Deal Alert: Flights to Costa Rica From $214 Round-Trip
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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 Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the 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.
If you’re looking for a place to go with plenty of activities then add Costa Rica to your plans because flights are available for as low as $214 round-trip.
Whether you want to explore the rainforest, hike up a volcano or just relax on the beach — there’s something for every type of traveler in this beautiful country. And if you need anymore of a reason to go, the winter is their dry season.
All of these low fares are in each airline’s version of basic economy, so you’ll have to pay additional fees to check a bag and select seats ahead of time, and may not be eligible for upgrades.
Some of these fares are available as soon as November, but you’ll have to play around with your dates and routes on Google Flights to see what fits your travel dates.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.
Airline: American, Copa, JetBlue, United, Volaris, InterJet
Routes: LAX/TPA/MIA/MCO/AUS/BOS/CHS/ATL/MSY/PHL//EWR/ORD/LAS/BWI/SAT/RDU/DEN/SFO to SJO
Cost: $214+ round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates: November – April 2020
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Las Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) for $214 round-trip when booked separately on Volaris and InterJet:
Tampa (TPA) to San Jose (SJO) for $224 round-trip on Copa:
Miami (MIA) to San Jose (SJO) for $236 round-trip on American:
Orlando (MCO) to San Jose (SJO) for $286 round-trip on United:
Austin (AUS) to San Jose (SJO) for $308 round-trip on United:
Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJO) for $308 round-trip on Copa:
Charleston (CHS) to San Jose (SJO) for $318 round-trip on United:
Atlanta (ATL) to San Jose (SJO) for $319 round-trip on JetBlue:
New Orleans (MSY) to San Jose (SJO) for $320 round-trip on Copa:
Philadelphia (PHL) to San Jose (SJO) for $323 round-trip on JetBlue:
Newark (EWR) to San Jose (SJO) for $327 round-trip on JetBlue:
Chicago (ORD) to San Jose (SJO) for $334 round-trip on Copa: Las Vegas (LAS) to San Jose (SJO) for $349 round-trip on American: Baltimore (BWI) to San Jose (SJO) for $353 round-trip on American: San Antonio (SAT) to San Jose (SJO) for $360 round-trip on United:Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to San Jose (SJO) for $366 round-trip on United:
Denver (DEN) to San Jose (SJO) for $394 round-trip on Copa: San Francisco (SFO) to San Jose (SJO) for $394 round-trip on American:
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