The Chicago-based airline United is “planning ahead by increasing service to cities in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America,” it announced. This includes 30% more flights to “Latin beach and leisure markets” compared to 2019.

Per The Points Guy, United is adding or increasing flights on the following routes to Costa Rica, with options to both Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR) and the San José area (SJO):

  • Denver to SJO.
  • Los Angeles to SJO.
  • San Francisco to LIR (begins December 5).
  • Los Angeles to LIR.

“We know our customers are already eager to plan winter vacations and gatherings in person this year to make up for time that they lost,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of network planning at United.

“As pandemic restrictions ease, people are becoming more confident in planning travel further in advance, so we want to make sure to offer our customers as much choice as possible.”

Guanacaste, with the relatively new international airport so close to its most popular beaches is uniquely poised to take advantage of the growing popularity of travel itineraries that are not only close and easy to get to but include everything from nature tourism, fishing and the increasingly popular eco-tourism and adventure tourism both of which Guanacaste contains in embarrassing abundance. Remember this is only couple hour flight from many major cities in the US with flights expanding daily.

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