Cheap Costa Rica Vacations

Costa Rica

Your Costa Rica vacation

For breathtaking biodiversity, a historical presence and serious cultural flair, Costa Rica is unsurpassed. Whether you are immersing yourself in the national parks, or enjoying churros in the cacophony of San Jose, there is an endless stream of budget-friendly fun to be enjoyed. With natural wonders like the Poás Volcano Crater and a temperate climate, Costa Rica is an adventurer's paradise. Let CheapTickets help you plan your Costa Rica vacation, plus have enough cash left for some comida tipica by the sea.

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Cheap Costa Rica Vacation Packages

San Bosco Inn

2 stars
4.0 / 5 23 reviews
Hotel is located in the center of La Fortuna, in the nicest tranquil area of this beautiful charming town, just 15 minutes from the majestic Arenal Volcano. Hotel's strategic location in the town of La Fortuna allows you easy access to all of the services of the area. Friendly staff is always available to serve you and advise you. Hotel assure guests an unforgettable stay in La Fortuna. Enjoy warmth, relax in the bubbles of Hotel's Jacuzzis or have fun in the pools; from which you can observe the impressive Arenal Volcano. A happy Good Morning awaits you each day at the Hotel San Bosco along with a delicious buffet style breakfast in a relaxed, fresh air environment. The hotel also provides Lobby and Reception.
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Nightly rates from $54

Makanda by the Sea - Adults Oriented

3 stars
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Hotel Makanda can be found in Costa Ricas favorite beach destination of Manuel Antonio, on the Central Pacific Coast. We are ideally located half way between the National Park and Quepos, within easy reach of the areas beaches and other amenities. We are just a 20 minute flight or a 2 hour drive from Costa Ricas capital, San Jose. The hotel Makanda is easily accessible for international visitors. Makanda by the Sea is the ideal location for visitors wishing to experience Costa Ricas natural splendor and variety while enjoying the comforts of firstclass jungle lodging. Our adults only policy and small exclusive property, guarantee an unforgettable romantic getaway for our guests. All of our fully equipped luxury Villas, Deluxe Studios and Studios are contoured into the jungle and offer dramatic ocean views, and include all the amenities. Makandas poolside restaurant, Sunspot Bar & Grill boasts only the finest in gourmet cuisine and our concierge desk and on staff wedding planner can see to every detail of your visit. Makandas 6 Villas, 3 Studios and 2 Deluxe Villas are open onto large balconies, making nature part of the home. From each private balcony to the king size beds, the closeness of the jungle is present. The full kitchens to the bathrooms, forest and dazzling ocean views keep your eyes fixed on the windows. Large Villas with vaulted ceilings, large sofas, handcrafted tiles and exotic hardwoods make your stay in the jungle one of elegance. All of our rooms offer tropical flower arrangements, radio and ipod dock, cable TV, hair dryers, robes, fresh locally toasted coffee, mini bars, room service and so much more.
Value Breakfast a la Carte + FREE WiFi
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Hotel Presidente

Explore San Jose from hotel with central location, free breakfastThe Hotel Presidente sits at the heart of downtown San Jose, within a few blocks of the National Theater, Pre-Colombian Gold Museum and Central Market. A posh retreat in the capital's government and business district, the Hotel Presidente offers amenities to suit business and leisure travelers. Hotel Presidente guests receive a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, free Wi-Fi access, and the hotel has a full-service spa and fitness center on-site. HighlightsWalking distance to downtown attractionsSpa and fitness centerComplimentary breakfast buffetFree Wi-Fi Internet accessOn-site casino with free drinks and hors d'oeuvres Rooms The Hotel Presidente features 92 guest rooms and suites. Standard guest rooms come with either single king-size beds or pairs of double beds, and suites boasts king-size beds and spacious living rooms. Spa rooms feature two-person Jacuzzi tubs. In-room amenities include laptop-size room safe, hair-dryer, air conditioning, LCD TV with cable, mini bar and free high-speed Internet access. Room service is available. FeaturesLocated at the heart of downtown San Jose, the Hotel Presidente boasts lushly designed interiors and relaxing amenities to provide guests a relaxing respite from their daily activities. The hotel features a fitness center and the on-site spa offers a full range of massages and body treatments (fees apply). Guests can find a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning at the News Cafe, a casual restaurant that serves sandwiches and salads for lunch, and pasta and steak for dinner. Business travelers can stay connected with free Wi-Fi Internet access, and the hotel also offers complimentary computer terminals. Other on-site amenities include currency exchange, luggage storage and tour desk. Transportation Coca Cola Bus Station (1 mi/1.6 km)Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.5 mi/18.6 km) Attractions Pre-Colombian Gold Museum (1 block)National Theater (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica)(2 blocks)Central Market (0.5 mi/0.9 km)Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.6 mi/1 km)Museum of Costa Rican Art (2.4 mi/3.8 km)La Paz Waterfall Gardens (30.8 mi/49.6 km) Business Computer terminalsFree Wi-Fi Internet access Policies and feesNon Smoking Policy: Due to Costa Rican law, city hotels are non smoking facilities.Visitors Policy: As a safety and securtity measure, access to the guestroom floors of the Hotel is limited to registered guests only. Visitors are welcome to the ground level facilities and services.
Value FREE WiFi & $15 USD in Spa+ Soundproof & Parking
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Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.1 / 5 86 reviews
On-site scuba diving at family-friendly resort on Papagayo Bay Located on Guanacaste's scenic Northern Pacific coast, the Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive resort sits on green bluffs overlooking Costa Rica's Papagayo Gulf. Near the black-sand Manzanillo Beach, guests can find rest and relaxation with serene ocean views, sultry open-air dining, and endless water sports. Kids under 12 stay free and families will love the on-site Kids Club offering art activities, theatre and more. Business travelers enjoy an on-site business center, flexible event spaces and high-speed Internet access in public areas (fees apply). Highlights Take a shuttle boat to a Private Beach Club on private white-sand beach (fees apply)Rooms have cool terra cotta tile floorsOn-site activities include volleyball, beach soccer, ping-pong, water polo, aqua aerobics, snorkeling, sailing and moreFree shuttle service takes guests across the resort Rooms The Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive resort features 300 Spanish-style guest rooms in 14 three-story buildings. Built into a Costa Rican hillside, accommodations overlook the Papagayo Gulf and the sprawling property. Guest rooms feature one king or two full-size beds, and balconies or terraces with garden or ocean views. In-room amenities include hair dryers, air conditioning, satellite TVs, telephones, coffee makers, in-room safes and mini refrigerators. Features The Allegro Papagayo offers direct beach access to the black-sand Manzanillo beach, and a boat charters guests to a Private Beach Club on an exclusive white-sand beach. The Papagayo Gulf is a great jumping off point for area water sports like water polo, boogie boarding, windsurfing and snorkeling, and the on-site dive center offers lessons. On-site amenities include a giant freeform pool and live nightly entertainment. Dining The all-inclusive resort features two a la carte restaurants, two snack bars and three bars, and an international buffet -- Los Corales -- is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. La Trattoria serves Italian in a dressier atmosphere, and La Cantina serves casual Tex-Mex cuisine. Transportation Daniel Oduber International Aiport, Liberia (16.6 mi/26.6 km)Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (149 mi/238.4 km) Attractions Playas del Coco (21.9 mi/35 km)Africa Mia (29.2 mi/46.7 km)Rincon de la Vieja National Park (37.9 mi/60.6 km) Business Business centerFlexible meeting spaces availableHigh-speed Internet access (fees apply)
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Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

