The international airport in the Guanacaste region is located near Liberia. It has direct flights daily, from several cities in the U.S. The Costa Rican Estates is only 15 minutes (10 miles) from the airport by car and there are several car rental agencies at the airport. Essentially from the Southern U.S., you are three hours from your home in Costa Rica! To find out more on air travel, bus services, car rentals or lodging.
The Daniel Oduber International Airport or the Liberia International Airport (LIR) is located in the north of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste province, within minutes of our community. Situated in the provincial capital Liberia, this modern airport is fast becoming the airport of choice for those travelers interested in relaxing or having some fun on the beautiful sunny beaches of Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula. Arriving here means that you can get to the property or the nearby beaches within minutes. Most North American carriers fly to Liberia including American, United, Delta, Jet Blue, Air Canada, etc. Schedule varies between seasons.
The Juan Santamaria International Airport or the San Jose International Airport (SJO) as it is better known sits just outside of downtown San Jose. It is served by most US and International airlines.
An excellent network of ground transportation exits throughout the country, serviced by private enterprises. Regularly scheduled trips between San José, Liberia and all regions of the country are reliable and very economical. In addition, there are several bus companies that offer scheduled departures to Panama, Nicaragua and the rest of Central America at competitive rates. There are also several companies that offer micro-bus direct transportation to/from and between the airport and major tourist spots around the country.
There is an impressive choice of car rental companies to choose from in Costa Rica. Costa Rica’s highway system is extensive and most areas are paved or have 2-WD dirt roads. Some roads that may be drivable in the dry season can become impassable during the green season and may require 4-WD. There are a few tollbooths throughout the country, but the charge is minimal. Gas stations are plentiful and many are open 24 hours a day. There are no self-service gas stations in Costa Rica so sit back and enjoy the luxury.
In Guanacaste, the Liberia International Airport (LIR) is serviced by several rental car companies. Some of these companies include
- • Avis: www.avis.com
- • Hertz: www.hertz.com
- • Dollar: www.dollar.com
- • National: www.nationalcar.com
- • Alamo: www.alamo.com
- • Budget: www.budget.com
Cellular telephones can be rented directly from the car rental companies.
Following is a list of hotels near our community. All Inclusive Hotels
- • Four Seasons, Papagayo Peninsula, 5 Star, Beach, Golf, Spa, Fitness Center, Restaurants. +506 2 696 0000, www.fourseasons.com
- • Allegre Papagayo Resort, Papagayo Peninsula, 4 Star, Beach, +506 2 690 9900, www.occidentalhotels.com
- • Hyatt Andaz, Papagayo Peninsula, 5 Star, Beach, Golf, Spa, Fitness Center, Restaurants. +506 2 690 1234 http://papagayo.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
- • Grand Papagayo, Playa Panama, 5 Star, Beach, Spa. +506 2 672 0191, www.occidentalhotels.com
- • Hilton Payagayo Resort, Playa Panama, 5 Star, Beach, Spa, Fitness Center, +506 2 672 0000, www.hilton.com
- • Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa, 4 Star, Beach, Spa. +506 2 257 0607, www.villassol.com
- • Hotel RIU, Guanacaste, 5 Star, Beach, Spa. +506 2 2570607, www.riu.com
Hotels near the beach
- • Hotel Playa Hermosa. Playa Hermosa ,Beach, Restaurant. +506 2 672 0046, www.hotelplayahermosa.com, email@example.com
- • El Mangroove Hotel, Playa Panama, Beach, Restaurant +506 4701 0000, www.elmangroove.net
- • Casa Conde del Mar. Playa Panama, Beach, Restaurant. +506 2 226 0808, www.grupocasaconde.com
- • Villa Acacia. Playa Hermosa, Beach, Restaurant. +506 2 672 0272, www. playahermosacacia0.tripod.com
- • El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa, Beach, Restaurant. +506 2 672 0036, www.costaricahotel.net Hotels near the airport
- • Hilton Garden Inn, near Airport, www.hilton.com
- • Best Western Las Espuelas, in Liberia, www.bestwestern.com
- • Best Western El Sitio, in Liberia, www.bestwestern.com
- • Hotel Santa Ana, near Airport http://www.liberiacostarica.com/hotels/hotel-santa-ana/hotel-santa-ana.html
- • High Season: December – March
- • Low Season: April – November