A flight to Liberia Costa Rica Airport will leave you just a short ride away from some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches from the North West region such as Flamingo Beach, Tamarindo, Conchal Beach and the Papagayo Gulf. Liberia´s airport is located only 13 Km west of the center of Liberia and the nearest beach is about 20 minutes away.
Since its opening, this airport has improved its infrastructure. Now, thanks to major airlines, we have open the door to the "Gold Coast". The increasing number of international flights and the number of companies providing these services in an attempt to accommodate the growing number of tourists and business travelers coming to Guanacaste. Liberia International is approximately 217 Km (135 miles) apart from San José; a 5 hour trip if road conditions are right.
Liberia International 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 story 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).
There are 10 charters companies operating here, 8 from the U.S and 2 from Canada year round. With the new accessibility to this region, the number of visitors is expected to soar. Hotel availability will also be increasing, added to the of 6,059 hotel rooms already available in Guanacaste. We would like to welcome all the visitors and wish them a wonderful time among the nicest people of this region.