Frequently asked questions
Where is Posada Natura located?
We are located 15 minutes from Quepos. This is 3 hours by ground from San Jose or 30 minutes by air.
What airport do I fly into?
Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
How do I get from the airport to Posada Natura?
You can get to Posada Natura by ground or by air.
Taxi: A taxi will cost $150. If you like, we can arrange for one of our trusted Taxi drivers to pick you up. The drive will take anywhere from 2.5-4 hours depending on traffic.
Rental Car: If you choose to rent a car, we recommend that you do it online ahead of time. Also it’s a good idea to call your credit card company and have them send you a copy of the Damage & Collision waiver. This will wave the extra insurance fee that car rental companies charge in Costa Rica. Making your reservation online in advance will also save you a large expense. There is plenty of space for you to park on our property.
Travel by Air: From San Jose International Airport you can fly to Quepos on Sansa Airlines. These flights usually cost $60-$100. You will need to coordinate your main international flight separately from the Sansa flight through their website. Sansa only flies a few times per day so make sure to coordinate your international and local flight accordingly to ensure that they will work together.
What should I bring with me to Posada Natura?
Upon registering for your retreat we will e-mail you a registration packet that includes a packing list.
Is internet access available? Can I use my cellphone and computer?
Yes. We have high speed wifi in our common areas. Our sleeping areas do not have internet access. We ask our guests to use electronics for important matters only. Part of the healing energy we encourage is to reconnect to nature, quiet the mind, and listen to the heart. We ask you please keep use of electronics to a minimum to support the temple energy of our sanctuary, and to only use electronics in areas designated for their use.
What is the refund policy?
All deposits are non-refundable except in the case of a documented emergency.
Deposits will be subtracted from final payment.
We are unable to refund any and all payments after the start date of the retreat, except in the case of a documented emergency.
Should I be concerned about drinking the water?
No. Our water is supplied by the springs from our own rainforest conservation lands, which is one of the cleanest watersheds left on earth. Our water is alive, vibrant, and healing.
Should I be concerned about traveling to Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is one of the safest Central American countries. The people are friendly, talkative, and live by the motto “pura vida”. However, as you would at home, keep your valuables close, and lock your car.
Is PN family friendly?
Yes. We are a family owned business. Posada Natura has always been a place where children have enjoyed the beauty of the natural world. We welcome children and families to enjoy this space with us, and are honored to be a place where families can come into deeper connection to one another and the earth.
How is PN involved in Rainforest Conservation?
In 1991, our founders bought 1,000 acres of rainforest to protect against deforestation. This project became a 501(c) (3) called Eco Era. Since that time we have expanded our wildlife refuge to over 2,000 acres and engage in ongoing reforestation efforts. Our retreats and programs directly support our rainforest conservation efforts. Our profits go to maintaining our wildlife refuge, paying our caretakers, and giving educational tours throughout these lands.
You can learn more about our rainforest conservation efforts here.
How can I support PN's efforts in Rainforest Conservation?
Working with us directly supports our ability to conserve the rainforest. A portion of our profits go to our partner charity organization, Eco Era.
We are honored to support stewards of the rainforest and wildlife - as it is a great deal of work! We gratefully accept and appreciate donations to aid our partners conservation efforts. If you are interested in making a donation to our partner 501(c)(3) organization, Eco Era, you can do so at www.ecoera.org/donate
What are the COVID requirements to enter Costa Rica?
Costa Rica does not currently mandate that people are vaccinated to enter the country. They also do not mandate that people get tested to enter.
They do mandate that people get international travel health insurance and upload it onto their immigration portal. If you have a vaccine, you are not required to get health insurance, and you will need to upload your vaccine proof onto their immigration portal.
The link to upload your vaccine proof or travel health insurance to the immigration portal is: https://salud.go.cr/
There are many international travel health insurances that cover COVID. The one we reccommend is: https://www.sevencorners.com/