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Cheap flights to Costa Rica from $106 One Way, $265 Round Trip

$265 return flights and $106 one-way flights to Costa Rica were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Deals For This Weekend's Flights

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
MIASan JoseAugust 14 to August 30$295
JFKLiberiaAugust 12 to August 16$438
DENLiberiaAugust 12 to August 19$440
JFKSan JoseAugust 12 to August 18$490
JFKSan JoseAugust 12 to August 18$490
SFOSan JoseAugust 14 to August 21$530
LAXSan JoseAugust 12 to August 18$564
BOSLiberiaAugust 12 to January 5$569
LAXLiberiaAugust 13 to August 17$590
DENSan JoseAugust 12 to August 20$666
YYZLiberiaAugust 12 to September 14$712
EWRSan JoseAugust 12 to August 18$783
BOSSan JoseAugust 12 to August 15$810
MIALiberiaAugust 14 to August 17$816
YULSan JoseAugust 13 to August 27$1,250
*Prices include taxes and fees

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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, 20101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $39 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 4
Stay at this hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (473 reviews)
"This was the perfect stay really close to the airport our last night. Enjoyed a walk around the plaza then a refreshing dip in the pool and they coordinated our airport transport for 3am. Seemed like a quick minute and we we’re getting out boarding passes"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel El Maragato

Hotel El Maragato

3 out of 5
Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San José, San Jose
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in San José. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (462 reviews)
"Very reasonably priced and the location was excellent."

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Hotel El Maragato
San Bosco Inn

San Bosco Inn

3 out of 5
100 m North from the Banco Nacional, Arenal, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 4417
The price is $74 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in La Fortuna. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (711 reviews)
"Super clean. And super friendly staff"

Reviewed on May 29, 2022

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, 506
The price is $52 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Santa Ana. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"I have stayed at HL on many occasions over the past several years and have always enjoyed the experience. The staff is bi-lingual and great to assist with anything needed. Having secured parking gives piece of mind when leaving shopping bags in my vehicle. Rooms are comfy. Close to most shopping ..."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Hotel Luisiana
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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, 61101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $112 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Jaco. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (745 reviews)
"This is a lovely small hotel, and you can tell the owner has really tried hard to think about all the small touches. Unfortunately we had very loud neighbors, and the connecting door had no sound insulation so it was like they were partying in our room, but Cindy sorted it out the next day and moved ..."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

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, 61101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $102 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Jaco. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Great place! My family & I definitely recommend it. Oceano is family/child-friendly. The pool and poolside cabanas were a plus and very enjoyable. However, I wish the jacuzzi was hot. The daily breakfast service included was a nice offering and they have a full menu & bar for lunch & dinner. They ..."

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2022

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
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The price is $101 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in San Rafael. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the quiet ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (565 reviews)
"Another great stay at this property. This is always my first choice when in the San Jose area"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

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

Uvita, Osa, Puntarenas
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Ballena. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (63 reviews)
Great view and location
"Casa Mark is wonderful. The views are spectacular as is the wildlife viewing from everywhere. The location is great with easy access to Uvita, Ojochal and all the beaches… but the best part of this place is the host. Mark goes above and beyond to make you feel at home and Rolando and Jessica (local ..."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands
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Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, 1017
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $114 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,379 reviews)
"24 hour Airport shuttle"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Guanacaste
Stay at this 4-star beach property in El Ocotal. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Good! (998 reviews)
"Only thing we didn’t like was the food."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5 out of 5
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, Sardinal, Guanacaste
The price is $308 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in El Ocotal. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,007 reviews)
Great food, room/bedding could be better.
"Best food I’ve ever had at an all inclusive. Great staff. Condition of the room left a lot to be desired. Musty, bed was not comfortable and the pillows were literally crunchy. They must be years old."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

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 José, San Jose, 458-1150
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San José. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,101 reviews)
"The staff is very friendly, the rooms are great and the breakfast too, we enjoyed our stay a lot the prices are great, I would come back!! Please continue like this!"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

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, 20213
The price is $122 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Peñas Blancas. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (304 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry

Travelers say...
"We absolutely loved staying here! Peaceful and great service! Food was also amazing! Be aware however that this is a little out of the way so you will pay more for transportation to tours. Was worth it though!"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

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, 21007
The price is $96 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in La Fortuna. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, waterslide, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry

Travelers say...
"Great Pools and fun slides"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

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, 50-4417
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $148 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly lodge in La Fortuna. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, playground, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs

Travelers say...
"The thermal springs are really nice and the staff is pleasing. The room facilities a bit old and not completely comfortable, but the overall experience is really good."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

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, Sardinal, Guanacaste
Stay at this 4-star beach property in El Ocotal. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Good! (998 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, free waterpark access, playground, on the beach

Travelers say...
"Only thing we didn’t like was the food."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

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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