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Juan Santamaría Costa Rica Airport Informational Guide to Juan Santamaría Costa Rica International Airport - Non Official

Juan Santamaria Airport Main Terminal

The Main Terminal stands for the international terminal at Juan Santamaria Airport.

Avianca is the major airline that operates in this terminal.

It is equipped with 16 boarding gates.


Present & future

The Main Terminal was refurbished and expanded in 2010. It is currently under expansion too.



The Main Terminal at Juan Santamaria Airport consists of the following levels:

Lower level

Arrivals. Arriving flights are served by gates 6, 7 and 12 to 14. Find here customs, transit passengers points and an information desk towards baggage carousels 2-5.

Services: Information desk, lost baggage, banking facilities, currency exchange, ATM, ground transportation (taxi and car rentals), convenience stores, tourist information.

Find also on Gate 5 the Star Alliance VIP Lounge.

Upper level

Departures and boarding level. The check-in counters are located along with the baggage wrap.

Services: ATMs, cash machines, information counter, departure tax area.


Find several boarding areas:

- To the west, find boarding access for gates 4-1.

Services: Food court, ATM, first aid, mail drop, duty free stores and VIP Lounges located on both levels.

- In the center, boarding access for gates 5 and 8. Please note passengers can reach this area from the main entrance.

Services: Currency exchange and ATM, duty free stores, food, drink and retail concessions and a transit passenger station close to entrance 5.


- Boarding area to gates 9 and 10.

Services: Food, drink and retail concessions.

The Mezzanine level is located at the left. To access to it, there are escalators and an elevator.


Mezzanine level:

Food court and Avianca VIP Lounge.



Take a look at the Services at Juan Santamaria Airport Main Terminal:

- Public Telephones
- Car Rental Agencies
- Restaurants and cafés
- Duty Free shops
- Currency Exchange
- ATMs
- Banking services
- Duty free stores
- Luggage wrapping
- Lost baggage
- Information desk
- Tourist information
- Medical services
- Mail drop
- Pharmacy
- Spa Services
- Toilets

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Airport Lounges

Santamaria VIP Lounge: Location: Gate 5, upper level.

Service Hours: From 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Services: snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi, TV, laptop, magazines and newspapers.

More information: +506 24429192 / +506 24428786. Email: info@vipsjo.com


VIP Lounge Costa Rica: Location: Gate 5, lower level.

Service Hours: From 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Services: Snacks, sushi, Wi-Fi, TV, laptops, magazines.

More information: +506 24311043 / +506 24311044.


Avianca VIP Lounge: Location: Mezzanine level.


Purchase your pass to Juan Santamaria International Airport Lounges