Flights to the Nicoya Peninsula

Costa Rica’s main international airport is the Juan Santamaria airport near San Jose (SJO). A second international airport is the Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia (LIR).

If you want to reach the beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula quickly, take a domestic flight from the International Airport of San Jose (SJO). You will fly on small propeller planes with a capacity for up to 12 passengers. These small planes offer a personalized experience, and you enjoy beautiful aerial views of Costa Rica.

To get toFly to


Santa Teresa

Mal Pais


with Sansa Airlines  or
with Costa Rica Green Airways
Flight Time: 30 min
Taxi to Montezuma: 15 min; to Santa Teresa: 25 min



with Sansa Airlines
Flight Time: 40 min
Taxi to Nosara Beaches: 10 min; to Samara: 40 min


Tamarindo or Liberia
with Sansa Airlines
Flight Time: 40 min
Taxi from Tamarindo: 5 min; from Liberia: 35 min

From the international terminal (SJO), the domestic terminal is located just a brief, 5-minute walk away in a separate facility. Make sure to allow enough time between your international and domestic flights.
Immigration, baggage claim, and customs control may take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, and you should arrive at the domestic terminal at least 30 minutes before your departure time.