Deal alert: Round-trip flights to Costa Rica under $300

Dec 17, 2021

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Want to trade in your winter boots for flip-flops or hiking shoes? From surfing, sailing or simply relaxing on beaches to exploring the jungle landscape, the riches of Costa Rica are plentiful. Airlines such as Alaska, American, Delta, United and JetBlue will get you there throughout much of 2022 for under $300 round-trip.

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Catarata del Toro in Costa Rica. (Photo by Matteo Colombo/Getty Images)

The deal was first reported by our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights and is available from January to November 2022. Most of the inexpensive flights we have come across are between January and March 2022.

Deal basics

Airlines: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue and United.
How to book: Directly through airlines’ sites or via Google Flights.
Travel dates: January to November 2022.

Sample flights

One of the most affordable flights we found was from Los Angeles (LAX) to Liberia (LIR) at $231 round-trip with a stop in Miami (MIA) at the beginning of February. This is a basic economy fare, which includes a standard seat and a carry-on bag. A checked bag and seat selection are available for additional fees.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Throughout February there are several options for round-trip flights from Washington, D.C (DCA), to Liberia. In mid-February, we found seats in basic economy for $236.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

At the beginning of February, those in New York (JFK) who want an escape from winter can head to Liberia for $258 round-trip. This is a JetBlue Blue Basic seat, so you will have to pay extra for a carry-on and a checked bag.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

From Charlotte (CLT) to Liberia (LIR), we found fares of $281 round-trip with one stop in Miami (MIA) on American Airlines in mid-February.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Bottom line

It’s hard to resist the appeal of Costa Rica, especially during the winter. Take advantage of this affordable getaway before these deals sell out.

Featured photo by Fertnig/Getty Images.

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