Costa Rica Vacations & Trips

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Your Costa Rica Vacation

Explore exotic landscapes, spot rare wildlife, and immerse yourself in colorful culture with a jam-packed Costa Rica travel package. Start your adventure in San Jose, the lively capital of this unique Central American country. From there, venture out to the coast to recline on pristine shares, or head deep into the rainforest in search of wildlife like tapirs, three-toed sloths, and rhinoceros beetles. If it’s epic views and soul-soothing solitude you’re seeking, a Costa Rica solo travel package could deliver you to the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest. Whoever you travel with and wherever you visit, one thing is for sure: you’ll find the joy in pura vida, the simple life.

Top destinations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Flight and Hotel Deals

Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only - All inclusive
Arenal Springs Resort
Los Gallitos Eco Lodge
Chachagua Rainforest Hotel & Hot Springs
The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

Costa Rica Beach Vacation Packages

Costa Rica is a beach lover’s paradise, and there’s a setting here for everyone. Book a Costa Rica package deal to Cahuita and lie back on the black sands of Negra Beach. Surfers worth their wax know that the waves off Tamarindo Beach in Tamarindo are among Costa Rica’s best. If it’s great swimming you’re looking for, Playa Punta Uva near Puerto Viejo de Talamanca has calm waters and beautiful white sand.

If you’re in the mood to really kick back and relax during your beach getaway, stay at one of our All Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica. Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica puts you on the edge of Playa Matapalo in Puntarenas. Four pools, a swim-up bar and snorkeling activities help make it the ultimate beach trip to Costa Rica. At Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica in La Cruz, soak up some rays on your private beach along Playa El Jobo, and make the most of pursuits like scuba diving and fishing trips. Spectacular stretches of sand, relaxing amenities, activities, meals … These all-inclusive beach vacations have it all!

Last-Minute Package Deals

Costa Rica is a manageable flight away from many major U.S. cities, making it an excellent option for a last-minute escape. For example, flights from Washington, D.C., New York and Chicago to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose take just over five hours. Browse our Last Minute Vacation Deals to find a cheap Costa Rica package or put together your own.

Enter your departure and destination cities and dates and you’ll see what’s still available, sometimes with special discounts! As you scour the results, some properties will show you the difference in price between booking the stay and the flight together, compared to booking them separately. Last-minute deals offer fantastic savings, so book before they’re gone, and make sure to check back for new deals on cheap Costa Rica vacations.

Where to Stay in Costa Rica

Famous for its beaches, volcanoes, rainforests and exotic wildlife, Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in Central America. Here are some of the best places to book a Costa Rica package deal:

  • San Jose: Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose is also the cultural hub of the nation. Stay here to explore exquisite architecture, rich historical sites and museums.
  • La Fortuna: Incredible natural wonders lure travelers to this part of the country. Volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls and wildlife are on the sightseeing list.
  • Monteverde: If it’s thrills you’re chasing, you’ll find them in Monteverde. Hike through cloud forests, navigate suspension bridges and go zip lining through the treetops.
  • Manuel Antonio: This popular coastal village is known for its pristine white-sand beaches and rich tropical forests. Spot sloths, monkeys and toucans in its namesake national park.
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca: Beautiful beaches, amazing surfing opportunities and a laid-back vibe make this seaside town the kind of place you’ll end up staying longer.
  • Jaco: Want to party on your trip to Costa Rica? When the sun goes down, live it up in this beach town’s clubs, bars and discos.

Top Things to Do

A trip to Costa Rica is like no other. Discover the true meaning of the country’s motto “pura vida” (the simple life) with these top attractions and experiences:

Last-Minute Package Deals

Exploring Costa Rica on a budget? Expedia has Costa Rica vacation packages starting from just $565*. To find the best deals, simply browse our awesome offers or enter your preferred travel dates. You can filter the results by price, property type, guest rating and amenities. You can also find cheap hotels in Costa Rica by using the map on the search page.

When you combine your airfare with your hotel into an Expedia package deal, you can save up to 37%** on your trip to Costa Rica. Why not add some epic activities to your vacation package with the dollars you save? An Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Spring or a bird-watching tour in search of the elusive quetzal are favorites!

*Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

**Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Expedia from 2019-04-01 - 2020-03-31 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

Top Vacation Destinations in Costa Rica

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Enjoy a beach town with Jaco vacation packages

Jaco is a fun beach town with plenty to do in a relaxed environment. The local energy is fun but not overbearing, letting you have as many or as few thrills as you like. The beach offers inviting waters and soft sands to enjoy while the local restaurants focus on local cuisine, emphasizing seafood since it is so close to the water.

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Find adventure with Manuel Antonio vacation packages

When you visit Manuel Antonio, you'll find yourself in an incredible park that offers plenty of vibrant greenery to explore alongside an inviting beachfront. Hiking paths are available throughout the rainforest area, while the beaches are perfect for swimming and relaxing. Thanks to its crystal clear waters, you may also be interested in snorkeling and diving in some areas of the park.

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Discover beauty with San Jose vacation packages

San Jose is best known for its immense natural beauty in its urban environment. However, when you're not taking in the views, you can enjoy prominent coffee shops and craft microbreweries. Even vegan restaurants are available, making this city one of the most hip you'll find in all of Costa Rica. Don't forget to explore its numerous historical sites and buildings as well.

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Discover surfing fun with a Tamarindo vacation

In Tamarindo, you'll find beachfront fun that's particularly popular with surfers. The waves here tend to be perfect for surfing, but that's just the beginning of the outdoor activities to enjoy. You'll also find volcano hikes and ziplining alongside chances for sailing and snorkeling. Tour operators around town can lead you on an adventure to enjoy a bit of everything.

Costa Rica Essential Information

Prepare for your Costa Rica vacation with our essential travel info

Local Currency
Costa Rican colón
Local Welcome
Local Goodbye
Natural Landscapes
Coco Beach, Jaco Beach, Manuel Antonio Beach, Conchal Beach, Flamingo Beach

Costa Rica Hotel Deals

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
3.5 out of 5
Radial Francisco J. Orlich,, Plaza Los Mangos, Alajuela, 20109
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $123 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 5
per night
Jun 4 - Jun 5
9.4/10 Exceptional! (418 reviews)
"For our needs this was the best choice of hotel. Close to this hotel at less than a minute walking distance is Courtyard by Marriot. This hotel is pretty busy. On arrival we were offered free drinks. On our floor we also had access to a coffee machine that dispenses, from regular coffee, espresso, ..."

Reviewed on May 27, 2023

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, Sardinal, Guanacaste
8/10 Very Good! (1,004 reviews)
"Lovely atmosphere"

Reviewed on May 21, 2023

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Guanacaste
7.6/10 Good! (1,007 reviews)
"It was a nice resort the food was good and good service and the staff was very friendly, I would recommend it to others"

Reviewed on May 27, 2023

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Costa Rica vacation package cost?
Perhaps less than you might think — from a low $565, in fact! By bundling hotels, flights and car rentals into your own custom-made vacation package, your getaway to Costa Rica is just a few clicks away.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Costa Rica vacation package?
You sure can, and we’ll help you every step of the way. You may be able to amend or cancel your Costa Rica vacation package at no cost within 24 hours of booking. However, you may be charged a fee by your hotel, airline or car rental company if your booking is older than that. If your travel plans suddenly change, browse our Customer Service Portal for more information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Costa Rica?
Browse and lock in everything in the one place with our Costa Rica vacation packages. You’ll discover bargains on flights, hotels and more that’ll keep your hip pocket happy and your adventurous side busy. And, with more than 550 air carriers and 1,000,000 properties all over the world to select from, there are endless opportunities to mix and match all you want.
Where should I stay in Costa Rica?
You can’t go past Nicoya Peninsula, with well-known attractions like Conchal Beach and Flamingo Beach to explore. Or, if sights like La Paz Waterfall Gardens and National Park are of more interest, San José is where you should head.
What are the top hotels in Costa Rica?
Fiesta Resort Central Pacific and Hotel Luisiana know how to make their guests feel at home in Nicoya Peninsula. If you also plan to get to Jaco, check out Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort and Best Western Jaco Beach All - Inclusive Resort. Both are top picks with travelers.
How far in advance should I book my Costa Rica vacation?
Smart travelers will likely want to reserve their seats early. You can usually compare international fares on Expedia up to 12 months before your intended flight. If you’re purchasing your ticket at the last minute, don’t despair. Low prices occasionally appear just weeks before departure dates.
What does an Expedia Costa Rica travel package include?
Much of that depends on you. You can select from a range of Costa Rica packages, such as a flight, rental car and hotel. You can also book a flight with a hotel, or a rental car with a flight. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on the fun stuff like activities and tours. Whatever your perfect Costa Rica getaway looks like, you’re sure to save!
What should I know before booking a Costa Rica travel package?
You can look forward to saving with an Expedia travel package. Bundle your flights, rental cars and hotels and score fantastic discounts. You’re not restricted to hotels, though. We’ve got beachfront villas, cozy city apartments and even castles and houseboats!
Can I choose my airline with a Costa Rica Expedia vacation package?
Yes, of course. We offer more than 550 airline partners all over the world, so opt for the carrier that fits your travel preferences.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Costa Rica vacation packages?
Having joined forces with online lender Affirm, Expedia provides financial freedom with a Book Now, Pay Later option for package bookings. Get the money side of things out of the way with one upfront payment or spread the price of your trip over a number of installments. The choice is yours.

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