3 stars
3.8 / 5 70 reviews
Comfortable oceanfront guest rooms, modern amenities on Tamarindo BeachThe Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort sits along a stretch of white sand in picturesque Tamarindo. As the town's first hotel, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort has offered lush oceanfront escapes for more than 30 years. Guests have easy access to Costa Rican beaches and inland tropical forests. Spread across 5 acres, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort boasts the biggest swimming pool in Tamarindo. In total, the resort has four swimming pools. Golfers can tee off at two nearby courses or practice at the hotel's private driving range while other vacationers have fun at Casino Diria on site. The resort also offers a private airport, meeting room, convention center and amphitheater. HighlightsLocated directly on Tamarindo BeachCasino DiriaFour swimming pools, five restaurants and four barsShopping center including National Bank - ATMPrivate AirportWireless Internet throughout the hotel RoomsThe Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort features 238 brightly colored rooms with ocean, pool or city views. Guest rooms have balconies or terraces overlooking the beach or the pool. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities like air conditioning, safe deposit boxes, cable TVs and national and international telephone services. FeaturesLocated on 5 acres of beautifully manicured, beachfront gardens, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort offers tennis courts, four swimming pools-including one for kids-and a hot tub. Golfers have access to two nearby, world-class courses, and an on-site private driving range offers lessons. Visitors receive a complimentary breakfast each morning. Five on-site restaurants serve mouth-watering local and international cuisines. For more on-site entertainment, tourists can enjoy the gambling opportunities at the slots and tables at in-house Casino Diria, watch shows at the amphitheater that can accommodate up to 300 guests or sip drinks from the four bars. The concierge desk can arrange tours for snorkeling, diving, surfing or sailing along the coast. Be sure to ask about hiking, horseback riding and zip-lining through the inland forests. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Corporate guests can find a business center with computer terminals, a small meeting rooms for 20 persons and a convention center for up to 150 participants. The souvenir shop is open from 8 AM - 4 PM. Transporation Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (39.9 mi/63.9 km) Attractions Witch's Rock Surf Camp (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (9.2 mi/14.9 km)Playa Grande (11.3 mi/18.1 km)Diria National Park (29.8 mi/47.7 km)Ostional National Refuge (40 mi/64.3 km) Business Business center with computersAir-conditioned meeting spacesPresentation equipment available
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Best time to take a vacation to Costa Rica

  • Best Time to Go

    Costa Rica vacations are wonderful for anytime of the year. Annual temperatures are between 70oF and 80oF. The tropical climate of Costa Rica makes it a popular travel destination for visitors that want to escape the winter chills and take advantage of the warm temperatures that the country has to offer. Rain fall is primarily present from May to November. If you would like to avoid the rainy season in Costa Rica, the best time to visit is between December and April. Attend the National Orchid Show in San José in March or Puntarenas Carnival the last week in February.

Insider tips for Costa Rica travel

  • Tamrindo Beach

    Fishing, surfing, sailing, golfing, boat rides, horseback riding, and much more can be done at Tamrindo Beach’s Playa Tamrindo resort.

  • Arenal Volcano

    Check out the popular and active Arenal Volcano situated near Costa Rica’s Lake Arenal.

  • Desafio Adventure Company

    Costa Rica’s San José area offers tons of outdoor adventures through the Desafio Adventure Company.

  • Manuel Antonio

    Head over to the Manuel Antonio section of Costa Rica for some delightful dishes at the El Patio Bistro Latino during your Costa Rica travel.

  • Santa Rose National Park

    Some of Costa Rica’s best beaches are located at the Santa Rosa National Park on the northwest end of the country.

Costa Rica highlights

  • Tortuguero National Park

    This is one of the few free national parks in Costa Rica, and it brims with verdant beauty and environmental info. Explore through the Caribbean Conservation Corporation's Natural History Center, and take a lesson (or two) in their inspiring conservation efforts.

  • San Jose

    Meander through the capital city on your Costa Rica travels, and stumble across an array of buildings built in the extravagant Colonial style. Take a free tour of the National Theater or brush up on some history in the National Archives. San Jose will give you the flavor of Costa Rican culture that won't cost you a cent.

  • Metropolitan Cathedral

    While you're in San Jose, this immense cathedral is a must-see on your Costa Rica vacation. The Metropolitan Cathedral is the largest church in the country and was rebuilt in 1871 after a massive earthquake nearly destroyed it. Now full of intricate wooden pillars and soaring reliefs (not to mention a charming stamp museum), the cathedral is completely free to visit.

  • Beaches

    Costa Rica is known as a tropical paradise largely thanks to its peerless beaches. Whatever you want from your Costa Rica travels, you can be sure there's suited to your lifestyle. Experienced surfers hang tan for Playa Hermosa, and Playa Platanares offers great swimming, sunbathing and kayaking in the nearby mangroves. Families flock to Playa Negra for its safe swimming and body boarding.

  • Parismina Sea Turtle Commission

    Costa Rica enjoys top ranks on the Happy Planet Index (HPI), and you can discover why with a night with the Parismina Sea Turtle Commission. For a small donation, tag along with a local guide for hands-on experience caring for turtles. And the shimmering view of the moon twinkling over the sea isn't too shabby either.

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