Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Oakland to Costa Rica
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 12h 33m
The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica from Oakland found in the last 72 hours was $150 one-way, and $359 round-trip. The most popular route is from Oakland to San José, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $150.
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
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Not enough fruit & cheese boxes Sitting in back We were told they ran out way up front!☹️"
Pros: "Seating comfort was excellent, the interiors were spotless."
Pros: "Pretty clean plane"
Cons: "The limited entertainment relative to other types of planes was challenging"
Pros: "The customer service crew helped immensely and quickly booked us a hotel to accommodate us."
Cons: "Our flight to Seattle got delayed, so we missed the connecting flight to anchorage and had to take another flight the next day"
Pros: "The food was quite decent."
Cons: "Gogo wifi kept dropping intermittently. The aircraft looked really old too."
Pros: "There was lots of legroom"
Cons: "The WiFi didn’t work"
Pros: "Service with a smile and offered water"
Cons: "Landing a bit rocky and no gate available with early landing at Seattle airport"
Cons: "Walking to terminal after landing"
Pros: "Tight spaces, slight delay ,"
Pros: "Alley to pre-board because of tailbone fracture."
Cons: "Landed in a peanut free section, and couldn’t eat our PB&J sandwiches at our seats We brought for lunch."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Overall I like the space of the cabin. I felt I had a lot of space and didn't feel crowded. I also like the staff, very friendly and overall did an excellent job."
Cons: "There weren’t any major negatives to note."
Cons: "It was kind of hectic checking my bags. Southwest is very organized, and does everything for you. The Alaska Kiosk was confusing when it came to checking my bags. One of the attendants eventually helped me."
Pros: "Did not know I had to bring or buy own dinner and breakfast. I didn’t see that written anywhere."
Pros: "I liked that we were going to Hawaii."
Cons: "No entertainment no food only 1drink service. Staff seemed generally unhappy and burdened by passengers."
Pros: "Stewardess' we're very friendly."
Cons: "The premium seats that I paid to upgrade to were too narrow and the arm rests didn’t move"
Pros: "Cheap and"
Cons: "Entertainment options limited."
Pros: "Long lines at checkin, was in line for +45 minutes, several people missed their flights, it was not the best time to be training attendants as it held up the lines"
Pros: "Pleasant flight"
Cons: "NO WINDOW SEAT! Bummer!"
Cons: "Gate was changed and without wheelchair was difficult to get to correct gate. No Alaska boarding people came to our gate to tell us of gate change"
Pros: "Arrived early Attendants were friendly"
Pros: "Prompt easy quick"
Pros: "I liked how the captain came thru the plane talking to everyone and engaging. I didn’t try any food so not sure how it was but the coffee I had tasted burnt. I didn’t use the entertainment available but the WiFi was so slow I was unable to use my device."
Cons: "Most of the plane was asked to use the back restrooms which caused quite a line for quite some time."
Pros: "I changed my seat so a family could sit together. The seat I took wasn't quite as well located as the one I gave up so the attendant was so generous giving me a free movie and wine!"
Cons: "I liked everything. No complaints"
Cons: "No actual meal given to passengers unless you paid for it"
Pros: "She was cute, really acted like she liked her job! Left early and arrived early."
Cons: "I wanted a candy bar instead of the mai tai"
Pros: "tablets were perfect for my seven year old."
Cons: "The flight was delayed."
Pros: "Very friendly crew. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "Small selection of movies. Must use one's own portable device to view movies, or rent one of their tablets."
Pros: "I enjoyed it :)"
Pros: "The boarding process was unhurried and they offered free checked bags to keep the overhead storage from overflowing."
Cons: "The noise level in the cabin was high. I'm glad that I have Bose noise-cancelling headphones."
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "The fact that there is air service is great for someone who has disabilities. It is a shame you have to rely on assistance of train or coach staff that may be or not be there!"
Cons: "Due to so few fly it is expensive"
Cons: "Two days before flight online seating chart showed no seats available that were together in main cabin so I bought "economy plus" seats. There were actually 32 empty seats in economy, many people had while rows to themselves. What a ripoff."
Pros: "Alaska Airlines has chargers at each seat! So convenient. They also have free messaging, and movies! They also de-board their luggage super quickly - I walked off the plane, grabbed my luggage, and was on my way as quickly as if I only carried-on!"
