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With more than 2 million visitors last year to Costa Rica, more and more airlines are adding flights to the Central American tropical paradise.
Delta Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airlines all increased flights to Costa Rica during peak tourist season this year, and Southwest Airlines opened new routes to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a hot product and so far this year, the praise keeps pouring in: Costa Rica was named “most amazing destination this year” by CNN; a destination you must visit in 2015, according to British newspaper The Guardian; and a top 10 best destination for adventure in 2015 by National Geographic. U.S. News & World Report says Costa Rica is the “ultimate destination to enjoy a family holiday.”
Part of the reason Costa Rica receives so many travelers is the ease of air travel. There is an abundance of daily flights to Costa Rica from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Central and South America into two international airports – Liberia and San Jose.
In the center of the country, the capital city of San Jose is home to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (airport code SJO). Technically, the airport is located in the city of Alajuela, but it is considered the greater metropolitan area of San Jose, and is the hub for most of Costa Rica.
Airlines that fly to San Jose, Costa Rica:
Liberia International Airport (airport code LIR) – Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport – is located in Liberia, the principal city in Costa Rica’s northwest province of Guanacaste. Liberia is the gateway to all north Pacific Guanacaste Gold Coast beaches and the area around Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.
Airlines that fly to Liberia, Costa Rica:
What to see in Costa Rica? You can visit the No. 2 top hotel in the world – Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens by the famous Arenal Volcano – selected in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Or bring your family to Manuel Antonio Beach, named one of the top 25 beaches in the world and stay at the No. 2 top hotel for families in the world – Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio.
Horizontes Nature Tours will custom design your Costa Rica trip to bring you the best of this tropical hotspot. One suggestion is a great deal on a week-long Costa Rica adventure vacation to visit two active volcanoes, national parks and hot springs and, with adventure tours. The Costa Rica travel experts offer Costa Rica beach vacations, Costa Rica family trips and Costa Rica nature holidays.
Article by Shannon Farley