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Information to Transformation with Dr. Joe Dispenza Getting There






December 12-18, 2021


Getting to Santarena

The Santarena hotel is located on playa Danta in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, also known as the Gold Coast. From the Liberia International airport it is approx. 50 miles.

If you wish to extend your stay, it’s best to do it through Global Journeys. There are available rooms for an extended stay prior to the start of the retreat on December 12th, and also after the end of the retreat on December 18th. Let us know your wishes and we will work with you.

Please make flight arrangements to arrive at the Liberia airport (LIR) between noon and 3 pm on December 12th and depart after 1 pm on December 18th. We will have a shuttle pick you up at the Liberia airport and bring you to Santarena and at the conclusion of the retreat, we will get you back to the Liberia airport. Within these time frames the shuttle is included as part of your cost. If you arrive and/or depart at a different time, we are happy to arrange transportation for you at an additional cost.

The travel time between the airport and Santarena Hotel is approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

Please be aware of the no-refund policy stated on the registration page.

If you decide to rent a car, (though you will not be needing a car during the retreat) here are the directions to Santarena.

Driving directions from Liberia to Santarena: When you exit the airport service road, take a right and go 29 km to Belen intersection. At the Belen intersection, take a right following signs to Catalinas, Flamingo, Melia Conchal. Follow this road for 26 km through Huacas. Just after Huacas, take the first right following signs to Catalinas, Flamingo, etc. Stay on this road for 9 km passing through Brasilito. At the junction for Flamingo / Potrero, veer right onto the dirt road toward Potrero. After 10 km, this dirt road ends at Santarena Hotel . There are a few hard turns, so watch for signs to Catalinas and for Potrero. Once in Potrero, drive around the soccer field to the northwest corner and continue on for only 5 km. A few more twists and turns and ups and downs …at the bottom of the final hill you’ll find the entrance to the hotel.

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General Entry

Kindly note…Regulations and procedures to enter and exit Costa Rica are changing almost daily and vary depending on your country of origin. Please continue to stay updated through your country’s requirements and those of Costa Rica.

At all times it is required that you have a passport that is valid for 90 days from your arrival date to enter Costa Rica.  Arriving from the U.S. a visa is not required. If you are arriving from another country, check with your consulate to see if you need a visa or not.

Covid-19 Information

Everyone entering Costa Rica must complete the Health Pass. It can only be completed within the 48 hours prior to arrival. It must be accessed on up-to-date browsers, with the exception of Internet Explorer. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.

Completing the HEALTH PASS online form is available at

Global Journeys is committed to the safety of our community during this time of transition. Please honor the following protocol for our retreat:

Global Journeys and its Costa Rican partners, require that each participant has proof of a Negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours prior to the start of this retreat in order to be admitted to your room at the hotel and attend the sessions. Our official start is 6 pm on December 12, 2021, so a covid test must have been administered no earlier than 6 pm on December 10, 2021. “HOME TESTS” WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Testing is at your own expense. Kindly be prepared to show your test electronically or in printed form upon your arrival.

Masks, Distancing and Temperature Checks

If you are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19, when indoors, we require that you wear a mask. If you are fully vaccinated we suggest that you wear a mask. Six-foot distancing must be maintained by everyone while indoors. We will be conducting daily temperature checks before entering sessions.

Acquiring Medical Insurance

If you are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19, you must purchase mandatory travel insurance that covers lodging in the event of quarantine as well as medical expenses due to contracting COVID-19. Insurance information is available on this site:

Important…If you have proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, this insurance is not required. More info on entry requirements may be found on: Entry Requirements | Visit Costa Rica | Costa Rica Tourism Official website  

Returning to the U.S

At this time it is required that you have a negative Covid-19 test within 24 hours of travel time. Test labs are operating at the Liberia airport offering rapid test results, usually within an hour under normal operations. During busy times it may take longer.

Santarena hotel is also providing Covid-19 testing. Kindly remember that all Covid testing is at your own expense. If you are returning to a country other than the U.S., please check those requirements.

New Information:

Recently, the Costa Rican government issued a statement that if you are unvaccinated for Covid-19, you may be severly limited to access public places. For details, please see the article in the Costa Rican official newspaper, Tico Times: