How do I pack for my internal charter flight or boat ride?
For certain forms of transportation within Costa Rica, there are weight restrictions on luggage; worry about how to do this is one of the things that we find causes guests the most anxiety before and during their vacation.
No need to worry, it’s easy…
When flying or traveling by boat within Costa Rica a maximum of 40 pounds of luggage is allowed per person.
The 40lb weight limit for flights and boat trips within Costa Rica does not mean that you need to limit yourself to 40 lbs of baggage for your entire trip to Costa Rica.
While it always makes sense to travel light, you can bring more than 30 lbs of luggage. When your guide and driver pick you up for your transfer to the local airport, give them your excess luggage, we will store it while you are on portions of the trip that involve flights or boat trips, and catch it up to you as soon as feasible after you have finished those sections. You do not have to arrange for this in advance.
Note: We can make arrangements to permit more luggage per person. This will have a considerable extra cost. If you are interested in finding out what this cost would be, contact your travel planner.
How do I pack for my SANSA Domestic Airline Flights:
Updated February 2019
The domestic airline, SANSA, has a maximum of 40 pounds of checked luggage per person, but they also allow one 10 pound carry on item per person.
While it always makes sense to travel light, you can bring more than the 40lbs they allow. When your guide and driver pick you up for your transfer to the local airport, give them your excess luggage, we will store it while you are on portions of the trip that involve SANSA flights, and catch it up to you as soon as feasible after you have finished those sections.
We strongly recommend that you send back with the driver whatever excess luggage you may want. If your checked luggage exceeds 40 pounds per person then you can pay Sansa for the additional weight at $1.00 per pound, but the excess baggage will only be transported if the aircrafts capacity on that specific flight allows it.
In addition you are permitted to carry with you in the cabin the following items (restrictions apply):
If you would like to check for additional information with SANSA, click here: www.flysansa.com
Domestic Flight Cancellations, Delays & Overbookings
In the event of cancelled or delayed or overbooked regularly scheduled flights, Costa Rica Expeditions will assist guests with new transportation arrangements free of charge but will not be responsible for cost of lost services or alternate transportation arrangements.
Guests will be charged only out of pocket costs for new arrangements. If there is a refund for canceled regularly scheduled flights we will apply it to the extra costs if any. We recommend charter flights as usually well worth the extra costs.↑ Back to Top