The Real Deal Vacation package to Costa Rica includes airfare from Ft. Lauderdale to San Jose; one night in San Jose at Hotel Presidente; three nights in Arenal at Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort; three nights in the Manuel Antonio area at Hotel Casitas Eclipse; and your choice of an automatic car rental with unlimited mileage or shuttle transfers for the length of your stay; from $849 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Thru Nov. 30, 2013 ($849).
Gateways Ft. Lauderdale ($849); add $19 for Orlando; add $80 for New York City and Atlanta; add $90 for Chicago; add $100 for Detroit; add $129 for Dallas; add $229 for L.A. and Denver.
The Fine Print Package price is based on midweek travel in late August, a Toyota Yaris automatic car rental, and does not include daily car insurance rates—check the website for a list of options. Air taxes and fees are included in the package price. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Nov. 30, 2013.
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Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between Ft. Lauderdale and San Jose starts from $293 in late August (JetBlue Airways). Add to that $67 per person including taxes for one night at Hotel Presidente, $224 per person including taxes for three nights at the Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort, and $159 per person without taxes for three nights at Hotel Casitas Eclipse, and you're already spending $743. For $106 more than that, this travel package gives you airfare and seven nights in three different Costa Rican locales, plus your choice of an automatic car rental with unlimited mileage or shuttle transfers throughout your stay, and covers all hotel and air taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a guided tour of San Jose for $39 per person, a guided trip to Irazu Volcano, Basilica, and Valle de Orosi for $75 per person, and an excursion to Tortuga Island for $97 per person among other options.
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