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Costa Rica, Air, Car, 9 Nights, From $799

Take to the road and discover Costa Rica's natural beauty and riches.

Arenal, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica.

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The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to San José on TACA Airlines, Lacsa, or Aeromexico; two nights in San José at Hotel Balmoral; two nights in San Carlos at Tilajari Hotel; two nights in Monteverde at Hotel Montaña Monteverde; three nights in Manuel Antonio at Villas Lirio; breakfast daily; 10-day car rental of an SUV with unlimited miles; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $799—plus estimated airport and car rental taxes and fees of $211.

When Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 ($799); add $50 for Nov. 23, 30, 2011; $100 for Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 2011; $150 for Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2012; $350 for Dec. 14, 2011, Jan. 11, 18, 2012; $350 for Dec. 14, 2011; $400 for Dec. 21, 28, 2011 and Jan. 4, 2012.

Gateways Miami ($799); add from $50 for New York City; from $100 from Chicago; from $165 for L.A.; from $180 for Atlanta and Dallas; from $190 for Phoenix; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Does not include up to $115 in airport taxes and fees, $70 in car rental fees, and $26 in Costa Rica arrival/departure taxes. This trip truly is self-guided, so bring a guidebook, map, or GPS unit. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $450. No visa required. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

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Why It's a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare between Miami and San José starts from $496 with taxes for travel in early November (Delta). Add to that $119 per person, including taxes and fees, for two nights at Hotel Balmoral; $89 per person, including taxes and fees, for two nights at Tilajari Hotel; $85 per person, including taxes and fees, for two nights at Hotel Montaña Monteverde; and $314, including taxes and fees, for three nights at Villas Lirio, and your total for airfare and accommodations alone is $1,103 when booked separately. For $93 less than airfare and accommodations alone, this package covers the international flight, nine nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, a 10-day SUV rental, and all associated taxes and fees.

More Extend your stay at Hotel Balmoral for, on average, $50 per person per night, based on double occupancy; or at Villas Lirio for, on average, $45 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Hotel upgrades are available for the entire trip from $50 per person. SUV upgrades are available from $99.

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