As of November 1, 2020, U.S. citizens from all 50 U.S. States and Washington, D.C. are welcomed back to Costa Rica. Be a smart traveler and apply to social distancing throughout airports. Upon arrival to Costa Rica. Safety include open streets, open air restaurants, open air adventures. We have had TWO successful retreats during the uncertain times of Covid. We pride ourselves in the safety of our staff and guests.
Yes. It is the new normal. Safety First!
Costa Rica Requirements
As of August 1, Costa Rica has stopped requiring a travel health insurance policy for minors and for adult tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
With the change, the only coronavirus-related requirement for vaccinated tourists to enter Costa Rica is to complete the Health Pass in the 72 hours before arriving. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated visitors are still required to obtain insurance covering the duration of their stay. This could change by November, 2021. But as of now, Costa Rica is requiring a small insurance fee per non vaccinated traveler. You will need to purchase this 48 hours prior to your departure date. Check with your airline, we will email links to help once booked.
Email with questions on this testing topic, we are open ears and willing to help. We want all guests to feel 100 percent safe. Keep in mind, open air, open walls, outdoor adventures, outdoor restaurants.. extremely safe place to travel.
United States Requirements
United States is requiring a negative test prior to boarding. Costa Rica has rapid test ready and available. Currently they are priced at $40.00 USD. We will arrange a quick trip to the testing facility before everyone's departure. We will all go together to Covid test, and then drinks will be on us, Beyond Yoga! If you are scheduled for the November retreat or couples retreat, we believe this requirement will be dropped by then :)
COVID-19 continues to be a threat in our community. As things open locally, we encourage each family to do what is best for them. We do not expect everyone will feel comfortable returning travel plans and vacations. For those who do feel comfortable attending, we are taking the all staff and guests precautions. Using CDC and state recommendations, we have implemented a wide range of health and safety measures to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19.
And More FAQ Below:
Easy! We pick you up! Fly into SJO (San Jose) Airport. We offer a shuttle that will run 3 times a day to pick up guests. Forward your flight information to your host or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule the shuttle for you! You will exit the airport and walk to your left to the first restaurant, Malinche, your driver will be out front have a sign up waiting on you. The airport is approximately 30 minutes away from the property. The airport does have wifi if you have any trouble, you will have a day of contact number just in case.
Google reminders are great to help monitor flights from your specific airport. We recommend between 1-3 months is the best time to book flights. Once your flight is booked forward to your host so they can schedule your shuttle. Reminder to book to SJO airport.
The retreat starts the first retreat date and it ends on the last retreat date. Plan to travel in on the retreat start date. And plan to travel out on the ending retreat day. We pick you up and drop you off at the airport the retreat start date and the retreat end date.
We will send friendly reminders for balance inquiries. You are welcome to set up a payment schedule. Final payments have to be paid by February 24, 2021.
Yes! We have wifi accessible on the property. The main house has the fastest speed, however all phone carriers should have no problem with accessing wifi to connect with family and friends at home, and of course to post your adventures to Instagram! We are in Costa Rica, which does mean occasionally the power and wifi flickers and goes off. It is out of our control, and not a frequent occurrence. But we use it to our advantage to step away and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.
We have Queen/King/Single rooms and in main house rooms. Multiple Casitas with queen size beds and lofts. Lastly we have bunk bed options. All have spectacular views and access to bathrooms. First come first serve on sleeping arrangements. Click Accommodations for photos and descriptions.
Our shuttle will deliver us to nearby waterfall access points, beach, and more. We can hike to one of multiple picturesque waterfalls. Bring extra shoes in case you get wet in the waterfalls :). Ocean view adventure for some yoga on the beach and shopping day. Like most resorts and retreat properties we are not located on the beach, so the shuttle will also take us there. It is possible to walk to the nearby town for shopping, local music, restaurants, etc. However we will have a shuttle to take us to town for outings! Extreme up hill hiking and morning walks will be straight from the property. Farmer's market visits will be on the way to most adventures! While you can walk to some adventures, we will provide shuttle to all!
You can cancel at any time. You will receive 90% of your deposit refunded. If cancelled within
60 days prior to the retreat date, cancellation fees will apply. Beyond Yoga has the right to
cancel their retreat at any time for any safety reasons. Examples would be natural acts of god, out of our control.
- Yoga mat!
We have a yoga mats on site, but if you prefer a special yoga mat, bring your own. Many travel with it strapped to their backpack or under their arm just fine.
- Water Shoes and Costa Rica is known for its laid back attire and lifestyle. High heels not necessary but welcome for fancy girls out dinner :)
Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes for walking, swimsuit and don't forget a light jacket for night time. The key is to be comfortable!
While we provide many toiletries at the resort house, you can bring your preferred personal toiletries. If you forget something, there is a modern grocery (similar to a Kroger with American toiletries).
- Sleep Mask
All rooms have a beautiful open view to the sun rise, if you want to sleep in bring a sleep mask :)
Yes. Just want to relax and soak up Costa Rica? Go for it! No adventure, no class, no activity is ever mandatory! This is YOUR retreat. If you can’t take your eyes off the view and want to sit by the pool all day, everyday feel free!
The retreat starts the first retreat date and it ends on the last retreat date. Plan to travel in on the retreat start date. And plan to travel out on the ending retreat day.
Beyond Yoga Costa Rica
2021 RETREAT DATES
Open Retreat: November 13 - November, 17 2021
2022 Retreat dates
March 12 - March 16 2022
*OR create your own retreat with your family & friends*
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