Costa Rica takes off in Europe thanks to new flights

The increase in the total number of flights to Costa Rica makes the destination more accessible from Europe, particularly with the Air France- KLM group. For tourism professionals, Costa Rica is thus more than ever an attractive destination in Central America, especially for nature lovers.

Costa Rica is located in Central America and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations there, meaning tourism is one of Costa Rica’s main sources of income. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country and it has not had an army since the year 1949. Although the country is small and covers only 0.03% of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters 5% of the existing biodiversity of the entire planet. Conservation and natural protected territories make up for 26% of the nation’s territory.

The country benefits from many direct flights to Europe operated by eight airlines.

From Paris, Air France is once again offering four direct weekly flights from the end of October this winter, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Its Dutch partner KLM is launching a flight to the country’s second international airport. Four weekly flights will link Amsterdam to Liberia in the Guanacaste region (northwest) on the Pacific coast. The route will be officially inaugurated on 29 October and operate on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Amsterdam-Schiphol, San Jose and Guanacaste-Liberia.

Guanacaste is known for the beauty of its landscapes and the warmth of its climate, which makes it a unique tourist destination in combination with San Jose. It includes the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, from the border with Nicaragua to the mouth of the Bongo River in the Nicoya Peninsula. This region is home to a large part of the country’s natural and cultural heritage with its aquatic, terrestrial, mountain and coastal ecosystems.

The new line will allow Skyteam alliance passengers to arrive in Costa Rica via San Jose and depart via Liberia, offering greater flexibility for tour operators.

In addition to the Air France-KLM group, Costa Rica has also flights with Edelweiss from Zurich; with British Airways from London with two or three weekly flights depending on the season; with Iberia with one daily flight from Madrid; with Lufthansa from Frankfurt with two ights per week.

News also for those wishing to travel by ferry to Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Malpaís or other nearby destinations: now tickets can be purchased online.

Photo: Arenal Vulkan, los Canaste, Costa Rica