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Costa Rica has two international airports: The Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste, which serves as a quick jump off to the beaches of the northwest and the larger Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) just west of Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose, in the Central Valley.
Daily arrivals to the country are continually on the increase, forcing both airports to be in a perpetual state of renovation and enlargement to meet the demand. The Juan Santamaría Airport just recently moved under the management of Texas-based company Houston Airport Systems (HAS) in an attempt to gain more financing for necessary renovations and expansions Despite the construction, the San Jose airport is quite modern in its design and small enough to navigate with ease. You will find international fast food chains and gift stores with a great variety of Costa Rican souvenirs.
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Arrival to the Liberia International Airport is another story. Most flights dip over the tropical Four Seasons beach front property on the Peninsula Papagayo before landing amid the golden hills of Guanacaste. Guests are greeted at an open air arrival gate cooled by giant overhead fans. The departure section, while modern, is quite small and the airline check-in area is generally overcrowded with lines spilling outside.
Airlines serve San Jose from all over the world, while direct flights going to Liberia currently depart from LAX, Atlanta, Miami, Houston and JFK, 90% of which are on Delta, American Airlines, U.S. Airways and Continental airlines.
The two major domestic airlines are Nature Air (www.natureair.com) and Sansa (www.flysansa.com). Several companies provide private charter services as well. Almost all areas of Costa Rica have some sort of airport or landing strip, aka "Aerodromo". Some of the more remote regions have a simple gravel runway with covered benches to wait at. The Puerto Jimenez aerodromo is optimistically located next to a graveyard. Most domestic flights are on tiny 19-passenger twin-turboprop aircraft and the ride can be a bit bumpy, but safe. Prices range from about $42 to $150 for domestic travel.