This trip was created specifically for those in Costa Rica who need (or want) to leave the country for a few days and return in order to get their visa for another 90 days. March 2nd is the deadline that was set by the Costa Rica government where any person who was not a resident, and had overstayed their visa from March 2020, would need to leave the country to get it renewed.

The first part of the trip is the flight from San Jose to Cancun. They depart daily at … Here are some sample fares starting on February 27th, with the latest return March 6th. Right now roundtrip non-stop flights on Volaris are $296 to $320 depending on the dates. Kayak has current rates here SJO to CUN – LINK.

For lodging you have multiple options, from home rentals to all inclusive resorts, to boutique hotels with a few rooms right on the sand. I have personally stayed at the Palace Resorts and Xamach Dos, between Tulum and the Quintana Roo National Park. I prefer places outside of the city of Cancun and the tourist centers of Playa del Carmen, but the whole stretch of coast is beautiful and where to stay depends on your tastes and budget. Here you can use the map and get up to the second rates and availability for every type of lodging in the Yucatan.

Luckily there is ample transportation options from the airport in Cancun to rest of the Yucatan Peninsula. You can reserve a private taxi, a shared shuttle bus, or rent a vehicle. Most tours will require a short road trip, so it just depends on how much you want to see while you are in Mexico. Sometimes it is nicer just to have a quiet few days on the coast’s sandy beaches.

If you do want to explore, there are ruins to discover (Tulum was like the beach town for the Mayan civilization), cenotes to swim in, rainforest hikes, swimming with whale sharks, and cultural exhibits. You can use our Viator Guide to reserve a tour, and remember to book at least 72 hours in advance to ensure availability.

Check out my photo gallery from previous trips for inspiration – and then book your flight and accommodations. Done right, you can enjoy a 4 day, 3 night trip for under $500 per person. Contact me for assistance planning your getaway. I am a licensed and insured travel consultant.