Costa Rican Getaway with Airfare - Liberia

Eight-Day Costa Rica Vacation with Airfare, Accommodations, and Rental Car from

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See Arenal Volcano, Colonial-Era Cities, and More on Self-Guided Costa Rican Tour

Though small, Costa Rica is more biodiverse than countries 10 times its size. Its terrain ranges from open savannas to lofty cloud forests set on the slopes of volcanoes. With this eight-day, seven-night vacation from, you’ll explore this spectacular landscape via rental car. The trip includes accommodations in three different locations—Arenal Volcano, the historic city of Liberia, and the capital, San José. With the included roundtrip airfare, you can depart in May from Orlando International Airport (MCO), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC.

Though this trip is entirely self-guided, there are optional tours that you can sign up for, including volcano hikes and canopy tours.


Until very recently, Arenal was Costa Rica’s most active volcano. It’s dormant now, but the surrounding region is no less stunning, with fertile rainforests, whitewater rapids for kayaking, and a lake with watersports. If you want to see the local wildlife, join a day tour to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. The dense jungle houses monkeys, sloths, and various tropical birds that can be viewed from a boat on a trip through the refuge. The nearly 200-foot La Fortuna Waterfall features a popular swimming hole, while additional attractions include ATV rides and horseback riding.

Accommodations: Three-night stay at Volcano Lodge & Gardens


Founded in 1769, Liberia is one of Costa Rica’s most interesting historic cities, thanks to its collection of old adobe homes and aged structures made of white volcanic rock. You can see the old city jail, which is still in use, and a colonial-era town hall at the plaza. As the provincial capital, Liberia is also a good hub for exploring Guanacaste, a large province with a number of diverse attractions that include bird watching, horseback riding, surfing, snorkeling, and mountain lake windsurfing. You’ll want to spend some time in Santa Rosa National Park, where you’ll find pristine beaches and the country’s largest tropical dry forest.

Accommodations: Three-night all-inclusive stay at Allegro Papagayo

San José

The nation’s capital, San José, sits in the heart of the country in a lush upland basin surrounded by mountains. Its central location makes it a good base for exploring the countryside, though there’s plenty to do in the city as well. The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum is a highlight, showcasing an impressive collection of artifacts, including a life-size, gold-adorned statue of a cacique, or chieftain. You can also see a collection of old coins in the neighboring Numismatic Museum.

Accommodations: One-night stay at Hotel Presidente San José

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Eight-day, seven-night Costa Rica vacation in May with roundtrip airfare. Valid for Travel with a Friend packages (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $295 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $799 per person to depart from Orlando International Airport (MCO) (up to a $1,427 value)
  • Option 2: $969 per person to depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City (up to a $1,577 value)
  • Option 3: $1,089 per person to depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (up to a $1,676 value)
  • Option 4: $1,089 per person to depart from O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC (up to a $1,676 value)

Book by: 3/13/13

Included in all options:

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Book by 3/13/13 or promo value expires
  • Travel by 5/31/13
  • Limit 1/person, +1 as a gift
  • Limit 1/person/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $100 fee
  • 46-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% Groupon price applies; 31-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Airfare non-refundable once ticketed
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Solo traveler fee of $295 not included
  • Tax included
  • Mandatory car insurance fees not included.

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the United States.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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