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Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Initiative

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that United Airlines is now requiring that travelers who are 15 years old or younger travel as Unaccompanied Minors. You can read more about their specific policies here. 

8 & 10-Day Flight Requirements:
  • Fly into and out of the airport in San Jose, Costa Rica (Juan Santamaría International Airport, airport code: SJO)
  • Arrive any time on the day your program starts
  • Depart any time on the day your program ends
  • While you can arrive and depart at anytime, we suggest trying to arrive and depart before 3pm (15:00) to avoid inclement weather, typical in the afternoons.
  • Please note there is a $29 USD airport tax upon exiting Costa Rica. 
Suggested Route:

The suggested route - usually the most direct, least number of stops, and always leaving from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.

NOTE: Contact STA Travel to confirm the most updated route information, 877-211-4351

8-Day Program (Spring)

Suggested Route - Getting there:
  • OPTION ONE
    • American Airlines
    • Miami, FL (MIA) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
  • OPTION TWO
    • Delta Airlines
    • Atlanta, GA (ATL) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
Suggested Route - Coming home: 
  • OPTION ONE
    • American Airlines
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) to Miami, FL (MIA)
  • OPTION TWO
    • Delta Airlines
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) to Atlanta, GA (ATL)
10-Day Program (Summer)

Suggested Route - Getting there:
  • OPTION ONE
    • American Airlines
    • Miami, FL (MIA) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
  • OPTION TWO
    • Delta Airlines
    • Atlanta, GA (ATL) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
Suggested Route - Coming home: 
  • OPTION ONE
    • American Airlines
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) to Miami, FL (MIA)
  • OPTION TWO
    • Delta Airlines
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) to Atlanta, GA (ATL)