The Real Deal Vacation package to Costa Rica includes airfare from Fort Lauderdale to San Jose on Spirit Airlines; a seven-day mini manual car rental with unlimited mileage (you can also add transfers for an additional fee if you would rather not drive); three nights at Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort in La Fortuna with views of the Arenal Volcano, four swimming pools, three water slides, and jacuzzis fed by local hot-springs; three nights at the Punta Leona Hotel & Club Beach Resort in Puntarenas, home to a private nature preserve with rare birds, iguanas, monkeys, sloths, and butterflies; and access to the Arenal hot springs and a canopy zip-line tour while in La Fortuna; from $699 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When May 2 - Jun. 24, 2013 ($699); add $139 for Jan. 28 - Apr. 30, 2013.
Gateways Fort Lauderdale ($699); add $89 for Orlando; add $139 for Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Tampa, or Washington D.C.; add $169 for New York City; add $189 for L.A., Myrtle Beach, or Newark; add $199 for Boston; add $229 for Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, or San Francisco; add $279 for Baltimore, Charlotte, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Raleigh, or San Antonio; add $329 for Albuquerque, El Paso, Greensboro, Hartford, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Memphis, Norfolk, Omaha, Pittsburgh, or Toronto; add $369 for Albany, Allentown, Birmingham, Buffalo, Columbus, Harrisburg, Knoxville, Louisville, Manchester, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mobile, Nashville, Newport News, Philadelphia, Richmond, Rochester, Savannah, Seattle, or Syracuse.
The Fine Print Based on double occupancy; contact the company directly for single supplement pricing. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Travel Themes And Dreams, 877-870-7447, travelthemesanddreams.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between Fort Lauderdale and San Jose starts at $330 in early May (Spirit Airlines). Add to that $173 per person including taxes for three nights at the Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort, and $199 per person including taxes for three nights at the Punta Leona Hotel & Club Beach Resort, and you're already spending $702 for airfare and accommodations alone. For $3 less, this travel package gives you the same perks, plus a seven-day mini manual car rental with unlimited mileage, access to the Arenal hot springs, a canopy zip-line tour, and covers all taxes and fees.
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