Costa Rica continues to attract international carriers.
In the past few weeks, the country’s tourism department announced new flights from both Portugal and Peru.
Costa Rican-based carrier Volaris also announced it will begin direct routes to Los Angeles, New York and Washington in March.
Portugal’s Evelop Airlines will begin a new route to San José in April. LATAM Airlines recently launched a three-times a week flight from Lima.
In the past two years, eight new routes to from European carriers have commenced.
Costa Rica has two international airports: Juan Santamaría in the capital San José (operated by Aeris Holding), and Daniel Oduber in Liberia.
According to Costa Rica’s Tourism Institute (ICT) more than 2.6 million tourists visited the country in 2017. Topping the foreign visitors were Canadians, followed by Americans and Mexicans. Nearly 500,000 visitors were from Europe and Asia.
Duty free stores are state operated by the Mixed Institute of Social Assistance (IMAS).