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Deal alert: Flights to Costa Rica from $238

Feb. 19, 2022
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Catarata del Toro waterfall at sunset, Costa Rica
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Celebrate the end of winter with a tropical escape to Costa Rica. JetBlue and United are offering flights from major U.S. cities to the warm destinations of San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica, starting below $250 round-trip

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Playa Escondida and Playa Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica. (Photo by Atanas Malamov/Unsplash)

This deal was first published by Scott’s Cheap Flights, which offers a premium membership that sends readers alerts on discounted fares for $49 a year. The affordable rates below to Liberia and San Jose are available for travel from March to June. Discounted flights to San Jose are also available from October to November.

Deal basics

Airlines: JetBlue and United
How to book: Directly through the airlines or through Google Flights.
Travel dates: March — June and October—November.

Related: How I redeemed 100,000 Chase points to book a Costa Rica trip of a lifetime

Sample Flights

The deals below are for Blue Basic seats on JetBlue and for basic economy tickets on United, which include a carry-on. A checked bag and seat selection will cost an additional fee. All of the deals below are under $350 round-trip.

You can snag a direct flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Liberia (LIR) for $238 round-trip on JetBlue.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

On the East Coast, a flight from New York (JFK) to Liberia (LIR) will cost $258 round-trip at the beginning of April in the offer below.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

A flight from Washington D.C., (DCA) to San Jose (SJO) is widely available at $280 round-trip on United. The return flight has a long layover in Houston (IAH).

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers can go from Miami (MIA) to San Jose (SJO) for $303 round-trip with a short stop in Houston (IAH) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Direct flights are widely available from Houston (IAH) to San Jose (SJO) for $335 round-trip on United.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees) or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Don’t miss out on lush rainforests, sandy beaches and the culture of Costa Rica. Jump on these deals while they last.

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