Pros: "Flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "Nothing the crew could do; weather conditions"
Cons: "A long line for the aft toilets, and crew told us we couldn't use the empty toilet at the front because first class passengers pay more. This was TWO attendants making people wait when at least one other toilet was open up front on a five hour flight. Is this even legal? Very disappointed in lack of consideration for health and comfort. Thanks for listening."
Pros: "Fast and easy boarding even with a really busy holiday weekend. Clear communication with crew and staff who make sure to make things as easy as possible really made a potentially chaotic boarding really great! The type of plane is noisy, but I was still able to hear the flight attendants and they were patient with the passengers."
Cons: "I can't eat dairy so having a cheesy cracker snack is a bummer, but I my seat mates on both flights were really excited about them (I said they could take my crackers and they said their kids would be really happy) so I figure it's fine!"
Pros: "I like the announcement for every situation and weather and time. But people at the entrance do not say welcome and when you leave they don't say anything. Other wise it is very good."
Pros: "Crew very helpful since my mom required wheelchair and assistance. Very responsive crew members"
Cons: "I couldn't understand the captain's message over the speaker....he either had an accent or the reception was terrible."
Pros: "Relaxed atmosphere, updated seats, everything was smooth and on time, attendents were polite and helpful"
Cons: "Need to start earlier with pre boarding. This caused a back up bcz an elderly couple had not pre boarded earlier. They were very frail and needed a lot of help. Perhaps they cannot hear the announcement. Keep them close to the gate. Food is pricy, poor variety, and skimpy"
Cons: "They made me walk very far even though I am disabled. It was painful and difficult to get all the way to my seat"
Pros: "Personal service. Helpful friendly people."
Pros: "Very pleasant trip. Everything went very smooth. Will fly again with you."
Cons: "Free TV shoes were extremely limited. Virtually nothing complimentary to watch for 5 hours"
Pros: "Everything was great. I like Alaska a lot!!"
Pros: "One flight attendant was adamant about a passenger across from me, covering his nose AND mouth during the flight and constantly checked to make sure he was following the rules."
Cons: "The safety instructions portion of the flight was not thorough. They just held up the large card and stood there. No true demonstration which was important to me as I was sitting in the emergency exit row."
Pros: "Crew was very attentive. I appreciated the extra spacing between passengers."
Cons: "I would have liked to see alcohol served."
Pros: "Great crew members. Very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The most courteous staff - on ground, in air, and at destination!"
Pros: "I reached y destination."
Cons: "One flight attendant yelled at me for switching seats, even though I had asked permission to move seats. Another flight attendant clumsily kicked me when leaning over to serve another passenger. After living in Japan, it's pretty rough to see the low bar of American customer service."
Pros: "Crew attentive and helpful"
Pros: "Crew okay but they don't circulate much. They just stay in back."
Cons: "Whole entertainment system NOT WORKING."
Pros: "Yes, the crew was helpful and patient. The food and drinks were good."
Cons: "Clarity in the PA system could be better. Too much background noise."
Cons: "Everything was excellent."
Pros: "Crew provided first class service and were in good spirits for a very full flight. Full first class beverage service"
Cons: "No food except cookies and salty crisps in first clsss. There was ample time for a full breakfast."
Pros: "Boarding time, and timely departure"
Pros: "súper comfy and got a seat upgrade due to my status so i looove delta. always on time and super friendly staff awesome.!!!"
Pros: "Flight was smooth and fast."
Cons: "Run from gate G to gate C was very tight especially since the first flight was late."
Pros: "The food was amazing. The entertainment system was fantastic. The crew was lovely."
Cons: "The small bathrooms"
Pros: "Good snacks"
Pros: "Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good."
Cons: "Small plane but that’s not really fixable"
Pros: "It’s become a mediocre airline."
Pros: "This was my daughter’s first solo travel home from college. She said the staff was helpful and kind. She loved that the flight was not over crowded. It was a smooth flight."
Cons: "Only negative thing she could say was her flight was delayed an hour. But that isn’t terrible considering all the holiday travelers."
Pros: "I have never seen a gate attendant call each person by name as she scanned their boarding passes! At Delta I felt welcomed by every employee. Even the pilots greeted the passengers as they exited. All the other airlines just want my money, they want to cram me into smaller and smaller spaces and want me to sit there and shut up so they don't have to interact with me. I will fly Delta every chance I get, even if I have to pay more money."
Pros: "Almost everything."
Pros: "Ended up with earlyish boarding and exit row legroom."
Cons: "Online check-in was an ultimately unsuccessful confusing nightmare. Having either a codeshare flight or a passenger with a new passport would probably have been enough to break the online check-in system, and we had both. Straightened out in the airport, but required waiting in a long line where late arrivals for flights an bhour before ours were given priority. Frustrating not to have a seat assignment until boarding had already begin (would have gone SWA if we wanted that mess)."
Pros: "I was with my friend"
Cons: "Delayed 12+ hours"
Pros: "No issues boarding as a group of 6, including one child. We all had at least a personal item and/or a carry-on to stow. The flight was easy, comfortable, and the free movies were current and definitely helped pass the time."
Cons: "We were seated right behind the delta comfort+ and saw the special snacks they got. Being teased by that is not a huge deal, just a little disappointed by the regular snack selection, the snack mix was definitely subpar."
Pros: "Getting home in one piece"
Cons: "Why do airlines schedule 2 flights for the exact same time in the exact same gate? Just to watch passengers squeeze in like cattle??"
Pros: "Good service, more leg room than American Airlines."
Cons: "Everything was good."
Pros: "Alaska Airlines is way overpriced and way less comfortable than Delta. I’m a Delta loyalist forever now!"
Pros: "Customer service was great"
Cons: "They change schedule day before we flight, the change schedule 2 time while were flighting"
Pros: "Could be among the best landings ever. I felt nothing as we touched down in Salt Lake!!!"
Pros: "Good service, on time, clean planes"
Cons: "The commuter Jets seats are really small unless you pay for Delta Comfort"
Pros: "I will know more on my flight back to my destination!"
Pros: "First flight"
Cons: "Too packed"
Pros: "I missed my flight for the first time and I was having a complete meltdown at the check in desk until the sweetest agent said "oh no worries sweetheart, let's find you another flight back home"... It seems so simple but with the morning I had, this simple act had me in tears! The kindness and patience she showed me was amazing and definitely the reason I will always fly Delta to any and every destination they are able to take me! <3"
Cons: "Very dated plane. First class seat was worn, crooked, and uncomfortable. No entertainment offered. Almonds or biscuit cookies were the only food options."
Pros: "The flight left on time and landed earlier than anticipated"
Cons: "The seats were narrow and very upright"
Pros: "Fast boarding, everyone nice."
Cons: "Wifi was yo and down the whole flight, about 20 times, so kids were not entertained."
Pros: "Flight was very comfortable and had a lot of space to move around"
Cons: "The gentleman indicating on the loud speakers what zones will be loading first was very rude."
Pros: "Columbus airport is very nice. Security was quick. Boarding the plane was smooth and no problems. Staff was very nice too!"
Pros: "The crew was personable and kept us informed regarding the trip. The Flight Attendant was very attentive and went above duty to ensure our comfort."
Cons: "I didn't t like the overall design of the plane - it was small."
Cons: "Took 8 hours to get from Oakland to Los Angeles. Flight delayed then cancelled at Oakland. Driven from there to San Francisco. That flight delayed by 45 minutes. Got on board and then they neede 4 people to get off the plane since it was overweight. That took another hour. Bad day of travel."
Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating crew"
Cons: "Uncertainty re connections at JFK provoked some anxiety but the pilot and crew were helpful in allaying that."
Pros: "Delta Studio with closed caption"
Cons: "some series do not have closed caption"
Pros: "On time, efficient boarding, no lines or delays. Attendants not as top notch as on the domestic leg but we're friendly and efficient. Loved the seat back entertainment options, watched a movie, listened to 2 podcasts, and enjoyed some excellent blues music. All while tracking he flight progress. Made the 6 hour flight go by quickly and not mind the bumpy air in the tropics."
Pros: "Crew was nice and friendly."
Cons: "Plane was not cleaned well from the previous flight and looked dirty from being overlooked for so long. There was garbage in my seat back pocket and the overhead areas all looked dirty as if they were never cleaned at all."
Cons: "the seats are WAY TOO SMALL"
Pros: "Sitting in the exit row (52H) gave me lots of space and the temperature was great."
Cons: "My original flt KE018 on 03Apr17 was a different story; had adequate space, but the temperature was warm making it uncomfortable to sleep during the 13 hour flight. Unfortunately, the A-380 does not have manual overhead air vents."
Pros: "Entertainment is now free."
