Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Salt Lake City to Costa Rica
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 35m
The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica from Salt Lake City found in the last 72 hours was $148 one-way, and $334 round-trip. The most popular route is from Salt Lake City to San José, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $148.
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
Pros: "The boarding/unboarding process was very efficient. I’ve never unboarded such a large plane so quickly."
Cons: "The transfer between Alaska and ANA was a little more confusing than I’d like. We unboarded outside of the terminal and had to exit the terminal, come back through TSA and then find out gate."
Cons: "Alaska airlines suck"
Pros: "So much food service on board"
Cons: "Boarding organizer in Japan should be better"
Cons: "Last minute emergency reservation so had to settle for what was available interns of travel class and seating. Could only get into economy and seated at the rear. However the flight was on time the staff very helpful and being a premium One World member really helped. Food was typical airline food,"
Pros: "Comfortable flight. On time."
Pros: "People were awesome."
Cons: "Coffee tasted burnt."
Cons: "Three hours waiting for various issues to be fixed, only offered water once"
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Pros: "On time, all as planned"
Cons: "30 minutes late but because of CO try ruin at SeaTac."
Pros: "Short trip in and out. Loved it"
Pros: "Peace and comfort"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Complete failure to announce that passports needed to be verified. Telling you as you board is infuriating. This was Alaska’s fault, not TSA’s."
Pros: "Nothing outrageous or out of the ordinary happened."
Cons: "No tv’s"
Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."
Pros: "Exellent Service"
Pros: "Thank you for recycling in the cabin!"
Pros: "Quick, quiet, & cool. Just the way I like it"
Pros: "I continue to like Alaska Airlines and their accomadations."
Cons: "The window was dirty and you couldn't see out of it at all. Overall it wasn't too bad but it could definitely use improvement."
Cons: "I tried to print my boarding pass at home the day before the flight, with an error message "please see an Alaskan Clerk". I also tried to get my boarding pass via phone with the same error message. I also tried to go through Cathay's website, no luck. Cathays customer service is closed on Sunday, and Alaskan customer service said they cannot help me. I arrived 2 hours before my flight from SLC to LAX via Alaskan Airlines, and they were unable to print my boarding pass in time to make my flight. I waited 2 hours in line with other people also leaving at 6am, almost all of us missing our flight.... I am extremely disappointed and would like a refund for this trip. I ended up purchasing another one-way ticket to HKG, and will take the return flight home from Cathay."
Pros: "All staff were very courteous. Boarding went very smoothly"
Pros: "Love that you have complementary wine on short flights and chees-it's were a nice change for a snack!!"
Pros: "Flying low as seeing a better view of the ground floor"
Cons: "Loud,!bumby a little compact for my likings"
Cons: "The Stewarts were also irritated with the screaming kids. Could not hear the emergency information. There should be a better method to entertaining or sitting those with children together I want to blame it on the situation however I need state that the flight attendants were rude while passing out the complimentary food."
Cons: "On the return flight it was cancelled and they put us in a flea bag hotel and I have written Alaska and requested a FULL ROUND TRIP TO COSTA RICA and they haven't had the courtesy of responding. I wrote Wayne Newton 2x. b"
Pros: "The free beverages and snack"
Cons: "That our flight got canceled the night before"
Pros: "The bisquit cookies."
Cons: "The staff weren't that friendly! Gone are the helpful employees! My daughter's seat wouldn't go back and they did nothing to accommodate her! LAME! Not overly friendly, need to take notes from JetBlue!"
Pros: "clean modern airplane, polite air crew, easy to plug-in and charge tablet while in use during flight."
Cons: "food was overpriced meh."
Pros: "Good trip with good Ser vice."
Pros: "Good airline"
Pros: "My return flight was precisely on time, boarding was efficient and the offer for a free chat service while in the air (though I didn't use it) was a nice touch."
Cons: "While my flight was short and snacks weren't necessary, I was pretty underwhelmed by the snack offerings."
Pros: "Really like the E175."
Cons: "The lady on the kiosk this morning was annoyingly rude."
Cons: "Had a very muggy gross smell in there."
Pros: "Service was great"
Cons: "Entertainment wasn't available."
Pros: "To cold"
Pros: "Will fly only Alaska after your great service.they upgraded us because my husband is a veteran. Everything was top notch. We loved Alaska and will certainly book with you whenever we can"
Cons: "they upgraded us because my husband is a veteran. Everything was top notch. We loved Alaska and will certainly book with you whenever we can. We have no complaints at all"
Cons: "Having to walk up 3 flights of stairs from the plane to the arrival terminal."
