It’s finally #FlightDealFriday, so you’ve inevitably come to get your weekly dose of flight deals from #JayUnaccompanied. Every Friday, I will be posting amazing deals to my blog so that you can travel the world like me! (If you follow me on Instagram, you might see some pop up on my story throughout the week as well 😉) I’m here to tell you that traveling doesn’t have to be expensive and to prove it, today I will be featuring an amazing flight deal to San Jose, Costa Rica.

7 Best Things to Do in Jaco & Central Pacific Costa Rica
                                                Jaco, Costa Rica 

Why visit?

Located in the middle of the Central Valley, San Jose is the capital of stunning Costa Rica. It is packed with museums, a bustling nightlife area, great restaurants, and bars, so there sure is much to do. However, it’s still the case that most travelers leave before they even get to see as it also is the central hub to either get to the coast for beaches or the mountains for some off the beaten path adventures.

Some of the best beach resorts and national parks within a short drive from San Jose include:

  • Jaco (60 miles west, less than 2-hour drive) – A stunning beach resort famous for surfing and remote beaches, with a touch of nightlife on the side.
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park (12 miles northeast, 35-minute drive) – The closest national park to San Jose. A primary and secondary rainforest oozing with wildlife, including the black-crowned antpitta and the resplendent quetzal, Costa Rica’s most famous bird.
  • Tapantí Macizo de la Muerte National Park (32 miles southeast, 1.5-hour drive) – The wettest national park in Costa Rica, covering 225 square miles of land just to the southeast of city limits. It has loads of waterfalls and rivers but is most famed for its level of endemic bird species (more than 50% are native to the region).
  • Los Quetzales National Park (48.5 miles south, less than a 2-hour drive) – A high-altitude park comprising of jagged peaks and crystal-clear lakes, this is the youngest national park in the country. It’s a fantastic place for bird spotting and covers some incredibly biodiverse cloud forest habitats.
  • Playa Mantas (55 miles west, less than 1.5-hour drive) – One of the first beaches you’ll come to on the Pacific as you head down the 34 highway to the south of Costa Rica from San Jose, Playa Mantas is a good place to get a feel for the tropical vibes of the CR coastline in less than 1.5 hours’ drive.


Costa Rica is quite literally a playground for adventurer travelers like myself and I hope you take advantage of this deal and experience it firsthand.

Pura Vida!

Who Can Enter?

Currently, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can enter into Costa Rica.

Unvaccinated travelers:

*No quarantine is required

*No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

*No visa required

*Mandatory travel insurance is required for unvaccinated travelers

*Mandatory health declaration form must be completed

Vaccinated travelers:

*No quarantine is required.

*No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

*Must show proof of vaccination

*Mandatory health declaration form must be completed

Your Routes: 

Phoenix (PHX) – $302

Book your deal HERE

*Prices for these routes are normally $750+

**Pricing is for Economy and does NOT include checked bags

Travel Dates:

May 2022 & August 2022 – January 2023


American Airlines


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