Peninsula Papagayo, on Costa Rica's north Pacific coast.
Peninsula Papagayo, on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast.

COSTA RICA TRAVEL – The tropics got a little closer for western Canadians this week as Sunwing Vacations launched a new direct flight from Edmonton, Alberta(YEG)  to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR).

The service includes Sunwing’s award-winning Champagne service, which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first-run movies and a generous 20 kg free baggage allowance.

The Liberia airport is the gateway to Costa Rica’s north Pacific beaches, mountains and rainforests. Beach towns like Playas del Coco, Hermosa and Papagayo are less 30 minute away. A few more minutes away is Tamarino and Flamingo, among many other beaches.

The north Pacific coastline (Guanacaste province) is ideal for surfing, windsurfing, and is renowned for its excellent sport fishing.