Pros: "Excellent -keep the complimentary wine -great."
Pros: "Each of the flight attendants were very pleasant and were helpful with me and my baby."
Pros: "Was able to upgrade to first class when checking in online. Wonderful"
Pros: "the service was great."
Cons: "the breakfast was tasteless and horrid."
Pros: "And same overall. It was fine."
Cons: "But it was too goddamn hot!"
Pros: "Air circulation"
Cons: "Middle seat and space"
Pros: "It landed safely."
Cons: "The surprise baggage fees. The big wad of chewed gum on the back of the seat in front of me. Clean your plane, please."
Pros: "I honestly like the fact they load the plane from the back to front rows."
Cons: "Additional snacks and drinks cannot be purchased. It would be nice to have more bottled water or additional selections."
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "Never flying with Delta again"
Cons: "The audio jack of the movie is not good It's on & off seems loose"
Cons: "90 minute delay"
Cons: "My suitcase was broke at some point and also items in my suitcase."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Everyone was helpful."
Cons: "Vegan options"
Pros: "Love the fact that the head rests move to support your head better."
Cons: "The only problem with the food was it was all canceled because of rough weather."
Pros: "Not much. Just a cattle cart to go from here to there. Let's not pretend."
Cons: "boarding process."
Pros: "It was a quick service"
Cons: "Better food"
Cons: "Not getting turned around after flying in the air for an hour, having to get on another plane, and then landing at 4am."
Pros: "Not very crowded"
Cons: "Sat in comfort+, bbut never offered any sort of snack. Not sure why it is considered an upgrade."
Cons: "Not much legroom."
Cons: "Wheelchair shortage on arrival, although I had one reserved. Waited for a while then walked. Not ideal. Very long wait for bus to rental car center."
Pros: "On time and helpful staff."
Cons: "Very cramped seating."
Pros: "Late, crowded, bumpy"
Pros: "The cree"
Cons: "The stupid boarding pricesd"
Cons: "The landing was somewhat frightening."
Pros: "Snacks & drinks & TV movies good"
Cons: "One hostess was very rude & slow forget our headphones Kept getting me to help her with getting attention of other hostesses also very bad at giving snacks and kept my husband and another man waiting for 10 mins while she gathered rubbish despite repeated requests which would have been easy as she was at the front of plane obviously unsuited for this position"
Pros: "Loved how close the gates were"
Cons: "Terrible customer service. Took two business days to respond."
Pros: "Good drinks and movie selection"
Cons: "Delay and inoperative Sattelite TV"
Pros: "The staff was incredible the plane was great. right on time"
Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Pros: "All Good"
Cons: "Read above."
Cons: "Never again!"
Pros: "Quick trip and relaxing --- no high way traffic issues, accidents or construction hold ups."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I did not like."
Pros: "Speed and comfortable kind bars were a nice touch"
Pros: "There were some delays and issues with air traffic control, but they brought out snacks after a half hour which was really nice. Overall, great!"
Pros: "On Time"
Cons: "Economy seating is very tight and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Was ok"
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Cons: "Need more legroom"
Cons: "No westjet checkin area and no signage. Staff didn't know what was going on."
Cons: "Enforce your baggage size and number limits. A significant number of passengers take bags onboard that are oversized."
Cons: "Delta connect carrier not good for comfort seating and service. Would not fly them again. Would go to another airline iinstead."
Pros: "Every thing except food!"
Cons: "Not enough food provided by airline!"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See abo e"
Cons: "Seating is too crowded"
Pros: "Went really smooth enjoyed"
Cons: "Announcements were difficult to hear. ?static"
Cons: "Spent 90 minutes on the plane before it even took off."
Cons: "Gate agent was cold rude and incompetent"
Pros: "Flight attendant was very fun. It was her birthday and made the day fun for everyone."
Cons: "Seats are always too close together - left to right and front to back. A sad reality that only improves for the well-to-do."
Cons: "Lack of social distancing with American Airlines"
Pros: "Only masked picking up trash during pandemic - difficult to rate crew"
Cons: "Organized exit vs. usual crowded chaos of passengers in a hurry"
Cons: "American Airlines has to be the worst airlines there is. It never fails that they try I Cath someone and try to pretend that their carry-on bagIs too big. They have this tiny little frame no reasonable carry-on could possibly fit into. Over and over again I see people including myself and my traveling companion’s having to check their carry-on bag because their “too big” this is nonsense. These are standard size bags. It’s more than enough space on board the plane. In a way in which the gate check individuals handle this interaction is a palling you’re insulting demanding and don’t give you a chance to rearrange your luggage so I can go into their absurd dimensions"
Cons: "I wish there were charging ports so I could charge my device on such a long flight."
