Transport to/from Airports

SJO: Costa Rica’s largest airport is in San Jose (SJO) which is roughly a four to five hour drive to/from Nosara. If you do not want to make the drive from San Jose you can take a national flight from SJO to Nosara on Nature Air ( There are two daily flights to/from San Jose on Nature Air and the costs vary depending on time of year. You cannot bring large items on Nature Air flights (like long surfboards). You can also hire a shuttle van to drive which costs about $200.

LIR: The closest international airport is in Liberia (LIR). Liberia only opened in 2004 and we have seen new flights every year. Liberia is about a 2.5 hour drive from Nosara… but I know people who have done in about 1.5 hours. A lot depends on the condition of the roads when you need to go. There are also several private minivan shuttles to/from Liberia. The cost is generally about $125.