Costa Rica

Cheap flights from California to Costa Rica

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Costa Rica?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 59 days in advance, which can save you up to 25% on flights from California to Costa Rica compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 59 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $471. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $541.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Costa Rica?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Costa Rica from California. Prices for August average $443 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $223. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 57% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Costa Rica (CA - CR)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to Costa Rica as you normally would.

Cheap flights from California to Costa Rica in January, February 2022

The best prices found for California to Costa Rica flights for January, February
Feb 23 - Mar 10
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

7h 08m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

8h 20m
$192

Volaris Costa Rica

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Deal found 23.1.22

Feb 22 - Mar 10
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

2 stops

8h 19m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

8h 20m
$193

Volaris Costa Rica

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Deal found 23.1.22

Feb 8 - Feb 23
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

2 stops

8h 19m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

9h 15m
$196

Volaris Costa Rica

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Deal found 23.1.22

California to Costa Rica 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from California found for this year
Apr 20 - Aug 22
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

8h 10m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

17h 55m
$33

Avianca

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Deal found 23.1.22

Apr 19 - Aug 22
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

7h 25m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

17h 55m
$34

Avianca

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Deal found 23.1.22

Oct 31 - Nov 13
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

7h 05m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

7h 24m
$157

Volaris Costa Rica

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Deal found 25.1.22

Non-stop flights to Costa Rica from California

Save time with California to Costa Rica direct flight deals
May 1 - May 10
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 05m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

7h 24m
$200

Volaris

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Deal found 24.1.22

May 1 - May 8
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 05m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

7h 24m
$214

Volaris

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Deal found 25.1.22

Feb 12 - Feb 19
LAX

Los Angeles

LIR

Liberia

Nonstop

5h 29m
LIR

Liberia

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 15m
$218

United Airlines

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Deal found 24.1.22

Last minute flights from California to Costa Rica

Late deals on return flights to Costa Rica from California, departing today and this week
Feb 1 - Feb 8
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

2 stops

8h 19m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

8h 20m
$200

Volaris Costa Rica

View Deal

Deal found 23.1.22

Jan 31 - Mar 1
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

7h 08m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

8h 20m
$201

Volaris Costa Rica

View Deal

Deal found 23.1.22

Jan 31 - Feb 8
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

7h 08m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

8h 20m
$202

Volaris Costa Rica

View Deal

Deal found 25.1.22

One-way flights to Costa Rica from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Costa Rica
May 17
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

7h 05m
$72

Volaris Costa Rica

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Deal found 23.1.22

May 17
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

7h 05m
$76

Volaris Costa Rica

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Deal found 23.1.22

May 30
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

7h 05m
$79

Volaris Costa Rica

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Deal found 24.1.22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to Costa Rica flights.

Which airlines flying from California to Costa Rica have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from California to Costa Rica that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Delta, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from California to Costa Rica for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Costa Rica for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Avianca for just $33, but on average you can expect to pay $166.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Costa Rica for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Costa Rica under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Costa Rica is less than $234.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Costa Rica for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Costa Rica within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this California to Costa Rica flight route?

The California to Costa Rica flight path was viewed by 202 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to Costa Rica one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Volaris Costa Rica, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $72. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and Volaris, as they are both options that can get you from California to Costa Rica for a low price.

Can I fly to Costa Rica from California right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to Costa Rica

Most visitors from California can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California 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 California from Costa Rica?

Returning to California 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 California.

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

Destination points for flights from California to Costa Rica

Select to see more specific information for flights from California to all places in Costa Rica

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Costa Rica

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Costa Rica choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Volaris Costa Rica
Cheapest$142
Average$384
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Interjet
Cheapest$166
Average$344
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
Cheapest$166
Average$373
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
Cheapest$174
Average$495
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$180
Average$614
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$181
Average$589
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Volaris
Cheapest$186
Average$420
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$198
Average$535
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Alaska Airlines
Cheapest$199
Average$703
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Copa Airlines
Cheapest$205
Average$616
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from California to Costa Rica

See what time of day planes typically take off from California to Costa Rica
8%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
17%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
7%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
68%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM