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When is spring break re hi-low air fares: Costa Rica?

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When is spring break re hi-low air fares: Costa Rica?

Regarding air fares, when is "spring break" or high season in costa Rica? I am trying to fly 9 people out, 3 from Seattle and 6 from LAX-fares are all over the place. When is the best time to buy? Closer to leaving? Airlines are not as predictible as they used to be.

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1. Re: When is spring break re hi-low air fares: Costa Rica?

Agree with you...the good old days ...with good old fares are gone...now days some times you can find good deals...but the number of seats with good deals are a few...then you most pay...sorry.

You can check with ....www.taca.com

You can compensate the air fare...reserving a nice hotel and transfers with a good local company...many people from anywhere in the world now days selling Costa Rica!

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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2. Re: When is spring break re hi-low air fares: Costa Rica?

It is tough to find good prices these days. I still find it is better to travel during week days, Wednesday or Thursdays have always been nice to me but its anybodies guess. I live here in CR and the flight that cost $350 last year I am looking at for around $800 this year. CRAZY

Be vigilant is all you can do, Roadadvisor has good advice, use a local company here to help you and you most likely save some money.

Good companies for me here are

Horizontes - http://www.horizontes.com/eng/

Tucan Limo - http://www.tucanlimoservices.com/

CR Referals - http://www.crreferrals.com/TravelExperts.html

Cheers

Inca

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3. Re: When is spring break re hi-low air fares: Costa Rica?

You can check here: http://matrix2.itasoftware.com This site will show you a calendar of the lowest fares for each day of the month.

"Spring break" refers to the US and there is not one consistent Spring Break time - some in March and some in April, both of which are considered "High Season" in Costa Rica.

Typically, the best time to buy is about 4-6 weeks before your trip but sometimes you can run across a great deal and snap it up whenever you see it.

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4. Re: When is spring break re hi-low air fares: Costa Rica?

Usually package deals work best.

Stop by a travel agent and compare prices then look at several companies that have been posted in the forums with package hotel and flight.

When you search for your flights on your own , check cities you can drive to also, avoid peak travel days, Sun, Mon and Fridays

Sometimes not often, flying one way to one city and then back to another is better too.

Sign up for Kayak for fare alerts.

www.kayak.com/buzz

www.farecompare.com

Check this website: http://matrix2.itasoftware.com/

www.bookit.com/central-america/costa-rica/

Edited: 22 July 2010, 20:14
5. Re: When is spring break re hi-low air fares: Costa Rica?

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