The average price of a 7-day trip to Carmen is $1,505 for a solo traveler, $2,703 for a couple, and $5,067 for a family of 4. Carmen hotels range from $55 to $345 per night with an average of $76, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $500 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 $53 to $105 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 Carmen, CR

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SJO and stay in a Carmen 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 Carmen is usually late September.

 

Average Carmen Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Carmen for a week is $1,117-$2,348($160-$335 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $53 to $105 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $851 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $102 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $104 to $127 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Carmen for a week is $2,286-$4,334($327-$619 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $106 to $210 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,702 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $102 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $104 to $127 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Carmen for a week is $3,724-$7,568($532-$1,081 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $212 to $420 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,404 for economy

Lodging: $124 to $204 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $166 to $203 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Carmen

How cheap can you make a vacation to Carmen? The cheapest trip to Carmen is about $95 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 3% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 Carmen for a week is $662-$1,510($95-$216 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $47 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $851 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $55 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Carmen for a week is $1,204-$2,690($172-$384 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $94 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,702 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $55 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Carmen for a week is $2,360-$5,380($337-$769 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $188 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,404 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $110 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $60 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Carmen cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Carmen Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Carmen for a week is $3,224-$9,529($461-$1,361 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $106 to $210 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $778 to $2,059 for first class

Lodging: $284 to $345 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $1,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Carmen for a week is $4,744-$13,058($678-$1,865 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $212 to $420 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,556 to $4,118 for first class

Lodging: $284 to $345 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $1,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Carmen for a week is $9,488-$22,516($1,355-$3,217 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $424 to $840 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,112 to $8,236 for first class

Lodging: $568 to $690 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $750 to $1,400 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Carmen Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Carmen is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Carmen 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.

Carmen 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.

Key
Hotel Price

Prices are based on Carmen 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.

Key
Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Carmen.

 

Flight Costs to Carmen

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 Carmen our data includes 297 originating airports, and 123 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Carmen 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

Key
Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

Key
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 Carmen, 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 Carmen can easily cost $350 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $708 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.

 

Other Carmen Guides