Laurel Airport (Costa Rica)

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Laurel Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Dirección General de Aviación Civil
Location Laurel, Costa Rica
Elevation AMSL 20 m / 66 ft
Coordinates 08°26′26″N 082°54′30″W / 8.44056°N 82.90833°W / 8.44056; -82.90833Coordinates: 08°26′26″N 082°54′30″W / 8.44056°N 82.90833°W / 8.44056; -82.90833
MRLE is located in Costa Rica
Location in Costa Rica
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 984 3,228 Asphalt
Source: Costa Rican AIP[1] Google Maps[2]

Laurel Airport (ICAO: MRLE) is an airport that serves the town of Laurel in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, near the border with Panama.

Scheduled Service[edit]

None. However, Coto 47 Airport, located 12 miles (19 km) north, receives a daily flight to Golfito and San José operated by SANSA Airlines.

Non-scheduled Service[edit]

Most air charter companies offer private air travel to this airport. It can be reached in about an hour from San José depending on the type of aircraft. Alfa Romeo Taxi Aéreo[3] has a twin-engine Piper Aztec based at nearby Coto 47 Airport and a Cessna 206 at Golfito Airport that can reach Laurel much faster.


The airport does not have any facilities available for independent travelers. There are hangars on the threshold of runway 11 that support aerial spraying and ultralight aircraft. Contact the National Helicopter Service (Servicio Nacional de Helicópteros) to inquire for possible aircraft or passenger service arrangements. As of January, 2008, no point of contact is available for the ultralight facilities. For food and other services, there are corner stores "pulperías" in the surroundings of the airport. Laurel can be reached within 5 minutes and counts with a variety of food, lodging and miscellaneous services.

How to get there[edit]

Bus service is offered from San José and mostly any point along the southern Pan-American Highway. Taxi cabs are available in nearby Laurel.

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