Three years ago, my wife and I flew with Nature Air for the first time. We flew from Liberia to San Jose with a connecting flight to Quespos. We enjoyed the air travel so much that we decided to take a side trip on our holiday to Costa Rica again this year to the Bocas del Toro Islands, Panama.
It would never happen in North America, but as we checked in to the Nature Air counter at the beautiful, new air terminal at the Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia, we presented our documentation and placed our hand luggage on the weigh scale.
Then we were asked to get on the scale with our luggage. That’s right. You ‘weigh’ in when you board a Nature Air flight. Fortunately, we had no problems as the weight of our luggage plus out body weight was well below the maximum of approximately 250 pounds that are allotted for each passenger.
Nature Air is a Costa Rican airline whose small passenger planes make 74 flights each day. A 19 passenger, Canadian-made aircraft known as the Twin Otter, provided an aerial adventure for us with stops in Tamarindo and San Jose.
The DeHaviland Twin Otter opened up the Canadian north and is said to have made more trips to the North Pole than any other plane. However, the Otter is perfectly at home in tropical Costa Rica as we found out.