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Who is Costa Rica Bedfinder?
Costa Rica Bedfinder, S.A. is a professional lodging company that specializes in managing and marketing hospitality accommodation, including hotels, resorts, condominiums, lodges, B&Bs, vacation rentals, long term rentals and backpackers places.View more
Is Costa Rica Bedfinder just a website?
In addition to being a nationwide online lodging directory, www.CostaRicaBedfinder.com is also the marketing channel for the vacation homes, condos and hotels that we manage, or for which we are agents or consultants.View more
Where are you located? How do we contact you?
Our principal office is located in the town of Dominical, Costa Rica, on the South Pacific coast and you can contact us at Plaza Pacifica, Dominical de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.View more
How long have you been in business?
Costa Rica Bedfinder was founded in 2007 and before that our management team has provided hospitality management and consulting services to lodging operations for a decade and a half.View more
What makes you different from other lodging and vacation rental websites?
We are the first and only homegrown website founded on a â€˜superstoreâ€™ concept, as our motto Costa Rica online accommodation superstore reflects.View more
How do you charge for your services?
For lodging providers who advertise on our website, we operate on a commission basis based on an â€˜honestyâ€™ system, with no upfront fee at all; except with long term rentals and backpackers lodging, where a nominal advertising fee is charged.View more
Are passports and visas required to visit Costa Rica?
Citizens of all countries require a passport to enter Costa Rica, and children must have their own passports; they may not enter on their parentsâ€™ documents. It is important that your passport has at least 6 months remaining validity...View more
What are the main tourist attractions in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica's main attractions are its people, beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, national parks of intense bio-diversity...View more
How do I go about renting a vacation home in Costa Rica?
Follow our step-by-step guide: start by establishing your criteria in terms of location, capacity, type, budget, vacation theme...View more
What is the electrical current in Costa Rica? Can I charge my laptop and cell phone?
Costa Rica uses the same 110V-60 cycles system as the United States. Europeans appliances will need American flat pin 110V adapters. Laptops and cell phones can be charged...View more
What is Costa Rican currency and what is the exchange rate for U.S. dollar?
Costa Ricaâ€™s official currency is the colÃ³n, or colÃ³nes in plural. Exchange rate fluctuates between 500 to 580 colones to a dollar in recent years (2006-2009). However, U.S. dollars are widely accepted...View more
Do I have to speak Spanish to travel in Costa Rica?
you do not have to speak Spanish at all if you do not want to, as English is widely spoken...View more
How should I be packing for Costa Rica?
In terms of clothing, comfortable â€˜layersâ€™ is the key; pack a lot of light cotton clothes as your base...View more
Do I need to rent a car to have a vacation in Costa Rica?
Depending on where you plan to spend your time in Costa Rica, a rental car may not be necessary at all for you to enjoy a vacation...View more
What is the standard of hygiene in Costa Rica? What precautions should I take?
You will be pleased to discover that the standard of living and hygiene in Costa Rica is relatively high compared to most Latin American countries...View more
When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?
Costa Rica has two distinct seasons, the dry and the wet. The dry season is known as â€˜summerâ€™ and it runs from December through April...View more
is Costa Rica safe for tourists?
Costa Rica is a safe and peaceful country, aggression and violence are uncharacteristic of the Tico culture. However...View more
How is taxi service in Costa Rica?
Short taxi rides in Costa Rica are inexpensive. For taxi trips outside city limits, a fixed taxi fare can be negotiated beforehand...View more
Are there nice restaurants in Costa Rica?
There are plenty of nice restaurants in San Jose, greater San Jose, and major tourist destinations like Tamarindo, Jaco and Manuel Antonio...View more
Where do people go for souvenir shopping and what do they buy?
The best place to go to buy souvenirs and gifts is in the town of SARCHI, in the Central Highlands about an hour and a halfâ€™s drive northwest of San Jose...View more
How do you charge for listing a vacation rental or lodging property on your website?
There is no upfront fee in joining our website. You only pay a referral fee for successful bookings...View more
How do I list a vacation rental or lodging property on Costa Rica Bedfinder?
Go to Get Listed and select the relevant lodging category and read the listing terms and conditions. If you decide to proceed, click on the Sign up link...View more
I want to list more than one property, do I need to repeat the sign up process for every listing?
