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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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At all times it is required that you have a valid passport 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.

As of July, 2021, the following is required to enter:

Completing the HEALTH PASS online form available at

The Health Pass can only be completed within the 48 hours prior to departure. 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.

Acquiring Medical Insurance

Tourists must acquire mandatory travel insurance that covers lodging in the event of quarantine as well as medical expenses due to contracting COVID-19. IMPORTANT…If you have proof of being fully vaccinated, this insurance is not required.

Regarding returns into the U.S. At this time it is required that you have a negative Covid test within 3 days of travel time. Test labs are operating at the Liberia airport offering rapid test results within an hour, and Santarena hotel is also offering regular Covid testing. Check with your home country.

The Costa Rican government requires all travelers arriving into Costa Rica to have specific travel insurance in the event of any Covid related issues. Link: Entry Requirements | Visit Costa Rica | Costa Rica Tourism Official website  These are special forms/documents required to present upon your arrival into Costa Rica. So please consider this when you purchase your travel insurance.

In addition, as of now, we require that each participant has proof of one of the following:

  • being fully vaccinated
  • a test showing you have antibodies against Covid
  • a negative Covid test within 3 days prior to arrival at Santarena Hotel.