Published on August 13th, 2013 | by Erin Raub
Nature Air to Fly Out of San José International Airport
We’re pleased to announce that starting in mid-August, Nature Air clients will have access to two new, super convenient options: Direct flights from the San José International Aiport (Juan Santamaría) to Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Tambor!
New Flights = New Convenience
We know that when you fly into Costa Rica (or out, boo!), convenience is king. So while we love our downtown location, at San José’s Tobias Bolaños Airport, we wanted to expand your options into San José’s major hub: Juan Santamaría International Airport (airport code: SJO).
Now, your connections are even smoother.
Why Manuel Antonio & Tambor?
Manuel Antonio/Quepos and Tambor consistently rank as two of our most popular destinations, making them easy choices for Nature Air’s inaugural routes out of SJO. On the fence about visiting one (or both)? Here are a few things we love about each:
Located in the Central Pacific, Manuel Antonio is not just a Nature Air favorite – it’s one of Costa Rica’s most visited destinations, too! There’s a lot to love, starting with:
- Natural Beauty: You really can’t beat Manuel Antonio’s scenery, which features lush rainforest that spills onto golden sands and out to the aquamarine Pacific. Plus, many of the pristine beaches are protected national parkland.
- Manuel Antonio National Park: And speaking of national park, Manuel Antonio is home to one of Costa Rica’s top 3: the eponymous Manuel Antonio National Park. Think sandy hiking trails, dense rainforest and lots of wildlife.
- Squirrel Monkeys: If you’ve ever dreamed of spotting monkeys in the wild, Manuel Antonio is the place. In addition to white-faced and howler monkeys, the town is one of only two places in the world (the other is on the Osa Peninsula) where you can spot the highly endangered Central America squirrel monkey in the wild.
- Popular Wedding / Honeymoon Destination
According to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), 4.3% of tourists had their honeymoon in Costa Rica in 2006 with that percentage going up to 10.7% in 2012. Manuel Antonio Park is the most visited National Park in Costa Rica, attracting many honeymooners. Wedding locations on the beach and wedding villas overlooking beautiful Manuel Antoino attract couples from around the world to have their ceremony here, aided by experienced wedding planners.
Tambor is your gateway to the southern Nicoya Peninsula, including Curu Wildlife Reserve and the beach towns of Montezuma, Mal País, and Santa Teresa.
- Incredible Surf: Santa Teresa and Mal País, especially, are well known for big waves and consistent surf – the perfect conditions for beginners and advanced surfers alike.
- Seclusion: Access to the southern Nicoya Peninsula is challenging, which means that fewer travelers make it here. And that means quiet beaches with private corners all to yourself!
- Yoga. Yoga, yoga, yoga!: The Nicoya Peninsula is Costa Rica’s go-to destination for wellness and yoga. Whether you’re after just lessons or weeklong retreats, you’ll find it here. Check out www.anamayaresort.com
- Luxury in the “Old Costa Rica” One’s desire for upscale accommodations in this more laid back environment will be satisfied by beach resorts such as Tango Mar and luxurious beachfront villas in private nature reserves.