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It's just a hop, skip, and a jump to sea, sun, and sand.

Whether you're craving an under-the-sea scuba adventure amongst coral reefs, to traverse the remains of indigenous civilizations, or to take in the best of everything a modern city with ancient roots has to offer, you'll find a flight to your next adventure with us. Explore some of our most popular international destinations in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Mexico

It doesn’t matter if you're planning to soak up the sun and surf or dive into urban nightlife, visiting Mexico with Southwest is as easy as saying ¡Hola!

Central America

Backpacking opportunities and beaches abound on the Central American subcontinent—so do rich cultural experiences, ancient landmarks, and so much more.

The Caribbean

Island hopping awaits. Underwater adventures, mountain views, diverse cultural influences, and more are at your fingertips—or just dig your toes into the white sand beaches.

Why fly Southwest

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Bags fly free®

Your bags fly free2, because no golf bag3 or swimsuit should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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No change fees4

Think your vacation plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind4.

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Gate to gate WiFi5

Surf the Web before you surf the waves with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and the Internet will make time fly by on our flights to tropical destinations.

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Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight on our 737-800 aircraft.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a blockbuster, or catch up on your favorite shows for free. Just one way we make getting to your tropical destination as nice as being there. Well…almost.

Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your new favorite islands. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

Join Rapid Rewards, our award-winning frequent flyer program.

Southwest Rapid Rewards® lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row6. Points that actually reward you with island getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

100% reward availability7.As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.

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 paradise.

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No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get tropical, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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Your points don’t expire.Points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to our tropical destinations or anywhere else you want to go.

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Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our tropical destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the vacation of a lifetime.

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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!

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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 & traveling.

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The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.

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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.

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Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).