At a time when prices are rising at freakishly high rates, paying $1000+ for a plane ticket does not only seem steep but downright unrealistic, at least for the average traveler’s budget.

And I’m not exaggerating when I say that taking advantage of seasonal discounts can make the difference between you being able to go on that long-awaited vacation or not; and luckily for those on the hunt for a good deal, spring is the absolute cheapest time to fly to four stunning Latin American destinations.

So, if you’re not sure where to head off to these upcoming months, consider Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, or Ecuador – all fascinating places that have never been cheaper to reach.

According to Skyscanner’s latest rates (remember, these prices are subject to slight changes depending on when you’re reading this article), this is how much you can expect to pay for a round-trip ticket from some of the most major U.S. cities to these four destinations:

Costa Rica Peru Argentina Ecuador
New York $206 $367 $604 $236
Los Angeles $211 $378 $620 $321
Chicago $210 $320 $721 $275
Houston $140 $424 $685 $241
Dallas $207 $434 $669 $279
San Francisco $285 $373 $815 $414
Washington $220 $364 $676 $328
Miami $195 $279 $596 $233
Los Alerces National Park, Patagonia, Argentina.

Now that you’ve got a better idea of how much it’ll cost to fly to Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, and Ecuador this spring, let’s dive into each of these gorgeous countries and what makes them a great pick for your next getaway.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica has long been one of Central America’s most coveted destinations, especially among the adventurous souls eager to explore the jaw-dropping beaches and rainforests that give the region an otherworldly vibe.

Tortuguero National Park, Rainforest, Costa Rica, Caribbean coast, Central America

This spring, however, the country has generated even more buzz thanks to the fact that it’s one of the cheapest international locations to reach from the U.S. – round-trip flights from most cities don’t even surpass the $210 mark.

And considering just how much that money gets you in terms of sights and experiences, it’s a steal!

Here, you’ll get to zipline through the cloud forests of Monteverde, surf along the Pacific coastline, and roam around the bustling markets of San Jose where you’ll be tempted to buy just about everything.

zip liner in monteverde


The second entry on today’s list is Peru, a country that’s home to more world-class attractions and breathtaking views than you even realize.

Machu Picchu, a place that holds a proud spot among the New Seven Wonders of the World, is hands-down the No. 1 attraction to visit while in the country, and spring is the perfect time to do just that – no competition.

Ancient site of Machu Piccu in the clouds in Peru

Take advantage of the balmy weather and crowdless landscapes to see some of the world’s most famous sights, including Parque Nacional Huascarán, Colca Canyon, and the Magic Water Circuit of the Reserve Park.

City trippers will also love exploring the buzzing streets of Cusco or the fantastic culinary scene of Lima; what more could you want?


Though flights to Argentina are the most expensive of the bunch, it’s important to consider the fact that this is also the farthest point you’ll have to fly to, so it all makes sense.

man hiking in Patagonia, Argentina

What’s more, there’s so much to see and do within these 2.8 million sq. km (1.1 million sq. mi.), that a $600-something price tag to get to experience all that seems more than worth it.

Attend one of the dreamy street fairs of Buenos Aires, explore the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia, or go on a wine-tasting tour across Mendoza – the choices are endless.


Last but certainly not least, we have Ecuador, a place you can easily travel to for less than $300 this spring, at least from most U.S. hubs.

Colorful town in ecuador

I can’t stress enough just how much the country caters to EVERY type of traveler.

History buffs can marvel at the streets and buildings of Quito, nature enthusiasts can go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galápagos Islands, while the most adventurous souls probably can’t wait to hike through Ecuador’s portion of the Amazon Rainforest or the Andes.

Galapagos Islands

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