Participants Should Bring the Following:
Walking Shoes / Hiking Boots / Sneakers (for the Eco-Tour)
Yoga Clothing (and if desired - YogiToes/Traction Towel) - The Spa will provide Yoga Mats
Raingear / Windbreaker for Wet Weather
Bug Repellent & Sunscreen
Cash for Tips / Services / Shopping (Credit Cards are not accepted everywhere)
There is a $29 Departure Tax payable at Airport
Temperatures Vary between 50 - 70 degrees F - bring clothing accordingly (Sleepwear; Jeans; Sweaters).
Have something comfortable for bus rides to Tour destinations (Shorts/sweats etc.)
Entry/Departure Requirements: The Government of Costa Rica requires that all foreign visitors must present a valid passport for entrance into the country. Passport must be valid for at least 90 days past your date of arrival. There is a $29 departure tax due when departing Costa Rica. The tax must be paid before you check-in with your airline. This can often be paid upon arrival to Costa Rica, but keep your receipt for departure.
The airport for Pura Vida Spa is San Jose Juan Santa Maria International (SJO). The resort is about 20 minutes from the airport. To schedule a transfer from SJO to Pura Vida Spa the reservations office must receive the following information at least 14 days prior to the start of your trip. Disregard if we have your information listed.
After passing through immigration and customs, a member of the airport VIP service will approach you and place a Pura Vida sticker on your shirt to identify you as our guest. The Pura Vida Spa driver will meet you outside the exit door. He will have a sign which reads, "Villas Pura Vida + your last name". If delayed, please call Reception in Costa Rica: 011-506-2-483-0033. Notify the reservations office if you plan to make your own way to Pura Vida Spa. Should you need to schedule transfer for a day different from your arrival, the shuttle will only pick-up at SJO Airport and only at pre-arranged times.
You should not accept help from anyone that is not properly identified as Pura Vida staff and/or holding a sign with your name on it.
Keep your Airline's Carry On + Luggage rules in mind when packing!!!
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