Costa Rica is a small country in Central America, but we are quickly becoming a favorite destination for adventurous European tourists. When it comes to sustainable luxury vacations, Costa Rica is leading the pack, so it’s no wonder that we are beginning to attract the eco-conscious Europeans and Scandinavians. Before you can get a taste of the Costa Rican cuisine, nature, and people you have to get here. There are direct flights from five major European cities to Juan Santa Maria Airport (SJO) in San José, Costa Rica.
Direct flights to Costa Rica
When you’re going on vacation you want to get there fast. Vacation days are precious, and you don’t want to waste them in airports waiting for connecting flights. Furthermore, the more flights you have to have to catch, the more chances there are of running into delays or cancellations. Direct flights are the best and fastest way to get from Europe to paradise.
Madrid to San José
Iberia was the first airline to connect Costa Rica directly to Europe. This direct flight takes off every day from Madrid and lands in SJO in San José, Costa Rica. The flight takes a cool 10 hours 45 minutes.
London to San José
If you’re in northern Europe, British Airways has a direct flight from London, Gatwick (note, not Heathrow,) and arrives in SJO. The flight takes 10 hours 50 minutes. Be sure to check flight times as the direct flight does not fly every day.
Amsterdam to San José
KLM is the latest airline to fly directly to Costa Rica. Twice a week, KLM will fly from Amsterdam to SJO. The flight takes just under 13 hours, but KLM is using their Dreamliner so it will be a smooth and comfortable trip.
Zurich to San José
The Swiss airline, Edelweiss, has also added a direct flight from Zurich to SJO. Check departure times, as the direct flights only take off twice a week. The flight takes 12 hours and 10 minutes from Zurich to SJO.
Paris to San José
Finally, you can now catch a direct flight twice a week from Paris to San José. The flight takes 11 hours and 20 minutes from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, to Juan Santamaria Airport in San José.
Once you get to San Jose, talk to Pacuare Lodge about arranging airport pick up to take you straight to our luxury eco-lodge or overnight in San José before embarking in your adventure. We will make sure you are taken care off from the moment you land, until the moment you take 0ff again. Book your stay at Pacuare Lodge and experience the best of Costa Rica.