Juan Santamaría International Airport

MROC · Alajuela, Costa Rica

About Juan Santamaría International Airport

FIR Central American FIR
Region Alajuela
Country Costa Rica
Runways 7/25
Type Midsized airport
Coordinates (ARP) 9.99386, -84.2088   095938N 0841232W
Coordinates (Center) 9.99397, -84.20865   095938N 0841231W
Variation 2.5° W (2023)
Timezone Costa_Rica (-6 h)
Local time Dec 4, 2023 00:24


ID True Heading Magnetic Heading Length Width Surface Latitude Longitude
7 069° 071° 3,012 m 46 m Asphalt 9.9989 -84.1956
25 249° 251° 9.9891 -84.2217

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The airport may be closed or require prior permission. True headings and the coordinates of runway ends may be an estimation. Magnetic headings are calculated from true headings using the WMM 2020 model.

Juan Santamaría International Airport

Juan Santamaría International Airport is a midsized airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The airport is located at latitude 9.99397 and longitude -84.20865. The airport has one runway: 7/25. The ICAO airport code of this field is MROC. The airport's IATA code is SJO. Nearby other airfields are Tobías Bolaños International Airport, El Ron Ron Airport, Rio Frio / Progreso Airport, Guapiles Airport and Hacienda Rancho Grande Airport.

Juan Santamaría International Airport publishes a METAR. The flight information region (FIR) is Central American.

Juan Santamaría International Airport is in the timezone of America/Costa_Rica. Difference with UTC is -6 h. Today the sun rises at 05:39 and sets at 17:14. This applies to Juan Santamaría International Airport, the universal daylight period may be different. The difference between the local time and UTC is -6 hour. Currently, there is no daylight saving time in effect.

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Nearby airports

Airport ID Distance Direction
San Jose Heliport MRSE 8.2 km 145°
Tobías Bolaños International Airport MRPV 8.6 km 118°
México Hospital Heliport CR-0004 11 km 114°
Helibancosta Heliport MRHB 15 km 114°
La Loma Heliport MRLO 16 km 118°
El Ron Ron Airport MRER 43 km 322°
La Victoria de Sarapiqui Heliport MRLS 48 km 041°
Rio Frio / Progreso Airport MRRF 51 km 043°
Guapiles Airport MRGP 51 km 061°

Navigational aids

Name Ident Type Distance Direction
El Coco TIO VOR-DME 3.2 km 249°
Horcones HOR NDB 10 km 248°