Georgia is overflowing with natural wonders, but there's a lush green world to see outside of our borders. If you're itching to be in a place with the perfect mix of city life and Mother Nature, Costa Rica is calling your name. This fall, flights from Atlanta to Costa Rica are going for just under $200.
Spirit Airlines currently has tickets from Atlanta, Georgia to San José, Costa Rica for only $186. The trip includes a brief layover in Orlando, but that just means Orlando is the perfect time to nap before you touchdown in your final destination.
The cheapest time to fly is Oct. 2 to Oct. 9, but if that doesn't work for you, there are several other mega cheap weeks. The price might shoot up to a little above $200, but it's ridiculously cheap no matter how you frame it.
San José is the capital and largest city in Costa Rica. It's a bustling city known for its nightlife, hipster artwork, and a rising vegan food scene. It's the perfect starting point in a trek through the country.
Car rentals in Costa Rica are notoriously cheap, so you can rent a car for a week for as little as $30. That way, you can easily make a run from the city to the Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Jaco Beach.
Before you start packing your suitcases, know that you have to pay for your bags on Spirit. You can pack light and avoid the charge or just fork up the extra cash. Either way, you're saving a bunch of coins booking through them.
Tickets this cheap don't last, so don't think too long about booking or not, just do it.
If you're not ready to commit to a plane trip, you can still spot some breathtaking views in Atlanta just two hours outside of the city.
ATL to SJO
Original Price: $500+
Sale Price: $186
Why you need it: Costa Rica is filled with budget-friendly food, adventures, and hotels. The bonus is that the ticket to get there is even more reasonable.