Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO), situated near the city of Alajuela. Keep in mind that when booking a flight to Costa Rica this airport is known internationally as the San Jose Costa Rica airport do to its proximity to the Capital city. It is actually located in the province of Alajuela and very close to the city of Heredia. It is the country's main airport as well as the most modern. This airport offers a great variety of services like fast food restaurants, bookshops, souvenir shops, duty-free shops, a small drugstore and several money changing services. San Jose Costa Rica has daily flights provided by American Airlines, Continental airlines, Delta Airlines, Taca, Lacsa, Air Caribe's, Mexicana, Spirit Airlines, United, U.S Airways, Frontier Airlines, Air Canada, LTU, Jet Blue, Thomas Cook, Copa Airlines .
There is daily air service between San Jose and Puerto Jimenez on both Nature Air www.NatureAir.com, and Sansa Airlines www.FlySansa.com. Sansa leaves from the Sansa terminal at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (about 35 minutes from downtown San Jose) where the international flights land. Nature Air leaves from Tobias Bolanos Airport (about 20 minutes from downtown San Jose). Advance reservations are a must, as these flights often fill up.
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A bustling city nestled inside a tropical paradise; San Jose sits in the center of the country in the Central Valley and is surrounded by gorgeous untouched cloud forests. Serving as a hub to the rest of the country, San Jose is the prefect place to use as a base camp to tour Costa Rica. With the Juan Santamaria International Airport just 20 minutes from downtown San Jose, there are plenty of tour bus companies based here that run buses throughout Costa Rica.
Downtown San Jose is the busiest part of town. A maze of streets and avenues, here you can find most of the city’s museums as well as a number of hotels and plazas. Plenty of tour companies, restaurants and hotels can also be found here, with the Coca Cola Bus Terminal sitting just north of Central Avenue.