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Cheap flights to Costa Rica

Known for being one of the world’s premier ecotourism destinations, and a haven for thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies, the Central American country of Costa Rica may be small, but it is certainly mighty!

Costa Rica has a surprisingly diverse terrain, including glorious beaches along both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, towering mountains and volcanoes, boggy lowlands, and various types of forests, including misty-cloud forests.

Things to do in Costa Rica

With the changing landscapes comes a large array of flora and fauna, and a variety of native creatures like jaguars, pumas, monkeys, tapirs, deer, anteaters, crocodiles, sea turtles, snakes, lizards, and rodents. Travellers who cast their gaze skyward can see vibrantly coloured birds and flying animals, including scarlet macaws and toucans, fragile butterflies, and bats. With many endangered species, and wildlife that is not found anywhere else on the planet, Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers.

The numerous national parks in Costa Rica are well maintained, and good transportation, accommodation options, and tour facilities make exploring Costa Rica easy. When it comes to outdoor activities, you will not find Costa Rica lacking. Whether you are looking for adventure or mile activities, you will find them all. The seas, lakes, and rivers in Costa Rica offer plenty of chances to participate in watersports, from white-water rafting and kayaking to windsurfing and surfing. There are even opportunities to explore Costa Rica’s underwater world, through diving and snorkelling excursions.

Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and climbing are perfect activities for land-lovers, and those who don’t mind dizzying heights can enjoy canopy walks, zip line rides, Tarzan swinging moments, and aerial tram trips. If you are dreaming of something more relaxing, take advantage of the country’s blissful hot springs, soothing spas, and revitalising yoga workshops - all perfect for restoring inner balance and harmony. Throw learning about different cultures into the mix, and experiencing varying climates, and you are in for one exciting vacation in Costa Rica!

Many flights to Costa Rica arrive in the nation’s capital city of San Jose. Local attractions there include Museo Nacional, the Jade Museum, and the Gold Museum. Wander through the lively downtown core of San Jose and you can admire the varied historic architecture. San Jose is a great base for arranging tours to other parts of the country.

Major places of interest around Costa Rica include Lake Arenal, which sits in the shadow of the active Arenal Volcano, the splendid beaches of Guanacaste, the pretty seaside town of Jaco, Nauyaca Waterfalls, the coffee plantations of Heredia, Irazu Volcano, and the former capital city of Cartago.

Airlines with Direct Flights from Canada to Costa Rica

Three airline carriers operate direct flights between Canada and Costa Rica: Air Canada, WestJet Airlines, and Sunwing Airlines. Other airlines offer flights that include a stopover in Costa Rica.

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