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Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (Liberia International)
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.
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 Flamingo Beach, Tamarindo, Playa Conchal and the Papagayo gulf, home to the Four Seasons hotel.
Liberia Airport Shuttle Rates and Reservations
If you are not sure which Airport to fly into. Have a look at our article on deciding between San Jose and Liberia Airports.
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0800 011 0793
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Please note that there is a $26 US departure tax payable at the airport in US dollars or Costa Rican cash when you leave the country.
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
Public bus to Liberia in front of International arrivals terminal.
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