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At Osa Tropical you can book your national flights from anywhere to anywhere in the country. And best of all – if you book through us you’ll receive a discount of up to 8 % on your flights. Osa Tropical can arrange for all your domestic flights with the national airlines – or you may also charter your own plane!Osa Tropical offers nature air and sansa flight discounts

Costa Rica’s transportation system is amazing – there are plenty of bus connections and domestic flights leaving to all parts of Costa Rica daily! However, traveling long distances by bus can be tiring and often you’ll have to change buses depending on the destination you’d like to go to. Often domestic flights are a much more convenient and quick option. Traveling to some places in Costa Rica can take anywhere from 8 to 10 hours by bus, while you can fly to almost anywhere in Costa Rica in less than 1 hour. Particularly if you’re traveling to Costa Rica only for a short time, we strongly recommend flying to get around.

Charter Planes

Osa Tropical can arrange for you to book your own charter plane. Please ask us for prices, since costs vary on the type of plane and destination. The following charter planes are available:

  • Twin Otter: 2 engines, capacity 18 passengers, 2 pilots
  • Caravan: 1 turbine, capacity 12 passengers, 2 pilots
  • King Air: 2 engines, capacity 6 passengers, 1 pilot
  • Azteca: 2 engines, capacity 5 passengers, 1 pilot
  • Seneca: 2 engines, 5 passengers, 1 pilot
  • Cessna 206: 1 engine, capacity 5 passengers, 1 pilot

Domestic Flights

Costa Rica has two main domestic airlines – Sansa and Nature Air. Nature Air leaves from the Tobias Bolaños airport located in Pavas, San Jose, which is approximately a 30-minute taxi ride from the Juan-Santamaria International Airport. Sansa flights leave directly from the Juan-Santamaria International Airport. Both airlines are very reliable and have a great record.

Nature Air

Nature Air’s high season schedule is from December 1st through April 30th. Nature Air’s Aiport (Tobías Bolaños International Airport – SYQ) is located in Pavas in San Jose. Save money and book through Osa Tropical – you can save between 5 – 9 % when booking through us! 

Nature Air High Season: 1st of Dec. 2015 - 31st of April 2016

RouteFlight NumberCheck-in TimeDeparture TimeArrival Time
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)110
5:00 am5:40 am6:50 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)1116:10 am7:00 am8:10 am
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)1207:20 am8:20 am9:30 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)1218:40 am9:40 am10:30 am
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)1409:50 am10:45 am11:50 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)14111:1011:50 am12:50 pm
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)1502:30 pm3:45 pm4:40 pm
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)1513:30 pm4:45 pm5:40 pm

Nature Air Low-Season: 1st of May 2016 - 30th of November 2016

RouteFlight NumberCheck-In TimeDeparture TimeArrival Time
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)1105:00 am5:45 am6:55 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)1116:15 am7:05 am8:10 am
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)1267:30 am8:30 am9:20 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)1279:00 am9:45 am10:50 am
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)14010:25 am11:25 am12:30 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)14111:50 am12:40 pm1:45 pm

Sansa

Sansa’s high season schedule is from November 20th through April 30th. Sansa leaves from the Juan-Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Save money and book through Osa Tropical – you can save between 5 – 9 % when booking through us.

Sansa High Season: 20th of November 2015 - 30th of April 2016

RouteFlight NumberCheck-in TimeDeparture TimeArrival Time
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)10905:00 am6:00 am 6:50 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)10916:15 am7:00 am7:56 am
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)10687:20 am8:21 am9:11 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)10698:20 am9:21 am10:17 am
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)10947:25 am8:25 pm9:15 pm
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)10938:25 am9:25 pm10:21 pm
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)109211:30 am12:30 pm13:20 pm
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)109312:30 pm13:30 pm14:26 pm
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)109814:38 pm15:48 pm16:38 pm
** These flights are scheduled depending on demand

Sansa Low Season: 1st of May 2016 - 19th of November 2016

RouteFlight NumberCheck-In TimeDeparture TimeArrival Time
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)10905:20 am6:20 am7:20 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)10916:40 am7:30 am8:30 am
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)10947:20 am8:20 am9:20 am
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)10958:30 am9:30 am10:30 am
San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)109211:10 am12:10 pm1:10 pm
Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to San Jose (SJO)109312:20 pm1:20 pm2:20 pm

Additional Info

Please note that once the reservations are made there are no tickets to turn into you. You will receive a confirmation number or “Locator Code”, which is unique to your reservation and serves just as a ticket would as proof of confirmation of your reservation.  None of the airlines overbook, so once you are confirmed with us you are guaranteed your reservation, provided that you show up at check in time on the dates that you are flying and that you have paid. It takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to pass through immigration, baggage claim and customs upon arrival to Costa Rica, and most airlines request a minimum of a 2 hour check-in prior to your scheduled flight time when leaving the country. Please take these factors into account when calculating which flights will serve you best.

Please also note that the Tobias Bolaños airport where Nature Air departs and lands is located about a 30-minute taxi ride from the Juan Santamaria International airport. Please be advised that all passengers need a passport valid for 6 months upon arrival to Costa Rica. There is a $28/person exit tax upon departure from the country payable at the Tobias Bolaños airport in Pavas or JSM International airport. Click here to read about Nature Air’s and Sansa’s Terms and Conditions, Luggage policies, and more!

Osa Tropical offers nature air and sansa flight discountsBook through Osa Tropical, and you’ll receive a discount per person (per ticket)! Depending on the airline you discount may be close to 8%! All you have to do is contact us and ask us to make your national flight reservations.