Nature Air, Costa Rica’s leading airline

Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, Nature Air is Central America's Premier Airline for adventure travel, luxury vacations and ecotourism with 74 daily flights to 15 exotic vacation spots in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.

From eco-hotspots like Drake Bay and Tortuguero to the country's top beach destinations like Tamarindo and Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Nature Air offers the safest and fastest way to explore Costa Rica.

Just one of our flights past a volcano or along a beach can turn a vacation package into an adventure tour.

To drive to most vacation spots in Central America takes a day. Flights on Nature Air get you there in minutes. For each day of travel by car going out, there is another day coming back. So, our airline saves you two days, an unforgettable gift from Nature Air.

We offer travelers a reliable, innovative and fun airline. Our planes are roomy, climate-controlled and deliver a smoother ride than smaller aircrafts. Our large, flat, non-tinted windows offer unbelievable views from every seat.

In addition, Nature Air offers a travel magazine, charter flights, cheap airfare finder, an airport shuttle service and an air cargo service.

Nature Air has flown more than 250.000 flights in Central America and more than 1 million passengers since 1991.

Our history of fine service and safe, reliable operations make us the preferred airline of the finest hotels in the region and the most respected tour operators worldwide.

Why Fly Nature Air?

  • 20 years of experience and an excellent safety record
  • Highest on-time performance of all airlines in Costa Rica
  • We are the largest private charter operator in Central America
  • We prioritize customer service and creating memorable experiences
  • We do things differently - like using fuel derived from recycled vegetable oil in ground vehicles
  • Our planes and routes offer picturesque panoramic views
  • We’re proud to be the world’s first carbon neutral airline
  • We run our own Non-Profit Foundation NatureKids
  • Air travel providers for: Backroads, Tauck, Apple Vacations, MLT Vacations
  • Members of: IATA, ATTA, CANATUR, Rainforest Alliance Verified
  • We have received international recognition from the top tourism publications and organizations in the world

Driving vs Flying*

Manuel Antonio3 hours25 min
Tamarindo5 hours50 min
Drake Bay6 hours40 min
Arenal3 hours20 min
Puerto Jimenez8 hours50 min
Golfito7 hours50 min
Punta Islita5 hours40 min
Managua, Nicaragua7 hours1 hour 20 min
Nosara6 hours45 min
Limon4 hours30 min
Liberia4 hours45 min
Tortuguero5 hours30 min
Tambor4 hours30 min
Bocas del Toro, Panama10 hours1 hour

*Relative to our hub in san jose, costa rica