New International Airport in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Peninsula de Osa

Apparently two international airports for a country that is only about 20 thousand square miles is not enough. I just read this article from  the Live-PR webs site (http://www.live-pr.com/en/the-government-of-costa-rica-new-r1048141937.htm) where they talk about the opening of a new international airport in the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. To be more exact, the airport will be located in the town of Sierpe. Sierpe is a small town located in the province of Puntarenas near the Osa Peninsula. This town takes its name from the Sierpre river that runs along the town toward the Pacific Ocean 30Km away. The airport itself is not a huge surprise, since it has been there for a while. This airport is most commonly known by the name "Palmar Sur Airport". The big news is that this airport is being considerated to be an international airport. I can see very good reasons why it would be convenient to make this airport an international port for Costa Rica. Palmar Sur Airport is located just a few miles away from the Pan-American Highway (major road in Costa Rica) and has an excellent location for people visiting the southern end of Costa Rica. Places like Punta Uvita, Corcovado, Golfo Dulce and Ojochal will be just minutes away. I have to admit, the roads in Costa Rica are still having a lot of issues and it would be really worth it to save 6 or more hours of driving (depending if you land in Alajuela or Liberia) if one is just visiting the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Establishing Palmar Sur as an International Airport will not only bring new options for travelers but also for investors. I remember when the airport in Liberia was opened to the international air traffic, within a decade after the Nicoya Peninsula grew huge economically. Hotels like the Four Seasons and the Marriot came to the North Pacific Coast and real state skyrocketed. Will the same happen to the Osa Peninsula in the South? I just have to say that if I had the money to invest, I would be strongly considering the Osa Peninsula today.

Picture Source: govisitcostarica

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