If you vacations to the Costa Rica Pacific Coast, you can either get there from San Jose, using the Pan-American North Highway, which will take you approximately 4 hours to get to Liberia; or you can fly directly to Liberia as part of your Costa Rica vacation package, landing at the Daniel Oduber International Airport.
The airport is located 5 miles west from Liberia and 125 miles north from San Jose. It’s built on the plains of Liberia, and is a full-fledged international airport with all the regular services like fire department, EMT service, gas station, luggage delivery, medical facilities, coffee shop, bank, restrooms and migration services.
This airport was open in 1995, and since then, especially in the last years, it has become a hub for tourists coming directly to enjoy Guanacaste’s beaches and national parks. It is the fastest way to get to places like Tamarindo, Langosta, Papagayo and the Nicoya Peninsula. From here you can also complete your Costa Rica adventure travel to Arenal and Monteverde in less than two hours.
The Liberia Airport also offers the option to take domestic flights to remote places in Guanacaste, such as Nosara, or get to popular destinations such as Tamarindo in a matter of minutes. You can visit Punta Islita as well, or fly over Santa Rosa and visit the national parks.
In the area around the airport, there are many Costa Rica hotels, suited for different budgets, in Liberia and Papagayo, or you can go down to Santa Cruz and Nicoya, heading the Peninsula to visit places like Santa Teresa, Montezuma and Cabuya. If you rent a car, you can drive to Panama Beach, El Coco and Culebra Bay in the Papagayo Gulf using the highway. If you plan to come on a Costa Rica travel vacation and don’t need to go to San Jose, I recommend using the Liberia International Airport.
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