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San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport

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

Services at San Jose Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 4. 3. 2024

Find out what services and facilities are available at San José Juan Santamaria Airport. Where is the best place to eat and shop?

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Internet and wi-fi

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ATMs and exchange offices

The official airport exchange offices do not offer very good rates and you are better off withdrawing money from Costa Rican bank ATMs, which are located in the public area of the arrivals hall.

Shops and supermarket

Juan Santamaría Airport is not equipped with a supermarket or grocery store. If you are travelling to/from the airport by rental car, you can use the Walmart hypermarket (7:30am - 10:00pm) about 1 km from the terminal, next to the highway towards Alajuela.

There are shops inside the terminal especially after security check. You can shop mainly at duty free stores or fashion or Costa Rican souvenir shops.


The international terminal offers a wide variety of refreshments.

In the public area there are mainly smaller cafes with opening hours until 20:00.

After security you will find small bistros, classic restaurants, fast food Smashburger or Starbucks.

Which restaurants have the longest opening hours?

  • Starbucks - after security (4:00 to 1:30)
  • Café Britt - after security check (24/7)
  • Lavazza - public area (24/7)
  • Biroche Dorée - after security check (24/7)
  • Café Imperial - after security check (24/7)

Luggage storage

There is currently no luggage storage or automated lockers at or near the airport.

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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