Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Houston to Costa Rica
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 39m
The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica from Houston found in the last 72 hours was $204 one-way, and $339 round-trip. The most popular route is from Houston to San José, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $204.
Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air.
Travelers must complete the digital Health Pass 48 hours before boarding.
Travelers must have a travel insurance with coverage of COVID-19 treatment and accommodation costs. Check Visit Costa Rica website for more details.
Costa Rica has eased their travel regulations and removed the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.
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Expired residence permits (DIMEX) with category “permanente" are extended until 11 January 2021, with categories “temporales" and “especiales" which expired after 18 December 2019 are extended until 11 January 2021 and with category “estancias" which expired after 17 March 2020 are extended until 12 February 2021.
For information on visas, refer to the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners.
There are currently 24,766 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CR and 3,018 deaths as of Apr 13 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Landing was very rough and flight crew kept bumping me with food cart during sleep"
Cons: "Not cancelling our flight"
Pros: "Clean Washroom"
Cons: "N A"
Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."
Pros: "Charging at every seat is great."
Cons: "All of the plane extras (e.g. WiFi, food service, etc.) were out of commission for some reason. Without WiFi, I couldn’t watch anything on my own device, and I would’ve had to pay for a headset that is compatible with your screens."
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."
Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."
Pros: "Efficient, cheerful crew"
Cons: "Stop making seats smaller! The added revenue from 10 squeezed seats is not worth the discomfort it causes."
Pros: "I like how friendly the crew was"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by an hour and we had a connecting flight IN ATL that we had to get to in :30 minutes. By the time we got off the plane we had :15 minutes to get to our connecting flight. We barely made it. They were about to close the door on us. Didnt really appreciate that."
Pros: "Delta never ceases to amaze me. The flight was perfect!"
Cons: "There’s nothing I can think of."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Business aisles are one way only, very impractical. Bathrooms are tiny unlike 777 and the seats are not good, i dislike the narrow feel of the feet well and there is noooo storage for shoes or amything else..what fail. And the door thing is a joke. I will make zero effort to fly this equipment...777 is the best after loosing the 747."
Cons: "Flighted delayed due to mechanical issues. Missed connecting 400pm flight. Next flight was 10:25 pm."
Pros: "Delta - best airline"
Cons: "Airbus - entertainment systems never work."
Cons: "Crew was rude and made everything seem like a chore."
Pros: "All things connected to the flight were just right"
Cons: "Nothing was an issue."
Pros: "The flight was very smooth and the landing also was very good. The selection of movie are plenty."
Pros: "Everything. Very nice accommodating ok"
Pros: "Fairbanks airport small and cozy, very easy to hear boarding announcements. There were two seats in our row and behind us that had been assigned to more than one person. The flight attendants were very quick and resourceful in solving the issue to everyone’s satisfaction."
Cons: "I srill dislike the idea of purchasing food and paying baggage fees separately from the tickets. Creates inconvenience as well as at least three separate transactions, increasing your exposure to possible credit card data theft."
Pros: "No entertainment and no food other than snacks."
Pros: "Delta personel were wonderful and helpful both flights"
Cons: "Flights were continually changed both on route to Cancun and on the way back"
Pros: "The flight was good, Boarding was smooth and fast"
Cons: "I asked one of the crew members to help me to get a better seat as I was very tired and wanted to sleep better during the flight and he didnt pay attention to me. I realized there were emthy seats available during the flight"
Pros: "Prior military was offered to preboard and it was a very comfortable flight"
Cons: "sitting next to a large dog and the wifi not working given i prepaid for it and actually selected the flight because it had wifi i fell hours behind on my work"
Pros: "Being on time."
Pros: "They have great and friend staff."
Cons: "Delta treats any passenger that isn't a member of their skymiles or anyone that doesn't purchase a seat in advance like peasants. You don't get assigned a seat until YouTube up at the airport... That's fine, not really a big deal. But because you didn't select a seat, they don't let you print or view your boarding pass on your phone, forcing you to go to the checking desk. For someone that has TSA pre check and travels alot, all that extra time adds up and can sometimes cause you to miss your flight. Because there is on "fast line" when you check-in like there is at the security check point. I only have this problem with Delta, never American airlines..."
Pros: "My comfort zone seat"
Pros: "Delta never used to be my first choice in airlines, but of my recent experience with them has been excellent. The people from the counter to the plane have been professional and courteous. This is why I will fly with them more frequently."
Pros: "Great service all around"
Cons: "For a competitive price charged by almost any other airline for the same distance, there was no lunch on a midday international flight? That is terrible. To make things worse, the entertainment screen was broken. It did not respond to touches. More of an ordeal than entertainment. To top it all, the current flight info (e.g. time at departure & destination, flight duration) was all wrong. Not a pleasant experience."