No, you only need to sign up once. After you have signed up, our system will send you a confirmation email with your account ID and password. You can list as many properties as you like under the same account...View more
After I have listed a property, how do I go back to change or update the information?
After you have filled in your property information and data on the property registration form, you will press â€˜submitâ€™ and our system will instantly give you a preview...View more
I have updated the information on my property, how long does it take for the changes to display?
When you use the â€˜Update Property Informationâ€™ to make changes to your listing, they are visible in your listing immediately, there is no waiting time...View more
How do I advertise my travel business in Costa Rica in your travel services directory?
Go to Advertise at the footer of our website and read the advertising terms and conditions. If you agree with the terms and conditions and want to proceed...View more
What is the difference in your referral fee between short term and long term rentals?
For individual property owners who have listed their vacation homes in the Vacation rentals section, we have a special â€˜capâ€™ policy which limits the fee we can earn...View more
Why do I have to login at your website to get the reservation details? Canâ€™t you email them to me?
This is the only way we can be certain that the reservation request has been picked up...View more
I do not have the time to communicate with the renters; can you handle this process for me?
reservation requests for your properties can be channeled to our sales team. We will respond to the renters and communicate with them until...View more
Will my listings of vacation rentals or lodging properties ever expire?
No, your listing will be active as long as there is no breach of listing terms and conditions...View more
What is the advertising fee for a non-lodging business in the Costa Rica travel services directory?
Other than vacation rentals and lodging facilities, you can advertise any travel or tourism related products or services on our website...View more
How can I find a vacation rental in Costa Rica that fits my needs and budget?
Click-select Vacation Rentals under the â€˜Accommodationsâ€™ tab, and then use the different criteria to narrow your options...View more
We are planning to honeymoon in Costa Rica, how can we find a private villa for two people?
Look for â€˜Honeymoonâ€™ and/or â€˜Romantic Settingâ€™ under 'Property Attractions' in the 'Interests and Attractions' tab...View more
Is there a way to save my favorite list of vacation rentals on your website?
The best way to store your favorites on www.CostaRicaBedfinder.com is by creating a shortlist...View more
When is the best time to go to Costa Rica if we are on a tight budget?
Rental prices in Costa Rica vary greatly with the seasons, which come as Peak, High and Low. In most parts of Costa Rica low season is...View more
What is the typical cost of renting a vacation home in Costa Rica?
Rental prices vary according to location and standard. A comfortable 2-bedroom home away from beaches and other attractions can be rented for...View more
What discount can we get if we stay for a month or longer in a vacation rental in Costa Rica?
Most property owners or managers are accustomed to offering a significant discount for long-stays...View more
I want to contact the owner of a vacation villa in Costa Rica to get a special rate, can you help?
You can contact the owner or manager of any property simply by submitting a reservation request on our website, and it will be directed to their email instantly...View more
Can I pay for a vacation rental in Costa Rica with a credit card?
For vacation rentals that are managed by property management companies, credit card payments are readily accepted...View more
Do I have to pay the full amount upfront for a vacation rental in Costa Rica?
For peak season bookings, full or 80% payment is normally required upfront; 50% upfront is the norm for high season...View more
What refund can I get if I cancel my booking for a vacation rental in Costa Rica?
For peak season bookings it is unlikely that you will be granted any refund at all, but you can try to negotiate with your vacation rental host...View more
How do I know if the description and pictures actually represent the property that I want to rent?
You are reminded that this website is a public advertising forum and the properties being advertised here are not screened or validated...View more
Where can I get more information about the area in Costa Rica where our vacation rental is located?
The property owner or agent should be the most qualified source of information for the destination you have in mind...View more
What types of vacation rental properties do you represent?
Vacation rental properties include private villas, condos, studios, apartments and cabins. These properties are located on or near the beaches, in towns and cities, in the rainforests, mountains or beachside resorts.View more
How far is ... (name of destination) from the airport?
