There are two daily domestic flight providers in Costa Rica: Sansa and Nature Air. Both providers are based in the San Jose metropolitan area. Nature Air uses the Tobias Bolanos Airport in Pavas, next to downtown San Jose, while Sansa operates out of Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela, approximately 20 minutes from Pavas. Please keep these separate locations in mind while planning your domestic routes and arrival at the airport.
Both Sansa and Nature Air have strict reservation, cancellation, and luggage restriction policies that are important to understand prior to booking. You can review this information by clicking on Sansa or Nature Air.
Our Costa Rica Airport Map shows the locations of all domestic airports in the country. Note that some domestic airports may service multiple travel destinations. For example, the Tambor airport is a 30-minute drive from both Montezuma and Mal Pais, making each of these destinations accessible by domestic flight.
For more information on the various ways to get around Costa Rica, see the overview in our Costa Rica Transportation Guide.