Costa Rica: Surf & Sports Adventure

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. 

  • Fly into and out of the airport in San Jose, Costa Rica (Juan Santamaría International Airport, airport code: SJO)
  • Arrive any time on program start date
  • Depart before 2 pm on program end date
    • While you can arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica anytime, we suggest trying to arrive before 2pm 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

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

Recommended Travel Agent

STA Travel 
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CALL: 877-211-4351
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