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By Car or Ground Transportation | Airplane Transportation

Transportation to the Springs Resort & Spa. Ground-Airplane-Helicopter

 

International Flights to Costa Rica arrive either into San Jose at the San Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO) or to Liberia (LIR) at the Daniel Oduber International Airport.   Please make certain that you specify the correct airport when making your transportation arrangements.

 

By Car or Ground Transportation

From The Springs Resort & Spa

See rates here!

 

From the San Jose (SJO)-Juan Santa Maria Airport 

Transfer time to the resort is approximately three hours.  (Prices below are subject to change)

RATES
Van Transport One Way 4 people = $155--$10 per person over 4 people

We recommend no more than 8 people and 4 max with extra luggage
(Please note that vehicle capacities depend on the size of the people and their luggage)

Coaster Small Bus with big windows One Way = $400
(Seats up to 18 people with minimal luggage and 12-14 with one bag per person)

Small Bus with big windows One Way = $400
(Seats up to 18 people with minimal luggage and 12-14 with one bag per person)

44 Seat Bus with Bathroom One Way = $650
(Also has large luggage compartment below to speed loading at airport)

52 Seat Bus with Bathroom One Way = $900
(Has bathroom and large compartment to store luggage)

 

From the Liberia Airport (LIR) Daniel Oduber International Airport

Transfer time to the resort is approximately three hours.  (Prices below are subject to change)

RATES
Van Transport One Way 4 people = $165--$10 per person over 4 people
(Please note that vehicle capacities depend on the size of the people and their luggage)

Coaster Small Bus with big windows One Way = $425
(Seats up to 18 people with minimal luggage and 12-14 with one bag per person)

Small Bus with big windows One Way = $400
(Seats up to 18 people with minimal luggage and 12-14 with one bag per person)

44 Seat Bus with Bathroom One Way = $725 
(Has bathroom and large compartment to store luggage)

52 Seat Bus with Bathroom One Way = $950
(Has bathroom and large compartment to store luggage)

 

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Airplane Transportation

Small Plane Transport Directly to La Fortuna

There is an intra-country airline named Nature Air www.natureair.com with flights arriving into the La Fortuna/El Tanque (FONT) landing strip directly from San Jose and Quepos, and a flight from Liberia that connects through Pavas airport in San Jose to La Fortuna.

Nature Air does not fly from the San Jose (SJO) Airport but rather from a small airport named Pavas (Tobias Bolaňos) Airport about 15-30 minutes away from the San Jose Airport depending on the traffic. Please factor this travel time into your schedule when connecting with International flights.  For Private Charters these planes can pick up at the San Jose International Airport.

The La Fortuna/El Tanque regional airport is 30 minutes from the Springs Resort & Spa. Transportation arrangements from the La Fortuna airport to the resort may be made by contacting our concierge, Johnny Castillo at concierge@thespringscostarica.com.

 

Small Plane Transport Directly from San José Airport or Liberia

Sansa Regional from Aviancataca Group, your flight leave from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, is more easy when you arrive or departure with international flight, because is the same airport.
For visit the Fortuna Zone, Sansa Regional offer our costumer two options, from the Juan Santamaria International Airport o from the Daniel Oduber International Airport Liberia.
Also with Sansa Regional you can flight to the following places: Golfito, Drake Bay, Puerto Jiménez, Quepos Manuel Antonio, Tambor, Tamarindo and Liberia.
Book your flight here.

 

Private Plane Charters (Prices fluctuate with availability)

You can charter small planes from a King Air which holds 6-8 people to Twin Otters or Cessna Caravans that hold between 14 and 18 people.  During the Low Season a Twin Otter (18 passenger) might run around $1,200 per leg depending upon availability and probably $2,500 during the high season but these prices vary according to flight time requests, pick up locations and the ability to work around their fixed schedules.  We will be happy to price these charters for you.
                 
Please note that it is always a good idea to fly in the mornings when the weather is clearer especially during the rainy seasons.  Also, these small planes do not hold a large quantity of luggage and it is best with a large group to send the luggage by ground transport.

 

Private Helicopter Charters (Prices fluctuate with availability)

private helicopters

You can charter either the Bell 206 L4 turbine helicopter that can hold six passengers or the McDonnell Douglas MDX Twin Turbine Helicopter that can also hold six passengers.  There are also piston driven helicopters for around $800 per hour but we always

Bell 206 L4 Single Turbine Helicopter (6 passenger)  $1,600 per hour but you must pay for total flight time of the helicopter to return to its home base or fly to a destination and pick you up. They fly out of the Private Pavas Airport but can pick up at San Jose International.



Flight time from San Jose approximately 30 minutes x 2 = 1 hour = $1,600 one way

  • The Springs – Liberia                     40 minutes $3,560
  • The Springs – JW Marriott              45 minutes $3,800
  • The Springs – SJ                            35 minutes $1,565
  • The Springs – Four Season              40 minutes $3,600
  • SJ – Four Season                             1 hour $2,950  
  • The Springs – Los Sueños Marriott  45 minutes $2,700

Quepos

  • The Springs – Quepos                     50 minutes $2,640
  • SJ – Quepos                                    35 Minutes $1,200

Puntarenas

  • SJ  –  Los Sueños (Jaco)                   30 minutes $1,200

To Be Picked up at Liberia Airport

  • Flight time from San Jose to Liberia Airport  approximately 45 minutes
  • Flight time from Liberia Airport to The Springs Resort approximately 30 minutes
  • Flight time back to San Jose from The Springs Resort approximately 30 minutes
  • Total Flight Time = 1 hour 45 minutes x $1,600 = $2,800

McDonnell Douglas MDX Twin Turbine (6 passenger) $3,500 per hour – This is the best helicopter in Costa Rica because it is twin turbine- You must pay for total flight time of the helicopter to return to its home base or fly to a destination and pick you up. They fly out of the Private Pavas Airport but can pick up at San Jose International.


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