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Flight Information & Entry Requirements

Flight Information

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOUR PROGRAM HAS REACHED A MINIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS. ONCE YOUR TRIP REACHES ITS MINIMUM, YOU CAN SAFELY PURCHASE FLIGHTS AND FORWARD THE FLIGHT ITINERARY TO travel@discovercorps.com.

We have very specific arrival and departure requirements for your program. Please carefully read below and call us with any questions.

  • Arrival Day: Arrive on the first day of the trip to San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) by 2:00 PM. We will drive together to La Guaria de Sarapiqui (approx. 3 hour drive) once everyone has arrived.

  • Departure Day: Depart on the last day of the trip from San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) time before 2:00 PM.

Discover Corps recommends that you arrive a day prior to avoid any flight delays or cancellations. If you decide to arrive a day prior to the trip start date, you can book an early night at the hotel directly. If you arrive outside of the Discover Corps program, you are responsible for the transfer from the airport to the hotel.

The preferred hotel closest to the SJO Airport: The Adventure Inn, San Jose. This hotel offers a free airport shuttle service.

Book Your Flights

Discover Corps's dedicated flight partner for all of our trips is the team at StudentUniverse (yes, they do flights for more than just students!). Their team know all of the flight windows and details for each of the destinations that we work in. Please always make sure that your trip is guaranteed to run before booking any airfare!

To get a quote from StudentUniverse, please see the details below:

  • Get a Quote by Phone: Call 1-877-898-1244. Agents are available between 9-8 EST M-F.

  • Get a Quote by Email: Email Flights@discovercorps.com with the flight details and a member of the StudentUniverse team will respond shortly with your options

  • Get a quote via our Dedicated Website: Please visit the Discover Corps flight search engine to search for flights online.

  • *Please note that there is a $30 fee per person to book over the phone & $7 fee per person to book via email. Booking via the dedicated website is free.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements


Please follow this link to view this destination’s COVID-19 Entry and Exit Requirements. Be sure to carefully read the COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, including age minimums as they vary for each country. We highly recommend also checking with your airlines for their specific boarding requirements.


Per Discover Corps' Health & Safety Protocol, we require that all travelers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test result taken within 72 hours of traveling.


  1. Get tested within 72 hours of departure (or sooner if the country requires).

  2. Provide Discover Corps with negative test results before departure

  3. Travel with negative results


Please always confirm with your Travel Specialist for current testing requirements prior to departure. Discover Corps (619) 758-3030