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Deals For This Weekend's Flights

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
MIASan JoseAug 1 - Aug 8$227
LAXSan JoseJul 31 - Aug 18$359
LGASan JoseAug 1 - Aug 5$406
JFKSan JoseJul 31 - Aug 5$436
BOSSan JoseJul 30 - Aug 1$501
JFKLiberiaAug 1 - Aug 26$523
JFKLiberiaAug 1 - Aug 26$523
DENLiberiaAug 1 - Aug 12$572
SFOLiberiaJul 30 - Aug 15$575
EWRLiberiaAug 1 - Aug 6$581
MIALiberiaJul 31 - Aug 7$635
SFOSan JoseAug 1 - Aug 7$659
YULLiberiaJul 30 - Aug 10$673
BOSLiberiaAug 1 - Aug 7$677
YULSan JoseAug 1 - Aug 15$782
*Prices include taxes and fees

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Score Epic Costa Rica Accommodation Deals

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $36 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in the heart of Alajuela, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alajuela Cathedral and City Mall. Central Park and Central Market Alajuela are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
"We enjoyed or stay. Communication with these hotel was easy and quick and the shuttle/ taxi was so convenient."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel El Maragato

Hotel El Maragato

3 out of 5
Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San Jose, San Jose
This family-friendly San Jose hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Plaza de la Cultura and Morazan Park. National Park and San Pedro ...
3.4/5Good! (26 reviews)
disappointed
"wrong room, billed to my credit card instead of cash, No receipt copy. Room had no secuity bolt or chain! Carpets stained towels ripped. poor hot water. Breaker kept tripping for electric in room. windows dirty."

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2018

Hotel El Maragato
San Bosco Inn

San Bosco Inn

3 out of 5
100 m North from the Banco Nacional, Arenal, La Fortuna, Alajuela
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Located in the heart of La Fortuna, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Arenal Adventure World and within 3 mi (5 km) of Costa Rica Chocolate Tour and Ecoglide ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)
"Wonderful and attentive staff. Secure and safe. Will definitely stay again."

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

San Bosco Inn
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Hotel Luisiana

Hotel Luisiana

3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
The price is $51 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
This family-friendly Santa Ana hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Business Center Forum 1, Momentum Lindora Shopping Center and Business ...
4.1/5Very Good! (33 reviews)
"Always my first choice when staying in the SJO area. Fantastic value for a comfortable, convenient place to stay in the San Jose area."

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2021

Hotel Luisiana
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Our Top Costa Rica Apartment Hotels

Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel

Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel

4 out of 5
2 Km South from Cruce de Herradura, towards Jaco and 1 km East, Pueblo Nuevo, Jaco, Puntarenas
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
This family-friendly Jaco hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park, Auto Mercado Herradura and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
"They went above and beyond. I spent 6 nights at the hotel and had many questions about tours, where to eat (Try a local spot Soda Garabito - Awesome local spot - Hidden Gem) where to get a Covid Test before flying out to the US (They called a traveling nurse to administrate one). All of the staff ..."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel
Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery

Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery

4 out of 5
500 Metros Este de la Pops, Calle Lapa Verde, Jaco, Puntarenas
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jaco Beach and Teatro Jaco. Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park and Auto Mercado Herradura ...
4.4/5Excellent! (28 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay at the Oceano. The staff was always friendly, the food was great, hotel was clean and comfortable. The location was fine, it was easy to walk to different restaurants or stores nearby. Balcony view was awesome. I would recommend this hotel to everyone."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery
Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio

Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio

3.5 out of 5
East side of Costa Rica Country Club, San Rafael, San Rafael
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
This family-friendly San Rafael aparthotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Multiplaza Mall Escazu, Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)
"Very clean, armed guard, gated property very safe area of town, can easily walk to restaurants, city bus in front of property, close to hiwy, close to American counsel, staff speaks English, close to Goodness Dental. nice pool, nice grounds, free breakfast."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
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Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands

Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands

Ballena, Puntarenas Province
This family-friendly Ballena vacation home is located by the sea, just steps from Playa Ballena and Marino Ballena National Park. Pinuela Beach and Playa Colonia ...
Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands
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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5 out of 5
Playa Manzanillo Bahia Culebra, Papagayo
The price is $352 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Nestled on the beach, this Papagayo property is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Nacascolo and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Marina Papagayo. Playa Huevos and Playa Jícaro ...
4.2/5Excellent! (34 reviews)
"The staff and service was amazing! I normally don’t write reviews however after reading some negative ones here I felt the need to share. From the second we arrived the staff was very attentive and helpful. Our rooms and bars stocked daily. Gray at the pool bar was the best!!! The event desk by the ..."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2021

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport

3 out of 5
1 Km E from Juan SantaMaria Airport, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
Fully refundable
The price is $103 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Located in Cacique, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of City Mall, Central Park, and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Costa Rica Convention Center and National ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)
"Nice place for an airport stay. The pool was a treat!"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5 out of 5
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
The price is $294 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Nestled on the beach, this El Ocotal property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Matapalo, Diamante Eco Adventure Park, and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center. Penca ...
4.3/5Excellent! (81 reviews)
"I will never come back to this hotel ever again."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
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Barceló San José

Barceló San José

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $73 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Estadio Nacional and within 3 mi (5 km) of Morazan Park and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)
"Poolside service was nice. Recommend purchasing with breakfast; it’s more expensive if you eat at the hotel restaurant out of pocket."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Barceló San José
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Family Friendly Hotels in Costa Rica

Heliconias Nature Lodge
Great for families

Heliconias Nature Lodge

3 out of 5
11 Miles South from Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela
The price is $85 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Children's Eternal Rainforest and within 12 mi (20 km) of Proyecto Asis and Arenal Adventure World. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"It’s less of a hotel,but more of a family compound with individual cabins. Our cabin had a non-working AC (wouldn’t turn on), rock hard beds, but otherwise it was OK."

