Frequently Asked Questions
- Accommodations Package 7 night tropical luxury accommodations at: The Pura Vida House (2 million dollar property!) 6bd/6ba villa 2 meals per day by private chef breakfast & dinner
- 1 Private round trip airport transfer (Liberia International Airport, LIR) *private shared group shuttle 3 Golf carts to get around resort (2 six seaters + 1 four seater)
- Daily BootCamp training and coaching with Adrian Delorey
- 1 Local Experience: Visit local town of Tamarindo (shopping, restaurants/bars, culture, entertainment)
- FREE Unlimited Daily Access to Exclusive Beach Club 1 restaurant, 2 bars,160ft oceanfront infinity pool, spa, gym, water activities
- Daily Access to Tennis/Pickleball Courts open play)
- Private access to 3 pristine beaches Avellanas, Mansita, & Langosta
- Access to the JW Marriott 8 restaurants & bars
- Private concierge services (coordinate transportation, tours, activities)
- Access to 2 Spas Beach Club & JW Marriott Wi-Fi (200/mbps)
- Discounted golf green fees 4
- mountain bikes shared amongst the group
- 18 Hole Championship golf course (signature ocean views)
- Daily Housekeeping Laundry service
- Daily Costa Rican coffee Equestrian center
- Mini Market Optional
Add-On excursions & experiences:
- Sunset Catamaran Ride (with an OPEN bar!)
- Horseback riding
- Private Deep Sea Fishing Experience on a Private yacht
- Surfing lessons
- Waterfall Hike
- Opportunity for an Excursion to Las Catalinas from Tamarindo for an incredible workout experience.
Flights are NOT included
Memories to last a lifetime
How Will Travel Work?
Flights are NOT included. Transport has been arranged from Liberia airport to La Fortuna, from La Fortuna to Tamarindo, and back to Liberia airport.
1 Private round trip airport transfer (Liberia International Airport, LIR) *private shared group shuttle
3 Golf carts to get around resort (2 six seaters + 1 four seater)
What Should I Bring?
Keep it casual. With the exception of the San Jose metro area, Costa Rica is an extremely casual country. Leave that office-wear behind and slip into your more comfortable tops, shorts, and sandals. If you plan to go out for some nice dinners, simple dresses are a good option for the ladies, and shorts and polo shirts for the men.
We’re in our flip-flops most of the time but also have some dressier sandals for going out to eat or somewhere nice. Running shoes for working out is also important.
Sunscreen is 3-4 times more expensive in Costa Rica so be sure to bring as much as you’ll need. Go with at least SPF 30 because the sun is very strong since Costa Rica is so close to the equator.
May through November is the rainy season in Costa Rica, however it can rain at any time of year. It’s a good idea to pack a lightweight raincoat or at least a poncho no matter where you’re going.
Insect Protection – Repellent and Clothing
Mosquitoes are the worst in the rainy season but are bad in some areas year-round. Many restaurants are open air, which is wonderful, but does expose your legs to the pesky bugs. If you want to wait until you arrive, you can also readily find aerosol-type sprays with DEET in Costa Rica. Just know that most contain only 15% DEET and run about $8-10 per can.
Sunglasses and Sun Hat
If you’re planning on beaching it and are prone to burns, a sun hat is a great, chic option. You can usually find them at souvenir shops in popular tourist destinations too if you want to wait to buy them until you get here. Ball caps or visors are great for the guys, and sunglasses are also a necessity for obvious reasons.
If you have water shoes, bring them. They’re really nice to have especially if you plan on rappelling waterfalls with us in Arenal where the rocks are often slippery. They also come in handy if you plan to go whitewater rafting or kayaking.
Rash Guard Shirt
Those stretchy polyester shirts that surfers often wear, can come in really handy. They’re great for obviously surfing but also keeping you from getting a sunburn when you’re swimming, snorkeling, or even boogie boarding.
English is widely spoken in major tourist destinations. If you don’t speak the native tongue, a pocket guide with commonly used phrases can be very helpful.
Dry bags are essential if you’re planning on water sports and also helpful for keeping the humidity off your valuable electronics. Dry bags are available in all sizes, from small wallet-sized pouches to hefty 20 liter bags. Here is a link to an assortment to give you some ideas.
Money belts and passport holders
Costa Rica is generally a very safe country, but like anywhere else in the world, petty crime does occur.
Updated Covid-19 Policies
Entry to Costa Rica is allowed for tourists from all countries. Each visitor must comply with the migratory processes established in the General Law of Migration and Immigration.
Starting April 1, the temporary migration measures established in the framework of the national health emergency due to COVID-19 are repealed.
During their stay in Costa Rica, tourists must follow the health protocols established by private companies in order to participate in any tourist activity.
Important update (April 1-2022)
Starting April 1, the temporary immigration measures for entering Costa Rica – put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic – are repealed. This eliminates the requirement to complete the epidemiological form known as the Health Pass and the requirement of medical insurance for unvaccinated foreigners.
The insurance we have used in the past was Sagincor https://www.sagicor.com/ but as of now this is NOT required.
All commercial establishments, activities, and events can operate at 100% capacity.
Although the use of a mask is not mandatory, it is recommended to maintain the protocol of hand washing and temperature taking, as well as compliance with health protocols in each tourist activity.
A return flight ticket is needed when entering Costa Rica. The immigration officer will ask for it upon your arrival. It is advisable to make a photocopy or take a picture of your passport with the entry stamp to carry at all times during your stay.
Why Pura Vida
Pura Vida seamlessly integrates fitness into travel. You get to experience all that Costa Rica has to offer without feeling lazy or shameful about taking time off.
We believe that healthy changes can be made naturally, and that practiced regularly with loving support, healthy changes will become long-term habits that you will take with you for the rest of your life.
On our transformational holidays, you’ll learn and practice healthy eating habits, mindfulness, functional workouts and de-stressing practices, as well as how to integrate these tools into your daily life.
An all-inclusive adventure at a fraction of the cost when booking yourself.
Learn healthy eating habits, practice mindfulness, and get functional-workouts in all while enjoying a vacation.
Go ziplining over the jungle, rappel down volcanic mountains, wade under waterfalls, and more.
Make lifelong memories with a close cohort of similar-minded travelers.
Enjoy Costa Rica’s nature
Costa Rica is home to more than 500,000 species, with 300,000 of those insects. This staggering number represents nearly 4% of the total species estimated worldwide. That’s a whole lotta wildlife in one little country.Over 27% of the country is protected as a national park, wildlife refuge, or reserve. To make matters better, even the Costa Rican government has taken active measures to protect the country’s biodiversity.
Take note of your check
Anytime you eat out, whether at a cafe, soda shop, or restaurant, there will be a 10% service charge and a 13% tax added to every bill.
USD is acceptable
The colón is the currency of Costa Rica, but just about anywhere will accept USD as payment too; you just may get a bad exchange rate. Make sure to download the XE app so you can always stay up to date with the exchange rates.
The people are amiable and represent Costa Rica tourism well! Costa Ricans or “Ticos” are happy to welcome you to their beautiful country, help you out, chat with you, and share their piece of paradise with visitors. We also found that most Ticos could speak English well, but it certainly will help to pick up a few Spanish words
If you plan on spending time around the waterfalls and going in the water, it’s worth picking up a pair of cheap water shoes. They will help you grip the slippery rocks and protect your feet from cuts.