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The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $146 and $64 for one-way flights to San Jose for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
MIASan JoseJan 31 - Feb 5$155
ATLSan JoseDec 3 - Dec 12$166
DENSan JoseNov 13 - Nov 21$177
EWRSan JoseJan 26 - Feb 2$187
EWRSan JoseJan 26 - Feb 2$187
BOSSan JoseFeb 1 - Mar 1$193
LAXSan JoseDec 5 - Dec 8$203
JFKSan JoseNov 8 - Nov 12$210
SFOSan JoseNov 3 - Nov 10$329
YULSan JoseNov 22 - Nov 24$342
*Prices include taxes and fees
OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
MIASan JoseOct 30 - Nov 1$167
DENSan JoseOct 31 - Nov 9$203
EWRSan JoseOct 29 - Nov 9$225
EWRSan JoseOct 29 - Nov 9$225
ATLSan JoseOct 30 - Nov 1$274
JFKSan JoseOct 30 - Nov 1$306
BOSSan JoseOct 30 - Nov 2$306
LAXSan JoseOct 29 - Nov 5$344
SFOSan JoseOct 30 - Nov 10$412
YULSan JoseOct 29 - Nov 5$1,287
*Prices include taxes and fees

San Jose Flight Information

Traveling to San Jose
Lowest Price $146
Number of Airlines Serving
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Amazing San Jose Accommodation Deals

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $35 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in the heart of Alajuela, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Alajuela Cathedral and Central Park. Central Market Alajuela and Plaza Real Alajuela ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
"Really good stay night and breakfast love it Thanks"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel El Maragato

Hotel El Maragato

3 out of 5
Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San Jose, San Jose
This family-friendly San Jose hotel is located near the airport, steps from Plaza de la Cultura, Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, and National Theater. Central Park ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Very reasonably priced and the location was excellent."

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

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Hotel El Maragato
Hotel Luisiana

Hotel Luisiana

3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
The price is $39 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
This family-friendly Santa Ana hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Business Center Forum 1, Momentum Lindora Shopping Center and Business ...
4/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
"It took half an hour to realize this stay was not going to work. Tv that didn't work, funny if you could say lock on the door that also hardly worked and a shower with a dribble. No refund or any questions of what was wrong but an overall horrible experience from a place that I've always had a good ..."

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hotel Luisiana
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Posada Canal Grande

Posada Canal Grande

3 out of 5
Piedades, Santa Ana, San Jose (province)
Situated in a provincial park, this hotel is 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Multiplaza Mall Escazu and within 12 mi (20 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art and Costa Rica ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
"clean, friendly, staff on the ball. Water went out one day but could happen anywhere, fixed quickly. All good , I would go back again and plan to. On a little mountain in Piedades de Santa Ana, very quiet for being in active area. Fantastic view of the valley. The 4 Seasons it's not,Maybe A types ..."

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

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Posada Canal Grande
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Barceló San José

Barceló San José

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
The price is $72 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 26
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art and Estadio Nacional. Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (20 reviews)
"The room was very clean and comfortable. The pool area was excellent. The room service food was amazing."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Barceló San José
La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast

La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast

3 out of 5
100 mts south of Cemetery, San Antonio de Belen, Heredia
The price is $86 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Ojo de Agua Spa Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Plaza Real Cariari and Cariari Bowling Center. Terrazas ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"Nicely kept grounds & rooms satisfactory, road traffic very noisy & shower hot/ cold problem."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
The price is $92 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
This family-friendly Ciudad Cariari hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ultrapark Free Zone & Business Center, Global Park Free Zone and ...
3.5/5 Good! (17 reviews)
"The bellhop kindly helped us with our bags and escorted us to our room. Unfortunately, the front desk assigned us to a room that was under construction. That was very disappointing as we were pretty tired from traveling and were looking forward to finally resting. It appeared there was hardly anyone ..."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $109 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Park and Alajuela Cathedral. Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Business Center Forum 2 are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"We liked everything about the facility. Location, staff, restaurant, shuttle service."

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
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Luxury Hotels in San Jose

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

5 out of 5
Prospero Fernandez Higway, In Front of Multiplaza Shopping, San Rafael, San Jose
The price is $144 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated on the Strip, this luxury hotel is close to Multiplaza Mall Escazu, Avenida Escazú, and Business Center Forum 1. Area attractions also include Valle ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (7 reviews)
Nice hotel close to the shopping center
"Had issues with the HVAC the first room. Breakfast was not included and too expensive $31/person."

