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Costa Rica Retreat


Travel Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TRAVELING INTO COSTA RICA: please read through this entire link to see what your requirements are to enter Costa Rica at this time.  We strongly encourage travel insurance.  HERE is a great article about safety traveling during these times 

Transportation to Costa Rica:  Some airlines that offer flights from major US cities into Costa Rica:

TACA www.taca.com 1.800.400.TACA  
United www.united.com 1.800.622.1015  
American Airlines www.aa.com 1.800.433.7300  
Delta www.delta.com 1.800.241.4141

Air travel within Costa Rica - From San Jose to Nosara:

SANSA Airlines www.flysansa.com 011.506.221.9414  
Nature Air www.natureair.com 1.800.235.9272

Travel Documents: Citizen of the US, Canada, and Panama may enter Costa Rica with a passport that remains valid at least 6 months after your travel date. Identification such as a driver's license or birth certificate are no longer valid for travel in Costa Rica.  A valid passport allows Canadian, American, as well as most Latin American and European citizens to stay for up to 90 days.  Citizens of other countries may require a visa to enter Costa Rica. Before you go to Costa Rica, please make a copy of your passport, which you will need to carry with you at all times. All required travel documents and any immunizations are your responsibility.  

FLYING IN & OUT OF COSTA RICA:  Our retreat center is situated in Nosara, on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Depending on your chosen arrival airport in Costa Rica, there are different options to travel onwards to our retreat center.  There are two international airports in Costa Rica: Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO). Both airports have frequent flights from all over the United States and Canada.  The closest airport to us is LIBERIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LIR). It is only a 2 hours scenic drive - our retreat center offers shuttles/vans to and from the airports.  

SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is an alternative option as sometimes flights from the US or Canada to SAN JOSE can be cheaper or more direct. However, getting to Blue Spirit by road is more costly and takes 4 1/2 hours. An alternative is taking a short plane flight from San Jose to the domestic AIRPORT in NOSARA  

DEPARTURE TAX: There is a departure tax to be paid of $26 at San Jose or Liberia airport when you leave Costa Rica. It can be paid in cash (US$ or costa rican Colones) or with credit card.

Traveling With Surfboards:  Be certain that your airline will accept your surfboard at the time of your travel. Certain U.S. Carriers, principally, but not limited to United & Continental, have time periods that they will not carry surfboards and are very poor about notifying you of this during the reservation booking process. We have found that consistently the most surfer friendly airline to Costa Rica is, GRUPO TACA, the airline of Central America. You will also not be able to carry surfboards on the local commuter flights and many buses.

Ground Transportation:  You are responsible for coordinating and payment of your ground travel to/from the Retreat Center. If you choose to pre-arrange your ground transfer to/from the resort with the retreat center, please contact them directly.  

 Please see the tabs above for more information about your time in Costa Rica and your stay in Nosara.  Travel insurance is required for your journey. There are many travel insurance companies, we recommend STA Travel (www.statravel.com) and AAA (www.aaa.com) for affordable worldwide travel insurance as well as SQUAREMOUTH 

YOGADVENTURES CANCELLATION/PAYMENT POLICY:

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.

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