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So many flights – now is the time to visit Costa Rica

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by Shannon Farley

Chances are that if 2 million people are on to something, you might want to take a look. It’s probably worth it.

Costa Rica is the hot product generating the interest of more than 2 million visitors last year to the Central American tropical paradise. So far this year, the accolades keep pouring in. Costa Rica was named “most amazing destination this year” by CNN; a destination you must visit in 2015, according to British newspaper The Guardian; and a top 10 best destination for adventure in 2015 by National Geographic. U.S. News & World Report says Costa Rica is the “ultimate destination to enjoy a family holiday.”

Part of the reason Costa Rica receives so many travelers is the ease of air travel. There is an abundance of daily flights to Costa Rica from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Central and South America into two international airports – Liberia and San Jose.

In the center of the country, in what is known as the Central Valley, the capital city of San Jose is home to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (airport code SJO). Technically, the airport is located in the city of Alajuela, but it is considered the greater metropolitan area of San Jose, and is the hub for most of Costa Rica.

Airlines that fly to San Jose, Costa Rica:

• Aeromexico (Mexico)

• Air Canada (Canada)

• Air Panama (Panama)

• American Airlines (USA)

• Avianca (Colombia)

• Condor (Germany)

• Copa Airlines (Panama)

• Delta Airlines (USA)

• Iberia (Spain)

• Interjet (Mexico)

• JetBlue (USA)

• LACSA (Central America)

• Southwest Airlines (USA)

• Spirit Air (USA)

• United Airlines (USA)

• U.S. Airways (USA)

• Veca Airlines (El Salvador)

Liberia International Airport (airport code LIR) – Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport – is located in Liberia, the principal city in Costa Rica’s northwest province of Guanacaste.

Liberia is the gateway to all north Pacific Guanacaste Gold Coast beaches and the area around Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Airlines that fly to Liberia, Costa Rica:

• Air Canada (Canada)

• Air France (France)

• American Airlines (USA)

• Avianca (Colombia)

• CanJet (Canada)

• Copa Airlines (Panama)

• Delta Airlines (USA)

• Frontier Airlines (USA)

• Jazz Air (Canada)

• JetBlue (USA)

• KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Netherlands)

• LACSA (Central America)

• Sun Country Airlines (USA)

• Sunwing Airlines (Canada)

• Thomson (UK)

• United Airlines (USA)

• U.S. Airways (USA)

• WestJet (Canada)

Isn’t it time you visited Costa Rica? Check out the No. 2 top hotel in the world – Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens by the famous Arenal Volcano – chosen in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Or bring your family to one of the top 25 beaches in the world at Manuel Antonio Beach and stay at the No. 2 top hotel for families in the world – Tulemar Bungalows & Villas.

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