Information About Traveling to Costa Rica: Flights, Transportation, What to Bring, What Not to Bring
Most large airlines fly to Costa Rica such as American, Delta, US Airways, United Airlines and also there are some awesome Central American airlines such as Copa and Taca Airlines. Please contact us with your flight information as soon as you book it so we may begin to make plans for your pick up.
We suggest you leave your departure city on a redeye Friday night arriving Saturday morning so you can arrive early and enjoy almost a full day at the retreat getting settled in and relaxing.
Please be prepared that we may have only one pick up for flights arriving within a few hours of each other. The drive to the hotel is about 2 hours through the mountains and over to the coast. You are of course welcome to plan your own transportation if you don't want to wait for our shuttles. Taxi services are readily available at the airport. Plan to pay about $150 for a taxi.
If you want to come even earlier to do your own thing before the retreat you will need to make arrangements with a taxi/shuttle service to the retreat (or back to the airport on Saturday) to catch our shuttles. All hotels can help with making those arrangements. Be prepared to pay up to $150.00 if you go in your own transportation. Transportation is the most expensive thing in the country as gas is between $5 and $6 a gallon.
Also, please let us know if you decide to come early to the retreat so we can prepare accommodations for you if they are available but it would not be included in your package.
WHAT TO BRING:
First and foremost of what to bring is a "go with the flow attitude" you are going to have a great time, especially if you can let go of what you are used to and let something new in with an open mind. Things don't always go as planned here, its part of the experience. If you have this attitude dialed in, it doesn't matter what you bring or don’t bring, because it's going to work out no matter what :)
Light weight clothes that dry easily, jeans are not recommended unless very thin...mostly, you will wear the least amount of clothing possible so don't sweat it, because you will :) You can literally come here with a backpack only, a few dresses, surf shorts, t-shirts, tank tops and a sarong and you're set. Although we do recommend light weight long sleeve and light weight pants for sunset hour which is also mosquito hour.
Sunscreen, camera, mosquito repellant, citronella oil works well if you want something non-toxic) flash light or head lamp, sun hat, sandals, walking shoes, camera, and bathing suit. You can buy all of these things and more here, so don't worry if you forgot something.
Money! :) You can take money out of ATM's here in Costa Rica and receive colones without any big exchange fees except your banks international fees...this is what we recommend so you are not caring a lot of cash around with you.
PASSPORT, THEY WON'T LET YOU ON THE PLANE WITHOUT IT. :)
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
We recommend that youDO NOT BRING YOUR COMPUTER OR VALUABLE JEWELRY for more than the obvious reasons.
Try to unplug, relax and free yourself from technology 24/7. **** Please note, if you must be in communication there is wi-fi, however, it doesn't always work perfectly... It can be slow and can even go out due to rain storms, or just plain ol' Costa Rica infrastructure. WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT...THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT DOING A "DIGITAL DETOX!