Cons: "The crew, the airplane and the service at the airport was the worse experience of my life, I will definetly avoid Delta and Aeromexico for my future trips."
Pros: "Fast and very friendly staff."
Pros: "on-time and quick boarding times"
Cons: "Waiting too long before take off with no circulation of cool air"
Pros: "Great upgrade program"
Cons: "Slow unloading of luggage"
Pros: "Newer plane with movies."
Cons: "Airlines pack you on so tight."
Pros: "Excellent crew and comfortable flight"
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Pros: "everything on schedule; courteous staff and great pilots"
Cons: "everything was very ordinary so cannot complain"
Pros: "Nice courteous cabin staff."
Cons: "See comment above"
Pros: "Got a window seat, my luggage arrived with me"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Cabin air was very warm. Individual A/C fan was very slow. With it being a night flight, I was unable to read since my overhead light was not working."
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "Service and friendliness was awesome."
Cons: "No drinks served, sorry flight."
Pros: "Nice smooth, quick flight"
Pros: "Nothing. We missed our flight due to the fact that no one was at the counter to check us in and we weren't allowed to check in online."
Pros: "Same as previous flight."
Pros: "The friendliness and helpfulness of flight attendants was outstanding"
Pros: "The quiet so I could sleep"
Cons: "Changing my seat last minute. Had to ask two women to move to get into my seat. Loading the plane first with passengers that have nothing to store above would expedite the experience for me. My seat belt disconnected from the back of the seat. The tray was broken and could not be lowered into a writing or eating position."
Pros: "Legroom and entertainment (using own tablet) both very good."
Cons: "No inflight meal, no inflight entertainment for 10 hrs onboard."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Lack of food for long haul flight. Had to pay to eat. 43 dollars and only able to pay with debit/credit card rather than cash"
Cons: "My baggage did not arrive in my final destination"
Cons: "It was all good."
Cons: "Seats are so small"
Pros: "Comfort, timing. Customer Service!"
Cons: "Technically problems with lightning on board."
Pros: "noone booked in the seat beside me allowed for more room."
Cons: "food (ran out of items I wanted) seats are mediocre no entertainment stewardess forgot my cream for the coffee - too busy chatting with another passenger."
Pros: "safety first."
Pros: "Good crew."
Cons: "My tv screen was not working. I did not have anything to watch my entire 6 hours flight from Toronto to San Jose California. My connecting flight/airline was changed on the day of my flight. Not really a problem as the time was the same."
Pros: "The WestJet staff took great care of my dad right from when we entered the airport in Calgary to when he landed in Phoenix. They made sure he was comfortable and that his experience was stress free."
Cons: "No control over this but they waited on the tarmac for 30 minutes before taking off. They made up the time in the air. I'm sure that de-icing the plane was the reason for part of the delay. Safety first."
Pros: "I slept throughout the flight"
Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Pros: "On time schedule"
Pros: "We we’re late getting in from Halifax because of head winds. Walked from one plane to another and luggage arrived with us."
Pros: "Good service. And snacks served"
Pros: "Great flight, quick, efficient, good service & on time."
Cons: "In flight entertainment was unavailable- solely GPS map was accessible on in flight entertainment."
Pros: "More leg room in seat than expected."
Pros: "Great staff and helpful with checking bags."
Pros: "Boarding etc was organized and efficient."
Cons: "Did not find the crew helpful or friendly."
Cons: "The plugs don't actually charge anything... :-/"
Pros: "The staff are very professional and friendly."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Very expensive"
Pros: "Affordable, great service, and easy"
Cons: "The internet and TV service were both broken on the flight. I missed out on much of the work I had to do. I was very disappointed that we were only told just minutes before boarding. I was not prepared to spend 5 hours on a flight with a screaming baby, unable to work or watch tv."
Pros: "Crew was kind"
Cons: "8 pm flight was delayed for 3.5 hours . I had early work meeting . I landed st 2 am and not 10 pm like planned. Need airline to compensate. Not sure if I will fly this airline again."
Pros: "Everything from boarding early to funny safety announcement was awesome."
Cons: "I think they should remove the ability to have people lean back in their seats on the shorter flights. It’s clostraphobic when some feel they have to have a ‘lay back nap’ for such a short flight. It is like you have zero breathing room and feels like they are encroaching on my breathing space. People, the seats are already too close together must you lay back?"
Pros: "Seats pretty small and the guy next to me came over the dividing line the whole trip."
Cons: "Wasn't quite sure where to leave my checked baggage (that became checked when it was a full flight & asked for volunteers to check baggage for free to free up space in the cabin. They said by the elevator, but I did not want to leave my bag unattended."
Pros: "Communication via the phone app was very good about delays."
Cons: "They had no inflight entertainment."
Pros: "The crew was so friendly. They offered to check bags for free at the gate which is awesome because I didn’t have to worry about finding space in the overhead bins when boarding."
