There are many reasons to take a vacation in Costa Rica. There's the rainforest, surfing, butterflies, and hot springs, to name just a few compelling justifications.
You can get there on the cheap right now because of low fares you can find at Kayak.com. In fact, you can fly round-trip to San Jose in Costa Rica for $215. Many of the cheapest flights are from the southern US, but there are below-average prices to be found in almost every part of the country for trips predominantly found in the month of May. However, you can find cheap flights to Costa Rica between August and November.
You can get to Costa Rica from Orlando for $215, Houston for $227, Los Angeles for $231, Las Vegas for $245, New York for $264, Washington DC for $279, Chicago for $281, Dallas or Pittsburgh for $289, Philadelphia for $302, Boston for $304, San Diego, $315, San Francisco for $320, Columbus for $343, and Nashville or Indianapolis for $349.