He will be the third International Airport in the country and surely one of the most important, the Orotina’s international airport is expected in December 2026.
An exponential tourist success
Costa Rica definitely becomes a must-see destination and broke a new tourist attendance record with nearly 3 million foreign visitors in 2016. This represents an annual increase of 10%.
In order to preserve this tourist rise and avoid saturation of Juan Santamaria International Airport, the Costa rican government finally signed the project of Orotina’s International Airport which appears as a relief for the air and road traffic of the country.
Orotina is located in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica and will provide a royal road to reach the Pacific coast. Indeed, this area is one of the most visited of the country! Our American, Canadian and European friends are usually attracted to those 2 aspects: Nature and surfing.
Top Destination: Manuel Antonio National Park and more in the south, Corcovado National Park, Uvita and Playa Ballena for the adventurous, fond of fauna and flora. Jaco Beach and Playa Hermosa for surf lovers.
Surfer, Andy Chacon, in Jaco Beach
With the Orotina international airport, tourists wishing to go to Jaco, for instance, will only take 45 minutes to be there, instead of 1h30 from Juan Santamaria International Airport.
Why Costa Rica attracts that much ?
Well, this tourist craze is reflected first and foremost by the environmental policy of the country that offers to all the visitors the experience of nature in its pure state.
You will find in this small piece of paradise such a diversity of landscapes; Mountains refreshed by the mists, wild and lush jungle, white sand beaches and majestic volcanoes. Something that is becoming scarce to see in this world and so good at experimenting.
Moreover, the “Pura Vida” country responds wonderfully to the new trend of “responsible holidays” called also eco-tourism: The return to the source in a preserved natural setting and a human experience under the seal of well-being.
This attractive country definitely enjoys a green image and, today, gives itself the means to offer Costa rican magic to nature lovers seduce to the idea of "tasting" it.
Photography by Nickolas Saraceni