Arenal, Guanacaste and San José

$499 – The Perfect Costa Rica Vacation

Travel by Jen
Casey Gasinowski
Deal Expert
Spend a week exploring Costa Rica's natural wonders, with stops in Arenal, Guanacaste and San José.

Why We Love This Deal

Discover the best of Costa Rica with this wallet-friendly, 7-night adventure that includes roundtrip airfare, boutique hotel stays and a car rental. Trek to breathtaking volcanos, serene hot springs, biodiverse national parks and pristine beaches along the Pacific coastline. You can't beat this deal's price; you're spending less than $75 per person, per night. 

What's included for $499 per person:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Fort Lauderdale, Miami or Orlando to San José, Costa Rica
  • 3 nights at San Bosco Inn in Arenal (this hotel offers free access to hot springs): see the iconic Arenal Volcano, hike to La Fortuna waterfall or visit a wildlife refuge in the rainforest 
  • 3 nights at Luna Llena in Guanacaste (this hotel is within walking distance to the idyllic Tamarindo Beach): learn to surf or go horseback riding
  • 1 night at Parque del Lago in San José: explore Costa Rica's metropolitan center, home to the National Theater and colorful markets
  • Standard economy-size automatic car for duration of the trip (SUV upgrade or transfers available for an added cost, if preferred)
  • Daily breakfast

Depart: Select dates Aug. 1 - Dec. 10, 2022 from Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando. January-August 2023 departures are also available from +$149 per person.

Upgrade options: Upgrade your package from +$109 per person. Stay at Montana De Fuego in Arenal, where you'll have free access to onsite hot springs and mud baths, plus a free guided hike. You'll also stay at the 4-star oceanfront Wyndham Tamarindo in Guanacaste, and at the deluxe Studio Hotel in San José. Or, upgrade to a package that includes stays at the Volcano Lodge and Springs with stunning views of Arenal Volcano; the beachfront Margaritaville Costa Rica; and Studio Hotel, from +$179 per person.

Extend your trip: Have some more time? Spend two nights by the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve from +$119 per person.

Add activities: Add activities to your trip, like zip-lining, volcano hikes, lake tubing, horseback riding, ATV rides or sloth tours, starting at $45 per person.

Additional departures: Additional departure cities are available for +$89-$229 per person (varies by city; call for more details), including Atlanta; Austin; Baltimore; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Louisville; Milwaukee; Nashville; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh; Richmond; Salt Lake City; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; St. Louis; Tampa; and Washington, D.C. 

Book by Aug. 17.

* Restrictions may apply. Pricing is per person, based on 2 travelers sharing a room. Solo traveler pricing is available upon request. Air and hotel taxes are included in the lead package. 13% hotel tax is not included in the price. Car insurance is mandatory and can range from $28-$40 per day. Some flight options do not include a checked bag, but you can add it through the airline after booking for an added fee.

Refund Policy: Once booked with Travel by Jen, this deal is nonrefundable, and travel insurance is strongly recommended for an additional fee. If you book now but need to make certain changes to your trip for any reason, you may do so for a fee. Call Travel by Jen for specific airline change policies and for further assistance at 1-800-603-3178.


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When You Can Go

Select dates Aug. 1 - Dec. 10, 2022; 2023 dates also on sale


$546 vs. DIY pricing

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