Liberia Costa Rica International Airport
The Daniel Oduber International Airport is located in Northern Pacific region of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. It is the second international airport in Costa Rica and the ninth busiest in Central America (the other one being the Santamaria Airport in San Jose). The closest city to the Daniel Oduber airport is Liberia, the province’s capital. The Liberia Costa Rica airport (code is LIR) is the ideal airport for visitors that are planning to explore and bask in the sunny and sandy beaches of Costa Rica’s golden coast. The idea of having an airport in Guanacaste was developed during Daniel Oduber’s presidency from 1974 to 1978. After extensive renovations on the terminal, the Liberia airport was reopened for international traffic in 1995. The airport has undergone several renovations since then. Needless to say, this airport has been a major factor in helping Guanacaste’s economy. Several new hotels have been built along the highway that goes from Liberia to the coast, especially closer to the airport for the convenience of travelers. The North Pacific province of Guanacaste attracts not only tourists, but also expats or retirees from the US, Canada and Europe.
This is a full service airport that’s equipped with fueling services, paramedic services, technical services, a fire department and luggage handling. In order to host international flights, offices were added such as Immigration, Customs, Anti-drug Control and Airport security. The terminal offers a restaurant, a bank (for currency exchange and ATM services), a tax departure cashier, a duty free shop for departing and arriving passengers, short term parking, city bus service and airport shuttle service.
Not counting the domestic flights, the most common connections are between the US and Canada. From the Liberia International Airport, you can take a domestic flight to Tamarindo, Samara or Punta Islita or you can take advantage of other transportation options such as buses, taxis, private or shared shuttle services and car rentals. We can help you get great deals and packages with as well as take care of all your travel arrangements.
The following is a list of the some of the major commercial carriers flying into the Daniel Oduber Liberia Airport in Costa Rica: