6-Day Event: The Artistry of Creation

Your Guide to Joining Us at El Lugar!


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

Airport Hotels:
Arriving early, staying after class, or exploring San Jose? Two hotels near SJO airport 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


Your class hosts will be in touch via email* with more information including a link to a travel form. Add your airport arrival and departure information so transportation to El Lugar can be arranged.

Arrival date is October 6th, departure date October 13th.

*Look for an email with the travel form link approximately 4-6 weeks before class begins.

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
Heredia, Sarapiqui, Puerto Viejo
Avenida El Lugar 41001
Costa Rica



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
  • USD Cash for tips:
    We collect and compile the tips for El Lugar staff and present them all together.
    Bring between $150-200 USD for your contribution to the shuttle drivers, room maids, serving staff etc.


Telegram Chat 
Would you like to connect with your hosts and other participants?

Join our Travel chat on Telegram - 6 Day The Artistry of Creation
This is a great place to ask questions, share your plans, and more.


El Lugar Costa Rica Resort

Heredia, Sarapiqui, Puerto Viejo
Avenida El Lugar 41001
Costa Rica

(1.4 km southwest and 350 meters south of the Tigre school)

El Lugar Website



El Lugar Costa Rica Resort

This is an all inclusive event, your hosts will be in touch with more information.

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 when you receive it.

Class cost includes accommodation from October 6-13. 
Meals are also included from dinner on October 6 through breakfast on October 13.
Arrival date is October 6th, departure date October 13th. 

Dining, Food & Beverages


This is an all inclusive event which includes meals from dinner on October 6 through breakfast on October 13.

Note:  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 a 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.

More 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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