Yes, Costa Rica is accessible by two airports, either San Jose (Juan Santamaria International Airport, code – SJO), for which you will most likely find lower priced flights, or Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, code – LIR). The drive to Nosara is about 4-5 hours from the San Jose Airport, or two hours from Liberia. You can find some discount airlines now offering flights from the U.S. to San Jose, including Jet Blue, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Air, which typically have the most affordable prices.

If you fly into either San Jose or Liberia, you also have the choice of taking one of the commuter flights directly to Nosara on Nature Air ( or Sansa ( Another option to consider, especially with small groups, is private charter flights.  Both Paradise Air and Aerobelle provide service to the Nosara airport, which is only a short drive to Shanta Pura.