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September 22, 2017 1:00 PM -

Canceled flights and Hurricane Policy

Due to the impacts caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria, please note that scheduled flights on September 22 and 23 to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, departing from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec are canceled.

Our flight departing from/to Montreal - Samana scheduled on September 24 is also canceled.

Our flights to Punta Cana will resume normal operations on September 24th and flights to Puerto Plata on September 29th. Operations to Samana will resume on 1 October.

Customers affected by these flight cancellations will all be contacted and may (i) travel at a later date; (ii) travel to another destination, subject to certain conditions; (iii) cancel with full refund (excluding travel insurance costs when purchased).

Transat's hurricane policy has been implemented for flights still scheduled to depart until September 25, 2017 to Dominican Republic.

Details about Transat’s hurricane policy are available here.

September 22, 2017 1:30 PM -

Due to the recent hurricanes in some of our South destinations, we are experiencing an increased amount of additional baggage among our customers. Although we deeply appreciate this show of support and kindness, please note that extra weight or additional baggage, depending on the space available, may be refused for operational reasons.
We thank you for your understanding.

September 22, 2017 3:30 PM - Following the recent hurricane activity in some of our Sun destinations, here is an update on our operations in the affected regions.

Cuba
Air operations have returned to normal in Varadero and Holguín. Hotels in Havana, Cayo Largo, Camagüey, Varadero, and Holguin are now operational. Air service to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria is suspended until October 31, 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.
 
Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria has not done any structural damage to the hotels marketed by Transat. Our partners along with local authorities are currently conducting clean-up operations in preparation for resumption of tourism operations. All airports are open. Our flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata will resume on September 24 and 29 respectively. Service to Samana, meanwhile, will resume on October 1.

Saint-Martin
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen. 

Puerto Rico
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.  Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call.

Cruise packages
We are planning some changes to our Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries to ensure your comfort and safety and provide the best possible vacation experience. There will be no changes to embarkation/debarkation dates, however. Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call. We expect to announce these revisions within the next weeks.

There are no revisions for passengers travelling on Western Caribbean itineraries.
 

Plan your trip to San José

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to San José with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

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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