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: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the flight was almost on time."
Cons: "The power outlet at my seat didn't work. The baggage was delivered to the wrong carousel at DFW. The seats are TOO DAMN SMALL."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great."
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Cons: "The wifi didn't work at all"
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Cons: "I was forced to check my bag bc the plane was “full” but when I got on there were more than 5 completely empty overhead bins. So now I’m waiting in baggage claim, after an already delayed flight, when there was absolutely plenty of room on board for my bag (which was of acceptable size)."
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: "Wi-Fi and USB ports worked great. Seat was comfortable after 11 upgrade. On time."
Cons: "Having to pay extra for a aisle seat"
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: "Seats were nice, flight was efficient, arrived early."
Cons: "Gate agent spoke so ridiculously fast and swallowed so many sounds that it was virtually impossible to understand most of what he was saying. Most importantly we all missed that our roll-on bags wouldn’t fight in the overhead bins. As a result many people pulled their bags on and fought and struggled to force their luggage above, only to give up. The on-board agents recognized early the problem and then proceeded to allow many other passengers to stroll by them with their large roll-on bags, only to delay the boarding process and frustrate everyone. When making their safety announcement the flight attendant was clearly competing for fastest speaking human and rushed through at blazing speeds. In all my 30+ years of travel, I’ve never heard anything like it."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "Nothing it totally messed us up"
Cons: "We missed our 1night in Rome-had to go home and come back the next day-we missed our train tickets and hotel in Rome and it made our trip a lot shorter!"
Pros: "I liked the fact that, my flight was miraculously on time leaving salt lake city"
Cons: "I don’t like, however, the fact that 3 of the last 5 times I’ve flown American round trip midland tx to Salt Lake City I have missed my connecting flight on the way back due to no fault of my own. I have flown this trip once a month for the past six months and have to do it two more times before December. American sucks"
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Cons: "Seats are so uncomfortable! Too close together"
Cons: "We were not told our passports needed to have an expiration past six months of travel even though we got back before the expiration. We entered our passport info including our expiration dates and we’re given no warning. We even had our boarding passes prior to showing up at the airport. We will not use Kayak in the future and will book direct through the airline moving forward."
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
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: "charged a surprise of $175 for my third bag although Kayak mentioned i should be charged $75 at the time of booking. AA says it is due to Jordanyan Airlines, why was I surprised by this extra charge?!"
Pros: "Cabin crew was excellent."
Cons: "Deplaning at an inconvenient remote terminal with unattractive and minimal facilities, which involved waiting in a long line for a series of buses for transport to the main terminal. Arrival at the main terminal required climbing a flight of stairs. No in-flight food service offered except a choice between one cookie or one cracker."
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came"
Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "Not enough snow in salt lake"
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"
Pros: "I went to check in for my flight and was told that it changed to American Airlines. By the time I arrived to the gate it the flight was full and they wouldn't let me on. I want a refund."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Good in-flight service, comfortable first class seat."
Cons: "Arrival gate was remote from main terminal, requiring a crowded and disorganized wait for a bus to the main terminal and baggage claim. The extremely small overhead storage cabinets of the Canadair required many passengers to check normally acceptably sized carry-on bags after boarding and finding it impossible to fit. Waiting time for retrieving these on the ramp at the destination was excessive."
Pros: "Free movies and tv"
Cons: "The Three days it took to get 10 hours away horrible customer service no one was there to help us.30 people were stranded"
Pros: "They were so helpful as we checked in and checked our bags! :)"
Pros: "Comfort, snacks, boarding process"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "No entertainment without paying"
Pros: "Both American flights (on Airbus 321, I think) I've taken in the past two weeks had comfortable seating with great legroom. My knees were not knocking the seat in front of me! Seat width also comfortable. Not sure how I lucked up on both flights!"
Pros: "For tall people more room for the legs"
Cons: "The Seats aré very near"
Pros: "Courteous and professional crew"
Cons: "Delay taking off, due to technical issues with aircraft. Seat area is much too small for an adult."
Pros: "Snacks and entertainment"
Pros: "Completely satisfactory for my needs"
Pros: "Good pilot communications. On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Very cramped quarters. Broken seat. Out of control heating system. Rude staff An hour wait for baggage."
