Getting to Nosara from Europe

It just got whole lot easier to get to Nosara from Europe

Whether a result of media coverage, or simply word of mouth from Nosara devotees the end result is indisputable. Traditionally, the overwhelming majority of foreign visitors to our sleepy little town has consisted of North Americans. However, recent news from two of Europe’s largest airlines may soon start to balance things out by offering Europeans the opportunity to get flights to Costa Rica cheaper and more conveniently than ever before. Therefore, this news shows relief for Europeans who love to visit Costa Rica as much as they loathe long layovers.

Air France announced that as from November 2016 it will launch two weekly flights between Paris and San Jose. “By offering two new direct flights between Paris and San José, we are connecting all of Europe to an exceptional tourist destination” stated Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis added “Thanks to this new flight, French travellers will come to our country more easily

Map of the air route from France to Liberia, Costa Rica


 AF430: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:45, arrives at San José Juan Santamaría international airport at 18:10 the same day;

AF431: leaves San José Juan Santamaría international airport at 20:40, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:50 the next day.

 Following Air France’s lead, British Airways made the decision to offer flights direct from London Gatwick Airport. Flights leave Wednesday and Saturday during the summer months and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the winter. Flight duration is of 10 hours 50 minutes.

In other related news,  travelers flying into Liberia now have the option to exchange the 3 hour drive for a 15 minute flight. The domestic airlines, Nature Air and Sansa, now offer this route.

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2 thoughts on “Getting to Nosara from Europe

  1. Brent Hofmeister says:

    I wish to fly from Philippines to Costa Rica , via Europe . Which route do you suggest ?

    thank you , Brent Hofmeister

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