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Heliconias Nature Lodge
Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
Great for families

Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort

3.5 out of 5
6 km oeste del Parque Central, Área del Volcán Arenal, La Fortuna
The price is $94 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
This family-friendly La Fortuna hotel is located in a rural location, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna, Kalambu Hot Springs, and Arenal Volcano. Ecoglide ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, waterslide, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Absolute stellar property. The rooms were amazing. Numerous pools [i believe 8 total] and the swim up bar was great. Horse barn and a nature persevere. The breakfast was top notch. There is also a drive within the property which gives you q private view of the volcano."

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
Volcano Lodge Hotel & Thermal Experience
Great for families

Volcano Lodge Hotel & Thermal Experience

4 out of 5
7 Km West From La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Alajuela
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $131 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
This family-friendly La Fortuna lodge is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna, Ecoglide Arenal Park and Arenal Volcano National ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, playground, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Facilities were unique and fun; staff was kind and very helpful."

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Volcano Lodge Hotel & Thermal Experience
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Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Great for families

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
The price is $238 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Nestled on the beach, this El Ocotal property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Matapalo, Diamante Eco Adventure Park, and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center. Penca ...
3.8/5Good! (86 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, free waterpark access, playground, on the beach
Travelers say...
"Guys make sure you request a bath mat before you get in the tub, i slipped on the first day and hit my back and head against the bath tub, in pain for 4 days of our 6 days stay!! This place is very clean and has amazing surroundings with palm trees and forests. They told us at arrival there's no ..."

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
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Why You Should Take A Flight To Costa Rica

Flights to Costa Rica tend to be packed with nature lovers; the kind of people who want to visit a country which is packed with unspoiled wonders of the natural world. Located in Central America, with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, it is a paradise of flora, fauna and biodiversity. Whether you’re looking for mountains, jungles, rivers or wildlife, the fact that a huge 23.4% of the land mass of the country is either a national park or a protected space means that you’re bound to find a stunning backdrop, natural adventure or ecotourism opportunity.

When To Book Flights To Costa Rica

The natural wonders of the country persuade tourists to fly to Costa Rica throughout the year. The climate is tropical, which means that temperatures overall tend to remain steady through the year, with little seasonal variation. The average temperature hovers around the 82F mark, although it can be hotter along the coast, and the different regions of the country have microclimates of their own.

How To Find The Best Flight Deals To Costa Rica

Our search tool has a range of options to allow you to tailor your flight booking for value as well as convenience. If your itinerary is flexible then click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option and we’ll bring up a range of direct and indirect flights across the period you choose. ‘Nearby airports’ meanwhile, shows the other cities which flights to Costa Rica take off from and land in. Put it all together and you can shape your perfect deal.

Main Airports In Costa Rica

  • Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO)

Juan Santamaría Airport is located 11 miles from the capital city of San Jose. It handles 4.6 million passengers per year and serves as a hub for flights on to cities in South America and the Caribbean. It should be noted that Juan Santamaría International Airport charges an ‘exit fee’ of $32 to people flying out from it. In many cases, this will have been included in the price of your ticket, but it pays to be certain and, if not, it must be paid by cash or credit card. Downtown San Jose is just a 35-minute bus trip from the airport.

  • Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)

Also known as Liberian International Airport, Daniel Oduber Quirós International is located in the city of Liberia and is the ideal airport to fly into if you’d like to sample the delights of the Pacific Coast. Daniel Oduber Quirós International is the second busiest airport in Costa Rica, handling just over a million passengers in 2017. Airport shuttles run throughout the day to a variety of destinations in nearby Guanacaste.

Which Airlines Fly To Costa Rica?

Airlines which fly directly to Costa Rica from the US include:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines

How To Get To And Around Costa Rica

If you want to explore Costa Rica in depth than take advantage of the internal flights offered by airlines NatureAir and Sansa, which fly to and from the major tourist hubs in the country. If you’re exploring on a smaller scale, the public bus service runs several buses per day to most of the major towns and cities. The tickets are cheap, but all buses travel via San Jose, which can add to the journey time. Hire cars are available, but check carefully for any damage and report it before you drive away, and driving at night on some of the more remote mountain roads is only for the most experienced.

Places To Visit In Costa Rica

San Jose

San Jose is the capital city of Costa Rica and the major transport hub for traveling to the rest of the country. It’s equally appealing to culture vultures who wish to visit the architecturally spectacular National Theater of Costa Rica, and lovers of nature who use it as a hub to explore the Central Valley region, including Turrialba and the Valley of the Saints.

Puerto Limón

Usually referred to simply as ‘Limon’, Puerto Limon is the capital of the Limon province, and is famed for the carnival which takes place every year during the week of the 12th October. This involves a week (and two weekends) of music, dancing, parades and traditional Costa Rican food.

Puntarenas

If you want to sample the best of the beaches in Costa Rica then the city of Puntarenas is a good place to start. Located 51 miles from the capital of San Jose, on the Pacific coast, it offers a hotter climate than the Central Valley, rising to 95F in April, and attracts surfers from around the world.

Tips And Tricks For Traveling In Costa Rica

If you’re a smoker, be aware that Costa Rica has some of the most restrictive anti-smoking regulations in the world. Smoking is banned in buses, taxis trains and public buildings to name just a few places, and no ‘smoking areas’ are provided.

Travelers from the US need only a valid passport for stays of up to 90 days, and all travellers must have return or onward tickets and enough funds to cover their stay.

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