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Looking for cheap airfare to Costa Rica? 25% of our users found tickets to Costa Rica for the following prices or less: From Calgary C$ 754 round-trip, from Toronto Pearson Intl C$ 331 one-way - C$ 783 round-trip, from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl C$ 427 one-way - C$ 800 round-trip
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High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from Canada is May.
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Please be aware that the cost of the airfare will be higher if you travel to Costa Rica to attend The Sun Festival, which takes place in the final week of February. Most visitors to Costa Rica from across the world, including those from Canada and the USA, book their flights during this time of the Sun festival. As a result, demand for flights to Costa Rica increases significantly.
To rent a car that will fit your budget, tastes, and purpose at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), you will visit the car rental centre located directly across from Terminal B. There, you will access, among other agencies, budget, Avis, and Thrifty car rentals.
Travellers deplaning from their late-night flights at SJO can consider booking their rooms in the hotels near SJO. Among these hotels is Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel. The hotel is located about 0.4 km west of SJO. Travellers connecting from their arrival terminal can take a 6-minute walk to this hotel.
If you are planning to visit several destinations within Costa Rica, it might make sense to plan for a multi-destination air ticket, flying into San Jose International Airport (SJO) and leaving from Liberia International Airport (LIR).
While the local currency is the Costa Rican Colon, travellers should note that US dollars are also widely accepted throughout the country. You might want to check which conversion rate is best prior to your departure.
Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted, and ATMs are easily available in Costa Rican cities and airports. It is advisable that you carry some cash if you travel to more remote areas within the country.
If you want to visit Arenal Volcano, consider catching a flight from San Jose Airport to La Fortuna Arenal Airport (FON), approximately 20 km away from the volcano.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its stunning biodiversity and vast range of activities is about a 4h drive from both international airports. If you’re planning to visit this reserve, choose a flight based on your remaining itinerary or the best possible offer.
FAQs - booking Costa Rica flights
If you plan to rent a car for movement flexibility from the airport to your destinations, please be aware that child seat safety regulations are followed in Costa Rica. Your children under 12 years will be given a child safety seat appropriate for their size. Rear-facing seats are available for infants under the age of 15 months, forward-facing seats are available for children between the ages of 15 months and 4 years, and booster or booster cushion seats are available for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years.
San Jose International Airport and Downtown are not directly connected. You can take route 60 bus that will take you to 1st Metro station, and walk to the Airport/metro Station. At the airport station, you will take a tram to your final destination downtown. You can also take a taxi to downtown San Jose in about 10 minutes.
Canadian passport holders do not need to apply for a visa for stays of up to 90 days. However, your passport should be valid for at least a month beyond your date of departure from Costa Rica and you might need to provide proof of onward or return travel in the form of an airline ticket or equivalent.
Air Canada Rouge offers non-stop flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport and Montreal Airport to San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica's biggest international airport servicing the capital, San Jose. WestJet offers a direct connection between Toronto and San Jose. Both airlines also fly non-stop to Costa Rica's second international airport in Guanacaste, Liberia International Airport.
When booking your flights to Costa Rica, you have the choice between two international airports. San Jose Airport is your best option if you are heading to the southern part of Costa Rica, including the Caribbean or central Pacific regions. Liberia Airport is the perfect starting point if you want to visit the northern part of Costa Rica. If you are catching a domestic flight after your arrival in Costa Rica, San Jose International Airport might be the best choice as it is the hub for domestic airlines such as Sansa Airlines, and connects to additional destinations within the country.
The region of Guanacaste, located in the northwestern part of Costa Rica, boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country including Tamarindo, Samara and Flamingo. If you want to visit one of these beaches, your best option is to fly into Liberia International Airport. You can either rent a car at the airport or use one of the many shuttle busses to get to the surrounding beaches. If you take a shuttle bus, the transfer to Tamarindo or Flamingo beach takes approximately 2h, and the trip to Samara beach takes approximately 2h 30min.
An average direct flight from Canada to Costa Rica takes 18h 38m, covering a distance of 4650 km. The most popular route is Toronto - San José with an average flight time of 5h 05m.
The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica from Canada found in the last 72 hours was C$ 255 one-way, and C$ 534 round-trip. The most popular route is Toronto Pearson Intl to San José Juan Santamaria Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 584.
Air Canada, WestJet & Sunwing Airlines fly the most frequently from Canada to Costa Rica.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is San José (62% of total searches to Costa Rica). The next most popular destination is Liberia (38%).
Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Costa Rica. Confirm policies on booking site.
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