Majority of inbound flights arrive at the Juan SantamarÃa International Airport (SJO), about 20 minutes from San JosÃ© the Capital. Tourists headed for the beaches of Guanacaste may also land at the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), about 13 kmView more
About Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playas del Coco is widely regarded as Costa Ricaâ€™s diving capital; there are more than 30 dive sites within a 20-minute boat ride...View more
About Playa Ocotal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
This is a blue-flag beach with calm surf for swimming, snorkeling and diving...View more
About Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
21 km from Daniel Oduber International Airport, Playa Potrero is a 4-km long bay with serene waters, estuaries and mangroves.View more
About Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Conchal has pure white sand mingled with billions of tiny shell fragments. The 2-km long cove is designated a blue-flag beach, and it has crystal clear water great for swimming, snorkeling and scuba dives.View more
About Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Two of Costa Ricaâ€™s biggest attractions - surfing and leatherback turtles are found here. For surfers, this is a perfect playground at any level...View more
About Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
A cultural melting pot and one of Costa Rica's most vibrant beach destinations with world class tourist amenities...View more
About Playa Langosta, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
A quieter version of Tamarindo, Playa Langosta is a haven for vacation villas and condos, all located within a few blocks to the beach...View more
About Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Crystal-blue waters and strong waves make this a haven for surfers...View more
About Playa Negra, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Another surfersâ€™ paradise with world-class waves and some of the most consistent surf breaks in the region...View more
About Playa Ostional, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Mostly deserted except from July to November when tens of thousands of olive ridley turtles arrive en masse to nest...View more
About Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
The pristine nature of Nosara is somberly guarded by a large international community who call this area home.View more
About Playa Pelada, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
A white sand beach great for walks, shell picking and beach football...View more
About Playa Guiones, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Over 3 miles of white sand with a tranquil and laid back atmosphere, ideal for those seeking rest and relaxation...View more
About Playa Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
This long white sand beach with shallow and gentle waters is one of the best bathing beaches in Costa Rica...View more
About Playa Mal Pais, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A paradise for surfers, writers, artists and vacationers, a global village with an interesting mix of lodgings and restaurants...View more
About Playa Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
The â€œnew Tamarindoâ€ with tourism booming and town facilities sprouting quickly along the 5-km dirt road...View more
About Los Suenos Resort at Playa Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Enjoy 5-star resort amenities in the comfort and privacy of a vacation home, built with the rich and famous in mind, designed to please the most discerning guests...View more
Activities at the Los Suenos Golf and Marina Resort
Activities in and around Los Suenos Resort include zip-line canopy tours, birdwatching, surfing, horseback riding, crocodile tours, sea kayaking and river rafting...View more
Jaco Beach, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A 'happeningâ€™ beach town and what many would call the original surf capital of Costa Rica, with near-perfect, consistent year-round waves...View more
About Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Located near Jaco, Playa Hermosa is a world renowned venue for numerous international, regional and national surfing tournaments...View more
Playa Esterillos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
The three sections of Esterillos beach are long and vast with little human traffic...View more
About Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
The 7-km stretch of paved road connecting Quepos and Manuel Antonio is lined with hotels, bars, restaurants and stores...View more
How to travel to Dominical?
Fly and drive or fly and be driven, go via the mountain road or the coastal road...View more
Things to do in and around Dominical
Activities other than surfing or learning to surf...View more
About Costa Ricaâ€™s capital city, San Jose
An ideal stopover for a few days of sightseeing, shopping, sampling exotic and ethnic cuisines and enjoying the countryâ€™s main cultural attractions...View more
About Lake Arenal Area, Guanacaste
Lake Arenal was created in 1973 by the Government of Costa Rica, in what used to be the town called Arenal. This is a 20 mile by 9 mile man made lake that is now considered one of the top windsurfing locations in the world.View more
What is it like living in Costa Rica?
t is a real pleasure to live here...Patience and speaking Spanish helps!View more
Where is Dominical?
Dominical is just two hours away from what National Geographic Society defines as the most biologically diverse area on planet earth - the Corcovado National Park.View more
What does Dominical as a vacation destination offer?
In Dominical, nature rules; there is no traffic jam, crowded streets or rowdy parties; all around you are lush green forests, ocean and beaches.View more
Are vacation rentals in Dominical good value?
Up to 2010 vacation rentals in Dominical are considered extremely good value compared to other parts of the country, and will still be for some time until the new highway that connects the Central Valley to the Pacific coast comes into existence.View more
What do visitors have to say about Dominical?
Many visitors have told us that they wished they have come here sooner rather than leaving it to the last stop; Dominical is more like 'the Costa Rica' they have imagined.View more
What National Parks and Reserves are near Dominical?
