FAQs

What travel documents do I need?
Citizen of the US, Canada, and Panama may enter Costa Rica with a passport that remains valid at least 6 months after your travel date.  Identification such as a driver’s license or birth certificate is no longer valid for travel to Costa Rica. 
A valid passport allows Canadian, American, as well as most Latin American, and European citizens to stay for up to 90 days.  Citizens of other countries may require a visa to enter Costa Rica. 
Before you go to Costa Rica, please make a copy of your passport, which you will need to carry with you at all times. You should leave your original passport in the safety box at Blue Spirit.

Is airfare included? 
No.  You are responsible for your flight to Liberia or San Jose, Costa Rica.
Liberia is the closest airport to Nosara.  It is a 2.5hr drive from the airport to Blue Spirit. You can also fly into San Jose, Costa Rica, but this is a longer 4.5 hour drive from the airport. There is a shuttle service from either airport.

How does the shuttle from the airport work?
The shuttle from the airport costs $60 USD one way.  Shuttle information is available here: http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/shuttle-reservations

Flights to Costa Rica & Further Transport to Blue Spirit
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When is check-in and check-out?
General Check In time for all rooms is 4:00 p.m. General Check Out time for all rooms is 10:00 a.m.  Guests’ luggage can be stored at the Front Desk at no charge before or after the indicated hours on arrival and departure days.

When are meal times?

All meals are served in the Dining Hall, starting with dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day. Lunch is not served on departure day.
Breakfast     7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Lunch     12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dinner      6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Complimentary early morning coffee and tea are available at 6:30 a.m. daily. 

Can I make a special meal request?
Upon request, Blue Spirit will do its best to provide for special meal needs (such as lactose intolerance, food allergies, …etc.). We require that these requests be communicated at least 2 weeks in advance. Please communicate your request to the organizer of your program. Please keep in mind that a huge variety of non-allergic products are not as easily available in Costa Rica (as for example in the U.S.). 
An additional way of satisfying special meal needs is our PURE FOOD OPTION, which is part of our daily buffet style served lunch and dinner: offering of greens, grain, and legume (beans) without oils or seasoning.
Also, we have a refrigerator where guests can store their medications ONLY.

What is there to do while staying in Nosara?                                             

The following excursions can be arranged with Blue Spirit concierge:
• Horseback Riding on the Beach
• Ocean Kayaking
• Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
• Canopy Zip Line Tours
• River Kayaking
• Bird-Watching Tour
• Waterfall Hikes
• Surfing Lessons
• Surf Board Rentals
• Turtle Refuge Tours