I'm attempting to structure an itinerary for a trip from the U.S to Bocas del Toro, then return back to the U.S. I'm concerned about the amount of time between our return flights when changing planes in San Jose CR (SJO)
On arrival, the flight from the U.S arrive too late to get an Air Nature flight to Bocas. We'll get a hotel and fly Nature Air to Bocas the following. That's fine.
On return, we would fly out of Bocas @ 11:30am, arrive in SJO @ 1130am (time zone change), then change planes to a United Airlines flight back the U.S, scheduled to depart at 2:02pm. I'm concerned that 2.5 hours may be cutting close trying to make our United flight back to the U.S.
So a few questions...
1. How much time should I allot for Costa Rican customs (at SJO) coming from Bocas (Panama)?
2. I believe Nature Air does business out of Terminal B in SJO, but cannot figure out what terminal(s) United Airlines operates out of in SJO. (the official SJO airport website doesn't provide that info). I'm looking for any info on the distance between the two airlines' operations in SJO.
3. I will be considering regional weather conditions as a potential delay factor as well. We will be traveling in the late March / early April time frame. Assuming weather will be less of a factor than other times of the year?
Is 2.5 hours cutting it too close to try to make an international plane change in SJO?
Thanks for any input