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FAQs - booking Costa Rica flights

  • Do Canadians travelling from Vancouver to Costa Rica need a visa?

    If their stay is under 90 days, Canadian citizens visiting Costa Rica are exempted from needing a visa. However, they will need to have a valid passport with a blank page for an entry stamp as well as a return ticket with their departure date on it.

  • Which airlines can I use to book a flight with children from Vancouver to Costa Rica?

    Consider using Air Canada to fly from Vancouver to Costa Rica if you're travelling with children. This airline's cabins provide roomy seats with extra legroom, ensuring your kids are comfortable the entire ride. Additionally, the airline may provide kid-friendly entertainment for all lengthy flights.

  • Are there airlines offering direct flights from Vancouver to Costa Rica?

    Currently, there are no direct flights connecting Vancouver with Costa Rica. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), and YVR to San José Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) are the two popular non-direct routes for travelers flying to Costa Rica from Vancouver.

  • When renting a car in Costa Rica, what child seat safety requirements should I consider?

    Please be advised that child seat safety rules must be fulfilled in Costa Rica if you intend to rent a car for flexibility in transportation from the airport to your destinations. Your children under the age of 12 have to be provided with an age-appropriate child safety seat. Infants under the age of 15 months can ride in rear-facing seats, children between the ages of 15 months and 4 years can ride in forward-facing seats, and children between the ages of 4 and 12 years can ride in either a booster or booster cushion seat.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Vancouver to Costa Rica?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Vancouver to Costa Rica.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Vancouver to Costa Rica?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Costa Rica from Vancouver is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Vancouver to Costa Rica?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Costa Rica with an airline and back to Vancouver with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Vancouver to Costa Rica?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Costa Rica from Vancouver up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Costa Rica

  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly from Vancouver is May.
  • Morning departure is around 22% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • If you're planning on flying from Vancouver to Costa Rica to attend the Liberia Fiestas Festival, which typically takes place in the last week of February, is aware that airline prices may go up owing to increased demand. Travelers from all over the world, including Canada, are drawn to the festival.
  • Travelers from Vancouver heading to the southern parts of Costa Rica, such as the Caribbean and central Pacific regions should consider Vancouver International Airport (YVR) as their departure airport, and the southern-based San José Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) as their destination airport.
  • There is no need for people with reduced mobility (PRMs) to be concerned about their travel from Vancouver to Costa Rica using Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) as their destination airport and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) as their departure airport. PRMs will have free access to wheelchair services in the majority of airline lounges at both airports. PRMs can also request employees to help them during the security and baggage claim processes.
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR) serves as the departure point for the majority of travelers from Vancouver to Costa Rica. This is down to the airport's central location in Vancouver as well as the availability of numerous transportation alternatives that makes it simpler to connect to YVR from different areas of Vancouver before boarding your Costa Rica trip.
  • If you are heading to the Northern Parts of Costa Rica, among them Liberia, from Vancouver, consider using the Northern-based Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). LIR will give you easier access to cities such as Liberia, about 7 km away, San Jose, about 175 km, and Managua in Nicaragua, about 190 km away.
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*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

Top 5 airlines serving from Vancouver to Costa Rica

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Vancouver to Costa Rica? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
AeroMexico ConnectOverall score based on 381 reviews
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Cons: "Aeromexico has a small plane, it is extremely uncomfortable. Flight Crew are not the friendliest of all."
Cons: "Aeromexico has a small plane, it is extremely uncomfortable. Flight Crew are not the friendliest of all."
Pros: "The short lines at check in."
Cons: "The communication or overall handling of the Origin airport staff with the Mexico City staff. Was told COVID test was acceptable in DGO and was not able to fly from MEX to ORD due to “invalid PCR test”"
Cons: "Just 1 person doing check inn in Mexico city, very bad service at the checking point"
Cons: "The sandwich was a large roll with a slice of ham as a slice of non descript cheese, significantly smaller than the roll."
Cons: "Overnight flights on E90 planes are not great but it is what it is."
Cons: "E90 planes do not have WiFi or inflight entertainment so make sure to bring your own."
Cons: "The whole experience. From boarding to arrival. The flight departed late, and arrived even later to then have to still have to wait for the shuttle to take you to the main terminal. These flights make me question whether Aeromexico deserves to be the flag carrier."
Pros: "Nothing. It was terrible."
Cons: "Arrive on time (rather than 12 hours late; I’m still flying). Staff was disgustingly rude. When they missed my connection I waited in line for 2 hours to be rebooked on a much less nice airline. Will never book with you (or Aeromexico) ever again."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "No communication with us in why our flight was delayed. We boarded an hour and a half later and still held us in buses until they were done cleaning because no aircraft was available. Staff was friendly."
Cons: "No one ever told me I needed paperwork to board my return flight and they made me run all over the airport and miss my flight"

All the pessengers should be wait in a line útil the creo and piloto are arrived.

Planes seat could be bigger very uncomfortable for tall humans.

Business class was economy with a table in the middle seat. That is worse than economy. No food and no entertainment. Very poor representation.

