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Find low fares on international flights to Central America.
The door to adventure is open—step through and visit one of our Central American destinations.
Southwest® flies to Central America, where dense jungles, misty cloud forests, and cooled lava fields await your eager exploration. This ecological playground also offers an array of adrenaline-filled excursions, family-friendly activities, and more biodiversity than almost anywhere on earth. Whether you crave beaches, mountains, modern nightlife, or ancient cultures, it’s all there for you in Central America. Where will you start your adventure?
San Jose, Costa Rica
Can you feel it? Pura Vida culture is luring you to San Jose, Costa Rica. Whether you crave a bustling modern urban center or a tropical locale steeped in culture and history, San Jose is a nature-lover’s dream destination. Experience the pure, simple life for yourself—start planning your escape to San Jose, Costa Rica.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the availability, health and safety procedures, operations, and schedules for local attractions are changing constantly. Please contact attractions directly for hours of operation, potential temperature screenings, and other possible health and safety procedures and restrictions. Visit our COVID-19 Travel Information page for information about potential restrictions on air travel.
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You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to where you want to go.
Your points don’t expire.
You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our tropical destinations easy. No matter when, or where, you earn them, your points won’t expire.
International travel tips
If you’re new around here, we’re so happy to have you. Flying with us is easy and fun—this guide is your one-stop shop for doing things the Southwest way.
We’ll be waiting to welcome you with free snacks and countless smiles, so we want to get you onboard as quickly and smoothly as possible!
Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.
The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival. If you’d like to breeze through security a little easier, you may be interested in Global Entry. You can apply here.
Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).
1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.
2Fare difference may apply.
3Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to departure may result in forfeited Travel Funds.
4Flight credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022, do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. See full details here.
5Where available. Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer.
6Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights, free live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight.
7Internet access for $8 per device from takeoff to landing. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. In order to provide a top-notch Internet experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.