Find cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Central America

Find cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Central America

Round-trip
Economy
Santa Barbara (SBA)
Central America
Tue 3/2
Tue 3/9
Any month
Compare vs. KAYAK |
Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Central America

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Central America

  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Central America is August.
  • Morning departure is around 71% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs - booking Central America flights

How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Central America?

How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Santa Barbara to Central America?

What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Central America?

What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Central America?

Top airlines flying Santa Barbara to Central America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Copa Airlines
Overall score based on 12,694 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Food was really bad"

Pros: "Yo había ido al sanitario, cuando regrese ya habían repartido los jugos, la aeromosa muy atenta me llego a preguntar si quería jugo y me lo llevaron."
Cons: "Al momento de dar las instrucciones de seguridad, creo que los pasajeros prestan más atención y entienden más si hay alguien del crew al frente dando ejemplos de cómo hacerlo. Todo lo demás excelente!"

Cons: "Despite we made web check in, our seat were changed. And we were assigned in separate seats (family of four)"

Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "No entertainment on board."

Pros: "I was ascended..."
Cons: "The entertainment options"

Pros: "Boarding was fast, left on time, arrived a little early. Drink and little snack acceptable for such a short flight."
Cons: "I realize that it is a very short route circa 1:25 hours, but it would be nice to have USB power outlets."

Cons: "The crew on this particular flight was not up to par with the previous KLM crew standards. From the boarding, which they started letting economy class before elderly people and Skypriority to the lack of at least a smile from the crew serving you. Copa please train your crew. After we are the client"

Pros: "Attention"
Cons: "Avoid lose time boarding"

Cons: "Never took this flight because of AirEuropa bad business conduct"

Cons: "Customers Service: I had an issue with the baggage (it was broken) and they say that is an normal process."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Trying to print ticket for the flight was a problem"

Cons: "Me cobraron $33 por cada asiento de los 5 de mi familia. $165 en total. Al llegar al mostrador me dieron otros asientos a los asignados en el web check in. Me dijeron que no era problema de ellos sino que era problema del sistema. Ahora para recuperar mi dinero tengo que hacer un tramite e invertir tiempo. Pesimo servicio. Copa no sirve para nada."

Pros: "Good experience in general"
Cons: "Lousy plane, very dirty"

Pros: "El tiempo fue rapido"
Cons: "La comodidad del avion. Son muy estrechos."

Pros: "Service!!"
Cons: "Food was not the best this time"

Cons: "The A/C it's very cold, and I asled for a blanket and they did not have one."

Cons: "The plane was delay"

Pros: "Para poder abordar .........muchas Gracias"

Cons: "I was promised an emergency exit seat and... I got the row after the exit row... most annoying."

Pros: "No esperaba mucho y menos de un viaje tan corto... En general los vuelos de copa no son muy buenos pero cumplen con el traslado"
Cons: "Confort la comida .... Aunque se salva la persona q me hizo el checkin en el counter a el si le doy 110 puntos eccelentecactitud fue un joven moreno"

Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "It was really coñd during the flight"

Cons: "Leg room was tight. Two seats together on both sides of aisle."

Cons: "It was great"

Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "Flying to Panama City first then to Guatemala"

Pros: "Flights were cheap and on time"
Cons: "No issues at all"

Cons: "Crew was not attentive in business class. They only offered drinks once during the flight."

Pros: "Attendant for Lost Luggage in GUA was super nice!"

Pros: "They give a nice snack"
Cons: "Flight delayed"

Pros: "No hubo problema con el equipaje"
Cons: "Es tiempo de espera para transbordar"

Cons: "Has to stay over Night in Panamá city"

Pros: "The crew was helpful and always smiling"
Cons: "The plabe was dirty and the food was terrible"

Cons: "Their flights are extremely overbooked. If you book through one of these websites you more than likely will have to spend an extra day. From 3 flights they had that day all 3 were overbooked by atleastv. 5 people. Extremely shitty v"

