Liberia International Airport (LIR), Guanacaste

Liberia International Airport, Guanacaste, Costa RicaLiberia International Airport is the second most important airport in the country. It is the main entrance for those traveling to the Guanacaste province. The Daniel Oduber is the name of this airport and honors the former president who donated the land where it is located.  

The Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste is one of the best terminals in Latin America and the Caribbean in quality of services to travelers according to the Airport Service Quality Awards. The Liberia International Airport received the award in the category of terminals with under 2 million passengers a year.  In the past, the airport was very basic, but the airport opened in 2012 with amazing buildings and services for all visitors. 


Liberia International Airport, Guanacaste, Costa Rica (3)Distance to the beaches: 

Only 25 minutes from the Liberia International Airport you can find heavenly destinations such as Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco (Coco Beach), Ocotal, and Playa Panama. Here you will find the Occidental Papagayo, Secrets Papagayo, Bosque del Mar, and El Mangroove Resort hotels, among others. Also, 30 minutes from the airport are the hotels of the Papagayo Peninsula, Andaz Papagayo, Planet Hollywood Guanacaste, and the Four Seasons Costa Rica

60 minutes from Liberia International Airport have located beaches like Tamarindo Beach, famous for its nightlife and surfing. Playa Flamingo and Playa Conchal famous for their white sands. And there is also Potrero Beach and Las Catalinas complex. A little further away are the beaches of Samara, Nosara, Avellanas, Carrillo, among others.  


Liberia International Airport, Guanacaste, Costa RicaWhy fly to Guanacaste: 

Without a doubt, if your vacation is going to be taken only on a beach in Guanacaste, your best option is to take your flight to Guanacaste. You will save the traffic and about 4 to 5 hours on the way from San Jose where the main airport of Costa Rica is located, the Juan Santamaria International Airport. 

This way you will be only minutes from your place after the landing. Although the air ticket can be cheaper when you fly to San Jose you have to take into account the distance and time in addition to the money you could spend on transport to the Guanacaste area. As well as places as Monteverde and Arenal have the same distance and driving time from Guanacaste and San Jose. 

Now if Guanacaste is not your destination and you are going to visit other places it is best to take your flight to the Juan Santamaria airport located in San Jose and closer to places like Manuel Antonio, Santa Teresa, San Jose, and the Caribbean.  


Airlines: 

The following airlines fly to Liberia International Airport: 

  1. AeroMexico 
  2. Alaska Airlines 
  3. United Airlines 
  4. Southwest Airlines 
  5. American Airlines 
  6. Delta Airlines 
  7. Jet Blue Airway 
  8. KLM 
  9. Westjet 
  10. Sunwing 
  11. Air France 
  12. Sun Country Airlines 
  13. Air Canada 

These in addition to the local lines that fly between secondary airports.  


Transportation from the Liberia International Airport : 

Our recommendation is to have your transport booked from the Liberia International Airport before you arrived in the country. You can book your transfer with us to the following email info@papagayotours.com. Now if you come with nothing booked at the exit gates you will find many types of transport offering their services, mostly in minivans, who all operate with their respective permits. 

You will also find a Taxi service (Red or Orange Cabs), they are the only legal persons that can work inside the airport. However, this option may not be correct. Since they could raise the rate and charge you exaggerated prices. 

Buses from the airport are simply not an option. Regular buses start from 5.00 am until 9.00 pm each hour but you would have to take the bus that takes you to the city of Liberia and from there return to take another or more buses depending on your destination. 

Most Rent A Car agency is very close to the airport. If you booked a rental car you will likely find your representative in the luggage room or at the airport exit. They will take you to their offices where you can finish the paperwork. If you need help to reserve a car for your vacation write to us and we will gladly help you. 

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Why Vacation in Guanacaste

Playa Hermosa, GuanacasteWhy Vacation in Guanacaste? Well, the answer is easy, as soon as you arrive in Guanacaste you can relax and put on your sandals and enjoy a swim in a warm ocean and transparent ocean waters. Take your towel and suntan lotion and sunbathe on white-sand beaches and fill them with sand. You will feel the ocean breeze on your face, discover new places and make new friends. During your vacation in Guanacaste, you will discover the meaning of Pura Vida, share our traditions and delicious food. You will always receive a smile, a handshake, a hug because that’s how we are, warm people willing to share the best we have.  

Guanacaste, Costa RicaAnother reason Why Vacation in Guanacaste is the abundant nature, tropical forests, multicolored flowers, and incredible fauna. Would you like to be near sloth bears, toucans, white-faced monkeys and observe thousands of local and migratory birds? If your answer is yes, well this is the perfect place. You will observe wildlife such as the majestic jaguar, ocelots and pumas, crocodiles, and more.  

You have wondered what it feels like to walk through an active volcano?. We take you to discover its fumaroles, boiling mud, sulfur lagoons, and steams. Enjoy a wonderful day hiking the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, its activity, flora, fauna, and waterfalls. We can’t forget about the majestic Rio Celeste waterfall and its blue light river.

Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore reason to Vacation in Guanacaste? Here you will find the best adventure parks in Costa Rica. Discover the forest canopy walking on suspension bridges and discover nature from a different point of view.  Slide through forests and river canyons while taking your adrenaline to the fullest with some of our zip lines tours. Take a horseback ride through the forest or slide down water slides.  Take a white water rafting or tubing trip and have a lot of fun and adrenaline with your friends. 

The abundant nature present in national parks and reserves and the various activities you can do in Guanacaste are undoubtedly its greatest attraction. You could observe jaguars, toucans, pumas, ocelots, sloths, monkeys, and much more. Guanacaste is rich in nature and wildlife but as well in adventures and fun!

Also, the Liberia International Airport, named as one of the bests in Latin America, is located just 25 minutes from places like Playas del Coco, Hermosa, and Ocotal. As well onlyPapagayo Gulf Guanacaste 30 minutes from resorts as Andaz Papagayo, Secrets, Planet Hollywood, or Four Seasons Costa Rica. If you choose to drive a little more, located one hour from the Liberia International Airport you will find places like Tamarindo Beach, a famous place for its beach and perfect waves for surfing, or Flamingo and Conchal, with its white-sand beaches and turquoise waters.  

Delicious cuisine, incredible beaches, friendly people, traditions, culture, and luxury accommodations. Plus national parks, activities, and unique flora and fauna make Guanacaste the perfect place for your vacation. As well this is the dream destination for your honeymoon or even your wedding.  Here you will find everything, but if there is some special travel request you have, just let us know and we will gladly help you create memorable moments with your loved ones. If you still need to know more about Why Vacation in Guanacaste, we prefer you to come and we will take you through a real Costa Rica experience. 

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