Corcovado National Park, Ballena National Marine Park, Chirripo National Park, Cano Island Reserve, Manual Antonio National Park and the privately managed Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge are all easily accessed.View more
What are the beaches around Dominical?
Between Playa Guapil to the north and Playa Ventanas to the south, Dominical offers a dozen main beaches before counting the smaller beaches and coves; each is different and unique.View more
What is Playa Dominical like?
Playa Dominical is more than a mile long with very different characteristics in the south and north sections; the south side of the beach is great for those looking for peace and quiet; while the north side is full of surfing and party actions.View more
Where is Playa Dominicalito?
Playa Dominicalito is the main beach for several residential communities in the outskirts of Dominical, including Canto del Mar, Pozo Azul and Las Olas.View more
Where is Playa San Martin?
Playa San Martin is a small hideaway beach that may be just the right spot for a romantic picnic or a solitary sunbathing session. It is not suitable for swimming due to many rocky outcrops, but it's alright if you just want to cool off with a dip.View more
What is the best beach around Dominical?
There is a beach for every taste and purpose. If you surf, Playa Dominical is obviously the best; if you jog, Playa Dominicalito is nice; if you like to be with people, Playa Hermosa is popular with Tico families; for swimmers, Playa Ventanas is safest.View more
What is Playa Hermosa like?
Do not confuse this Playa Hermosa with the one in the Central Pacific or North Guanacaste; Playa Hermosa in the Southern Pacific is a beach that goes on for miles until it joins up with Playa Uvita at the Whale's Tail, separated only by a sand bar.View more
What bars and restaurants are there on Dominical Beach?
Given that Dominical downtown is right where the main beach is, surfers and beachcombers are spoiled for choice when it comes to meals; Japanese sushi, Thai, Tico, Italian or Steaks and Burgers, they are all just steps from the beach.View more
Can we camp out for the night on the Playas?
Yes, some backpackers stay for days in their tents on the beaches. Camping out is also popular with the locals over weekend and holidays, like during Easter, Christmas and New Year.View more
Should we be watchful on the beaches around Dominical?
Yes, petty crimes do occur, but only to those who fail to take common-sense precautions, like putting cell phones and wallets out of sight in the car; like taking the backpack with you instead of leaving it on the beach towel.View more
How safe is Dominical as a Costa Rica holiday destination?
Dominical is a safe place to visit. There has never been any reports of violent crimes like those that occur in San Jose. Dominical has good tourist police and the main beaches are well patrolled.View more
Can I drink the tap water at my Dominical vacation home?
Although we see locals drinking out of the tap in Dominical all the time, we do not recommend that to visitors from another country.View more
Are there any doctors in Dominical?
Yes, there is a doctor in Dominical whose office is at the Purblo del Rio near the town entrance. There is also a doctor in Uvita at the 24-hour medical clinic at The Dome commercial center.View more
What grocery items are available in the supermarkets in Dominical?
The local supermarket located at Plaza Pacifica in Dominical has an adequate range of grocery items to satisfy most visitors on a short stay; for more variety, there are two large supermarkets in Uvita, about 9 miles south of Dominical.View more
How close to the beach are the vacation rentals in Dominical?
Majority of the vacation homes available for rent are located in the Escaleras Hills. Although most offer great views of the Pacific ocean, the steep and unpaved access road to some of these houses can be a challenge, even with a 4x4.View more
Do your Dominical vacation homes have TV and Internet?
Not all vacation homes come with TV and Internet; look for the amenity symbols in the listing. Cable or satellite TV is now widely available in the Dominical area, but some villas exclude TV by purpose to create a true 'getaway' feel.View more
How far is it from Dominical to Manuel Antonio?
The journey between Quepos and Dominical used to take around 2 hours on a bad day; the new highway, completed in 2010, has cut that down to about 40 minutes. From Quepos it is a further 5 minutes ot 7km into Manuel Antonio.View more
How far is Canto del Mar from Dominical and the main beach?
The community of Canto del Mar is about 2.5 miles south of Dominical; on a normal day you can drive to town from your villa in 7 minutes or less. The main beach is just one block from the town entrance.View more
How hot is it in Dominical?
In the dry season day time temperature can rise up to the high 90s in still heat. If your vacation homes are on the front ridge or high up in the hills you will enjoy a cooling sea breeze.View more
Can we experience rainforests in Dominical?
