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Getting to Arenal Volcano Area/Leaving from Papagayo-Hermosa

Delaware
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reviews: 2
Getting to Arenal Volcano Area/Leaving from Papagayo-Hermosa

We are planning a trip to Costa Rica. Wondering which would be the closest airport to fly into if we are staying in the Arenal Volcano area, Then which airport would be the closest to fly out of, leaving from the Papagayo-Hermosa area? Thanks for any info. Trip is planned for Feb., 2013. Also has anyone out there used the Pacific Trade Winds travel planners? What was your experience with them?

Chicago, Illinois
Destination Expert
for Costa Rica
posts: 5,209
reviews: 20
1. Re: Getting to Arenal Volcano Area/Leaving from Papagayo-Hermosa

Arenal is almost 1/2 way between Liberia and San Jose airports. Roughly 3 hour drive to Arenal. Papagayo/Playa Hermosa is much closer to Liberia. We're talking less than an hour versus a 4.5-5 hour drive back to San Jose.

San Jose, Costa Rica
posts: 41,485
2. Re: Getting to Arenal Volcano Area/Leaving from Papagayo-Hermosa

The best for you...In and Out of LIR...you can deal direct with service providers ...really do not need any middle person!

roadadvisor

Toronto, Canada
posts: 2,210
reviews: 18
3. Re: Getting to Arenal Volcano Area/Leaving from Papagayo-Hermosa

I would fly in and out of Liberia. Nice brand new airport outside of town. No traffic and relatively easy to get to Arenal in about 3 hours and Playa Hermosa in about 20 min. We just came home from our third trip and loved it

4. Re: Getting to Arenal Volcano Area/Leaving from Papagayo-Hermosa

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