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Barceló San José

Barceló San José

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
The price is $72 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 26
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art and Estadio Nacional. Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (20 reviews)
"The room was very clean and comfortable. The pool area was excellent. The room service food was amazing."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Barceló San José
Studio Hotel Boutique

Studio Hotel Boutique

4 out of 5
50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose
The price is $82 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art, National Theater, and Jade Museum. Central Park and ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"The jungle like greenery."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Studio Hotel Boutique
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Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
The price is $92 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
This family-friendly Ciudad Cariari hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ultrapark Free Zone & Business Center, Global Park Free Zone and ...
3.5/5 Good! (17 reviews)
"The bellhop kindly helped us with our bags and escorted us to our room. Unfortunately, the front desk assigned us to a room that was under construction. That was very disappointing as we were pretty tired from traveling and were looking forward to finally resting. It appeared there was hardly anyone ..."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
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Family Friendly Hotels in San Jose

Hotel Robledal
Great for families

Hotel Robledal

3 out of 5
400mts Oeste De La Iglesia de El Roble, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $94 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Parque Viva and within 12 mi (20 km) of City Mall and Costa Rica Convention Center. Poas Volcano ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (10 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, free breakfast for the whole family, free airport shuttle, laundry
Travelers say...
"This is the best hidden gem of a property. The staff is accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. They go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. It’s in a quiet area with a garden and pool; the perfect place to relax and enjoy Costa Rica. Their food is served in an outdoor setting and ..."

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

Hotel Robledal
Hotel Luisiana
Great for families

Hotel Luisiana

3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
The price is $39 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
This family-friendly Santa Ana hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Business Center Forum 1, Momentum Lindora Shopping Center and Business ...
4/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, playground, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"It took half an hour to realize this stay was not going to work. Tv that didn't work, funny if you could say lock on the door that also hardly worked and a shower with a dribble. No refund or any questions of what was wrong but an overall horrible experience from a place that I've always had a good ..."

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hotel Luisiana
Trapp Family Country Inn
Great for families

Trapp Family Country Inn

3 out of 5
400m west of soccer field, San Antonio del Tejar, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $75 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated near the airport, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of City Mall, Alajuela Cathedral, and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Zoo Ave ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"The property is beautiful, full of old world charm!"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Trapp Family Country Inn
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Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
Great for families

Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel

3.5 out of 5
100 metros oeste Hotel Wyndham Herradura, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
The price is $70 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated in Ciudad Cariari, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Rica Convention Center and Global Park Free Zone and Business Park. Costa Rica National ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Families like: indoor tennis courts, laundry
Travelers say...
"Excellent hotel,garden patios very calm and quiet"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
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FAQs about San Jose Flights

Can I catch a flight to San Jose at the moment?

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What airport is best to fly into San Jose?

You'll find two airports in San Jose. If you jet into Tobias Bolanos Intl. Airport (SYQ), you'll be 4 mi from the center of town. The second option is Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport, 10 mi from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area.

Where to stay in San Jose

There's nothing quite like hopping into bed after an epic day of sightseeing. With 649 accommodations in San Jose, you can have your pick of the cushiest of them.

You should book in advance if you'd like to stay close to San Jose. The Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton is the only property within a short drive of the center.

Places to visit in San Jose

So many things to do and so little time. If you want to discover the best of this city, add National Theater, and Gold Museum to your travel itinerary. If you have an extra day to spare, try to get to Jade Museum, and National Center of Art and Culture as well.

Feel the electric atmosphere while watching a game at Costa Rica National Stadium. Want some more ideas? You won't need to leave the city to enjoy the fresh air and natural atmosphere of parkland spaces. Sabana Park awaits visitors and locals alike. But that's not all. Morazan Park is a leafy green oasis. It's always an ideal spot to read a magazine and take in the outdoors.

What airlines currently ensure COVID-19 measures are used and social distancing rules are being enforced?

These are some of the airlines to opt for if you're looking for a carrier that has strict social distancing policies and COVID-19 measures: United Airlines, American Airlines and Copa Airlines.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to San Jose

These useful tips about airport security procedures will save you lots of time and energy on your way to San Jose:

  • Airport security staff will ask to see your boarding pass and travel ID upon arrival. Put them in a convenient place, so they're ready for inspection.
  • You'll need to pause the tunes for a little while. Headphones must be taken off and placed in a tray for X-raying. The same applies to items such as heavy jackets and belts.
  • Laptops and other electronic devices must be placed in a tray to be X-rayed.
  • Toothpaste, deodorant and other toiletry items in gel, liquid or cream form need to be stored in containers smaller than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). They must also fit in a 1-quart (1-liter) clear resealable bag.
  • Loosen your shoelaces before approaching the body scanner. Depending on what sort of shoes you're wearing, security may ask you to remove them.
  • Put any pocketknives or other pointy items inside your checked luggage. Airport security won't permit these on the aircraft.

