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Cheap flights to Costa Ricarecently found by travelers *
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$264
American Airlines
Tue, 8/28 - Wed, 9/12
$264
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$264
American Airlines
Tue, 9/4 - Wed, 9/12
$264
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$273
American Airlines
Tue, 10/2 - Tue, 10/9
$273
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$297
Spirit Airlines
Sat, 8/18 - Wed, 8/22
$297
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$302
Spirit Airlines
Sun, 8/19 - Wed, 8/29
$302
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$309
Spirit Airlines
Tue, 8/14 - Wed, 8/22
$309
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$314
Spirit Airlines
Mon, 8/20 - Thu, 8/30
$314
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$316
Spirit Airlines
Wed, 8/15 - Tue, 8/21
$316
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$316
Spirit Airlines
Thu, 8/16 - Wed, 8/22
$316
Washington DC
WAS
San Jose
SJO
$320
Spirit Airlines
Fri, 8/17 - Wed, 8/29
$320
* Prices are based on round trip travel with returns between 1-21 days after departure. These are the best fares found by travelers who searched TripAdvisor and a select group of our fare search partners in the past 72 hours. Ticket prices and seat availability change rapidly and cannot be guaranteed.
Arriving at the Destination

When searching for cheap flights to Costa Rica, there are four international airports to consider. The Juan Santamaria International Airport is the top airport in the country. It was recently ranked as the third top airport—and the most improved airport—within the entire Latin America and Caribbean region.

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At the Juan Santamaria Airport, tourists can definitely expect to experience spacious and state-of-the-art facilities. Although the other international airports are less modern than Juan Santamaria, security will be a priority at each one. Many Costa Rica flights can be found that land at each airport, so pick whatever will be the most convenient destination.

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Getting Around

When traveling to virtually any region in the country, the best place to start is San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, and the heart of the country's public transportation. When looking for the best flights to Costa Rica, starting your journey in San Jose is definitely a plus. Generally you will need to return to San Jose from another region before traveling to another tourist spot. From San Jose you can get a bus to virtually any cities throughout Costa Rica.

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As a word of caution, the buses usually depart like clockwork. Thus, it is crucial to arrive punctually at the bus terminal. When there is no bus route to a particular location in Costa Rica, a good alternative is to rent a car. Take advantage of Costa Rica’s transportation, much of which is as convenient as airfare to Costa Rica.

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Main Attractions

If you enjoy natural wonders, then you will definitely be pleased after choosing among the available Costa Rica flights. Consider visiting the various national parks. There is Tortuguero National Park, which means “Full of Turtles.” There is also Corcovado National Park where each of the four monkey species indigenous to Costa Rica are located. Another natural wonder is the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which includes approximately 2,000 species of plants. There are also numerous species of birds and mammals on the reserve.

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Costa Rica also contains several quality beaches. They include Corcovado, Manuel Antonio, Montezuma, and South of Limon. Some of the beaches accommodate activities such as scuba-diving and horseback-riding. The natural wonders are awaiting those who take cheap flights to Costa Rica.

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Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife

During the past decade or so, several shopping malls have been built in the country. Some of the top shopping malls include Multiplaza del Este, Multiplaza Oeste, Outlet Mall, and Paseo de las Flores Mall. You can also find several quality boutiques in San Jose. Cheap flights to Costa Rica ensures you can enjoy yourself shopping.

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When dining out in Costa Rica, you have many choices. Costa Rica is becoming increasingly cosmopolitan in its selection of restaurants. With airfare to Costa Rica, you can dine at King’s Garden, Sancho Panza Spanish Restaurant, or the Machu Picchu Restaurant.

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If you want to enjoy night life after comparing airfare to Costa Rica, then you should certainly check out San Jose. You can find a wide range of cafes, bars, nightclubs, and so on. Flights to Costa Rica will get you started on an amazing trip.

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Flight stats for Costa Rica - did you know?
  • There are 31 airports in Costa Rica and the 2 biggest are
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport (San Jose, Costa Rica)
    • Right now, 26 airlines operate out of Juan Santamaria Intl Airport.
    • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 29 cities.
    • Every week, at least 404 international flights depart from Juan Santamaria Intl Airport.
  • Liberia Airport (Liberia, Costa Rica)
    • Right now, 13 airlines operate out of Liberia Airport.
    • Liberia Airport offers nonstop flights to 12 cities.
    • Every week, at least 58 international flights depart from Liberia Airport.
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