Liberia Costa Rica's Airport Code is LIR
A flight to Liberia Costa Rica Airport will leave you just a short ride away from some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. Liberia airport is located only 13 Km west of the center of Liberia and the nearest beach is about 20 minutes away.
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International flights to Liberia Costa Rica first began on December 1st, 2002. Since then its popularity as an alternative airport to San Jose’s busy Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) has increased steadily. This year alone up to 45 scheduled commercial flights to Liberia Costa Rica are expected every week.
Liberia International and SJO, are approximately 234 Km (147 miles) apart; a 5 hour trip if road conditions are right.
As you can see on this map Liberia is minutes away from some of Costa Rica's most popular beaches in the northwest region such as FlamingoBeach, Tamarindo, Playa Conchal and the Papagayo gulf, home to the Four Seasons hotel.
International Carriers currently flying to Liberia
|#||Telephone in US & Canada||Telephone in Costa Rica|
|1||American Airlines||800 433-7300||248-9010|
|2||Continental||800 231-0856||0800 044-0005|
|3||Delta Airlines||800 241-4141||0800 056-2002|
|6||US Airways||800 622-1015||0800 011 0793|
|6||Sky Service||chartered through tour operators in Canada only|
Liberia Airport - grounds
Liberia Costa Rica Airport is still a fairly small airport, although plans are in development for expansion.You would be hard pressed to get lost here so no need for a map.
The airport consists of a two storey building with outdoor shaded seating area. On the ground floor you will find the airline desks for check in and a Money Exchange
Upstairs are the bathrooms and a small cafe, as well as the Airport Administration Office and a couple of airline offices.
Taxis wait out front for passengers.
The distance from the main Highway 21 to the airport complex is about 1 km and can be walked in 10 minutes if you are up for it. Just try to stay in the grassy median. There is a public bus stop right at the intersection of the highway and airport entrance to take you either to the city of Liberia (left) or to the beaches such as Tamarindo and Papagayo (right)
Public Buses between Liberia Airport and Liberia town center
A bus for the airport leaves from the northside of the main church at 5.30, 7.30, 8.30 and 9.30 AM and then at 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 and 5.30 PM.
The same bus returns from the airport to town at 6, 8, 9 and 10 AM and then at 2, 3, 4 and 6 PM
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