Cons: "Every thin is good but the time between flights and the staying in the Panama airport is a little tough, we travel from Boston to Guatemala and we have always to wait long periods of time in the airport"

Pros: "The call center was not accured The fligh atendent did'nt pay any attention"

Pros: "The flight was on time, seats were comfortable, service on the airline was great."
Cons: "I am a little upset that you do not offer vegetarian options on the airline. My husband does not eat meat and he was not offered an alternative. Please offer an alternative for those that do not eat meat, I promise, you will have happier customers. Thank you, Daniela"

Pros: "Good airline. Try to use then often. ."
Cons: "The plane was way too cold for me"

Pros: "Even though it was a short flight, the crew pampered us with free food and drink. They were pleasant, jovial, and fun."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like."

Pros: "The service in first class"

Pros: "Good staff. Clean. A lot of room."
Cons: "No self checking in kiosk."

Cons: "10 hr delay in San José. A nightmare!"

Pros: "good service"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Copa charged me for luggage on the way back that didn't charge me on the way to. They told me it was a mistake, they should have charged me, but it was YOUR MISTAKE, not mine. I wouldn't have take it if I had to pay. Customer service was AWFUL. Stick to your mistakes, value your customers."

Pros: "- nice staff - food on the plane"

Cons: "Bad food"

Pros: "The food."
Cons: "It was delayed, they did't give us any compensation, they didn't provide updates, I came so late to Guatemala."

Pros: "Small breakfast on a one hour flight"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "There is not so much as even a free soda on the flight. They charged me $50 for my carry on because it happened to be an instrument (a small carry on sized one). They insisted this was normal. Spoiler: it isn't. I have NEVER had to pay extra for a carry on based on its value. I was tired and had been traveling since 3am. I asked for a Coffee to wake up and was informed that they are NOT complimentary. I asked what snacks or beverages they had that were complimentary and they informed me there were NONE. Zero. What? I only had cash on me (my card had been lost in traveling days before) and I asked if they would either let me pay cash or be willing to just this once offer me a free coffee. They flatly told me no. It is worth noting that I was kind and courteous throughout learning this. I didn't take any frustration out on the flight attendants. But I was deeply disappointed. I'm am exhausted traveler on your airline in a bind without my card. Can you please just be kind and offer me a coffee on the house? Nope. Sigh."

Cons: "2 hours of delay"

Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "Everything great"

Pros: "Delicious pretzels and sparkling water."
Cons: "Horrible at customer service and those travelers with no status."

Pros: "A very pleasant experience, nice crew."

Pros: "Crew was nice and comfort was okay."
Cons: "There was no internet most of the flight it only worked for the first 20-30 minutes of the flight then they tried resetting it but it didn’t work for the rest of the flight."

Cons: "The seat from DFW to SLC was designed for people who have a sever slouch. Very uncomfortable seating position that isn’t anatomically correct."

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Less turbulence haha"

Pros: "comfortable"
Cons: "boarding delay, we must arrived at 13:48hrs, but our flight return to miami due to problems in navigation, we have to await at airport and arrived at Guatemala at 18:30hrs."

Pros: "Once getting on the plane, experience was great. 15/10 on the inflight entertainment option. Was not expecting that luxury and was super grateful! Flight attendants were amazingly sweet and helpful. (Cali and Stephanie)"
Cons: "the gate was never posted on the mobile boarding pass, online, the tv next to the gate or the airport boards (it was never posted anywhere). Everywhere said TBD or was blank when everything else was filled. I only accidentally found the gate because I knew my flight should be boarding so I went to all the lines and it ultimately was the unmarked one and I had to ask the person at the desk. I almost missed this flight because the lack of communication on what gate the flight was from."

Pros: "The crew was friendly. The airline brought out some snacks for the passengers after an hour or so."
Cons: "There was a mechanical failure. We all had to deplane. The flight was delayed longer than the travel time to the destination."

Cons: "There was a delay on the departure"

Cons: "Late boarding, WiFi didn’t work. Small seats. Why do I continue to fly you guys?"

Pros: "This seats on this flight were very comfortable."
Cons: "Delayed boarding due to mechanical issue with a lens on one of the plane's exterior lights."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "They need more space and better food"

Pros: "Highly skilled pilot."

Pros: "Ease of bording"

Cons: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"

Cons: "Ticket says must be at gate 10 minutes prior. We experienced a delay in security. Got to gate 13 minutes prior and was informed our tickets were given away to standby travelers since it was a busy day. 12 hours later we got to new York could not board standby to Philadelphia. Our bags made it to Philadelphia."

Cons: "Food was payable so should not even be a criteria here We had to collect our luggage coming from portugal to check them in Again in Miami. Really a burden. After 20 hours flying this was really annoying. Again Iberia saving money at the cost of clients"

Pros: "Everything in order and on time."
Cons: "-"

Pros: "the crew was very friendlily and the flight was great and confortable."
Cons: "none"

Pros: "Plane was on time, good service, main cabin extra is nice with my knees"
Cons: "No problems"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was in line for 25 min I was there 90 min before but took me 25 min to check in and the lady said I was late for only 3 min I was waiting on line I still had 87 min before my flight and the lady didn't check me in for only 3 min that was my 25 min in line"

Pros: "Liked the updated aircraft for the first leg of my flight."
Cons: "The lack of communication to inform passengers of updtaes"

Cons: "I was in such pain by the time I left this flight, the seats were horrible."

Cons: "Food was dreadful and plane was very cold and that was in first class"

Pros: "The agents kept us posted"
Cons: "The delay but it happens"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Entertainment sucks, food, better eat a 7 eleven, confort very very baf"

Pros: "We didn't crash"
Cons: "The crew met their requirements. I dont think you’ll survive they dont go beyond."

Pros: "AA staff in Guatemala are great, everything else about AA is bellow any other airline, definitely the worst airline."
Cons: "AA is the worst airline in everything, but worst of all is the AA staff attitude in Miami airport, AA staff in Guatemala are great."

Pros: "Nothing, American Airlines is the worst major airline now."
Cons: "The staff in Miami Airport is really bad, worst attitude I have seen, old planes, not comfortable, definetly the worst major airline now."

Pros: "Right on time."
Cons: "I wish more food"

Pros: "The only decent point was the food. Not great but at least edible."
Cons: "Since check in in São Paulo was a complete chaos. There were only 2 people helping on check in (in machines) and these people were still not helping people (like me) with questions about on how to do check in in those machines. On the other hand to dispatch the bags there were almost 8 attendants to receive the bags. Ridiculous! I’ve tried calling American Airlines and Latam several times to assign a seat for me and they swore there were only middle seats but I know how airlines work to make extra money on these seats. At the end, they only gave me a middle seat option and I had to take I.t of course. On the plane I realized there were dozens of empty seats and yet they made sure not give them to me or anyone else. Unbelievable! Unfortunately I still have to use AA on my way back to Brazil. After this, I’ll chose another airlines for sure. Also, the 3,4,3 arrangement is ridiculous: there’s no corridor space making people touching you everything someone passes by your seat. And boy! Those seats are so uncomfortable and there’s no way to incline the chair so you can even have a little rest (because it’s impossible to even sleep on those seats). The crew were simply doing their jobs! No pleasure! No smile! No engaging with anyone unfortunately! They looked miserable and I asked for water and the flight attendant NEVER brought me anything. Seriously! Water is free!"

Pros: "Crew were pleasant Arrived safely"
Cons: "Seats are way too cramped especially for my broad shoulders. Beverage service was minimal"

Pros: "The video screen on my assigned seat was broken so I moved to a seat where there was no one else in the row of, do I had plenty of leg room."

Pros: "Smooth flight, on time!"
Cons: "No food offered on 1st leg, but it was on the menu card."

Cons: "No screens in each seat."

Cons: "3 hours on the run way because of a series of stupid things. Made it to NYC before connection. Would not hold flight. Eventually was let on connection because tires needed to be changed. American Airlines Plane. Very old. Should have been remodeled 10 years ago."

