Rest easy. Here’s info about every facet of your retreat experience.
We will book a taxi for you from the airport to get to us. Once you have booked your flight just send us your flight information and we will arrange your taxi. They will be waiting for you at Liberia airport upon your exit from the airport with a sign with your name on it.
We work with a local taxi company that we’ve worked with for years, and we have secured the best prices available in the area.
The cost of the taxi varies depending on the size of your group.
You are completely welcome to book your own transportation through another company but you will expect to pay upwards of $160/per person for solo rides and the prices go up from there.
Car rental is also an option.
Note: all prices above are in US dollars and are listed for one way trips from Liberia to Hacienda del Sol (2 hours drive).
At Hacienda Del Sol, and in the Guanacaste area in general, expect warm, lush, breezy days, with highs of 82 – 92 degrees and lows 75 – 85. Because of afternoon clouds, August through November are cooler months, with highs in the 70s. Temperatures during January through April are in the mid-80’s to low-90’s.
Although Costa Rica is considered to have a stable climate, it is important to note that different temperature and weather conditions may be experienced within the same day, or within short distances, due mostly to the rugged terrain of this mountainous country. There are two well defined seasons: the rainy/green season (invierno), and the dry/summer season (verano), with one main difference between them: rainfall averages. The dry season runs from December to April, and the green season from May to November. Rainfall averages for the country may reach the highest point during the months of September and October — approximately 25 inches per month.
Hacienda Del Sol is NOT a medical facility and we do NOT give medical advice. All participants are responsible to get clearance from their doctor before participating in any of our programs. Furthermore, Hacienda Del Sol is 3 hours from the closest hospital and 45 minutes from the closest clinic, therefore participants with health conditions that require fast access to health care should take that into consideration before making a reservation.
Local government doctors and a private physician are available in Nosara (approximately nine miles away).
Hacienda del Sol offers 4 different types of nutrient dense, and anti-inflammatory menus/meal plans (Vegetarian with Raw Vegan options, Simple Primal, Primal Ketogenic, and Juice Cleansing).
Note that the Primal Ketogenic and Juice Cleansing must be led by a facilitator.
The Vegetarian and Simple Primal can be chosen onsite for any other retreat. Our kitchen is open from 6am to 7pm and you are welcome to order anything you want off of the Vegetarian and Primal menus – plus juices, smoothies, coconut water, and snacks – at whatever time you like within that time-frame.
For specifics, please visit the various retreat pages for their respective daily inclusions.
Regardless of the retreat program you choose, everyday will follow a cycle of:
In this way, we are consciously allowing the recalibration of your body’s natural biorhythms to optimize its inherent healing mechanisms. We invite you to visit page for more information on this intentional biorhythm approach.
For general bookings: For security reasons we only accept PayPal and Credit Card via a secure link or over the phone. We do not accept direct deposits.
For group bookings: For group bookings we accept wire bank transfers.
Onsite for spa treatments and shop items: We accept cash and credit cards.
We provide you with biodegradable shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash. We actually prefer you use ours because it is gentle on the ecosystem of our environment (and really lovely to use!). If you do choose to bring your own toiletries, please make sure they are biodegradable.
We have a couple of hair dryers at the front desk for those who may need one, but guests often enjoy letting their hair enjoy the moisture benefits of air-drying in the jungle air.
Dress is casual. Bring loose, light, and flowy clothing. The most important thing is to be relaxed and feel comfortable. Light yoga wear works best. It’s usually hot, but it’s always good to bring a layer or two. Add sunglasses, a sun hat, flip-flops or easy slip-on shoes, a bathing suit, and sunscreen and you are set! You may also want to pack a journal, mosquito repellant, hiking or running shoes, a flashlight, water bottle, and/or an extra pair of flip flops.
We provide biodegradable shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. We ask that you please use ours or use yours only if it’s biodegradable. The water from the showers does help in watering our plants.
There are small markets in San Juanillo (a 5 minute cab ride away) with basic toiletries if you forget something essential like a toothbrush.
Yes, we have Fiber Optics installed in all bungalows and most common areas, with speed and stability ideal for working remotely and long term stays.
The various beaches we take you to include San Juanillo Fisherman’s Beach, Marbella, Ostional, Venus Beach, and Pitahaya. The drive varies between 5 minutes and 20 minutes depending on the beach. The return shuttle after sunset is also included.
We encourage you to walk and explore the beaches. Let nature in, and recalibrate and nourish your system. Swim in the ocean and completely clear out any energies stuck in your body. Being in the ocean is one of the most powerful ways to rejuvenate your whole nervous system.
USD is generally accepted almost everywhere in Costa Rica as long as the bills are:
You can also exchange your currency for Costa Rica colones in the airport, or withdraw colones from the ATM at the airport. Please note, we do NOT have ATMs onsite.
We invite you to check online for the latest exchange rates and to let your bank and/or credit card company know that you are traveling internationally prior to departing to prevent any unnecessary holds on your credit or debit cards.
The locals and service providers are appreciative of tips. In Costa Rica, it is customary to tip anywhere from 10% to 20% depending on what you feel called to give. Of course tips are never required.
If you wish to tip, please bring smaller bills as our front desk does not carry much change.
If you would like to leave a tip for the kitchen staff and cleaning staff after your stay, you are welcome to leave that in an envelope at the front desk and it will be distributed per your wishes.