JetBlue nonstop to Liberia, Costa Rica
As Liberia’s New Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) opens doors to their new terminal, JetBlue has announced four weekly non-stop services from New York’s JFK airport. Liberia, Costa Rica’s 2nd International Airport, has grown quickly in past years with easy access the rich Guanacaste region and the Pacific Coast.
Gateway to Costa Rica’s Pacific
Travelers to Liberia will find easy access to the coastal towns such as Tamarindo, nearby Pacific resorts, and nearby volcano’s, including Rincon de la Vieja and Arenal. Travel around the region can be done via automobile rental or shared shuttle services such as Interbus.
Named after the national tree of Costa Rica, Guanacaste is one of the country’s most popular vacation and ecotourism destinations thanks to nearly a dozen well-known biological reserves, national parks and wildlife refuges. Known as a haven for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers alike, stunning Pacific coastlines are plentiful in this northwestern province, as are the seemingly endless hours of summer sunlight.
JetBlue five-hour flights between New York and Liberia will be operated with the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The flight departs New York-JFK at 9:32am and arrives Liberia at 1:48pm. The return flight to the US departs Liberia at 2:43pm and arrives JFK at 9:00pm operating Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The carrier already provides services to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in the capital, San Jose, with nonstop service from Orlando, since 2009.
Costa Rica Minister of Tourism Allan Flores, excited about the new service, said, “We look forward to welcoming JetBlue passengers into our country, where they can experience first-hand our rich culture, commitment to sustainability and the happiness that is unique to our country.”
Both Nature Air and Sansa operate domestic flights from Liberia for those either not wanting to drive or crunched for time. Hilton Garden Inn, Liberia Airport, is the only airport hotel at the time of this writing.
Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica is located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama. The country represents only .05 percent of the planet’s surface but shelters almost 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity and 3.5 percent of the world’s marine life. Costa Rica is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, four types of forest, 12 microclimates and more than 500 species of flora and fauna, with more than 26 percent of its territory comprising national parks and other protected areas, making the country one of the most popular sustainable tourism destinations in the world.