Costa Rica Flights GuideCosta Rica is a Central American country located on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Costa Rica boasts an educated population and workforce, rates highly on the Happy Planet Index, and is considered one of the greenest countries in the world. Visitors to Costa Rica often come to enjoy the splendor of the long and beautiful (or "rich" in Spanish) coastline and the beauty of small coastal towns.
The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose, which is not located along the coast, but rather smack in the center of the country. San Jose is popular for its European-inspired architecture, and known for being a safe and well-educated city. It is home to many theatres, parks, and even a world class zoo. The second largest city is Liberia, though its population is only nearly 1/6th of San Jose's.
There are only two international airports in Costa Rica. The first, Juan Santamaria Airport is located in Alajuela, and is the most central airport in the country. The second largest is known as Daniel Oduber Airport, and is in Liberia, making it more convenient for destinations in the Northern part of the country, and on the Western Coast. Costa Rica boasts a generally tropical climate in all parts of the country, though is prone to microclimates that vary widely by area, and are particularly dependent on elevation. For example, temperature at the highest elevation can drop to about 50 degrees fahrenheit. Beyond that, there are two overarching seasons: the "dry" summer and the "wet" winter climate.