Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica

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(Andaz Papagayo 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 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 Transportation service makes getting from the Liberia Airport to the Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo a breeze.

Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica

Getting to 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 is a breakdown of those transportation options. We start with the choices we can help you with (our private transfers). And will give information about two more transportation options that might be useful:

Private Airport Transfer to Andaz Costa Rica

This is the easiest, most convenient, and fastest option to go from Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica, and back. Private airport transfers and their drivers will be ready when your flight lands. They 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 significant cause for the delay, like road construction, minor car accidents, or forest fires, that could affect visibility on the roads heading to the Andaz.

Return times to LIR Airport are set to give you at least 2 hours before your flight’s 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 Shuttles

A shared shuttle will be the least expensive option to travel from Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica. They run all year, including local and US/Canadian holidays, and the cost per person is USD 39. 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.

Shared shuttle companies try to match you with passengers arriving on the same flight or within 10 to 15 minutes of your landing time (always with passengers going to the Andaz Papagayo). But this is not always guaranteed. So be prepared to wait times of up to 30 minutes before departing for Andaz Costa Rica.

LIR Shuttle no longer offers shared shuttle services to the Andaz Papagayo, but you can contact the hotel directly for shared shuttle transportation options. Alternatively, you can get a quote for our private airport transfer service.

Liberia Airport taxis

This option works best if you arrive at Liberia Airport and do not have a reservation for an airport shuttle to the Andaz Papagayo. It is fast, 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 range between $90 and $100, depending on demand.

Besides the shortcomings of getting a taxi from Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica, 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 Andaz Costa Rica 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 from Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica. We will keep checking and updating this information should a public bus service to Andaz Costa Rica become available.

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

Other Transportation 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. 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 one of the colorful local bars.

Travel time is approximately 35 minutes one way. We provide private transportation from and to the Andaz Papagayo 24/7 every day of the year. The round-trip rate for a half-day (8 AM – 12 PM, 1 PM – 5 PM, or 6 PM to 10 PM) at Playas del Coco is $40 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 beachwear, 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 Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure

This exciting destination at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park is highly recommended. We run daily transportation from the Andaz. Prices start at $249 USD round-trip for 1 to 4 passengers. At the park, you can enjoy zip-lining, horseback riding, lunch, and hot springs at some of the most stunning properties around the national park. Park activities are booked separately. For information, please email us, and we will gladly give you more details.

Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica FAQs

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

The distance from Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica is 33Km (20 miles)

Is there a public bus from Liberia Airport to Andaz Costa Rica?

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 Costa Rica?

Note: this service no longer operates.
The shared airport shuttle is the cheapest way to get from Liberia Airport to the Andaz Papagayo. The cost per person is $39, one way.

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

Driving time is approximately 4.5 hours and distance 240 km (150 miles).

Do LIR Shuttle 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?

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 Costa Rica