Liberia Airport to Andaz Papagayo

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(Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo)

The Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is one of the best-located hotels in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Nested in the hills of the Peninsula Papagayo, it has direct access to pristine beaches by foot, car, and boat. We are pressed to think of a better location, and accessing the hotel is also very easy. Roads are paved all the way to the Andaz Papagayo, and you are only 35 to 40 minutes away from Liberia, Costa Rica Airport, the second busiest international airport in Costa Rica with direct flights from most major airports in the United States. So, in theory, you are only about 6 hours away from the Andaz Papagayo – think about it, going from freezing cold weather to relaxing on the beach in 26℃ water (80℉) in half a day! And our Liberia Airport Shuttle service makes getting from the Liberia Airport to the Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo a breeze.

Getting to the Andaz Costa Rica from Liberia Airport

Getting to the Andaz Papagayo from Liberia Airport is very easy. There are four transportation options from Liberia Airport, choosing the best one depends on how long you want to wait at the airport and what kind of service you are looking for. Here we start with the options we can help you with (our own private and shared airport shuttles) and will give information about two more transportation options that might be useful:

Private airport shuttle to Andaz Papagayo

This is the easiest, most convenient, and fastest option to go from Liberia Airport to the Andaz Papagayo and back. Private airport shuttles and their drivers will be standing ready as soon as your flight lands and will head to the Andaz Papagayo as soon as you exit the airport terminal. Then it is a 35-minute drive (one way) to the hotel with no stops along the way. This time could increase depending on traffic and weather conditions, but by no more than 10 minutes unless there is a major cause for the delay like road construction, minor car accidents, or, in the dry season, forest fires that could affect visibility on the roads heading to the Andaz.

For returns to LIR Airport, we will set the pick up time to at least 3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

Example: If your flight departs LIR Airport at 1:00 PM the departure time from the Andaz Papagayo should be no later than 10:00 AM.

Shared airport shuttle

The shared shuttle is our least expensive option to travel from Liberia Airport to the Andaz Papagayo. They run all year, including local and US/Canadian holidays, and the cost per person is $19 USD. Since other passengers will be riding in the van with you, wait times of up to 25 to 30 minutes are possible at the airport while other passengers clear customs and immigration. We try our best to match you with passengers arriving on the same flight or within 10 to 15 minutes of your landing time, but will always be with passengers going to the Andaz Papagayo or the Planet Hollywood Costa Rica to minimize the number of stops before you get to your hotel.

Important note: effective December 12, 2020, no new shared shuttle reservations between Liberia Airpor and the Andaz Papagayo will be taken. If you already have a shared shuttle reservation, there is no action needed on your part, your service will be operated normally. Thank you for your understanding.

Liberia Airport taxis

This option works best if you happen to arrive at Liberia Airport and do not have a reservation for an airport shuttle to the Andaz Papagayo. It is fast, as the private shuttle, but the service is operated in small, usually poorly maintained, four-door sedans like Hyundai Elantras and Toyota Yaris or Corollas. Most airport taxis are not air-conditioned and the price is the same, or more, than riding our 7-seat, air-conditioned vans. Fares are not fixed, but they range between $60 and $80 USD depending on demand.

Besides the shortcomings of getting a taxi from Liberia Airport to the Andaz Papagayo, there is something to say about the experience of riding a Costa Rica taxi. So if you don’t mind a somewhat cramped and hot ride to the Andaz Papagayo, why not book a Liberia Airport red taxi for the adventure of it. We can always drive you back to the airport

Car rental

The transportation option that offers the most flexibility to get from Liberia Airport to the Andaz Papagayo is renting a car. And on this we have a word of advice – don’t fall for super low rates and rent from a well-known company such as Budget, Avis, National, or Toyota Rent-a-car. We have seen way too many horror stories with car rentals, so at least book with a company known internationally.

Public buses

Unfortunately, there is no public transportation option between Liberia Airport and the Andaz Costa Rica at the moment. We will keep checking and will update this information should a public bus service to the Andaz Costa Rica becomes available.

You can see more information on getting from Liberia Airport to Andaz Papagayo here.

Other LIR Shuttle services from the Andaz Costa Rica

In addition to our private and shared airport shuttles, we also offer the following services from and to the Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo:

Andaz Papagayo to Playas del Coco Shuttle

Playas del Coco is 38Km (23 miles) south of the Andaz Papagayo and is the nearest town to it. It is a popular destination if you want to do a little shopping, have lunch/dinner outside the hotel or have a few beers at any of the colorful local bars.

Travel time is approximately 35 minutes one way and we provide private transportation from and to the Andaz Papagayo 24/7 everyday of the year. Round-trip rate for a half day (8am – 12pm, 1pm – 5pm or 6pm to 10pm) at Playas del Coco is $40 USD per per person with a minimum of 4 passengers.

Andaz Papagayo to Tamarindo Beach Shuttle

Tamarindo is perhaps the most popular and visited beach town in Costa Rica. Famous for its waves, it is the perfect spot for dipping your toes into surfing. It also offers a wide variety of restaurants and shops featuring beach wear, local arts and high-end local jewelry. Travel time between the Andaz Papagayo and Tamarindo is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Andaz Papagayo to Tamarindo

Tamarindo Beach Day from Andaz Papagayo

Andaz Papagayo to Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure

This exciting tour at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park is exclusive to Andaz Papagayo guests. It runs every day and it includes zip-lining, horseback riding, lunch, and hot springs at some of the most stunning properties around the national park. Rates start at $139 USD per person and there is a minimum of 2 people to operate. For information please send us an email and we will be happy to give you more details.

Andaz Papagayo to Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure

Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure Tour from Andaz Papagayo

Liberia Airport to Andaz Papagayo FAQs

Is the Andaz Papagayo open during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Andaz Costa Rica is currently closed and it is not receiving reservations. The hotel will resume operations on November 14, 2020. This means you will be able to make room reservations for stays beginning on November 14, 2020. For more information please write directly to

What’s the distance between the Andaz Papagayo and Liberia Airport (LIR)?

The distance between Liberia Airport and the Andaz Papagayo is 32Km (20 miles).

Is there a public bus between Liberia Airport and the Andaz Papagayo?

No. There are no public transportation options to get from Liberia Airport to the Andaz.

What’s the cheapest way to go from Liberia Airport to the Andaz Papagayo?

The cheapest way to get from Liberia Airport to the Andaz Papagayo is the shared airport shuttle. The cost per person is $24 USD, one way.

How long does it take to go from the Andaz Papagayo to San Jose Airport SJO?

Driving time is approximately 4 hours and distance 240Km (150 miles).

Do your shuttles run 24/7 between Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica?

Yes. Our private transfer service between Liberia Airport and the Andaz Papagayo runs 24/7, 365 days a year.

Can I book transportation between Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica directly through the hotel?

Yes, you can book transportation between Liberia Airport and the Andaz Papagayo directly through Andaz. The charges will be applied to your room reservation.

Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo – Map

Liberia Airport to Andaz Papagayo Map