Pros: "Convenient and close to home. Don't have to drive many hours either to Omaha or Denver."
Cons: "Seats don't recline."
Pros: "Delta is better"
Cons: "Did not fly cause corona virus. Waited on the phone for 5 hours and did not get someone to help with refubd!"
Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system, it is outdated"
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Pros: "the flight was scheduled 1h30"
Cons: "the seat comfort"
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"
Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."
Pros: "It got me home"
Cons: "I got bashed by the cart many times"
Cons: "Fellow passengers; too many howling kids with clueless parents"
Pros: "The pilot"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "Was not offered snacks or food. Usually when I take united to california, which is a shorter flight, they give out pretzels or something. Was not even offered the chance to purchase breakfast."
Cons: "Stated above."
Cons: "More comfortable seat. The seat on this airplane offers little back support."
Pros: "Timely departure, comfortable airplane, decent food&drink offerings, my baggage arrived on time despite 2 layovers"
Pros: "The plane took two hours to leave the ground due to weather. This was unfortunate and made the passengers uncomfortable but it was not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "The airline gave all the passengers access to the movies and television channels."
Pros: "Everything was wonderful"
Cons: "The trip was too long but it is what it is"
Pros: "I'm 73. Delayed an hour from SLC for no apparent reason meant racing like crazy with 5 mins to make my connection. I'm in good shape for my age but I'm 73! I was the last one to board and barely made it. Very stressful"
Cons: "Crew was friendly but let's face it, I didn't expect much from united and their recent antics publicly"
Cons: "No one is actually caring. They read a script without emotion this making the safety inspection a nuisance rather than informative. Southwest is much better st this."
Pros: "On the whole plane,my row was the only one with a vacant seat. I needed wheelchair assistance getting from check -in counter to the plane and the person who helped me could not have been nicer or more helpful."
Cons: "The savory pretzel snack was very skimpy and I could not drink their water because they only had Dasani which contains an ingredient that I am allergic to."
Pros: "We had 2 stops each way, I'm glad all of the gates were next to each other and our flights were on time."
Cons: "It was great"
Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"
Cons: "Fligh delay."
Cons: "I will never ever book a trip through Kayak again. You basically extorted money from me. Terrible experience. Customer service is terrible. The agent priceline is a terrible company, extremely unhelpful. I could not be more dissatisfied with your company."
Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Cons: "Those delays I mentioned."
Pros: "The staff was most welcoming and helpful! The space was good and we really liked the overall comfortability. Also, we liked the individual T.V.'S too!"
Cons: "Really no complaints"
Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"
Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."
Pros: "Frontier and spirit are illegitimate companies. Please stop selling their tickets"
Pros: "I did like the everything was on the right schedule"
Cons: "the weather"
Pros: "Nice attendants."
Cons: "Cancelled and rerouting of flights. Long waits in airports."
Pros: "I was scared until the young man who sat beside me helped me out. He was a military man . ."
Cons: "The bumpy ride! The take off and the landing ..."
Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"
Cons: "Luggage over bins should limit one bag per costumer ., passenger broading in group 4-5., space for one bag over their seat. ., and not be penalty because if broading group ,"
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly and a very smooth ride"
Cons: "Everything was excellent"
Pros: "Everything was in time."
Cons: "the older plane. not as much personal space per seat"
Pros: "The person sitting next to me was normal."
Cons: "The space was to small, flying makes me sick, my legs hurt, my back hurt and Didn't offer Dr. Pepper"
Cons: "Hours and comfort was horrible"
Cons: "I felt like tuna in a can."
Pros: "I love to fly! Everyone with United was great. TSA was pleasant as well."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Less leg room than any other airline, complementary food is real bad, they charge you for everything, movies, alcohol and food, in other airlines they do not charge you for none of the above!"
Pros: "On time, boarded quickly, checked my carry on all the way through Tampa for me"
Pros: "I think i only put this score down only because we were delayed, so it kind of sucked. It however was not completely their fault. this first delay was then we were delayed by the arrival of the president. Can't really do much to help that. :) Most of the crew were wonderful however I encountered a very rude and abrupt crew member at the airport. I was not a fan."
Pros: "Great experience...checked luggage even arrived promptly."
Pros: "Accommodating, T.v's, timely."
Airlines flying from Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City to Costa Rica
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Salt Lake City to Costa Rica
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Salt Lake City to Costa Rica
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Salt Lake City to Costa Rica
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