Travel to Costa Rica

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Top destinations in Costa Rica

Top Costa Rica Flight + Hotel Deals

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel
CC Beach Front Hotel All Inclusive
Le Cameleon Puerto Viejo
Villa Pacandé
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

Top Hotels in Costa Rica

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20109
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $148 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Always a pleaser staying here prior to my flight, good food, good location, and free shuttle to the airport which is very close."

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2022

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
4.5 out of 5
Playa Manzanillo Bahia Culebra, Papagayo
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $457 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
4.1/5 Very Good! (667 reviews)
"Very clean and friendly staff. All the restaurants were excellent."

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2022

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Guanacaste
3.9/5 Good! (998 reviews)
"Great Experience overall. Hotel is not in best shape overall but never a problem. Kids daily activities were great, the personnel was friendly. A lot of food options and very tasty."

Reviewed on Sep. 30, 2022

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Costa Rica Vacation

“Pura vida” (or the “simple life”) is more than just a saying in Costa Rica — it’s a way of living. This Central American country is one of the happiest in the world.

Costa Rica Hotel + Flights

You have loads of choices when it comes to finding a place to stay in Costa Rica. There are 10671 hotels listed on Expedia starting at CA $148 a night. But if you’d rather put your money toward unforgettable experiences, combine your hotel and flight and save with our Costa Rica Vacation Packages. You can also add a rental car and activities to your booking — do your vacation your way, for a whole lot less. Natural gems like Manuel Antonio National Park are waiting to be discovered on our expert-guided tours.

Your Costa Rica Vacation Itinerary

  • Day 1: Most travellers fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport, just outside San José. Drop off your bags at your hotel before exploring downtown San José, including Mercado Central and the historic neighbourhood of Barrio Amón.

  • Day 2-4: Book a rental car and drive north for around 3 hours to La Fortuna. This is the base for exploring Arenal Volcano National Park. Continue to Monteverde and explore its mystical Cloud Forest Reserve, zip line parks and suspension bridges.

  • Day 5-6: Next stop, Manuel Antonio National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for sloths and the resplendent but elusive quetzal bird.

Costa Rica Information

  • Join in the longest party of the year, Palmares Festival. Held over two weeks in January, this carnival-style celebration features concerts, horse parades and more.

  • Spending most of your time in and around the capital of Costa Rica? Check out ourSan José Vacation Packages.

  • If you’re in the mood to really kick back and relax during your getaway, stay at one of ourAll Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica.

Frequently asked questions

Can I travel to Costa Rica right now?
Find information about Costa Rica travel restrictions, quarantine policies and more by going to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Costa Rica vacation package?
Whether it’s your hotel or flight, you can cancel or alter it. Booked your Costa Rica vacation package in the last 24 hours? You may be able to make changes or cancellations for free. If it’s been longer than that, you may incur a charge from your hotel, airline or car rental company. For further information, look up our Customer Service Portal. We’ll help you every step of the way.
Where should I stay in Costa Rica?
There are plenty of excellent places to stay in Costa Rica, including San Jose. This destination boasts much-loved attractions such as La Paz Waterfall Gardens and National Park. You can also make a beeline for Nicoya Peninsula, where you’ll find Flamingo Beach and Conchal Beach. If you have the time, visit both happening cities!
What are the top hotels in Costa Rica?
Take a look at Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery and Croc’s Resort and Casino. They’re top picks for lots of travelers to Jaco. If San Jose is on your travel itinerary, Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center and Hotel Luisiana are cozy options.
When is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica?
There’s a big advantage to vacationing in Costa Rica in . You can usually get the best deals at this time. , on the other hand, is the priciest time to visit. If you enjoy the buzz of peak season, visit Costa Rica in . The quieter months of will help you avoid the crowds.
How far in advance should I book my Costa Rica vacation?
Savvy travelers book early. Air carriers generally release flight tickets nearly 12 months in advance, and this is an excellent opportunity to land some of the lowest prices. Boss just told you to take some vacation time in a few weeks? No sweat. Expedia are never short on fantastic deals to send you on the getaway of your dreams, at an affordable price.
What should I know before booking a Costa Rica travel package?
A Expedia travel package can be tailored to your budget and is a simple way to make your money go further. How little or much you include is totally up to you. Rental cars, hotels and flights — choose any combination that suits your style.
Can I travel to Costa Rica right now?
Find information about Costa Rica travel restrictions, quarantine policies and more by going to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Costa Rica vacation package?
Whether it’s your hotel or flight, you can cancel or alter it. Booked your Costa Rica vacation package in the last 24 hours? You may be able to make changes or cancellations for free. If it’s been longer than that, you may incur a charge from your hotel, airline or car rental company. For further information, look up our Customer Service Portal. We’ll help you every step of the way.
Where should I stay in Costa Rica?
There are plenty of excellent places to stay in Costa Rica, including San Jose. This destination boasts much-loved attractions such as La Paz Waterfall Gardens and National Park. You can also make a beeline for Nicoya Peninsula, where you’ll find Flamingo Beach and Conchal Beach. If you have the time, visit both happening cities!
What are the top hotels in Costa Rica?
Take a look at Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery and Croc’s Resort and Casino. They’re top picks for lots of travelers to Jaco. If San Jose is on your travel itinerary, Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center and Hotel Luisiana are cozy options.
When is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica?
There’s a big advantage to vacationing in Costa Rica in . You can usually get the best deals at this time. , on the other hand, is the priciest time to visit. If you enjoy the buzz of peak season, visit Costa Rica in . The quieter months of will help you avoid the crowds.

Your guide to Costa Rica Vacations

If you’re looking for an adventure, you’ll find it in Costa Rica. Perched on the southern edge of Central America, this verdant country is the destination of choice for eco conscious globetrotters all over the world, and vacationers flock to the area for its rainforest hikes, secluded beach and surf spots, and affordable hotels.

Not sure where to start your Costa Rica vacations? Let Expedia.ca guide you through the area’s best attractions.

Guanacaste and the Arenal Volcano

Situated in the country’s Northern Pacific region, Guanacaste is paradise for adventure-seekers. Booking one of the Costa Rica vacation packages here lets you explore the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, see the plants and animals at the Tropical Dry Forest and engage in a little world-class golf or fishing. Plus, you’ll find some amazing Costa Rica resorts in this area, so you can unwind near the six gorgeous beaches without having to worry about a thing.

Caribbean Costa Rica

Though several of the country’s most popular attractions are situated near its Pacific coast, the eastern Caribbean region is home to a few can’t-miss Costa Rica vacation deals. It may be secluded, but that’s exactly the draw; surfers and eco-tourists trek to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca for its crystal waters and unbeatable surf, and even a family with kids can enjoy the gorgeous scenery and a day at Cahuita National Park. Book a spot on the Iguana Conservation Tour for a kid-friendly experience.

Dominical

Planning an eco-friendly honeymoon? It doesn’t get much better than Dominical. Located in southern Costa Rica, this seaside city is renowned for its surfing, whale watching and secluded beaches. Start your trip with a surfing lesson, go on a horseback ride through the local trails, and then watch the sun set over the stunning turquoise ocean.

When you’re ready to start planning, use the search tools at Expedia.ca to find cheap vacations to Costa Rica, compare prices and reserve your room. We’ll even let you choose from a list of local deals and offers, so you can add an extra-special experience onto your already incredible trip. Whether you’re planning an adult only luxury getaway or a family-friendly adventure, Expedia.ca has everything you need to put together the journey of a lifetime.

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