgs) and a linear measure limit (length + height + width) of 45″ (114 cms.)
  • Excess baggage has additional charges which are also subject to change.
  • Surfboards are often treated as excess baggage, so it is better contact the airline beforehand and find out.
  • Passengers who weigh more than 250 lbs. must purchase two tickets. Any passenger purchasing two tickets will be allowed the total baggage allowance for both seats.