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San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to San Jose Airport

Hotels and sleeping at San Jose Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 4. 3. 2024

Where to find the best place to stay at or near Juan Santamaría Airport?

Sleeping in the terminal - opening hours

Due to all-night flight operations, the International Terminal is open 24/7.

Sleeping inside the terminal is not convenient. The terminal is quite small and there are few seats in the public area. The lighting remains at full intensity throughout the night, but air conditioning is also needed.

Hotels near the terminal

While you won't find any hotels in the immediate vicinity of the airport, there are several large international hotels in the area.

All hotels offer a free shuttle service from/to the terminal. The journey to the airport usually takes around 5 minutes.

There are also many inexpensive private apartments near the airport, but their location on the map often does not correspond to reality. To get to these accommodations, you either have to contact the owners or take a taxi.

Hotels in the centre

Most hotels and small guesthouses can be found in the centre of San José or Alajuela at very good prices starting from 20 usd per night.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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