Cheap flights to Costa Rica

Flights to Costa Rica in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$377Average for round-trip flights in January 2022
Round-trip from$193From Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
One-way from$81One-way flight from Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl (LAS) to Costa Rica

Cheap flights to Costa Rica in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SJO flights for January, February
Feb 24 - Mar 8
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

13h 03m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 32m
$196

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 25 - Mar 8
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

13h 03m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 32m
$201

Spirit Airlines

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Jan 28 - Feb 5
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

2 stops

16h 36m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 02m
$208

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Costa Rica 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica found for this year
Mar 8 - Mar 15
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

12h 38m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 25m
$193

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Feb 24 - Mar 8
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

13h 03m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 32m
$196

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 25 - Mar 8
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

13h 03m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 32m
$201

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Last minute flights to Costa Rica

Late deals on round-trip flights to Costa Rica, departing today and this week
Jan 28 - Feb 5
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

2 stops

16h 36m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 02m
$208

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 29 - Feb 1
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

2 stops

16h 36m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 02m
$212

Spirit Airlines

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Jan 28 - Feb 5
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

12h 29m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

11h 02m
$217

Spirit Airlines

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Can I fly to Costa Rica from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to Costa Rica

Most visitors from USA can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Costa Rica.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering Costa Rica.

Documents
Epidemiological Health Pass Form - The Health Pass can only be completed within 72 hours of arriving in the country. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.

Health Insurance - Tourists may get an insurance from Costa Rican insurance companies that are registered and authorized by the General Superintendence of Insurance of Costa Rica.


Can I fly back to USA from Costa Rica?

Returning to USA from Costa Rica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Costa Rica must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Costa Rica are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Costa Rica?

The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$404

February

$392

March

$428

April

$391

May

$383

June

$410

July

$480

August

$385

September

$355

October

$365

November

$365

December

$430

Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Costa Rica. Flying to Costa Rica in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Costa Rica?

Average Costa Rica flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LAS - SJO

Price

$355 - $763

SJO

Temperature

64.4 - 69.8 °F

SJO

Precipitation

0 - 11.8 inches

Peak Season:

The dry season from late November to late April is the best time to book flights to Costa Rica. The weather is extremely pleasant for exploring the forests or laying on the beach. Flights to Costa Rica are more expensive between these months as it’s the main tourist season, so expect big crowds and more expensive hotel rates. If you book your flights to Costa Rica early enough you can sometimes find deals.

Off Season:

Winter is between May and November, which is also the rainy season in Costa Rica. However, the temperatures are generally mild and pleasant unless you’re up in the mountains. Due to the threat of rain though, this is not the best time to visit if you are hoping to travel around. You can find the cheapest flights to Costa Rica during the winter, and you’ll find much cheaper accommodations too. Avoid flights between September and October as they are the rainiest months and some hotels shut down, although you will find cheap flights to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Travel Guide

Once a hidden paradise known only to backpackers and biologists, today people book flights to Costa Rica to be in one of the most popular destinations in Latin America. Thanks to the millions of tourists who book flights to Costa Rica every year, tourism has become the primary source of income for this country, but that doesn’t mean the country has turned “touristy”.

Costa Rica is still the land of the undiscovered. Almost a quarter of Costa Rica lies within national parks and protected areas. Verdant rainforests give way to white-sand beaches and its diverse landscape features volcanoes, forests, rivers, mountains and marshy lowlands.

Despite the sudden rise in tourism, Costa Rica remains a destination full of ecosystems and natural world wonders. Travelers booking flights to Costa Rica will witness everything from monkeys swinging through the jungle and toucans perched atop trees, to mountainous volcanoes and mile-long beaches. Regardless of one’s reasons for booking a flight to Costa Rica, the trip is bound to be filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

The Central American country has Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south, the Pacific Ocean on the west and Caribbean Sea on the east. Costa Ricans are friendly and welcoming, living in a stable democracy so peaceful that the army was abolished in 1949.

The capital is San Jose, a modern and bustling city offering a great introduction to tourists just off cheap flights to Costa Rica. After exploring its districts – El Pueblo for the bars, restaurants and galleries or Calle de la Amargura, a lively area of bars and cheap eateries – and perhaps the Gold Museum, most tourists head out of town to the parks and beaches.

One such park is the Corcovado National Park, renowned internationally for its biodiversity and abundance of wildlife. There are others equally bountiful, including Tortuguero National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Manuel Antonio National Park is also a must see area, and where you will find rainforest, beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and a wide array of tropical plants and wildlife.

With so many beautiful sights to see and things to do, you’ll surely be asking yourself where to start. Here are some tips to help you plan your trip to Costa Rica and enjoy the smoothest possible visit to this paradise.

What’s the weather like in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a tropical country with little variation in temperature throughout the year. You will encounter a lot of rain if you visit between May and November, which is general considered the rainy season across most of the country’s regions. The coastal temperatures are typically hotter, but sea breezes make it much more comfortable. The highland areas are cool at night and warm during the day.

How long is the flight to Costa Rica?

Many carriers offer direct flights to San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica, from a limited number of U.S. and international locations. Direct flights from Dallas takes about four hours, while direct flights to Costa Rica from Denver, Chicago or Boston are about five hours long.

Which airlines fly to Costa Rica?