Pros: "The fly departed on time"

Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful given the situation."
Cons: "I changed my flight because they said there would be bad weather. I would have gotten there on time if I never changed it."

Pros: "An agent found me a window seat for the Chicago-Barcelona leg of the trip with extra leg room. That was amazing. Also, the lost luggage assistant for American Airlines was super helpful and nice. Also, the 787 (I think that was the Chicago-Barcelona craft) was a very enjoyable airplane. It was super smooth. It had high tech windows that adjusted the amount or type of light that could filter through the windows depending on the settings."
Cons: "When I arrived in Barcelona my Bag went missing. It showed up an two hours after my flight landed."

Cons: "[1] the "group system" boarding process arranges passengers in an aleatory way making the process totally chaotic. For instance last groups are the last ones to enter the aircraft and don't easily find space for the hand luggage. They have to accommodate bags under the front seat making the already uncomfortable trip more painful. Also this process may delay the departure time. [2] Food service is terrible. no options, specially for kids or people with food restrictions. Not even the payed ones offer healthy food alternatives. [3] No comfort at all for a flight that departs little before midnight and arrives at 7 am at its destination. They forgot about the pillows and blankets you find in other airlines. [4] at the end, when I collected my baggage I realized 1 wheel was missing from one of my suitcases. I informed the airline and 3 days later I receive an email saying that the airline is not responsible for damages that include wheels and other "baggage accessories" I did not rate the flight poor because at least it manages to arrive to its final destination..."

Pros: "American Airlines has alot more commodities than most"
Cons: "Alaska sold passengers to American"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants, filthy plane"

Pros: "Arrived on time, left on time."
Cons: "It was inconceivable to me that I could not get a seat assignment until I actually checked in at the gate. While AA offered the option of paying extra for additional legroom, if you declined the offer, you could not obtain a seat. I know that it is getting unusual to have any sort of enjoyable experience on an airline, but the lack of transparency ("group two" for boarding is actually the fifth group to enter the aircraft) is totally unnecessary."

Pros: "The plane was really nice."
Cons: "The food was not good."

Pros: "Thomas of the crew gave incredible service."
Cons: "Both to and from the seat didn't fully function and both ways the entertainment system broke down"

Pros: "Flight was not full so i got two seats to myself. Movie selections was great, and crew was great ."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Flight attendants vocally expressed how badly they hated heir jobs. Their service echoed their sentiments."

Pros: "No lines at checkpoints..on time departure and arrival!"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Everything from the 6 different times our flight got delayed and after 7 hours of waiting they just canceled our flight at 2am with no remorse and the worst customer service ever"

Read more about Copa Airlines
COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Central America

Airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Central America have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Barbara to Central America

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Santa Barbara to Central America

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Santa Barbara to Central America

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Santa Barbara to Central America

Book cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Central America

Recent round-trip flight deals

6/24
Thu
2 stops
American Airlines
23h 21m
SBA - GUA
6/28
Mon
2 stops
American Airlines
19h 35m
GUA - SBA
6/24
Thu
1 stop
American Airlines
15h 46m
SBA - GUA
6/28
Mon
1 stop
American Airlines
21h 14m
GUA - SBA
3/6
Sat
1 stop
American Airlines
12h 01m
SBA - GUA
3/10
Wed
1 stop
American Airlines
15h 39m
GUA - SBA
3/6
Sat
2 stops
American Airlines
23h 31m
SBA - GUA
3/10
Wed
2 stops
American Airlines
15h 29m
GUA - SBA
6/24
Thu
3 stops
Copa Airlines
27h 04m
SBA - GUA
6/28
Mon
3 stops
Copa Airlines
33h 01m
GUA - SBA
3/6
Sat
2 stops
American Airlines
12h 45m
SBA - GUA
3/10
Wed
2 stops
American Airlines
15h 29m
GUA - SBA
Show more results
-
1
  • Round-trip
  • One-way
  • Multi-city
  • Trip Builder
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
  • Multiple
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First