San Jose Airport Reviews

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San Jose Airport Reviews

San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC) is the primary airport serving San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The airport is located near the city of Alajuela, 20 km (12 miles) west of downtown San José. It is named after Costa Rica’s national hero, Juan Santamaría, a courageous drummer boy who died in 1856 defending his country against forces led by US-American filibuster William Walker.

The airport is hub of Sansa Airlines, and focus city airport for Copa Airlines and Avianca . It was the country’s only international gateway for many years, but nowadays there is also an international airport in Liberia, Guanacaste. Both airports have direct flights to North and Central America and Europe, with the difference that Juan Santamaría International Airport also serves cities in South America and the Caribbean. According to the Ministry of Transportation, the airport will end all major operations in 2025 to become a secondary airport; its substitute will be the new airport in Orotina.

San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport was once the busiest airport in Central America, but currently it is ranked second after Tocumen International Airport in Panamá. In 2010, Juan Santamaría International Airport received 4.3 million passengers, most of them from international flights. In 2011, the airport was named the 3rd Best Airport in Latin America – Caribbean from the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International.

San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Costa Rica, having experienced a constant increase in traffic since its opening in 1958, boosted by the growing flow of tourists. The airport reached the million passenger for the first time in 1991, and it has been serving more than four million passengers yearly since 2007. On the other hand, domestic passenger have been relatively steady since the beginning, on an average of 200,000 passengers per year and reaching a peak of 330,000 in 1975.

Services:

ATMs / Cash Machines – available before and after security.
Car Rentals – Alamo • Budget • Dollar • Economy • Hertz . Location: Arrivals.
Currency Exchange – Information not available
Food / Dining – There is a 24-hour food concessions available: Lavazza (mezzanine, landside)
Information Desk – Information not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – not available
Showers – not available
Internet – Information not available

Airport Hours:
The terminal is open 24 hours.

Website:
San Jose Airport Official Website

San Jose Airport Map

San Jose Airport Weather Forecast

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Forecast for Juan_Santamar%C3%ADa_International_Airport  Precip. Temp. Wind speed
17.10.2017 13–18 Rain <1 mm 29 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 4 m/s
18–24 Cloudy 0 mm 23 °C Light air from West 1 m/s
18.10.2017 00–06 Rain 1 mm 22 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 17 mm 22 °C Light air from East-northeast 0 m/s
12–18 Rain 4 mm 26 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
18–24 Rain 1 mm 22 °C Light air from West 1 m/s
19.10.2017 00–06 Partly cloudy 0 mm 20 °C Light air from North 1 m/s
06–12 Rain 3 mm 20 °C Light breeze from East-northeast 2 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 13 mm 26 °C Light breeze from Southwest 2 m/s
18–24 Cloudy 0 mm 21 °C Light air from South-southeast 0 m/s
20.10.2017 00–06 Fair 0 mm 22 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 5 mm 21 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 6 mm 24 °C Light air from Southwest 1 m/s
18–24 Rain showers 1 mm 22 °C Light air from West 0 m/s
21.10.2017 00–06 Partly cloudy 0 mm 21 °C Light air from Northeast 1 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 9 mm 20 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 7 mm 24 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
18–24 Cloudy 0 mm 22 °C Light air from Northwest 0 m/s
22.10.2017 00–06 Cloudy 0 mm 21 °C Calm from West 0 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 5 mm 21 °C Light air from North 1 m/s
12–18 Rain 2 mm 26 °C Light breeze from Southwest 2 m/s
18–24 Rain 3 mm 22 °C Light breeze from West-southwest 2 m/s