Flights To San Jose

Flights to San Jose, Costa Rica are the perfect way to put you in the middle of a trifecta of fun. Spend the day exploring the Spanish-colonial capital of this Central American sovereignty. Work your way through the lush rainforest on an exciting eco-odyssey. Or, take a day trip to either the Pacific or Caribbean coast for some of the best sun, sand, and surf on the planet. When adventure calls your name, whatever you do, don’t ignore it. Here at Travelocity, we’re dedicated to helping you give into that magnetic sense of wanderlust. You’ll discover our vast selection of the best flights to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) which make it easy for you to embark on an unforgettable trip. Whether you’re venturing out to the city on your own or treating your family to an unexpected vacation, a trip to Costa Rica offers just the escape you had in mind. As soon as your San Jose, Costa Rica flights land, explore the city’s most famous spots and search for its hidden gems. Dive into the local scene, as you relish the cuisine and dabble in the art, music, and cultural attractions.

Transportation from SJO

If you saved a bunch of money on cheap tickets to San Jose, Costa Rica, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of affordable transportation options to get you from SJO to your hotel that keep that frugal spirit alive. Formally known as Juan Santamaría International Airport, SJO is easy to maneuver through. Many nearby hotels and resorts offer courtesy shuttles that can be boarded outside of the baggage claim exit. Just inside that same doorway, you’ll find rental car company courtesy counters where you can pick up the keys to your temporary set of wheels. The government-authorized Taxis Unidos can be found just outside the arrival terminal exit, and are easy to locate thanks to their bright orange color. Should you prefer to pinch your pennies, you can find public transportation options leaving SJO every five minutes.

Hotels Near SJO

Unless San Jose is a temporary stop on your way to one of Costa Rica’s amazing beach towns, you are probably going to stay at a hotel in town. If that is the case, here are our favorite hotels near SJO:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari: San Jose Costa Rica – Located just five minutes from SJO and a short walk from golf courses and shopping areas, the DoubleTreeCariani is in an optimum spot for corporate or pleasure travel. Hacienda-style architecture and well-appointed guestrooms make it appealing to vacationers, and the 14,000-square foot event space allows for business meetings to be held on the property with ease.
  • Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center: With 4 outdoor pools, lush gardens, and elegant native-wood décor throughout, the Wyndham makes for an ideal retreat. If you need to sprinkle in a little bit of work into your stay, the on-site business center, free Wi-Fi, and nearly 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space can certainly help you out.
  • Barcelo San Jose Palacio: The tranquil tropics meet contemporary cool at this chic hotel. Enjoy a cocktail on the deck by one of their outdoor pools after a long day of exploring San Jose. When hunger hits, select from four on-site eateries featuring an international buffet, traditional Japanese, a casual grill, and local snacks.
  • Hotel Presidente: Situated in the heart of downtown, the Presidente puts you in a perfect place to experience San Jose like a local. The completely renovated historic hotel is an upscale, modern destination that is just steps away from some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Cap off your day with a relaxing evening watching the sun set from the unique green roof—a verdant oasis of local flora coupled with breathtaking views of the cityscape and surrounding areas.

Things to Do Near SJO

Surely, your trip to San Jose will be filled with gastronomical delights, jungle tours, and day trips to the beach. But, here are some must-do attractions close to Juan Santamaría International Airport that should be added to your Costa Rican itinerary—even if you are only here for a quick layover:

  • Recreo Verde Hot Springs: The thermal and mineral pools at Recreo Verde may be the best thing we’ve discovered to help soothe your body after a long international flight, leaving you ready to take on everything Costa Rica has to offer.
  • Doka Coffee Plantation: If you prefer rejuvenation over relaxation, perhaps a trip to the Doka Coffee Plantation will be a better post-flight experience than the hot springs.
  • VolcanPoas – At almost a mile across, the sunken volcanic crater in Poas National Park is a Costa Rican attraction that should not be missed. The well-maintained hiking trail out will help to work the knots out of your legs from the flight, too.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.