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Costa Rica Airfare Deal: Flights Starting at just $329

It seems that airfare to anywhere, much less Costa Rica, is getting more and more expensive these days with prices being especially expensive during the last two months of the year.

However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel as The Points Guy has compiled a list of bargain airfares between the United States to both San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR) airports for November and December (not including the holidays, of course) that can be booked starting at just $329 from some of the main airports as well as smaller ones in the United States.

Sample Cities and Prices:

  • Newark International Airport (EWR) to Liberia (LIR) starting at $343 on Delta
  • New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Liberia (LIR), starting at $329 with Jetblue
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA) to San Jose (SJO), starting at $386 with Delta
  • Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) to San Jose (SJO) starting at $389 with Delta
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Liberia (LIR) , starting at $344 with Delta
  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) starting at $356 with American

If you want more information on which airport to fly into, read this article.

If you find a price that works for you, make sure you book quickly as the number of seats at these prices you need to book in the next one or two days!

If you don’t plan on traveling to Costa Rica at this time, you can also check next year. from anywhere between January and September, as these fares can be found sporadically, so potentially, there are alot of options available with these prices.

These rates are the base fare so their may be (i.e. probably will be) extra charges for luggage, seats etc. You should also check other airports that may be closer to where you live as lower-than-normal fares may also be available from there.

If you do book you may want to also look into getting travel insurance in case something unforeseen should happen and you need to cancel or change your dates of travel.

Keep in mind that most of these cheap fares may not be direct flights (especially from the smaller airports) and could include a stop.

Use a website like Google Flights or Expedia to look around and find the cheapest dates and prices. If all the prices are the same you may want to consider booking your flights directly with the airlines as if there are cancellations or delays, talking with the airline directly is much easier.

Some of the airlines that currently offer flights between the United States to either San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR) Costa Rica are: Avianca, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit, Frontier and Southwest.

Direct flights to/from SJO in Costa Rica. Map via FlightConnections.

Tourists must meet Costa Rica’s general visa requirements and visitors must have a valid passport and proof of intent to exit the country (an outbound ticket) within 90 days.

For further details, the ICT lists all the current entry requirements for tourists on its website

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