Cons: "This was the fourth first class leg of our overall trip and the first three flights on Delta were great. The attendants were pleasant and even fun. I have allergies and requested a special meal on all legs. No problem on the first three flights. All attendants approached me to confirm my allergy and the special meal. They were very polite. But on this flight, the attendant didn't speak with me about it at all. She tried to give me the regular meal. When I explained I needed an allergy free meal (mind you this was first class), I was told I could not get it and got no apology or other accommodation. Her attitude was take it or leave it. I found this interesting since on two of the other flights an announcement was made about another passenger with an allergy to peanuts so no one could have them on the flights and the attendants were very concerned."
Pros: "Gate agent arranged flight via Salt Lake City and also gave me $15 lunch coupon for my troubles. She was awesome!"
Cons: "Dealing with West Jet to refund a mistake on the ticket purchase."
Cons: "No entertainment for the whole 5 hr flight. Very bad"
Pros: "The crew friendly,boarding was easy the flight was comfortable they even went around and gave blankets they could do a little more with the snacks. There were TVs so the entertainment was really good. Seats didn't go back, wish they did."
Cons: "I wish they had more snacks like JetBlue but all was fine."
Cons: "be aware of 55$ charged for check-in seating is skewed. No back rest"
Pros: "New plane, efficient service"
Cons: "Seat does not redline"
Pros: "Comfort & Comedy"
Cons: "Having to pay $50 per bag."
Pros: "Cheap cost"
Cons: "Long delays and poor compensation for delays"
Pros: "The quick boarding process and speedy arrival"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline at all. Didn't have any drink stirs"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Super tight cabin. Nothing else to offer"
Cons: "No leg space."
Cons: "I liked everything. From checking in to early arrival."
Pros: "Fast and easy ride"
Cons: "Always delayed flights and overbooked"
Cons: "We got cancelled on ourway back from oakland"
Pros: "Great service!"
Pros: "Smooth sailing!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Tight squeeze seating, gum chewing staff with talons for fingernails and excessive jewelry and an attitude of excessive power over all on board, tight aisle space, non reclining and uncomfortable seating."
Cons: "Timing...everything went late..."
Cons: "Crazy long delays both way. There was not a legitimate reason."
Pros: "Got hung up in security they lost my id took them 20 minutes to find it"
Cons: "Ran out of food - REALLY????? One of the bathrooms was out of order - REALLY????????"
Pros: "I don't feel safe"
Cons: "Planes always have a mechanical problem"
Cons: "Constant delays with long waits"
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Pros: "Every one was very nice and helpful"
Pros: "I like how fast I boarded."
Cons: "The limited seating room and how long I waited to retrieve my luggage."
Cons: "So stressful trying to find some to ask a question"
Cons: "The constant uncharges for everything and tray table size"
Cons: "The service was not friendly, bags overpriced and experience in the cabin very unprofessional."
Cons: "It was canceled."
Pros: "They are not well behaived with the customers."
Pros: "They charge me more money for baggage $22 more than regular charge Would you please give me their phone#"
Cons: "My seat wouldn't recline."
Pros: "PRETTY DISGUSTED WIITH THEM"
Cons: "Internet Registration and phone service is down right Sleazy Those not used to used to using the internet can be RIPPED OFF for 100.00 of dollars with there graded fees.Run like a casino."
Cons: "The delays were ridiculous"
Pros: "Made it to Vegas with no problems"
Cons: "Leaving Vegas Spirit decides that my bag now would be $100 to get it back to Oakland. It had a metal handle and that made it luggage so it would now cost to travel with it - They're going to get your money - it's all about how they get it: ( Don't fly with Spirit - bad news"
Cons: "All the extra fee Bagage, Boarding Fees"
Cons: "The plane was built for anyone under 175lbs and under 5'8" .. Boarding in LAX was so confusing.. Everything was unorganized and chaotic"
Pros: "Not worth the cheaper air fare since you end up shelling out all your "saved" fare dollars on baggage and printed tickets."
Pros: "Good accommodating staff"
Cons: "Heavy charges for luggage Improvements in website"
Cons: "Lost bag"
Cons: "near the end of the"
Cons: "Online bag check in failed. $50 is expensive"
Cons: "Late departure, late arrivel, lost luggage"
Pros: "I'm a pretty big man n they help get a seat to my comfort"
Cons: "The accents do not recline."
Cons: "it was cancelled"
Pros: "Very professional staff"
Airlines flying from Oakland to Costa Rica have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Oakland to Costa Rica
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Oakland to Costa Rica
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Oakland to Costa Rica
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Oakland to Costa Rica
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