Cons: "I still haven’t gotten my refund when this flight was cancelled over 2 weeks ago! Terrible 3rd party service."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, very respectful and very timely."
Cons: "My experience with Aeromexico was excellent. The snack and drink sets them apart from the other competitors. No delays, and friendly staff."
Pros: "Plenty a space between seats. Ver confortable seats and small entertainment screens!"
Cons: "Better selection of movie?"
Cons: "Airline is very unethical and need to be professional. I will never fly with them again ."
Pros: "Movies and shows. Blankets. Prompt staff on plane. Snack options."
Cons: "Ticket counter was stubborn to release our boarding passes despite having already checked in online. Saying we were “too late”. The kiosk would not release our boarding passes either. Yet, we breezed right through security to the gate and we’re first to board the plane having had to actually wait awhile before boarding. The ticket counter person unnecessarily made us wait even longer when we were already running late due to having spent 11 hours in the hospital day prior from E. coli. The boarding process was also sloppy. Three different attendants asked to see our passports. Why did everyone need to verify us? We were asked very silly and seemingly unnecessary questions before boarding further slowing the process. We were asked before boarding if we had checked a bag, not sure what difference that made."
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was great"
Cons: "The organization to keep safety measures and social distance. The crew did not make sure that people were keeping their distance while boarding, and the flight was completely booked"
Cons: "gate boarding schedule was horrible, and checking in your luggage was a nightmare, missed my flite, and the second day it almost happened again it is totally a mess at this airport unbelievable!!"

Three hours on the tarmac before a four hour flight. I was hungry given the long wait, yet still had to pay for food service

I had planned to watch the Westjet entertainment for the entire flight however, because the seat mounted outlets in our row did not work.

Not a bad flight but our priority tagged luggage was the very last to come down the carousel.

The flight itself was good, the departure process was a little chaotic but once on the plane it was fine. The carry on luggage amounts is ridiculous. My husband’s suitcase was left behind in Kelowna. We could see it sitting there with our airtag. It was put on the next plane 6 hrs later but it was not delivered until the next afternoon. Unfortunately we had a business meeting Friday morning so he had no change of clothing for that.

Westjet cancelled the flight and I had to show up at the airport to rebook it, losing 2 days of my vacation, and no compensation, a crappy itinerary with no extra legroom which we paid for, no ability to use the lounge passes we paid for - basically a crappy experience. Not a reliable airline if you have a big trip planned.

Flight was delayed, but was good once on our way. Voucher helped - bought a meal. Great landing

Plane had a flat tire, delayed boarding and takeoff but one in the air, smooth. Make sure you have downloaded the WJ app before you leave. When on board, you can watch movies or TV shows offered on the app, it passed the time very quickly.

WestJet shorthaul gates at YVR are a ridiculously long walk from the exits and baggage claim. We must have walked past a dozen empty slots, making me wonder whose comfort or convenience was being considered...certainly not passengers. When it takes as long to walk from the gate as it took to fly, you might wonder Otherwise, the flight, crew etc were fine.

Only thing better would have been a direct flight from Kelowna

A fat person could not use the table tray in economy - very tight spacing.

There was no lounge for passengers waiting before boarding the aircraft at F65, so passengers are just sitting on the floor or just spread everywhere the premises before boarding.

Great crew, friendly. Found the trip long just sitting with no onboard entertainment

All went fine. Boarding was efficient, staff was really friendly, and we were kept up to date on any changes to our itinerary. My only note for improvement is that on this particular plane, the recline in economy class was negligible. I know it's a coach seat, but I had another UA flight (SFO to BWI) and the seat was more comfortable with better recline.

Really good experience with a redeye flight from SFO to BWI. Boarding was efficient, plane was comfortable and newer than others, lots of audio and video choices, and staff was great. I appreciate United's service.

Was a good flight. On time. Was full and all went well

My flight from Toronto was delayed but the connecting United flight waited for me 👍

The original seat on the flight Toronto Newark had the floor flooded with coffee spilled, so they changed our seat to premium economy. For the flight from Newark to San Salvador we were i the last row, no reclinable seats and beside the toilet. I asked for headsets to the waitress and she gave it test of all the passengers, while she was staying right behind me..

Couldn’t get the tv screen to work, didn’t try food, so no comment

Flight was delayed but reasonable notice and communication was always there for the passengers.

The food was terrible and they lost my luggage which created a lot of issues.

No food. No Bluetooth for entertainment. Crying babies thought the cabin instead of placing them in the corners.

The crew suki/zuki is very rude. The zoning is only being announce once and there’s no way we will know what is currently allowed to board. I’m zone 5 (currently it was zone 3 but hich I didn’t know coz i went to the restroom). I saw a guy (zone 4) start boarding also. Then my husband (zone 5) started boarding also. But when it’s my turn, he said that i have to wait coz it’s still zone 3 and I questioned him why was my husband allowed when we are both zone 5 and i pointed to him my husband who’s boarding already and he told me to be attentive next time. And i told him he was so rude u like the other lady staff who is nice. The lady is the one who allowed the man (zone 4) and my husband to start boarding. There were 2 lines (the lady and suki)

Good flight. Comfortable seating, Nice crew. Lots of selection of entertainment.

Entertainment seems one sided. There has to be a balance of old and new even for international movies and songs.

The original connecting flight from Vancouver to Portland was canceled and then delayed. I ended up waiting for almost seven hours instead of three.

Greetings to all the employees, they were very kind and welcoming. Excellent pilot, thank you for your efforts

The service was great and the A321 was very comfortable. More than the A320 or B787

I am not sure how you can sugarcoat at 15 hour + flight. The crew did their best to accomodate such a long flight.

We mist are connection do to a mist count we left 1 hour late so we had to rebook a flight and because of the mist count all are activity we’re all mist

Air Canada was great and boarding was fine. The issue was that we received an email from Air Canada to check in (we were directed to Air Canada’s website). When we tried to check in online we couldn’t. So we decided to go to Air Canada check-in desks at the airport. When we arrived there they said that we needed to check in with United Airlines (which was in a different terminal and required an air train or long walk to get there). There was no indication during the booking process that we needed to check in with United so it was impossible to know. Hopefully this can be fixed going forward to travelers know which airline is processing their check-in. Seems like a basic thing that should be communicated during the check-in process. Other than that, everything else went well.

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