Palmar Sur Domestic Airport, South Puntarenas

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The airport at Palmar Sur is one of the key airports for people looking to visit the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula. Situated near the center of town in the Southern Puntarenas province, the Palmar Sur Airport has one daily flights from Sansa to and from the San Jose International Airport, while Nature Air has one daily flight here from the San Jose International Airport near Alajuela.

Palmar Sur itself is a tiny town inland on the River Sierpe. Acting as a gateway to some of the largest mangrove swamps in the world, this town is often used as a starting point to exploring Drake Bay, the Isla del Caño and the Corcovado National Park.

The airport at Palmar Sur is actually quite small and basically consists of a hut as an airport service center with a paved runway. About 40 charter planes arrive here every month, while on an every day basis 3 commercial flights land here daily. Occasionally the airport is also used by local Ticos who fumigate their crops.

Close to the Rio Terraba and the InterAmerican Highway, there are plenty of taxis outside the Palmar Sur Airport. With an approximate US$3 charge to Palmar Norte and an approximate US$12 charge to Sierpe, you can also catch a bus to either of these two destinations outside the airport. However, be warned that the buses here do not travel on time, and are rather infrequent.