PURE HUMAN – Getting There
in COSTA RICA
January 23rd – 29th, 2022
“Unleash Your Power to be Extraordinary”
Getting to Santarena
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. 55 miles.
If you make arrangements to arrive at the Liberia airport (LIR) between noon and 3 pm on Sunday, January 23 and depart after 3 pm the following Saturday, January 29, we will have a shuttle pick you up at the Liberia airport and at the conclusion of the retreat, we will get you back to the Liberia airport. The travel time between the airport and Santarena Hotel is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. The cost of this transportation is included in the price of the retreat if you arrive and depart within the set time frames.
If you choose to arrive or depart on a different day or time, or from a different airport, we can arrange a shuttle for you at a reasonable additional cost.
If you decide to rent a car, even though you will not need one, here are the directions to Santarena.
Driving directions from Liberia to Santarena Hotel: 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 Flamingo, Melia Conchal. Follow this road for 26 km through Huacas. Just after Huacas, take the first right following signs to Las 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. After9 km, this road ends at Santarena Hotel. There are a few hard turns, so watch for signs to the Playa Danta and for Potrero. Once in Potrero, drive around the soccer field to the northwest corner and continue on for only 5 km. The last hill is bumpy, and at the top of the hill, you’ll find the entrance to the hotel.
At all times it is requiured 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 https://salud.go.cr
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.
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.