Plan your trip to Costa Rica

Flights to Costa Rica are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Vacations in Costa Rica, Central America’s peaceful oasis​

The name Costa Rica describes the country well: rich coast. Hopping on one of the many flights to this exotic destination means vacationing in a paradise of active volcanoes, sandy beaches, tropical rainforests and airy cloud forests; as well as among the toucans, howler monkeys and red-eyed tree frogs.

Cities

San José and Liberia are two cities with a variety of cultural activities. In San José—the capital—the museums display the local culture. In Liberia—a city of all-white buildings—tourists sip a jugo de caña as they stroll through the parks.

Beaches and surfing

Costa Rica’s beaches are numerous and diverse—perfect for vacations. Playa Hermosa is tranquil, Playa del Coco is very lively and Playa Tamarindo is a surfer’s paradise. Puerto Viejo and Isla Tortuga are also well-known destinations for lovers of big waves.

Tropical forests and ecotourism

A visit to Costa Rica’s innumerable tropical forests is a must. An excursion to Monte Verde allows tourists to discover nature from the vantage point of suspension bridges.

Volcanoes

Tourism showcases Costa Rica’s numerous volcanoes, notably Poás, Irazú, Rincón de la Vieja, as well as the majestic Arenal and its hot springs.

Outings

Costa Rica’s surfing villages are usually those with the most animated nightlife. Tourists looking to party aren’t disappointed in Tamarindo, Puerto Viejo, Jaco or even in San José.

Cheap flights

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Costa Rica must-see destinations

Discount airfare to Costa Rica from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.

Liberia

Liberia

Liberia​, Costa Rica: the gateway to the Costa Rican Riviera

Liberia’s airport has a reputation for being the perfect starting point for a dream holiday on the Golden Coast. Flights here position travellers ideally within Costa Rica, the land of spectacular beaches and lush national parks. Many flights are available to travel to this exotic destination.

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San José

San José

San José, a vibrant capital surrounded by mountains and greenery

Costa Rica’s capital, San José (or Chepe), boasts numerous restaurants and museums. At an altitude of 1170 metres, its climate is temperate all year round. Nature’s splendours await visitors who venture just outside the city.

More about San José

Tamarindo began as a surfers’ haven and is now a bustling beach community with people from all over the world. Liisa shows us the main strip in town, which is full of souvenir shops, art galleries, jewelry stores, clothing stores and restaurants showcasing cuisines from around the world. She takes us for a spin down the Tamarindo Estuary, which is a river flowing out into the ocean.  Read our blog.




There are many types of vacations, all special and amazing in their own way. However, if you want to push your adrenaline limits, we recommend an adventure vacation in Costa Rica. A vacation in Costa Rica can be so many things. You can sit on a beach, you can eco-trek or you can push your limits. Get out of your comfort zone and experience the adrenaline rush this amazing country has to offer. To learn more about Costa Rica, read our blog.




Looking for the best eats in Costa Rica? Indulge in the country’s culinary delights on our blog.

Currency

Costa Rica’s official currency is the Costa Rican Colón (CRC), but American dollars are accepted, especially in hotels. Credit cards are also often accepted.

Official language

Spanish is the country’s official language and is spoken by the majority, but certain Amerindian languages are also spoken. In tourist areas, you can get around speaking English.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

Entry/exit requirements

For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada travel website.

Applicable airport departure tax not included in price details

Costa Rica has an airport departure tax that is not included when purchasing an Air Transat flight ticket. This US $29 tax must be paid locally, per person (babies included), before leaving the country, by cash or credit card.

Vaccines

Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website or ask your health professional about vaccination requirements.

Weather in Costa Rica can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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