Deal alert: Costa Rica for late 2020 and early 2021 travel from $146 round trip
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Routes: JFK/EWR/DFW/AUS/FLL/MIA and more to SJO/LIR
Cost: $146+ round-trip
Travel Dates: November 2020 to June 2021
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel; on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year, starting Jan. 1, 2021), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or amextravel.com) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
The information for the Citi Prestige has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
Here’s an example of what you can book:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San José (SJO) for $146 round-trip on Spirit:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San José (SJO) for $160 round-trip on JetBlue:
Atlanta (ATL) to San Jose (SJO) for $284 round-trip on JetBlue:
New York (JFK) to San Jose (SJO) for $286 round-trip on American:
Maximize 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 airfare booked directly with the airline); starting Jan. 1, 2021 earn 5x points on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.