Costa Rica, Air, Resort, 7 Nights, From $1,289

Spend a week relaxing on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast at a brand-new five-star resort.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Picture yourself enjoying this sunset in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Liberia, Costa Rica, on United; seven nights in Guanacaste at Hotel Riu Guanacaste; all-inclusive amenities, such as all meals, snacks, and drinks, plus live entertainment and water sports, including a scuba lesson in the pool; complimentary honeymoon amenities include wine and a fruit plate upon arrival, breakfast in bed, and free upgrade to the next available room category; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,289—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of up to $73.

When Apr. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2012 ($1,289).

Gateways Newark ($1,289); add from $88 for Houston; from $91 for Washington, D.C.; from $121 for Chicago; from $231 for Denver; from $255 for Cleveland; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Does not include up to $73 in airport taxes and fees or airport-hotel transfers (round-trip transfers are available for $62 per person). Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $714. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.

Book By No book-by date; by availability only.

Contact United Vacations, 888/854-3899,

Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from Newark to Liberia starts from $425 with taxes for travel in mid-April (United). Add to that $1,659 per person including tax for seven nights at Hotel Riu Guanacaste, and you’d be paying $2,084 for the airfare and all-inclusive accommodations. For $722 less than that, this package covers the flight, seven nights’ all-inclusive accommodations, all taxes and fees, and offers the added convenience of all-in-one booking.

More Additional tours and activities are available for a fee, including a tour of hot springs near Arenal Volcano for from $233 per couple and a whitewater rafting trip on the Rio Corobici for from $260 per couple. Upgrade your room for from $21 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Extend your stay in Guanacaste for from $116 per person per night, based on double occupancy.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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