Liberia’s Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport is one of four international airports in Costa Rica (there are two others in San José and one in Limón). As the country’s most northern airport it allows for convenient international access to a part of Costa Rica that’s known as the “Golden Coast.” Due to this, Liberia’s airport is the second busiest in the country (behind San José) and the ninth busiest in all of Central America.
The airport is set some 8 miles (13 km) outside the town of Liberia and 134 miles northwest (217 km) of San José. It receives daily flights from places throughout Costa Rica and the rest of the world. Outside of domestic flights, the most frequent connections are between the US and Canada, although there are arrivals from Europe and South America as well.
From the Liberia International Airport you can hop on a quick domestic flight to Tamarindo, Samara or Punta Islita. Buses, taxis, car rentals and private transportation are readily available; please see our transportation page for additional details. It is a full service airport that’s equipped with fueling services, paramedical services, technical services, a fire department, and luggage handling. There is also a bank, a snack bar, and medical assistance on hand.
Liberia’s airport is named after Daniel Oduber Quirós, who served as the country’s president from 1974 to 1978. Oduber Quirós was monumental in building up the province’s infrastructure and helped to get this airport re-inaugurated as an international airport in 1995.