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How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Costa Rica

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 25 days in advance to save up to 9% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 25 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $415, or $454 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Costa Rica from Los Angeles average $410. You can even find prices in August for less than $410, as users have found deals to Costa Rica from as low as $171. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Costa Rica from Los Angeles. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 64%.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica in November, December 2020

The best prices found for LAX to Costa Rica flights for November, December
10 Dec - 20 Dec
$183pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Dec - 20 Dec
$191pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Dec - 20 Dec
$192pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles found for next year
10 Dec - 20 Dec
$183pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Dec - 20 Dec
$191pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Dec - 20 Dec
$192pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Costa Rica direct flight deals
9 Jan - 28 Jan
$118pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Volaris Costa Rica
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Jan - 28 Jan
$227pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Jan - 1 Feb
$236pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Late deals on round-trip flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
7 Dec - 19 Jan
$223pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Dec - 10 Jan
$224pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$226pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica
7:23 pm - 6:05 am
Volaris Costa Rica
2 Stops
8h 42m
LAX - SJO
Volaris Costa Rica
$45
volaris
7:23 pm - 6:05 am
Volaris
Nonstop
8h 42m
LAX - SJO
Volaris
$80
Travelgenio
5:20 pm - 10:39 am
JetBlue
1 Stop
15h 19m
LAX - SJO
JetBlue

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Delta, Alaska Airlines, and Volaris Costa Rica flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Volaris Costa Rica for just $118, but on average you can expect to pay $177.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica is less than $289.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Costa Rica for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this flight route?

The Los Angeles 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 most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

Consider Interjet, Major Airline or Endeavor Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica.

What are the cheapest Flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

On average you can expect to pay $428 for a flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica. The cheapest flight overall is $179 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - San José Juan Santamaria Intl) is currently priced at $183.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

For as low as $402, United Airlines can have you in Costa Rica from Los Angeles in 5h 35m. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica round-trip?

Currently priced at $118, Volaris Costa Rica will fly you from Los Angeles to Costa Rica and back. In addition to Volaris Costa Rica, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Spirit Airlines for as low as $199.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica are Volaris Costa Rica ($43), Volaris ($80), and Spirit Airlines ($88).

Arrival points for flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Destination information for Costa Rica

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Los Angeles to Costa Rica
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₡591.84
Flight duration
6h 27m

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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
JetBlue
$178 $350 No cancel fee 62%
Interjet
$251 $354 No cancel fee 68%
Volaris Costa Rica
$142 $384 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Volaris Costa Rica. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$174 $394 No cancel fee 65%
Copa Airlines
$205 $414 No change fee 70%
Volaris
$186 $420 N/A 79%
American Airlines
$181 $479 No cancel fee 71%
Aeromexico
$308 $494 No cancel fee N/A
Delta
$198 $527 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$180 $551 No cancel fee 69%
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