Deal Alert: US Cities to Costa Rica From $232 Round-Trip

Jul 8, 2019

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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.

Multiple airlines are running solid sales to Costa Rica from various US cities, including Miami (MIA), Baltimore (BWI) and Austin (AUS) starting at just $232 round-trip, as first reported by Scott’s Cheap Flights. Most of the fares are booked into basic economy, which means you’ll pay to pick your seat and check a bag, but we’ve written before about how to defeat basic economy on airlines like United and American.

Once you’re in Costa Rica, you can take advantage of the cheap cost of living as well as being able to book one of the most luxurious points hotels in Central America. As TPG’s Summer Hull wrote last year, the Andaz Costa Rica Resort is a great redemption using Hyatt points, and it’s bookable at just 20,000 points per night.

(Photo courtesy of Andaz Papagayo, Costa Rica)
(Photo courtesy of Andaz Papagayo, Costa Rica)

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