Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport

Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport

Where It’s Located:

Located 20 minutes outside of downtown Liberia in the northwest province of Guanacaste, Liberia is the smaller and quieter of Costa Rica’s two international Airports. The airport is located between large fields without much in the immediate vicinity. A short 20 minute drive into town will find you in one of Costa Rica’s larger urban centers, the city of Liberia.

What to Do:

Liberia itself is a very hot and dry city (Not to say it never rains, this is Costa Rica after all). While there is a good selection of hotels, restaurants, and other amenities of the city, most of the worthwhile travel destinations are a drive away. You can either head towards the west, and out to the many Pacific beaches of Guanacaste, East towards Lake Arenal, or South-East towards Monte Verde, or South to the Nicoya peninsula.

Also, as you are reading up on travel guides, you might find mention of a $29 departure tax to be paid in the airport before you leave the country. Starting in 2015, many of the larger airlines started including this in the price of the ticket, so check your reservation for the $29 Costa Rican tax, and if you are unsure contact your airline.

What to Wear:

As mentioned, Guanacaste is the driest province of Costa Rica, also making it one of the hottest for most of the year. Though you may have a head full of lush greenery, parts of Guanacaste do withstand drought-like conditions as the rain comes and goes. From November to April will be the hottest, so if you’re arriving then you might want to have some cooler clothing to change into after leaving the airport.

How to Get There:

Below, you will see some price estimates for travel to and from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia. For an exact quote, click on either of the “Quote” buttons above or below and we’ll be happy to help you plan your journey.

Private transportation to and from Liberia Airport

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