British Airways have announced a new route from London Gatwick to Costa Rica, launching in May 2016.

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British Airways Flights to Costa Rica From May 2016

The new route will see two flights per week between London Gatwick and San Jose from May 2016, increasing to three flights per week during Winter 2016. BA have scheduled a Boeing 777 to serve the new flights to Costa Rica with a 3 class seating configuration. This means that the new route between London and Costa Rica will not include a First Class cabin.

Tickets are available to purchase from the British Airways website now. However, if you are planning to book a reward flight, the new route has yet to be added to the Avios portal. Once the route opens up for Avios bookings, you should be able to find plenty of seats available in all cabin classes.

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What to See in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an exciting destination in the Caribbean that attracts travellers from around the world, who come to see the unspoilt natural beauty the country has to offer. The average temperature in Costa Rica is 27 degrees Celsius year round and the country has a rain season that lasts from May until October.

Bordering both the Caribbean and the Pacific, Costa Rica has a coastline spanning 1,290 km with plenty of unspoilt beaches for you to explore. 25% of Costa Rica's landmass forms part of a natural reserve to protect the jungle and the wildlife that call the jungle home. Costa Rica has the highest density of wild animal species anywhere in the world, comprising of colourful parrots, monkeys, frogs and exotic snakes. Many foreign visitors choose to explore the jungle by booking themselves into eco-resorts or treehouse communities, such as the remote Finca Bellavista community.


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Its largest city is San Jose, which is home to nearly a third of the population. San Juan is famous for its many theatres that draw architectural inspiration from European architecture. Additionally, the city offers a number of parks and renowned museums to keep visitors entertained.

Costa Rica is increasing in popularity with European tourists. With the new twice-weekly route from Gatwick, British Airways will be looking to test out the long-term viability of the route. With an increased capacity already announced for winter 2016, we wouldn't be surprised to see the route increasing the amount of weekly flights at the beginning of 2017.

Photo by Guanlong D. , Cris Valencia & Wha'ppen

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