The average price of a 7-day trip to Santa Ana is $1,180 for a solo traveler, $2,119 for a couple, and $3,973 for a family of 4. Santa Ana hotels range from $37 to $167 per night with an average of $63, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $300 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 $28 to $60 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 Santa Ana, CR

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

 

Average Santa Ana Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Santa Ana for a week is $792-$1,768($113-$253 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $60 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $904 for economy

Lodging: $45 to $74 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $37 to $45 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Santa Ana for a week is $1,786-$3,386($255-$484 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $120 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,808 for economy

Lodging: $45 to $74 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $37 to $45 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Santa Ana for a week is $2,616-$6,184($374-$883 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $240 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,616 for economy

Lodging: $90 to $148 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $56 to $68 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Santa Ana

How cheap can you make a vacation to Santa Ana? The cheapest trip to Santa Ana is about $85 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 22% 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 $32.

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 Santa Ana for a week is $592-$1,400($85-$200 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $28 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $904 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $37 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Santa Ana for a week is $1,064-$2,500($152-$357 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,808 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $37 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Santa Ana for a week is $2,068-$4,844($295-$692 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,616 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $74 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $70 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Santa Ana cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Santa Ana Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Santa Ana for a week is $1,746-$7,467($249-$1,067 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $53 to $120 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $901 to $2,667 for first class

Lodging: $79 to $167 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $300 to $660 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Santa Ana for a week is $3,018-$10,974($431-$1,568 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $106 to $240 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,802 to $5,334 for first class

Lodging: $79 to $167 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $300 to $660 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Santa Ana for a week is $6,036-$20,364($862-$2,909 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $212 to $480 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,604 to $10,668 for first class

Lodging: $158 to $334 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $420 to $1,056 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Santa Ana Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Santa Ana is lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Santa Ana due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana.

 

Flight Costs to Santa Ana

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 Santa Ana our data includes 297 originating airports, and 123 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana can easily cost $210 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $417 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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