This is a list of airports in Costa Rica , sorted by location.
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|City served||Province||ICAO||IATA||Airport name||Coordinates||Runway / Elevation (m)|
|Liberia||Guanacaste||MRLB||LIR||Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport||07/25: 2750x45 m, asphalt (82 m)|
|Limón||Limón||MRLM||LIO||Limón International Airport||14/32: 1800x30 m, asphalt (2 m)|
|San José||Alajuela||MROC||SJO||Juan Santamaría International Airport||07/25: 3012x45 m, asphalt (921 m)|
|San José||San José||MRPV||SYQ||Tobías Bolaños International Airport||09/27: 1566x23 m, asphalt (1002 m)|
|Barra del Colorado (es)||Limón||MRBC||BCL||Barra del Colorado Airport||16/34: 1000x12 m, concrete (1 m)|
|Carrillo||Guanacaste||MRCR||PLD||Playa Sámara - Carrillo Airport||09/27: 1200x20 m, gravel (2 m)|
|Coto 47||Puntarenas||MRCC||OTR||Coto 47 Airport||18/36: 1000x20 m, asphalt (8 m)|
|Drake Bay||Puntarenas||MRDK||DRK||Drake Bay Airport||09/27: 750x11 m, asphalt (4 m)|
|Golfito||Puntarenas||MRGF||GLF||Golfito Airport||13/31: 1400x20 m, asphalt (15 m)|
|Guápiles, Pococí||Limón||MRGP||GPL||Guápiles Airport||03/21: 1100x10 m, concrete (269 m)|
|La Fortuna (es)||Alajuela||MRAN||FON||Arenal Airport||06/24: 800x10 m, asphalt (115 m)|
|Los Chiles||Alajuela||MRLC||LSL||Los Chiles Airport||06/24: 1400x16 m, asphalt (40 m)|
|Nosara||Guanacaste||MRNS||NOB||Nosara Airport||04/22: 1000x18 m, asphalt (10 m)|
|Palmar Sur||Puntarenas||MRPM||PMZ||Palmar Sur Airport||03/21: 1400x12 m, asphalt (15 m)|
|Puerto Jiménez||Puntarenas||MRPJ||PJM||Puerto Jiménez Airport||16/34: 822x18 m, asphalt (2 m)|
|Punta Islita||Guanacaste||MRIA||PBP||Punta Islita Airport||03/21: 800x12 m, asphalt (2 m)|
|Quepos||Puntarenas||MRQP||XQP||Quepos La Managua Airport||04/22: 1100x11 m, asphalt (26 m)|
|San Isidro de El General||San José||MRSI||San Isidro de El General Airport||02/20: 802x18 m, asphalt (640 m)|
|Tamarindo||Guanacaste||MRTM||TNO||Tamarindo Airport||07/25: 800x9 m, asphalt (13 m)|
|Tambor||Puntarenas||MRTR||TMU||Tambor Airport||12/30: 700x12 m, asphalt (10 m)|
|Tortuguero||Limón||MRAO||TTQ||Tortuguero Airport||02/20: 950x12, asphalt (25 m)|
|Upala||Alajuela||MRUP||UPL||Upala Airport||04/22: 1000x12 m, asphalt (56 m)|
|Buenos Aires||Puntarenas||MRBA||BAI||Buenos Aires Airport||01/19: 990x10 m, concrete (370 m)|
|Cabo Velas||Guanacaste||MRCV||Cabo Velas Airport||04/22: 1000x10 m, asphalt (10 m)|
|Cañas||Guanacaste||MRLP||Las Piedras Airport||05/23: 800x8 m, asphalt (25 m)|
|Puntarenas||Puntarenas||MRCH||JAP||Chacarita Airport||09/27: 1500x25 m, asphalt (2 m)|
|Dieciocho||Puntarenas||MRDO||Dieciocho Airport||10/28: 980x12 m, gravel (6 m)|
|El Carmen de Siquirres (es)||Limón||MREC||El Carmen de Siquirres Airport||06/24: 1000x12 m, concrete (17 m)|
|Finca 63||Puntarenas||MRFS||Finca 63 Airport||15/33: 1000x15 m, gravel (11 m)|
|La Flor||Guanacaste||MRLF||La Flor Airport||07/25: 950x10 m, asphalt (55 m)|
|Laurel||Puntarenas||MRLE||Laurel Airport||11/29: 984x15 m, asphalt (20 m)|
|Nicoya||Guanacaste||MRNC||NCT||Nicoya Airport||10/28: 963x18 m, gravel (120 m)|
|Palmar Sur||Puntarenas||MRFI||Nuevo Palmar Sur Airport||03/21: 1000x15 m, gravel (8 m)|
|Palo Arco||Guanacaste||MRPA||Palo Arco Airport||02/20: 1000x17 m, asphalt (100 m)|
|Pandora||Limón||MRPD||Pandora Airport||08/26: 900x12 m, concrete (30 m)|
|Siquirres||Limón||MRSA||San Alberto Airport||09/27: 1000x12 m, asphalt (27 m)|
|Santa Clara de Guapiles||Limón||MRSG||Santa Clara de Guapiles Airport||01/19: 1010X12 m, asphalt|
|Santa Maria de Guacimo (es)||Limón||MRSO||Santa Maria de Guacimo Airport||08/26: 1000x12 m, asphalt (10m)|
|San Vito||Puntarenas||MRSV||TOO||San Vito de Java Airport||08/26: 963X18 m, asphalt (984 m)|
There are many modes of transport in Costa Rica but the country's infrastructure has suffered from a lack of maintenance and new investment. There is an extensive road system of more than 30,000 kilometers, although much of it is in disrepair; this also applies to ports, railways and water delivery systems. According to a 2016 U.S. government report, investment from China which attempted to improve the infrastructure found the "projects stalled by bureaucratic and legal concerns".
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