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Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula

The Travel Guide to the Peninsula de Nicoya, Costa Rica, with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information

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Flights to the Nicoya Peninsula

For domestic flights in Costa Rica there is only one company left: Sansa Airlines has its terminal for national flights at the Juan Santamaria International airport (SJO) in the town of Alajuela, 40 km east of Costa Rica's capital San José.

Costa Rica's other national carrier, Nature Air, does not operate any more. All flights have been suspended in May 2018. Still their website is up and it's possible to book flights but the airline does not fulfill them.

Sansa flies with small aircraft so you have to observe their restrictions about weight and space for your luggage. In general each passenger has a luggage allowance of around 15 - 30 lbs. Additional weight has to be paid extra.

To get to
 
        Fly to
 
Montezuma / Santa Teresa / Mal Pais   Tambor
Duration: 35 min
In high season there are up to 8 flights per day from San Jose,
4 more flights from Liberia airport
Samara / Nosara   Nosara
Duration: 45 min
Up to 2 daily flights from San Jose
Tamarindo / Junquillal   Tamarindo
Duration: 50 min
Up to 4 daily flights from San Jose. Alternatively fly to Liberia

The Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia (LIR) is an international airport serving flights to various North American and European cities. From the Liberia airport it's only 45 km to the popular beach resorts on the Papagayo Peninsula, and 70 km to Tamarindo, Playa Conchal and Flamingo.