Deal Alert: US to Costa Rica From $205 Round-Trip

Jan 2, 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.

Flights to beautiful Costa Rica are on sale, including nonstop options from just $205 round-trip. We are seeing good deals on flights from Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO), Denver (DEN) San Francisco (SFO), Atlanta (ATL) and Chicago (ORD) to San Jose (SJO).

This could be a great chance to check out one of the best value points hotel in world, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo (although it’s a bit of a trek from San Jose). It’s only 15,000 Hyatt points a night, and your free night certificate from the World of Hyatt Credit Card will work there, too.

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.

Airlines: COPA, JetBlue, Delta, United, Avianca
Routes: BOS/FLL/LAX/MSY/MCO/ORD/SFO/ATL/DEN to SJO
Cost: $205+ round-trip
Travel Dates: January-May, August-November
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline and via amextravel.com), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San Jose (SJO) for $205 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue (booked as two one-ways):

Orlando (MCO) to San Jose (SJO) for $252 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:

Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) for $298 round-trip on COPA:

New Orleans (MSY) to San Jose (SJO) for $299 round-trip on COPA via Priceline:

Baltimore (BWI) to San Jose (SJO) for $299 round-trip on Delta:

San Francisco (SFO) to San Jose (SJO) for $332 round-trip on United:

Chicago (ORD) to San Jose (SJO) for $339 round-trip on Avianca via Priceline:

Your Purchase

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

H/T: Scott’s Cheap Flights

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