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour, but it was due to weather, so it is really out of westjets hands."
Pros: "Got me home!"
Cons: "Had to walk from the terminal to the plane in -18° !weather"
Cons: "having to walk outside the plane in the snow to get on the bus and vise versa. it was cold and I got a bad cold...."
Cons: "You're confirmation should include a westjet reservation code. That was a nightmare as i could not find a confirmation email through westjet. I needed to go to the airport to find out the day before and they gave me a westjet reservation code. This needs to be done. Other then that, great"
Pros: "My first trip started on a poor note; I got to airport about an hour before boarding, only to find out that my flight was rescheduled from 9:30am to about 6:15pm ( or so) on that same day without prior notice. I went up to the counter and asked for confirmation for the switch and inquire if there was an issue, which may have affected my original flight. Turned out that the change was due to weather conditions at Toronto (makes sense). I had suggested that it would have been nice to receive some sort of notification, before starting that day way too early and inconvenience of going to pickup my car from the airport parking, only to come back again. The attendant sympathized with my plight and compensated me with a lunch voucher (which was nice of him and WestJet). Matter was resolved; I came back to catch my flight and the trip was wonderful :)"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that my flight was rescheduled without receiving any notification from Westjet."
Pros: "On time. Quick flight. Reliable"
Cons: "Food was cookies and coffee"
Pros: "Gave me accommodations for the night and rescheduled my flight."
Cons: "Misinformed me about where to catch shuttle for the hotel. A representative told me I was to be given a free entrance to the flight lounge for the inconvenience and it was not approved."
Pros: "It was nice staff r very friendly"
Pros: "No stops in US."
Cons: "Small seats."
Pros: "The professionalism of the crew and the spacious plane."
Cons: "I had to pay for internet to download the app to watch movies"
Pros: "Flight was good, crew was courteous and boarded on time. Cabin space was adequate and the entertainment provided through WestJet’s app is very good."
Pros: "Everything went as expected and on time."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Great service. Friendly. Connections are well timed so you dont have to wait long to transfer."
Pros: "Excellent flight got in half hour early. Which was quickly eaten up by ground staff at airport not being prepared broken people movers and waiting for luggage. But the flight was half hour early LoL."
Cons: "Man claimed he didn't like flying and this was an excuse to get drunk! Please be more smart serve concious. People staying at the same hotel in Barbados claimed he was fished out of the pool twice! And he got on the park and fly bus"
Pros: "Comfortable seat with lots of leg room"
Pros: "friendly staff quick flight quick boarding"
Cons: "no vegan options on the plain no tv screens"
Cons: "We had a connecting flight through Toronto to Vancouver. First the flight was deleted from Charlotte resulting in a missed connection. In Toronto the WestJet agent directed us back to the Departure counter which required us to go back through security. There was three gate changes and the flight to Vancouver was late. Our transit to the hotel was closed resulting in an extra expense with taxi fares. Not a good experience overall."
Pros: "Both flights to and from Gatwick had major scheduling problems that brought me a lot of stress considering I have a lot of meetings plans right after both arrivals."
Pros: "snacks and drinks staff was nice"
Cons: "delayed departure!! delayed take off"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Why no service in first class?"
Pros: "The crew were wonderful and understanding and good sports."
Cons: "There were problems as soon as the plane got to the gate. After the passengers got off the plane, the man at the counter came on the P.A and said it’ll be a few minutes, they’re catering the plane now from the back to the front. The flight crew still needed to get on a preform safety checks. He apologized again. Then it was 8:40, time to take off and we’re still waiting to even board. The man at the counter said again, thank you for your patience and relayed the same message, only this time the flight attendants were walking away from the gate. Around 9 some lady higher up told the man to announce that the flight crew had timed out and stand by crew was on the way to the gate, said sorry again. A little later the man says sorry, there’s a gate change. You’re going to K6 now. When we get to the new gate it’s almost 9:30pm and while we were all gathered at the gate, the flight crew that supposedly “timed out” showed up and proceeded to get on the plane. Passengers started getting mad and saying we were lied to and to just tell us the truth. Chicago PD started showing up. We finally got on the plane but it would be another 30 minutes before we moved because of issues getting our bags off the original plane. We ended up being almost 2 hours delayed."
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "The plane departed 1.5 hours late due to crew issues."
Cons: "Everything was on time great"
Pros: "The flying crew was excellent, boarding was amazing.."
Cons: "It is a international fry? if a fly takes more than 2 hours it need some entertainment and may work with a bigger aircraft.. and some small byte .."
Cons: "Americans lack of competence caused me to miss this floght"
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "Not a lot. Entertainment options on board were decent. Food was alright."
