Costa Rica Travel News – Are you ready for another option to fly from the West Coast to Costa Rica? LAX and Alaska Airlines are offering a number of flights from California to the land of “Pura Vida”.
It’s the first international destination Alaska has launched since 1991, when the Seattle-based airline introduced seasonal service to Magadan, Russia.
The eight weekly flights from LAX to San Jose and Liberia/Guanacaste started Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
“As the most popular Central American tourist destination for U.S. travelers, Costa Rica is one of the best places in the Western Hemisphere for adventure tourism,” said John Kirby, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of capacity planning. “With the addition of Costa Rica, Alaska offers up to 80 peak season weekly departures from Southern California to Latin America, more than any other airline.”
Liberia is the gateway to the Guanacaste region in the western part of the country, renowned for surfing and sport fishing. The capital city of San Jose, located about 130 miles from Liberia, boasts museums and historic Spanish colonial architecture.
From the Los Angeles Daily News, Edited by Dan Stevens