Central America

Multiple Airlines — No Change Fees

TOP 20 – Sells out quickly!

Nathan Kirchhoff

Deal Expert

Take a getaway and discover pura vida in Costa Rica with these flexible fares.

The Deal

Change without Fees

Buy this deal now and, if you need to change your booking, you can do so without fees. Or receive a credit for a future trip with the same company. Learn more

Fares to Costa Rica from eight U.S. cities have dropped as low as $146 roundtrip, saving up to 70% on typical prices. This travel window covers much of the country’s less-traveled “green season” when forests become more lush with the rainfall.

These are not part of an official sale and prices may change within the next 24 hours. We recommend booking soon to lock in this deal.

At time of publish, we found these sample roundtrip fares on American Airlines, Copa Airlines and United Airlines for one-week trips October 2020 – July 2021 from the following cities.

Fares are to San José unless specified to Liberia. You may see lower fares from travel agencies when you search. We advise booking directly with American, Copa or United, who we know have flexible change policies and won’t charge fees.

These fares are in Basic Economy, which include a carry-on bag (except United) and free ticket changes, but no seat selection. Fares from Miami are in Main Cabin, which include both carry-on bag and seat selection.

Fly with confidence — read more about enhanced safety and cleaning procedures by American, Copa and United.

Travelzoo Tip: Pair these fares with a 3-night stay for 2 at the 5-star Nayara Springs for $1299, a fully refundable offer if you decide not to go. The resort is located about about a 2-hour drive from both the San José and Liberia airports.

How to Book:

  • Click on your departure city to search availability and fares on Google Flights
  • Click on the departure date field to see the calendar with the lowest priced travel dates
  • Choose your travel dates, preferred flights and fare option
  • Click “Select” (or “Continue” on mobile) to book directly with American, Copa or United
* Other terms and conditions may apply.

Change without Fees:

For American Airlines: Book now to save; you can change your travel plans prior to departure with no fees. Applies to bookings made now through Sept. 30. Customer cancellations result in a credit that can be used for future travel; if the fare is higher, the customer must pay the fare difference. For American Airlines’ full list of policies, click here. For further assistance, call 1-800-433-7300.

For Copa Airlines: Book now to save; bookings made before Aug. 31, 2020, for travel before Dec. 31, 2020 can be modified or cancelled for no fee. The value of cancelled tickets will be maintained for future travel until Dec. 31, 2021. For Copa’s full list of policies, click here.

For United Airlines: Book now to save; you can change your travel plans prior to departure with no fees. Applies to bookings made now through Dec. 31 for travel up to 12 months from original ticket issue date. Customer cancellations result in a credit that can be used for future travel; if the fare is higher, the customer must pay the fare difference. For United Airlines’ full list of policies, click here. For further assistance, call 1-800-864-8331.