Cons: "Everything! Crew were terse, rude and inattentive. Due to an issue with a bag on board without the associated passenger we had to taxi back to the stand for it to be removed before we could take off. This cost us an hours delay. There was limited apologies for this, no refreshments provided during the wait and poor communication of this. During the flight the staff were inattentive and sparing with refreshments. Service generally did not live up to expected level associated with an inter-continents flight. The flight was turbulent but crew and captain seemed over cautious with it and crew had to remain seated unnecessarily at times and at the detriment of passenger service. One stewardess wouldn’t even let me finish a drink before removing it from my hand claiming we were about to land and she had to sit down because of turbulence. We were still 40 mins from landing at this point! All in all a pretty bad flight, and it’s safe to say I won’t be flying American Airlines again."
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable enough to sleep for a few hours"
Cons: "The ac in cabin could have been a lot colder"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Cons: "Foot room. Baggage room. Entertainment. Service"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "Entertainment app and selection of movies good. Also love that you have diet Dr Pepper on your flights. Boarding process efficient"
Cons: "The USB plugs and lower converter plugs didn’t work for the entire flight. Cabin temp is too low, why always freezing??"
Pros: "Friendly crew and relatively new entertainment system"
Cons: "- Seats are very tight - Pay for luggage even on a transatlantic flight and your seat (if you want to choose) - Food was below average - even for airline standards, ran out of drink options even for dinner (the second time they serve drinks)"
Cons: "Speaker volume was too high."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Cons: "Delayed for an hour"
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew was great. Made sure I made my connection. Even tried to get me a better placement so I could quickly exit and head to my next flight."
Cons: "It wa super cold on my second flight. Small plane, rather loud."
Cons: "The on-boarding in Barcelona was a little odd. Instead of calling boarding by groups or zones it was a free for all. That could have been better organized"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "Had pre assigned seats and American changed without saying anything."
Pros: "On-time departure and arrival, friendly ground staff and flight attendant"
Pros: "Great flight overall"
Cons: "We were told that we get one checked bag free, but at check-in were told we had to pay. So much for low prices!"
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful, and flight was relatively pleasant."
Cons: "Entertainment system was poor and lagging. Restroom facilities were atrocious."
Pros: "I appreciated the early military boarding"
Cons: "There was a bit of a walk to the reassigned gate for mechanical issues"
Pros: "I had a connection flight to JFK I came before the time about 15 min and crew saw me but she told me, sorry someone took your seats I lost around 4000$. This happened at Dallas airport."
Pros: "Good is that they sent you to Finnair to correct AA created break in service...why would they pay for it? AA is just an operator per itinerary! Why would you care if ppl get help with connections!"
Cons: "Checked in online on Finnair and automatically for the second connecting flight...and not the first -AA. So, had to check-in again for the first flight at the terminal. Board passes were printed 2 out of 3 by AA and both had errors - wrong gate for the first flight and no boarding info for the second connecting flight - just blank! AA did not provide connecting info until I found an unoccupied employee at the terminal and customer service lines were about 20 people in 2 locations I went to. The connecting info should be in the itinerary they said at customer service...nope, it was not there either!"
Pros: "Flight delayed and gate aircraft changed and different gate"
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Cons: "On time"
Pros: "The airline staff was SO kind and helpful. I'm an AA fan now!"
Pros: "Pilots that did show up were pleasant and made the best of the situation."
Cons: "No scheduled pilots for this flight. Pilots that did arrive had their schedule rearranged---they showed up to work thinking they were flying to Seattle. They were asked to step in to fly to Denver instead---20 minutes after our scheduled takeoff time; not horribly late, but seemingly disorganized, which leads to all kinds of thoughts about AA overall competence."
Pros: "We left on time. Unlimited beverages."
Cons: "AA used too small of a jet for the cross atlantic flight. Therefore, we had to stop in Bangor, ME to refuel before landing in JFK. We landed in JFK 1.5 hours late as a result. Those of us who had a connecting flight to ORD as the final destination had our luggage lost. When explaining the refuel in Bangor, the flight attendants were very condescending, rude, and one raised her voices in an aggressive way (while the passenger I witnessed did not). This particular flight attendant must have been personally upset by the delay the refuel caused, because she made sure she was the first to get off the plane. I fly internationally at least twice per year for the past several years, and I was horrified by the entire flight. I will now know better to pay a bit more for another carrier."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Cons: "They had a delay that bumped our international connection. We had to switch airports and airlines and arrived significantly later than originally planned, causing us to miss pre-wedding events."
Pros: "Everything was great about my flight from Buffalo. Friendly people, easy boarding and flight was smooth as I expected."
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great."
Cons: "The flight was over an hour delayed. that meant I arrived home at 1am. That is a very rough morning."
Pros: "Fast boarding. Arrived earlier. Nice plane, very clean."
Airlines flying from Houston to Costa Rica have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
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