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Costa Rica, Air/9 Nights, From $1,479

Highlights include nights in San José, Tortuguero, and Monteverde, and a horseback ride in Arenal.

(Courtesy Courtesy sandayle13/myBudgetTravel)
Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica (Courtesy Courtesy sandayle13/myBudgetTravel)

The Real Deal American Airlines flights to San José, transfers and local transportation (boat, bus, car rental), and nine nights' hotel with some meals. Spend one night in San José, two nights in Tortuguero, two in Arenal, two in Monteverde, and two in Liberia. Highlights include a half-day Arenal canopy tour with a horseback ride.

When Feb. 1–11, Feb. 20–Mar. 25, Apr. 6–15, 2010.

Gateways San Francisco; add $10 for Baltimore, Dallas, $40 for Boston, New York City, $50 for Miami, $100 for L.A.; $110 for Seattle.

The Fine Print Includes fuel surcharges. Mention BT70. Single supplement is $495.

Contact Capricorn Leisure Corp., 800/426-6544, capricornleisure.com.

Why It's a Deal Airfare alone typically costs about $500; this price includes nine nights' hotel, transfers, and local transportation. You receive the canopy tour and horseback ride (a $70 value) at no extra cost.

Before You Book These trips and starting prices ("From") sell out quickly, and details may change. Call the companies for complete info. Most rates are based on midweek dates; weekend travel can raise the price. Under "Why It's a Deal," round-trip flights are based on the lowest February departures on kayak.com at press time. Usually not included: service, security, and visa costs; hotel, car-rental, and airport taxes. Check each listing for fuel surcharge details. Prices are per person, with two people sharing a room, unless otherwise noted. The single supplement ("SS") is the fee charged to solo travelers. Some companies will pair singles at no additional cost.

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