In Dominical you can experience the lushest of rainforests without going to a national park. Huge palms and gigantic trees, thick undergrowth and flourescent moss, wild ferns and flowers, they are the landscape that surrounds your vacation villa.View more
Do we have to hike to the rainforest or can we drive a rental car?
It is not a good idea to drive too far into the mountains, especially in the rainy season when rain can come down very quickly and create impassable conditions on some mountain roads.View more
What car rentals are available in Dominical?
Car rental companies such as Alamo and Solid Car Rentals have been around for years; recently (2009) Budget and Hertz have set up branch offices in Uvita; all these companies offer a full range of vehicles.View more
Do I need a car to have a vacation in Dominical?
A car is not necessary if you have booked a villa that is close to the main road and a beach and has all the amenities and entertainment you need, such as a fully equipped kitchen, Laundry, TV, CD and DVD, and a private pool.View more
How do I book my rental car in Dominical?
The best way to book is go to the website of the car rental company and book it online. If you need more information before you can book, call them using the toll free numbers. If you email them you will most probably hear back from a sales rep promptly.View more
Are there any Dominical Villa rentals that are suitable for Wedding Groups?
The seaside community of Canto del Mar situated above Dominicalito beach has 35 villas and more than half of them are available as vacation rentals. For a wedding group, guests can stay near each other and yet maintain individual privacy.View more
Do your Dominical villa rentals have Pools?
Villas that are classified as 'Luxury villas' will have good sized pools that are well maintained. Others have plunge pools that are smaller but good for dips. Villas that have a pool are indicated by a pool amenity symbol on our website.View more
Is Dominical a good location for a CostaRican Honeymoon?
As a romantic and value destination for a Costa Rica honeymoon, Dominical has much to offer. If you are not looking for a culinary extravaganza but rather a quiet getaway experience, then it is a great place to enjoy your honeymoon.View more
Do wedding groups get accommodation discounts?
Accommodation discounts are available for any groups who book several villas through us. Besides discounts, we can also help you negotiate for a good deal with villa owners or managers to have extra amenities and services included.View more
Where in Costa Rica do you have villas for rent?
All over the country...View more
What are the popular destinations for Costa Rica villa rentals?
Tamarindo, Jaco and Manuel Antonio are the most popular destinations, but that does not mean they are the best...View more
What are the benefits of vacation rentals versus hotels?
You have all the comforts of home usually at less cost than a hotel room of equal quality...View more
Have you inspected all of the rental properties advertised on your website?
No, not all...View more
Do you manage all the rentals listed on your website?
No, we only manage a selection of vacation rentals...View more
Do you offer any simple and low budget beach houses?
Yes, such as those around Nosara...View more
Where can we find luxury beach house rentals in Costa Rica?
There are a few world class resorts in Costa Rica where vacation rentals are fully serviced...View more
Can we find a Costa Rica beach house that we can rent all months of the year?
Yes, ask us for a list and we can offer some choices for you...View more
Where can surfers in Costa Rica find the best value beach house rentals?
The beaches around Nosara like Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada offer the best choices...View more
Are there any beach houses for rent right on the beach?
Most beach houses are situated a short walk away from the beach...View more
Do all Costa Rica vacation rentals come with housekeeping services?
Most vacation rentals include at least a weekly service...View more
Where can I find the most luxurious vacation homes in Costa Rica?
Take a look at this link...View more
Will we need to pay for electricity and water when we rent a vacation home in Costa Rica?
Not if you are renting it short term...View more
How much time in advance should we book?
If your travel dates are not flexible, it is wise to reserve your chosen vacation home as soon in advance as possible...View more
Do you offer any Costa Rica packages?
We can work with the property owners or managers to tailor make a package...View more
Do you offer any Costa Rica vacation packages for honeymooners?
We have dozens of romantic villas for you to choose from...View more
How can you help me with vacation rentals in Costa Rica?
You can contact us as a one-stop-shop for all your vacation requirements. No need to shop around from one place to another to find what you are looking for.View more
Can you arrange a Costa Rica wedding for us?
We can connect you with the best specialist wedding planner...View more
Can you accommodate wedding groups?
Consider housing your guests in a large villa mansion, or in a few villas sharing the same compound, or in a small resort or lodge...View more
How do we find a luxury villa that is suitable for our honeymoon?
