6-Day The Beginning of a New Reality

Your Guide to Joining Us at El Lugar!

Travel & Transportation

Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría (SJO) is located in Alajuela, about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from downtown San Jose, Costa Rica.

Airport Hotels:
Arriving or departing outside of El Lugar shuttle times, or exploring San Jose? Two hotels to consider:

Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
5 km from SJO Airport
approx. $250-300 USD/night

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport 
2 km from SJO Airport
approx $150 USD/night

The national currency of Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colón (CRC).
US dollars* are accepted in many places, and you may receive your change in colónes.

Check current exchange rates at Xe Currency Exchange currency converter.

ATMs are available and credit cards are widely accepted. Credit cards with “plus” option allow cash withdrawal.

For ease of payment, please let your credit card companies know where and when you will be traveling.

*You may have additional costs if you choose to pay in US Dollars

Generally, a visa is not required to visit Costa Rica. However, requirements and restrictions vary depending on your country of origin.  Details here.


For assistance in obtaining a visa Email Customer Service

We will require the following information:
Passport name
Passport number
Phone number
Class dates
Approximate travel dates

Costa Rica customs may ask for the physical address of your destination, here it is:

El Lugar Costa Rica Resort

1.4km al suroeste y 350mts sur de la escuela del Tigre, 

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí,
41001​ Heredia, Costa Rica


Travel Options from the airport, or your airport hotel to El Lugar:

  • Group Shuttle:  One way USD $50-75 per person based on number of passengers

  • Private Shuttle:  3 passengers or less, one way: USD $210 per person

  • Private Shuttle & VIP Service: 3 passengers or less, one way: USD $500 per person
*Indicate your choice of shuttle on the travel form

Once we have your travel schedule we can arrange your shuttle to and from the airport or one of airport hotels to El Lugar.

If you travel to El Lugar in your own vehicle, your vehicle will be parked outside of El Lugar.

Airport Hotels:

Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
5 km from SJO Airiport
approx. $250-300 USD/night

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport 
2 km from SJO Airport
approx $150 USD/night

Day Visits and Fun Adventures in San Jose:
Adding days to your schedule to accommodate adventures?
25 Exciting Things to do in San Jose - museums, tours, waterfalls, food, coffee, gold, art and shopping!

The average temperature in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui in October ranges from a high of 80°F (27°C) to a low of 72°F (22°C). Pleasantly warm, humid but cool, with periods of rain likely.

Check the latest weather forecast here

What to Bring:

Note:  keep in mind that El Lugar remains under construction in some areas. 

  • Light layers, to accommodate for humidity and air conditioning
  • Party outfit for the last night
  • Hat, swimsuit, light rain jacket, walking shoes
  • Sunscreen, bug spray (eco friendly please), waterproof mascara
  • Pants and boots/closed toe shoes for horse riding
  • Snacks for your room
  • Sugary/Salty snacks to share with everyone
  • Cash for tips: 
    for shuttle driver directly (do not pay driver for shuttle) USD $TBA
    for your room maids (leave in your room on departure) USD $TBA
    for El Lugar staff (give to Access staff to compile and present) USD $TBA


Telegram Chat 
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This is a great place to ask questions, share your plans, and more.

Class Venue 

El Lugar Costa Rica Resort

1.4 km southwest and 350 meters south of the Tigre school,
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí,
41001​ Heredia, Costa Rica

El Lugar Website



El Lugar Costa Rica Resort
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí,
41001​ Heredia, Costa Rica

Shared rooms only.
Due to the special nature of this event, all rooms will be shared - either by your request or we can match you! 
Let us know your choice of roomie if you have one, on the travel form.

Class cost includes accommodation from October 3-10. 
Meals are also included from dinner on October 3 through breakfast on October 10.


The earliest you can arrive is October 2nd, and the latest October 3rd, the day before class. 

Extra nights before or after
Double Occupancy  -  $275 USD per night per person.
Add $50 USD to include breakfast
Let us know your requests via the travel form 

Dining, Food & Beverages

This event is 'Full Board' accomodation which includes meals from dinner on October 3rd through breakfast on October 10th.
- If you have special dietary needs or allergies, please be sure to send details on the travel form, so we can accommodate you to the best of our ability.

- Drinks and additional snacks are at your expense.

Excursions & Adventures

Horseback Riding - inquire at El Lugar Reception 

"Everything I ever learned, I learned from my horse." - Gary Douglas

Featuring Costaricense de Paso, the high-stepping Costa Rican saddle horse.
What can you receive from a horse that you haven't imagined is possible?
What can a horse show you about nature and wildlife if you ask them?

Spa Services- inquire at El Lugar Reception 

Indulge your body and senses by relaxing into El Lugar spa treatments. Offering massage, facials and salon beauty care services dedicated to sensorial experiences and serenity. 

Additional on-site adventures include Nature Hikes and Birdwatching.

Adventures- inquire at El Lugar Reception
  • River Rafting Tour    
  • Chocolate Tour       
  • Cable Car Tour
  • Cahuita National Park Tour       
  • Motorboat Tour 
  • Coffee Tour
  • Arenal Volcano Tour


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*Creative Edge membership is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

Got Questions?

Contact us at 6Day@accessconsciousness.com


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