The retreat is for everyone! New students, long time practitioners and teachers are all welcome.
San Jose International Airport (SJO)
Yes, you will need a passport.
Any individual traveling to Costa Rica that has been in transit, whether in airports, sea ports or land borders, in the following countries, will require the yellow fever vaccine: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Additionally, any individual traveling to Costa Rica from South America and/or sub-Saharan Africa will need the yellow fever vaccine.
Yes. Shuttle transportation to and from San Jose International Airport (SJO) is included at no extra cost to you.
You must arrange your shuttle transportation at least 72 hours prior to your arrival.
To arrange the shuttle: Go here and then select the “Group Shuttle Reservations” circle. Fill out the information and then click on “submit”. The form will go to Pura Vida’s staff and they will then email you a shuttle confirmation.
All meals will be offered buffet style. Pura Vida will provide 3 daily meals, buffet-style. Nutritious, healthy, delicious. They can accommodate different dietary needs and restrictions. Any other special needs can be addressed; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. It is $8 per load for wash, dry, and fold.
Pura Vida recommends that attendees bring $200 USD cash for tips throughout your stay. There is NO ATM on site — so please plan to take out cash before you arrive at Pura Vida.
The resort recommends a $50 cash tip for the general staff be given to the front desk agent at check out. However, that $50 general staff tip does not include gratuity to: the airport shuttle driver, spa therapists, specific staff members, or tour guides (if you do an excursion). So please plan to devote your additional cash tips to those staff members should you use their services.
No. The outlets are the same as U.S. outlets.
You can bring your own yoga mat if you wish. However, Pura Vida has their own inventory of yoga mats that you can borrow for class.
Yes, the hotel will provide 2 towels per attendee per class.
If you have a roommate preference, all parties need to register under Double Occupancy or Triple Occupancy. After payment, email us at email@example.com with your roommate requests. If we don’t hear from you, we will match you up with others who are also looking for a roommate.
Flashlight, alarm clock, sunscreen and hat, bathing suit, day pack/backpack, walking/hiking shoes, sandals with straps, sweater/sweatshirt, insect repellant, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner & soap are provided), travel size blow dryer, warm pajamas (cool nights), water bottle, and rainwear/poncho (May-November).
No, there are no refunds available. Please check your calendar and register for the Women’s Retreat only if you are absolutely certain you can attend with no unforeseen conflicts. Thank you.
Yes. After the retreat is over, there is a $29 airport departure tax that you must pay at SJO airport before you check in with your airline. You can pay the departure tax by Visa, MasterCard, or in cash. There is an ATM in the airport lobby before security.