Deal alert: US cities to Costa Rica from $230 round-trip
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Trade in your sweaters for bathing suits this winter. American, Delta, JetBlue, United and Alaska Airlines are offering round-trip flights from major U.S. cities to warm and tropical Costa Rica starting from about $230.
JetBlue, United, and most American airline fares are for main cabin seats, which includes carry-on and seat assignment. Other flights are for basic economy.
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Thanks to our friends at Thrifty Traveler, you can find nonstop round-trip flights to in Liberia (LIR) or San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica starting at just $230 from Miami (MIA), $243 from New York (JFK), and $251 from Los Angeles (LAX) to name a few.
Airlines: American Airlines, United, JetBlue, Delta, Alaska Airlines
Routes: Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Miami (MIA) and many more cities to Costa Rica.
Cost: Starts at $230 roundtrip
Dates: Dec. 2021-Sept. 2022
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Major departure cities below (and many more) are included in round-trip fare Costa Rica:
- New York City (JFK)
- Washington, D.C. (DCA)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Phoenix (PHX)
- Cleveland (CLE)
- Seattle (SEA)
- Montreal (YUL)
- Miami (MIA)
Related: The Best Times to Visit Costa Rica
The deal below shows a nonstop trip booked on American Airlines from Miami (MIA) to San Jose (SJO) from $230 in April 2022.
The JetBlue trip below shows multiple options from JFK to SJO. One-way flights in January for Blue basic start as low as $82, for Blue Seats it’s $107 or 4,600 points and for Blue Extra it’s $132 or 6,400 points.
The cheapest option we found on Delta from LAX to SJO was on February 7 at $294 for basic economy roundtrip.
How to Book
Go to the official sites of the major airlines listed above or to Google Flights and click round-trip from a major departure city and airport to either SJO or LIR in Costa Rica. Filter dates to travel in the window of December 2021-September 2022 to look for the best prices. You should be on your way in no time.
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