de, Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Nayara Springs Private PlaneCosta Rica’s notoriously windy roads make some of the country’s most paradisaical resorts feel like a schlep. One resort near the rainforested Arenal Volcano National Park has remedied that: award-winning Nayara Springs has launched its new private plane service between Costa Rica’s two major airports and El Tanque airfield in La Fortuna, a 15-minute drive away from the resort. Up to four guests can charter the Piper Meridian M500 plane, which has a pressurized cabin and leaves from either Juan Maria International Airport in San Jose or Liberia International Airport. The entire flight is a mere 25 minutes—a cinch compared to the windy overland journey that can take up to 3 hours. Bonus: you’ll get a close up look of the Arenal Volcano as you approach for landing. $650 for up to four people and 150 lbs of luggage from San Jose; $950 from Liberia.