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Flight delays, cancellations after latest Turrialba eruptions 
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Flight delays, cancellations after latest Turrialba eruptions 

Zach Dyer - May 20, 2016

Costa Rica’s main international airport remains open after Turrialba Volcano erupted again Friday morning in the latest of a series of powerful recent eruptions. While the airport…

UPDATED: Iberia flight makes a nail-biting landing at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport
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UPDATED: Iberia flight makes a nail-biting landing at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport

Michael Krumholtz - October 5, 2015

UPDATE, Monday, October 5, 3:20 p.m. Airport officials and authorities from Costa Rica's Civil Aviation Authority on Monday responded to questions about Sunday's Iberia flight 6313 by saying the landing was perfectly…

Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría Airport expands capacity with new departure lounges, boarding bridges
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Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría Airport expands capacity with new departure lounges, boarding bridges

L. Arias - August 19, 2015

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) inaugurated on Tuesday two new waiting areas and two new boarding bridges that will allow for larger aircraft. The expansion project, which…

And here are your Sloth Kong Airport Photo Contest winners…
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Arts and Culture
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And here are your Sloth Kong Airport Photo Contest winners…

The Tico Times - June 24, 2015

Remember back in March when we announced that our beloved Sloth Kong was taking over Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport? Well, it turns out that the hospitality…

Italian arrested with liquid cocaine at Costa Rica airport
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Crime
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Italian arrested with liquid cocaine at Costa Rica airport

Zach Dyer - May 14, 2015

Police at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport arrested an Italian tourist Thursday carrying nearly 6 kilograms of liquid cocaine, according to a statement from the Public Security…

Airport police arrest Tico with more than a kilo of cocaine
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Airport police arrest Tico with more than a kilo of cocaine

Zach Dyer - April 7, 2015

Drug Control Police arrested a Costa Rican tourist at Juan Santamaría International Airport attempting to fly to Madrid, Spain with more than 1 kilogram of cocaine in his…

Stranded travelers try to make the best of an extended stay at Juan Santamaría International Airport
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Airport closing
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Stranded travelers try to make the best of an extended stay at Juan Santamaría International Airport

Zach Dyer and Jill Replogle - March 13, 2015

They came for the beaches, the cloud forest and the wildlife. They wished they never had to leave. That is, until they couldn't leave. Thousands of visitors…

7,000 travelers stranded by Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría Airport closure
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Airport closing
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7,000 travelers stranded by Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría Airport closure

Zach Dyer - March 13, 2015

What's another day in paradise, right? Unless you haven't gotten there yet. Volcanic ash falling from the Turrialba Volcano closed Costa Rica's main international airport for approximately 18 hours on Thursday…

Juan Santamaría International Airport now offers discounted long-term parking
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Juan Santamaría International Airport now offers discounted long-term parking

L. Arias - March 6, 2015

Frequent users of the Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica's main terminal, can now pay discounted long-term parking rates. The new rates took effect in late February. Following an…

Airport police nab 2 Dutch women allegedly smuggling €85,000
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Airport police nab 2 Dutch women allegedly smuggling €85,000

Zach Dyer - February 20, 2015

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/568588542927986688 Some people complain that Costa Rica is too expensive. But it's unlikely you'd need this much cash for a vacation. Police at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in…

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