By Ivo Henfling
Nature Air will be flying from Costa Rica to Nicaragua from 3rd of March 2011. I doubt most Nicaraguans that live in Costa Rica will be worried too much about this news, because they can't afford it, but more and more business people seem to go to Managua constantly.
For those expats without residency in Costa Rica, the so-called perpertual tourists, this flight will not be for you as the passengers flying from Managua into San Jose will have to carry printed proof of onward travel from Costa Rica (a flight or bus reservation departing within 90 days). The Costa Rican Department of Immigration requires passengers to present their travel documents in the airport in Panama to guarantee boarding (vice versa).
Nature Air is a Costarican based "green" airline with 74 daily flights to 17 destinations within the Costarican borders. Nature Air also flies to Bocas del Toro Panama and will start its flights this week into Managua, starting at $55. The airlines that dominate this route, Taca and Copa offer daily flights starting at $129. More information can be seen on Nature Air's website.
International passengers flying from the Tobias Bolanos Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama must pay a $26 international departure fee in cash at the airport as required by the Costa Rican government. When departing the Bocas del Toro airport, all travelers must pay a $15 departure fee directly at the Nature Air check in desk.
Passengers flying from Bocas del Toro, Panama to the Tobías Bolaños Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica must carry printed proof of onward travel from Costa Rica (generally a flight or bus reservation departing within 90 days).
Since 2004, Nature Air has been the first airline to compensate for 100% of its carbon emissions from flight operations. We do this thru a locally certified compensation program, certified by the government and international third party auditors. Nature Air has chosen to support reforestation and conservation programs to help combat the impacts of deforestation in Costa Rica. For more information please visit their carbon neutral page.
Nature Air is the only airline in Costa Rica with a twin engine fleet and offers flights to the following locations:
* Barra del Colorado
* Bocas del Toro, Panama
* Drake Bay
* Managua, Nicaragua
* Palmar Sur
* Puerto Jiménez
* Punta Islita
* San José