There is a wide variety of accommodation suitable for honeymooners...View more
What locations do you recommend for a Costa Rica honeymoon?
It depends on your personal preferences in terms of ambiance and activities...View more
Can you arrange vacation accommodation for groups?
All sizes of groups can be accommodated...View more
What is best time of year to have a vacation in Costa Rica?
A growing number of tourists are discovering the attractiveness of the wet season...View more
Does Costa Rica offer good value for money for a vacation?
Other than hotel food, yes...View more
What are the most popular vacation activities in Costa Rica?
Surfing, parks and wildlife, horseback riding, whales and dolphin sighting, hiking, thermal spa, beaches, sportfishing, golf...View more
What are the most popular Costa Rica Holiday destinations?
Places with beaches, volcanoes, rainforest reserves, wildlife and cultural history are most popular...View more
Can you arrange activities and tours for us?
Yes, we can work with a tour operator at your chosen accommodation location...View more
Do you inspect and approve all the holiday accommodation listed on your website?
No, but we do require those who list properties with us to be honest in representing the accommodation accurately...View more
What should I know to have a hassle free vacation in Costa Rica?
We have a section on the website devoted to travel tips for Costa Rica...View more
What types of accommodation are available for our Costa Rica Holiday?
We offer six categories of accommodation on our website in all parts of the country...View more
What beaches in Costa Rica have vacation homes for rent that are right on the beach?
Most beach destinations have vacation homes that are near enough to the beach to walk to...View more
Where can I find a detailed Costa Rica map?
There is a set of provincial maps on our website...View more
Do you have a Costa Rica map that details all the beaches?
Our provincial maps show all the main beaches...View more
How do we get to our vacation rentals?
If you are driving...View more
What is Costa Rica weather like?
In one day you can travel from the cold mountains down to the balmy valleys, from steamy foothills to sun-baked beaches...View more
Does Costa Rica weather differ much between north and south?
Yes, quite a bit...View more
What is Cost Rican food like?
Costa Rica is not a gourmet paradise...View more
Are all Costa Rica beaches for surfing?
No, there are beaches that surfers avoid due to the lack of strong waves...View more
What is Tamarindo like?
Tamarindo is a beach town that has something to offer for people of all ages with different interest; surfers, romantic couples, families with young kids, golfers, etc. If you are looking to enjoy a week's vacation without renting a car, this is it.View more
How far to all the shopping and restaurants in Tamarindo?View more
Do we need to bring our own watersports equipment to Tamarindo?View more
What other activities are there in Tamarindo besides surfing?View more
What national parks are near Tamarindo?
Rincon de la Vieja National Park can be visited in a few hours, where visitors take a canopy trip, or Santa Rosa National Park visitors can hike along marked nature trails. Palo Verde and Ostional National Wildlife Refuges are not too far away, where manyView more
Can we play golf in Tamarindo?
Tamarindo is a good base for a Golf vacation as itâ€™s near two of the best and newest golf courses in Costa Rica; Hacienda Pinilla is jut outside Tamarindo, and a little further south is the resort of Reserva Conchal, just 20 minutes away.View more
What are the restaurants in Tamarindo like?
Eating out in Tamarindo is a pleasure; the whole world seems to be represented in one way or another. In fact, Tamarindo now has many good restaurants, second only to San Jose. Do not expect Parisian standard, but with over 50 restaurants including EuropeView more
What are the town amenities in Tamarindo?
There is no lack of anything in Tamarindo. Pharmacy, Laundromats, internet cafes, supermarkets, sandwich and juice stands, banks and ATMs, real estate offices, a large number of souvenir shops and clothing stores.View more
Where is Uvita?
Take a look at any Costa Rica maps and you will find Uvita between Dominical and Ojochal on the South Pacific Coast. It is about a 4-hour drive from San Jose. From Jaco beach it is a little more than 2 hours.View more
What does Uvita as a vacation destination offer?
Uvita is an interesting location which combines small town charm with environmental beauty.View more
What are the villa rentals in Uvita like?
Unlike other more developed tourist destinations in Costa Rica, Uvita offers tremendous value in what you can get as an oceanfront vacation home.View more
What do vacationers and visitors do in Uvita?
There are plenty of self-guided activities for independent travelers as well as a wide variety of organized excursions and tours.View more
What national parks and reserves are near Uvita?
