Deal Alert: US Cities to Costa Rica From $260 Round-Trip

Jun 16, 2017

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Does the end of the week have you wishing for a tropical vacation? Us too, and we have the perfect deal for you. Fly round-trip to San José, Costa Rica (SJO) from just $260. Flights depart from Philadelphia (PHL), Houston (IAH), San Francisco (SFO), Chicago (ORD) and Denver (DEN), with dates available from October through November 2017. Seats are running out fast on Orbitz and Expedia, so book now before someone beats you to it. Use Google Flights to find dates that work for you, and then book your flights either through the carrier or online travel agencies such as Orbitz.

Airlines: American, Aeromexico, United
Cost: $260+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October through November 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Philadelphia (PHL) to San José (SJO) for $260 round-trip on United:

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Chicago (ORD) to San José (SJO) for $270 round-trip on American:

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Denver (DEN) to San José (SJO) for $270 round-trip on American:


San Francisco (SFO) to San José (SJO) for $270 round-trip on American:

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Houston (IAH) to San José (SJO) for $288 round-trip Aeromexico:

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Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

Featured image of Costa Rica’s Volcan Arenal courtesy of Arturo Sotillo via Flickr.

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