Limón International Airport

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Limón International Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorDirección General de Aviación Civil
ServesLimón, Costa Rica
Elevation AMSL7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates09°57′28″N 083°01′19″W / 9.95778°N 83.02194°W / 9.95778; -83.02194Coordinates: 09°57′28″N 083°01′19″W / 9.95778°N 83.02194°W / 9.95778; -83.02194
MRLM is located in Costa Rica
Location in Costa Rica
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,800 5,906 Asphalt
Source: Costa Rican AIP[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Limón International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Limón) (IATA: LIO, ICAO: MRLM) in Limón, Costa Rica, is one of the four international airports in that country.

Puerto Limón and the southern Caribbean area towns of Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo and Gandoca, as well as the indigenous communities of Bri Bri, Hone Creek, Carbon 1 and 2, Shiroles and Suretka are all within two hours of the airport by ground transportation.

Although labelled as an international airport, its current passenger flights are only domestic. Nature Air, when it was last active, flew only charter flights to Limón. SANSA Airlines flies charter flights upon request from San José's Juan Santamaria International Airport.

The Limon non-directional beacon (Ident: LIO) is located 1.4 nautical miles (2.6 km) northwest of the airport. The Limon VOR/DME (Ident: LIO) is located on the field.[4]


The airport re-opened on 1 July 2006 after being closed nearly 20 years for domestic flights. It is the primary airport serving the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.

The Presidency Ministry announced in June 2011 that Sansa Airlines would begin regular scheduled flights four times a week to Limón Airport, beginning in July and costing ₡30,000–₡75,000 ($60–$150), to increase tourism to Limón Province.[5][6]

There are plans to modernize the airport with a new passenger terminal that reflects the local culture as well as being environmentally friendly.

The landing area will be expanded from 10 meters wide to 18 meters, and up to 1137 meters in length.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Sansa Airlines[8] San José–Juan Santamaría, Tortuguero[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ AIP - Part 3 Aerodromes Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Airport information for Limón International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Google Maps - Limón
  4. ^ Limon VOR
  5. ^ New flights to Limón seek to drive up tourism Archived 19 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine The Tico Times 14 June 2011.
  6. ^ Turismo podrá volar a Limón a partir de julio Archived 31 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine La Nación, 15 June 2011.
  7. ^ Rojas, Pablo (7 October 2019). "Setena da luz verde a nueva terminal de aeropuerto de Limón". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Limón." Destinations | Limón | SANSA. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.
  9. ^ "Limón." Destinations | Limón | SANSA. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.

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