Cheap flights from Des Moines (DSM) to Costa Rica

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Costa Rica

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to SJO flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to Costa Rica flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Costa Rica.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines 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 15 days in advance, which can save you up to 7% on flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 15 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 $340. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $376.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Costa Rica?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, October can be a great choice for travel to Costa Rica. Flights to Costa Rica from Des Moines in October are about $382 on average during October, but can be found for as low as $205.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica in May, June 2021

The best prices found for DSM to Costa Rica flights for May, June
26 Jun - 2 Jul
$320pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Jun - 2 Jul
$322pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
17 Jun - 21 Jun
$332pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from Des Moines found for this year
27 Oct - 2 Nov
$309pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Oct - 2 Nov
$312pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
5 Sep - 14 Sep
$313pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica

Late deals on round-trip flights to Costa Rica from Des Moines, departing today and this week
23 May - 29 May
$601pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
23 May - 29 May
$603pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
23 May - 29 May
$661pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Costa Rica from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica
3:24 pm - 8:32 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
18h 08m
DSM - SJO
American Airlines
2:28 pm - 8:32 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
19h 04m
DSM - SJO
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Costa Rica

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Costa Rica due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Des Moines and Costa Rica for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

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

What airport do you fly from for flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica?

Des Moines (DSM) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Des Moines to Costa Rica. It is only a 3.6 mi journey to Des Moines (DSM) from Des Moines’s city center.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $309, but on average you can expect to pay $342.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica for under $300 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Costa Rica for under $700?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica within the next 7 days for less than $700.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Des Moines to Costa Rica?

Before booking your flight from Des Moines to Costa Rica check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Delta or United Airlines.

What are the cheapest Flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $373. While the most popular route (Des Moines - San José Juan Santamaria Intl) can be booked for $313 on average our data indicates $634 when flying from Des Moines to Costa Rica

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Costa Rica?

There are many flights that can get you from Des Moines to Costa Rica in 7h 17m. Fly via Delta, United Airlines, or American Airlines to get the fastest option. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Des Moines to Costa Rica round-trip?

American Airlines, at $309, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to Costa Rica. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be United Airlines.

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

For one-way options, check prices for American Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $191.

Destination points for flights from Des Moines to Costa Rica

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Destination information for Costa Rica

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Costa Rica.
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Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing

El Progreso Drake Bay (DRK)
La Fortuna (FON)
Golfito (GLF)
Limon (LIO)
Liberia International Airport (LIR)
Nosara Beach (NOB)

Top 3 airlines flying from Des Moines to Costa Rica

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Costa Rica choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$277 $718 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$547 $887 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$529 $915 No cancel fee N/A
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