The average price of a 7-day trip to Arenal Volcano Region is $1,473 for a solo traveler, $2,646 for a couple, and $4,960 for a family of 4. Arenal Volcano Region hotels range from $49 to $256 per night with an average of $86, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) are between $586 and $1,051 per person for economy flights and $1,839 to $3,298 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $43 to $89 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Arenal Volcano Region, CR

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SJO and stay in a Arenal Volcano Region hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Arenal Volcano Region is usually late September.

 

Average Arenal Volcano Region Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $1,005-$2,161($144-$309 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $43 to $89 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $872 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $75 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $91 to $111 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $2,104-$4,014($301-$573 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $86 to $178 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,744 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $75 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $91 to $111 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $3,360-$6,982($480-$997 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $172 to $356 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,488 for economy

Lodging: $110 to $150 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $146 to $167 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Arenal Volcano Region

How cheap can you make a vacation to Arenal Volcano Region? The cheapest trip to Arenal Volcano Region is about $112 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $80 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $44.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $785-$1,826($112-$261 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $42 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $872 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $49 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $1,306-$2,992($187-$427 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $84 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,744 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $49 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $2,612-$5,654($373-$808 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $168 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,488 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $98 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $120 to $165 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Arenal Volcano Region cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Arenal Volcano Region Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Arenal Volcano Region.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $3,147-$8,885($450-$1,269 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $187 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $999 to $2,032 for first class

Lodging: $253 to $256 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $4,776-$12,226($682-$1,747 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $374 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,998 to $4,064 for first class

Lodging: $253 to $256 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Arenal Volcano Region for a week is $9,552-$22,232($1,365-$3,176 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $360 to $748 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,996 to $8,128 for first class

Lodging: $506 to $512 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,478 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Arenal Volcano Region Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Arenal Volcano Region is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Arenal Volcano Region due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Arenal Volcano Region Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Arenal Volcano Region hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Arenal Volcano Region.

 

Flight Costs to Arenal Volcano Region

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,051 average in late December to a low of $586 in late September. Median flight price is $633. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Arenal Volcano Region our data includes 297 originating airports, and 123 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Arenal Volcano Region from an airport like Samos (SMI) in Samos (Greece) for an average $6,003 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like La Aurora International (GUA) in Guatemala City (Guatemala) at an average of just $162.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Arenal Volcano Region, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $466, so you can easily save about 80% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Arenal Volcano Region can easily cost $320 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $630 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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