By Melanie Lieberman
October 18, 2017
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Originally published by Travel + Leisure

If the cooler weather (or thought of it if it's still toasty where you are) has you feeling down, it may be time to set your sights on a warmer destination. Last week, Scott’s Cheap Flights delivered an excellent deal on trips to Costa Rica, which is just a few hours by air from many U.S. cities.

Travelers can find airfare starting at $205 round-trip from Miami as soon as late October, with travel dates available until June 2018. (Cheap flights are available during Thanksgiving, but Christmas and New Year’s Eve are excluded.)

In addition to Miami, deals on flights can be found from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. for under $300 round-trip. All flights arrive at San Jose’s Juan Santamaría International Airport.

After landing, travelers can spend their Costa Rica vacation diving with hammerhead sharks, lazing with locals in hot springs, sipping cocktails from a hotel hammock, or hiking through the country’s famous cloud forests.

The affordable fares are available on a number of airlines, including JetBlue and United, as well as regional carriers Copa, Volaris, Aeromexico, and Avianca.

Scott’s Cheap Flights recommends searching for the cheapest travel dates to Costa Rica from your city of origin with Google Flights before booking directly with a site like Momondo, Skyscanner, or KAYAK.