Most Costa Rica hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
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You have loads of choices when it comes to finding a place to stay in Costa Rica. There are 8282 hotels listed on Expedia starting at $266 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.
Day 1: Most travelers 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 neighborhood of Barrio Amón.
Day 2-4: Book a rental car and drive north for around three 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.
Join in the longest party of the year, Palmares Festival. Held over two weeks in January, this carnival-style celebration features concerts, bullfights (no bloodshed), horse parades and more.
Spending most of your time in and around the capital of Costa Rica? Check out our San José Vacation Packages.
If you’re in the mood to really kick back and relax during your getaway, stay at one of our All Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica.