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

Flights to the Nicoya Peninsula

For domestic flights in Costa Rica there is are two companies: 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.

Another, new carrier is Aerobell who has its base at the Tobías Bolaños airport in Pavas /San José, a 8 km drive from the airport Juan Santamaria.

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 and Aerobell fly 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
Samara / Nosara   Nosara
Duration: 45 min
Tamarindo / Junquillal   Tamarindo or Liberia
Duration: 50 min


For an international flight to Costa Rica you can also choose to fly to Liberia which is only an hour drive from Tamarindo and many other popular beach resorts on the Northern Nicoya Peninsula. The Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia (LIR) connects to various North American and European cities.