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Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

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Airfare to San José over the next 12 months

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San José

San Jose - Juan Santamaría International Airport

Flight distance to San José 4071 km
Average flight time to San José 06H 00MIN
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San José

San Jose - Juan Santamaría International Airport

Flight distance to San José 3775 km
Average flight time to San José 05H 45MIN
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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.

In the heart of the city

San José’s Teatro Nacional is one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. An impressive collection of gold pieces can be found at the Museo de Oro Precolombino. The Museo de Jade houses the most important collection of American jade. The city is peppered with numerous green spaces, favourites for families who want to relax.

Volcanoes and hot springs

The Poás, Irazú and Arenal volcanoes are only fifty or so kilometres away from the city of San José.

Coffee and colourful butterflies

The colours of the butterflies at the Butterfly Farm are enchanting. The INBioparque project teaches young and old about Costa Rica’s natural riches. Coffee aficionados will enjoy the Café Britt or Doka plantations.

Reptiles and other animals

Not far from San José, tourists will admire reptiles on a cruise to Tortuga Island, where they can spot crocodiles and multicoloured birds. The Manuel Antonio National Park is also home to many small mammals.

To ensure a successful trip to San José, read this useful information about travelling to Costa Rica.

Weather in San José 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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