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Travel Info: Costa Rica

Rustic Pathways uses United Airlines for our escorted group flights from the United States to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Students leaving from the United States may either depart on one of our chaperoned group flights from a gateway airport (see pricing below) or may choose to arrange their own airfare to their destination country with our Self-Managed Airfare. Please note that choosing Self-Managed Airfare will incur a $250 fee. Students on chaperoned group flights are responsible for arranging their own domestic travel to our gateway city.

Students joining our programs from outside the United States are responsible for arranging their own travel to their destination. These students are also required to pay the $250 Self-Managed Airfare fee. You will be provided with specific arrival and departure time windows. Arriving or departing outside these windows may incur special transportation arrangements and fees. Students may alternatively choose to join one of our chaperoned group flights departing from one of our United States gateway airports in which case they would be responsible for arriving to and departing from that gateway airport. These students are not required to pay the $250 Self-Managed Airfare fee. Please reach out to your Personal Travel Advisor to confirm specific arrival and departure airports and times.

International Airfare
Students departing from outside North America are responsible for making all their own airfare arrangements. Some programs may have additional internal airfare costs. Please reference the program page for details.
  • Origin Airport:
    Newark (EWR) - $1,900
  • Destination Airport:
    San José, Costa Rica (SJO)
Connecting Destinations

Important: For additional information on the logistics of our escorted group flights, click here.

Visa Information

There are no visa requirements in Costa Rica for students traveling on United States passports.

Students traveling with Rustic Pathways on passports not issued by the United States are responsible for determining their own visa requirements. Please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy.