Liberia, Costa Rica offers easy access to the countrys Nicoya Peninsula and Pacific Coast beaches and if you buy tickets well enough in advance, American Airlines will send you there from NYC for just $210 round-trip ($299 including taxes and fees). The sale requires at least a 28-day advance purchase, and seats are filling up fast. We found the best availability starting in mid-November.
THE VALUE: Flights on other carriers currently cost around $600 in the fall and winter.
THE CATCH: Most Tuesdays and mid-December through mid-January are blacked out; the rate could disappear at any time, so book fast.
THE DETAILS: Visit the American Airlines site and search for fares from NYC to LIR.