Uvita is located in the heart of the Ballena National Marine Park, plus there are four other national parks and a private wildlife refuge which can be visited within a day.View more
What is Uvita Beach like?
Playa Uvita is a 2-km long beach which attracts picnickers, swimmers, snorkelers, divers, strollers, joggers and hikers.View more
What are the beaches around Uvita?
From Playa Dominical to Playa Ojochal, 15 minutes in either direction of Uvita, you will find a string of almost-deserted beaches.View more
What are the surfing beaches near Uvita?
While Playa Uvita itself is not a surfers paradise, there are three beaches within 15 minutes' drive to the north where you will meet up with other surfing enthusiasts.View more
Are there any bars and restaurants on Uvita Beach?
Yes, there are plenty of small 'sodas' right off the beach which offer tico food and a few restaurants with more elaborate menus.View more
How safe is Uvita?
From a regional perspective, there are not many places in Costa Rica that are as safe and as peaceful as this yet under-developed area.View more
Is the tap water in Uvita safe to drink?
No, in general, tap water is not potable in towns and cities along the coast.View more
Are there any doctors in Uvita?
Yes, the new Bahia Ballena medical center located in The Dome Commercial Center offers 24-hour house calls.View more
Are there grocery supplies in Uvita?
Basic groceries are available in Uvita; however, for longer stays, we highly recommend buying fruits and vegetables from the weekly farmers market in San Isidro.View more
How close to the beach are the vacation rentals in Uvita?
In Uvita the vacation homes are spread out in the hills behind the highway or the town; there are no vacation rentals on the beachside of the road.View more
Can I expect to find TV and internet in a rental home in Uvita?
Cable and satellite TV are widely available, but high speed internet is still quite a rarity around here.View more
How far is it from Uvita to Manuel Antonio National Park?
You can be based in Uvita, go to Manuel Antonio after breakfast, enjoy lunch in one of the beachfront restaurants after a long walk in the park, have a little swim before driving back to Uvita to watch the sunset.View more
How hot is it in Uvita?
In the dry season it can be irritatingly hot in the afternoon if you are not up in the hills or under the shade on the beach.View more
Can we experience the rainforest in Uvita?
From Uvita you only need to drive a little into the hills to experience the richness of the rainforest and the small animals and birds that make it lively and exciting.View more
Do I need a car to have a vacation in Uvita?
Unless you plan to spend the entire vacation by the pool, you will need a car to get the most out of your vacation in Uvita.View more
Are there any villas in Uvita that can accommodate a wedding group?
We have had wedding groups that book several villas adjacent to each other; this arrangement suits many who take advantage of the occasion to enjoy the area before or after the wedding event.View more
Do you offer any accommodation discount for wedding groups?
A discount can be negotiated based on the length of stay and the number of villas required.View more
Do all the villa rentals in Uvita have pools?
Not all but most of the ones we know of. However, be prepared to pay a bit more for villas that come with a pool that are not way way up into the hills.View more
Is Uvita a good location for a Costa Rican Honeymoon?
Uvita is quite ideal for a hideaway vacation as most vacation homes here were built on large lots that ensure plenty of private space and privacy.View more
What types of Costa Rica hotels are there? What are their standards? What services can I expect?
The variety of Costa Rica hotels is unsurpassed, from rustic mountain and cloud forest lodges to branded luxury resorts on the beach in Guanacaste...View more
What are your recommendations in choosing a hotel in Costa Rica?
Some of our favorite hotels are listed on this website and recommended below. These hotels are a true reflection of what Costa Rica is all about as a holiday destination...View more
To be realistic, what are the negatives to expect from Costa Rican hotels?
Probably the most surprising aspect about Costa Rican hotels and resorts is that your restaurant bills will be about a quarter higher than your estimate...View more
What is the food like in a typical local Costa Rican hotel?
Do not expect the food portions to bear much resemblance to what you usually find in hotels or chain eateries in the USA. Portions are smaller here, even in very good hotels...View more
Will we come across any bad service attitude like we have experienced in some other countries?
You will find that everyone is friendly, but more reserved than average Americans. In most cases, restaurant staff are not conversant about details related to the menu items...View more
Do hotels in Costa Rica serve the same type of food like we would expect in an American hotel?
Often we hear comments that the variety of dishes in a hotel restaurant menu is no different from what is served in the streets. Well, they have a point...View more