Costa Rica has three runways where jets can land, two of them serve commercial flights at Juan Santamaría (SJO) 18 km from San José and Daniel Oduber (LIR) about the same distance outside Liberia in Guanacaste. The third is at Limón and only used by charters.
There are another 50 or so private and public landing strips around the country that range from a flat strip of dirt bulldozed out of the jungle to asphalt runways, ticket windows and even a waiting room or two.
It’s an adventure taking a small plane in Costa Rica and you should definitely keep your camera ready because every flight is a sightseeing flight. You can check out a few of our aerial photos of Costa Rica on this page.