Flights to Costa Rica: practical information
Cheap airlines to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is heaven on earth if you're looking for wild jungles, beautiful beaches and more. Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) near the capital city of San José. You can also find chela international flights to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) near Liberia.
When to book flights to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is located very close to the Equator and enjoys tropical weather year-round. The most popular times of the year to visit are during the winter and Christmas holidays as well as spring before the rainy season starts in June.
- Peak season: December to April.
- Low season: August to October are the rainiest months.
Flights to Costa Rica with one stopover take at least 14 hours, often much longer.
Experience Costa Rica: what to see, what to do
Costa Rica is famous for its lush rain forests and biodiversity so as you can imagine flora and fauna are at the top of most visitors on holidays in Costa Rica's list of things to see. Between birdwatching and beaches, you're all set in Costa Rica.
Essentials in Costa Rica
Beaches: Most of the country's best beaches are on the Pacific side in the Nicoya Peninsula. For less touristy choices, try to beaches in the tropical south Pacific coast in and around Corcovado National Park. For surfing and great nightlife, head to Dominical.
Volcanoes: Costa Rica is one of the most seismic countries in the world. The country is home to several volcanoes, some still active. The most popular to visit include Arenal, Poas and Irazu.
Monteverde Cloud Forest: 25% of the country is national park and protected areas but if you visit just one park for birdwatching and adventure, head to Monteverde Cloud Forest with your Costa Rica car hire. There are reportedly more than 400 species of birds living here, including the beautiful quetzals.
Find more information on Visit Costa Rica.
Accommodations in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is well equipped with accommodation. Choose from hotels, apartments, condos, hostels and cabins, depending on which part of the country you visit. Costa Rica has some of the best sustainable hotels in the world, search for "Costa Rica eco-lodges".