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Airfare to Costa Rica

Airfare to Costa Rica depends on many different factors. It depends on how far in advance you book the flight, as well as your point of origin, and which airport you are flying into.

Cheap airfare to Costa Rica can be found after careful research and investigation of the particular travel situation. Travelers should be aware that airfare to Costa Rica is often cheaper during the “low season,” May through November, because the country becomes very rainy and it is harder to travel once they are there. Prices are more expensive during “high season,” which is December through April, so travelers should start researching for this season more in advance. There is a much higher volume of tourists entering Costa Rica during this time, so many of the flights get booked early on and the airports get crowded.

Travelers have the most options in researching airfares to Costa Rica by looking up flights to the Juan Santamaria International Airport, which is located outside of San Jose, the country’s biggest city. There are daily flights to San Jose from many different American cities, including Dallas, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and others. Americans can research flights from a few different airlines, like American, Continental and Delta. Europeans who are looking for options should know that there are direct flights from Frankfurt via Condor, and Madrid via Iberia. There are also many daily flights from places in Canada, Central America and South America. This airport offers ATMs and currency exchange for international travelers, but taxis will accept both colones and US Dollars.

Travelers can also research airfares to Costa Rica via the Daniel Odubers Quiros International Airport, which is located in Liberia. This airport is the best option for those who want to travel through Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, which is becoming a very popular tourist spot. There are daily flights from some American cities, like Charlotte, Dallas, Miami and Atlanta; some airlines people can look at include American, Delta and US Airways. Europeans should look at the direct flight offered from Brussels via Jetairfly. There are also some daily and seasonal flights from Canada, and a seasonal flight from Mexico City. This airport is going to be expanded, so there will be more options for international travelers in the future.