A few dozen major and regional U.S. and international-based airlines fly into San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica, including Aeromexico, American Airlines, Jet Blue and United Airlines. Typically, these airlines offer direct flights from only one or a few airports on certain days of the week only, but you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a flight that suits your preferences and budget if you book well in advance.

What should you pack for a flight to Costa Rica?

Being so near to the equator, Costa Rica has little change of seasons and an average daily high of about 70 to 80 degrees (Fahrenheit), depending on the time of year. Mountainous regions tend to be cooler, so bring a light jacket if you plan to spend any time in the highlands, where it can get chilly after sunset. The humidity tends to run high, so consider packing lots of cool, loose-fitting, lighter-colored clothes including shorts, t-shirts and beachwear.

How to get around Costa Rica

There are multiple airports in Costa Rica, including Juan Santamaría International Airport and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. Here are a few other tips for getting to where you need to go from each of these airports.

Juan Santamaría International Airport:

Juan Santamaría International Airport is the primary airport serving San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The airport is located just a little over 10 miles from the city of San Jose, and there are a couple of different methods of transport between the two. Outside of the airport you can get a local bus directly downtown and there is storage under the bus for luggage. It’s the cheapest option to get downtown and you can hail a taxi from there if you need to get elsewhere. When getting a taxi, make sure you agree on a fee before getting in as a lot of taxis charge up to twice the normal amount to tourists, so finding out an average price beforehand is helpful.

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport:

Also known as the Liberia International Airport, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport is located just a few miles away from the closest beach and only a little more than 7 miles from the city of Liberia, making it convenient for your flights to Costa Rica. Airport shuttles are the easiest way to travel to the city, with the added benefit that they take you directly to your hotel or destination, as opposed to the public buses which are restricted on drop off points. Due to legislation, if you want an airport shuttle you must reserve it in advance; once you’ve booked your flight to Costa Rica it’s advisable to arrange a shuttle as soon as you’ve organized your accommodations.

What are some things to do in Costa Rica?

Deciding how to spend your stay in Costa Rica can be overwhelming with so much to choose from. It’s a country packed with natural wonders, from immaculate beaches to mountain volcanoes and tropical rain forests. There’s also a rich offering of world-class restaurants, nightlife, and cultural activities.

Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound, with some popular activities including beach-combing, hiking and wildlife viewing. Try to squeeze in a visit to Manuel Antonia National Park a few hours from San Jose on the Pacific coast, popular for its white sandy beaches backed by lush green forest. It’s a great park for wildlife viewing, with numerous species of mammals and birds, including dolphins, migrating whales, sloths, monkeys, and hundreds of species of mammals and birds. If you like to snorkel, you’ll be delighted by the glittering undersea expanses of the park’s coral reefs. Pack your picnic basket and rent horses on the beach for a fun or romantic seaside ride.

Other popular outdoor activities include big game fishing; river rafting; zip-lining, with some zip lines running for miles through forest treetops; and visiting active volcanoes with steaming lava fields. There are also many waterfalls to gaze upon and swim under. Coffee lovers enjoy touring the coffee plantations in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, where rich volcanic soil and cooler mountain temperatures produce world-renowned coffee beans.

San Jose has a lively evening scene, with ample nightclubs, restaurants and cultural activities to choose from. See the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s performing arts scene and the architectural gem of its capital city when you tour the National Theater. Located in central San Jose, the theater features architectural elements inspired by classical Greece and Rome and has long been the epicenter of San Jose’s fine arts scene. For something a little more decadent, try El Steinvorth, a multi-level venue offering karaoke, live bands and dance floors.

Tips for your stay in Costa Rica

  • Visit Costa Rica during Arribada and witness the magic spectacle of thousands of sea turtles coming to the shores!
  • Tortuguero National Park is home to several types of monkeys: spider, howler and white-throated Capuchin. The three-toed sloth lives there too, with 320 species of birds, and a variety of reptiles. It is most famous for the nesting of the endangered green turtle. It is the species’ most important nesting site. Other turtles nest there too, including the giant leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtle.
  • The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is home to about 2,000 plant species including numerous orchids, more than 400 types of birds and over 100 species of mammals.
  • Costa Rica, and parts of Panama, are home to the highly endangered Red Backed Squirrel Monkey.
  • Visit volcano country! Mount Arenal lay dormant for many years and is now active again. At Arenal National Park, about a five-hour drive from San Jose, you can view the giant. At night, dine in a restaurant at the foot of the volcano. Molten lava spills from its peak, outlining the volcano in fiery red.
  • Canopy tours are a wonderful way to enjoy Costa Rica’s wildlife. They also provide a decent shot of adrenaline. Adventurous types climb up ladders onto platforms tied around tree trunks, then zip along in a climbing harness, before rappelling back down to the ground

Finding Flights from Costa Rica

Typically, carriers that fly into Costa Rica fly out of it as well, and finding a flight from Costa Rica is easy with Cheapflights.

Some of the more popular direct-flight deals include cheap flights from Costa Rica to Houston

You shouldn’t have any trouble finding transportation to or from the airport. Your hotel may offer a shuttle service, but if not it’s easy enough to find a taxi in most parts of Costa Rica. You may find it more cost-effective to hire a shuttle service such as Gray Line, a shared-ride express offering door-to-door transportation to and from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose and Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia.

How popular are flights to Costa Rica this year?

Searches for flights to Costa Rica have seen an increase of 68% this year.

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