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San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica. The city is surrounded by lush mountains and valleys, which offer plenty of opportunities for spending a day in nature. You can also visit the museums or just spend your time soaking up the local atmosphere.
There are quite a lot of low-cost carriers flying from the United States into San Jose, which means you can find good bargains especially if you book the flight several weeks before departure.
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Budget airlines that fly to San Jose
The city is served by Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), the main airport serving the country, as well. It is located about 20 km from the city center and is a hub for TACA/Lacsa. The airport also serves as focus city for Copa Airlines.
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Local buses connect the airport to the city center. The fare is less than US$1. There are also shuttles and taxis available. A taxi ride downtown should cost about US$25.
The following low-cost carriers fly to San Jose:
How to fly budget airlines to San Jose
Juan Santamaría airport is especially popular and a good option when you look for one way flights. Cheap airfare into San Jose easy to find, provided you know how to look for it. First, make sure to check whatever sales are available from the low-cost carriers, but remember you’ll usually have to make a decision quite fast. Otherwise, look for flights about 2 to 4 weeks before departure and be flexible.