Costa Rica is attractive for its relaxing lifestyle, eco-tourism and adventure. Activities range from fishing, to kayaking, zip lining, sun tanning, hiking through the rainforest, surfing, nature watch and so much more.

Contact our travel agent Sonia Leon at mail@uvita.info to find out more about what you can do in your area of Costa Rica.







Costa Rica currently has 2 international airports.

Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Alajuela, San Jose area

Airlines:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Condor
  • Continental Airlines
  • Aeromexico
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier
  • Taca
  • Iberia
  • Jet Blue
  • Spirit Airlines
  • US Airways


Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), Liberia, Guanacaste (Northern Costa Rica)

Airlines:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • US Airways





Regional Airlines



Costa Rica has 2 regional airlines for 15 regional airports. Reservations can easily be made via internet or telephone. Most flights are scheduled for mornings due to weather conditions. Be aware of luggage weight restrictions of one checked in piece per person of max. 30 lbs plus 1 carry on. Extra weight will be charged or held back, depending on the weight of the passengers and total cargo on plane.

Nature Air



www.natureair.com
Tel: +506 2299 6000 or North American Tel: +1 800 235 9272
Nature Air flies out of Tobias Bolanos Airport in Pavas (west of San Jose) there are shuttles and taxis which connect to Juan Santa-Maria International airport in San Jose (about 15 min drive)
Flight costs range from $60-120 per person one way.

Sansa Air



www.flysansa.com
Tel: +506 2290 4100 or North American Tel: +1 877 767 2672
Sansa Air flies from Juan Santa-Maria International airport in San Jose
Flight costs range from $60-120 per person one way.






National Car Rental

We prefer National as they have many locations throughout Costa Rica, have great customer service and have provided us with a special corporate rate which we would like to share with you.

To access corporate discounts for car rental in CR

Go to www.natcar.com/main.cfm

Click on corporate

Rate code: THXA-AXCB

Company name: Our Costa Rica Ventures

If you have rental car insurance on your credit card, you can unclick the insurance option but will still need to pay for the minimum liability insurance of $7 per day.

We recommend renting a 4x4 if you plan to discover small populated areas and beyond. However, if you are planning to stick to the highways and populated areas, a Toyota Yaris will do just fine. Make sure you bring your credit cards with rental car collision insurance. You are able to rent a GPS with your car or bring your own. You will be glad you did, especially for driving in larger cities.





San Jose Airport Hotels

Adventure Inn



We love the Adventure Inn! It is very close to both San Jose airports. The hotel has WIFI, several computers available to customers, pool, hot tub, restaurant and English speaking staff. Pizza and sushi restaurants and supermarket are within 10 min walk and an indoor shopping mall is within 20 min walk. An elaborate souvenir store is also 10 min walk.

www.adventure-inn.com

  • Take orange taxi to Adventure Hotel, prepay at airport $10 USD

  • Address: 100 Metres Este Del La Puerta Principal

  • Los Arcos, Ciudad Cariari, (San Jose 10 min from SJO airport)

  • Tel: 1 866 258 4740 (from Canada) or +506 2239 2633 (international)

  • Reservation conf: make sure they provide you with a number

  • Quote: Costa Rica Ventures rate $59 USD (single) $69 USD (double), $79 USD (triple), $89 (quad) + tax, less 10% if paying cash Includes breakfast and 1 shuttle to airport (hotel refunds you the cost of the orange taxi with proof of receipt)





Ojochal Area

El Buena Vista



You will love this cozy bed & breakfast! Private, quiet, ocean view and awesome breakfast to start your day. WIFI on main patio and refrigerators in each room. Tell them Costa Rica Ventures sent you to get a special rate!

http://www.elbuenavista.com
contact@elbuenavista.com
Tel: 011 506 2786 5295


El Rio Tico



Ready for an experience? This lodge is cleverly created out of African safari tents with added bathrooms, in a tropical river setting. Clean & quiet nature at its finest! Each tent has its own patio for privacy. WIFI & restaurant. Host: Kees (pronounced Case without the e) speaks many languages and is happy to help you arrange a variety of tour outings while you are visiting.

http://www.riotico.com
info@riotico.com
Tel: +506 8996 7935




Uvita / Ojochal area



Check out El Paraiso Properties (Sonya) www.ojochalvacationrentals.com for beautiful custom built homes for rent. Tell them Costa Rica Ventures sent you for a special rate.







We highly recommend that you use a local travel agent for booking tours, activities, rental homes, hotels and transportation. Our friend Sonia Leon is fluent in English and runs the Uvita Tourist Information Centre. Sonia has extensive travel experience throughout all of Costa Rica. She can guide you, based on your objectives and comfort level, on where to go (anywhere in Costa Rica) and what to do.

Sonia Leon
mail@uvita.info
www.uvita.info
cell: +506 8843 7142
skype: sonia.leon.m







No matter how many weeks you are traveling to Costa Rica for, we recommend that you pack enough clothes for 1 week plus 2 nice outfits for going out for dinner. The weather is humid and too many clothes stuck in baggage will just get moldy. Laundry machines are available in many hotels and house rentals.

Items to pack

  • Passport
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Bug repellent
  • Anti–itch cream for insect bites (there are less biting insects in Costa Rica than most places in North America, however they tend to itch when you are not used to them)
  • Hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Hiking sneakers or good quality sandals
  • Belly pouch to carry small electronics and money
  • Pocket knife (to cut up variety of local wild ripe fruits)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Camera
  • Long pants for evenings
  • Flashlight
  • Basic first aid kit


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