Cheap Flights to Costa Rica
Flights to Costa Rica
Costa Rica, meaning “rich coast” in Spanish, is officially named the Republic of Costa Rica. It is located in Central America and shares a border with Nicaragua, Panama and Ecuador. It also shares a maritime border with the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Costa Rica is a popular travel destination for nature lovers with its beautiful national parks and protected area. Its parks compose almost 24% of Costa Rica’s land area. The parks are home to many varieties of flowers and wildlife. The country is a popular for its world-renowned beaches both in the coastlines of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Costa Rica enjoys a tropical climate year mostly due to its location just 8 to 12 degrees north of the Equator. The country only has two distinct seasons – the dry season and the wet season. The summer months or the “dry season” falls from December to April while the winter months or the “wet season” happens from May to November. Costa Rica has an average temperature of around 27 degrees Celsius in the coastal areas, 20 degrees Celsius in the main cities of the Central Cordilera and below 10 degrees Celsius for areas on the summits of the mountains of Costa Rica.
Three main airports – Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) and Tobías Bolaños International Airport (SYQ) – serve the general population of Costa Rica. The Juan Santamaria Airport is strategically located close to the cities of Alajuela, Heredia and to San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Most international airlines operate flights in this airport. Meanwhile, the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport is located in the Guanacaste province, near Liberia. This airport is closest to the Pacific Northwest so it operates mainly flights accessible to the region. Lastly, the Tobías Bolaños International Airport is in the Pavas district of San Jose, just around 15 minutes from the city center. The airport operates mostly local domestic flights and international flights from nearby countries such as Nicaragua and Panama.
When planning a trip to Costa Rica, there are many choices to choose from when deciding on which tourist destination to visit. Here are just a few of the highly recommended tourist spots in Costa Rica that should not be missed:
Arenal Volcano – Located in the north west of Costa Rica just 90 kilometers from San Jose, this volcano is an active andesitic stratovolcano. It is considered to be the youngest and most active mountain in Costa Rica.
Manuel Antonio National Park – Located on the Pacific coast of the country and 132 kilometers from the capital, it is the smallest National Park in the country. However, it is popular for its beaches and hiking trails. It was once listed a one of the most beautiful national parks in the world.
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum – Located in San Jose, the museum is housed in a subterranean building under the Plaza de la Cultura. It has a great collection of over 1,600 artifacts of Pre-Columbian gold that dates back as far as AD 500.
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