Like most countries once you arrive by plane you will travel to your desired destination. From San Jose, guests will travel to the beautiful and lush jungles of the Caribbean of Costa Rica via private shuttle bus. Please be sure to follow these directions so that your trip may run smoothly. And remember to enjoy yourself!
You will take a private shuttle bus from San Jose to the Women of Color Healing Retreats . The shuttle bus ride is 4-6 hours.
Arrival : Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) on Sunday June 17, 2018, and arrive in SJO by 2pm the latest. After arriving at SJO, guests will take a private shuttle bus to the WOCHR. On monday we will have our welcome meeting with the group followed by a beautiful welcome dinner. The retreat will officially begin Tuesday.
Arrival 2 (Option): Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) on Saturday June 16, 2018 at any time. After arriving at SJO , check into a hotel/lodge of your choice near the SJO airport. On the next day Sunday June 17, 2018 you will take a taxi to the shuttle bus which will bring you to WOCHR.. On monday we will have our welcome meeting with the group followed by a beautiful welcome dinner. The retreat will officially begin Tuesday.
Depart: Women of Color Healing Retreats (highly recommend): Participants will leave WOCHR on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 8:00am by taking the shuttle bus to Alajuela Backpackers, located near the airport. Participants will check in for a one night stay at Alajuela backpackers ($16 for one night, includes a free shuttle from Alajuela Backpackers to the airport) and they can fly home at any time they choose the next day, Wednesday June 27, 2018
Depart: Women of Color Healing Retreats: Participants will leave WOCHR on Tuesday June 26, 2018 by taking the shuttle bus to the airport. Participants will arrive at the airport at 11:30am. Participants can choose to fly home on this day.
Please note: These directions are to make sure your trip runs smoothly. Should you decide to arrive in Costa Rica before the retreat date or the suggested time frame of arrival in Costa Rica,we will be unable to assist you, and you are responsible for your own travel arrangements.
If you are unable to take the WOCHR airport pick up/ drop off service, then you will be responsible for paying and booking your own airport pick up/ drop off service, no exceptions.
Below are some recommendations for traveling to and from Costa Rica. Please keep these tips in mind:
- Even though American dollars are accepted in Costa Rica, it is recommended that participants use colones as it is easier to find businesses and services that use local currency.
- Once you’ve landed, you can purchase a sim card at the airport for your unlocked phone. This new phone card will automatically generate a Costa Rican telephone number. Please budget $7 for this service. (If you are unsure as to whether your phone is unlocked or not, please check with your cell provider before traveling.)
- The exit fee to leave Costa Rica is currently $28-30. Some airlines include the exit fee in the cost of the flight. Please confirm with your airline and plan accordingly.
We can't wait to have you experience the beauty of Costa Rica and the magic of WOCHR!