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Costa Rica is heaven on earth, especially if you're looking for wild jungles, beautiful beaches and welcoming locals. Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) near the capital city of San Jose. You can also find cheap international flights to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) near Liberia.
Costa Rica is located very close to the Equator and enjoys tropical weather year-round. The most popular times of the year to visit are during Christmas vacation as well as spring before the rainy season starts in June.
A flight to Costa Rica from New York takes just over 7 hours.
Costa Rica is famous for its lush rain forests and biodiversity so jungle walks, birdwatching and visiting the country'ÃÂs amazing beaches are at the top of the list! Let's go!
Beaches: Most of the country's best beaches are on the Pacific side in the Nicoya Peninsula. For something off the beaten path, try the beaches in the tropical south Pacific coast, in and around Corcovado National Park. For surfing and great nightlife, head to Dominical.
Volcanoes: Costa Rica is one of the most seismic countries in the world. The country is home to several volcanoes, some of which are still active. The most popular to visit include Arenal, Poas and Irazu.
Monteverde Cloud Forest: A quarter of Costa Rica is national park and protected areas but if you visit just one park for bird watching and adventure, head to Monteverde Cloud Forest, either with a rental car or on a tour. There are reportedly more than 400 species of birds living here, including the beautiful quetzals.
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Costa Rica is well equipped with accommodation. Choose from hotels, apartments, condos, hostels and cabins, depending on which part of the country you visit. Costa Rica has some of the most sustainable hotels in the world; so if you want a green vacation, search for an eco-lodge.