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Costa Rica's San Jose Airport is actually located in the town of Alajuela, about 20 km from downtown San José. The Juan Santamaría International Airport is named after Costa Rica's national hero Juan Santamaría, a courageous drummer boy who died in 1856 during battle against forces led by US-American filibuster William Walker. San Jose Airport serves 4.1 million passengers annually, and is the second busiest airport in Central America after Tocumen International Airport in Panama. Reserve a car hire San José Airport to await your arrival and set out to your hotel destination.
Costa Rica has three other international airports, but only Jaun Santamaría and Daniel Oduber International Airports host major airlines. Over 20 different airlines operate out of San Jose Airport, offering connections to cities through Central America, the US, Canada, and even a few connections to Europe. It works with most US airlines such as Delta, United, American and America West.
Juan Santamaría International Airport was the only airport in Costa Rica for many years. It was also the first airport in the country to have an asphalt runway, as before this airplanes landing in Costa Rica had to land on runways made of grass. As you travel through the country you will find that much of Costa Rica is still like this, in a San Jose car hire you are likely to encounter many rock, or dirt roads as your drive around. For this reason it is highly recommended to choose a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
The San Jose Airport is centrally located in regards to the major destinations, and from here you can reach almost any part of the country within a span of 6 hours.