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Some of our more frequently asked questions!

How far are you from the beach?

Rooms are between 250 and 400 yards from the beach and over 300 feet above the ocean. It’s about a 10-minute walk to the beach. Uphill, on the way back, can take a little longer of course!

How far are you from Manuel Antonio National Park?

The backside of the National Park is adjacent to Costa Verde. The park entrance, however, is located ½ mile from the hotel. Q. Do you have shopping facilities near the hotel? A. We do have a gift shop here at Hotel Costa Verde. Most shops are located in Quepos, where you can find arts & crafts, clothing, pharmacies and a two larger supermarkets. Several local-type mini-markets are located about 1 mile from the hotel.

What health precautions do we need when traveling in Costa Rica?

By far the biggest risk in Costa Rica is related to the less-than-modern roads, and the less-than-careful drivers. This risk can be minimized by driving only during daylight hours until you become accustomed to the “exotic” driving conditions, wearing seatbelts, and trying to take your longer drives in the morning if traveling during the rainy season. Other possible health concerns may include: Water is safe to drink in most of Costa Rica. However, bottled water is recommended for newcomers. Malaria is not a danger for travelers in Costa Rica. According to the Ministry of Health, there are only a few isolated areas of the country where cases have been reported. Cholera has not been a serious problem in Costa Rica because of a concerted effort on the part of health officials to identify and treat any cases imported from other countries. Mosquitoes are usually not a problem. Bug spray is often useful at sunrise or sunset during the rainy season, when the “no-see-’ems” especially enjoy a nip of your feet and legs.

How do we get around if we do not have a car?

Public taxis and buses are readily available at the hotel reception. The town of Quepos is just a 10-minute taxi ride (3 miles) from the hotel. The public bus stops in front of the hotel about every 30 minutes.

What kind of health care is available in the area?

A hospital managed by the Costa Rican government is located 15 minutes from the hotel. In addition, bilingual doctors are available 24/7 for any kind of emergency.

During which months does it rain most?

Costa Rica’s Pacific coast enjoys a classic, predictable monsoon climate – i.e. there are only two distinct seasons: rainy and dry. Normally the rainy season runs from mid-April to mid-November. During this time, mornings are usually clear and it often rains in the early evenings. We recommend you check the links below to see a current forecast.

Do you arrange weddings?

Check out our weddings page for images of our ocean-view poolside weddings. We offer a selection of four restaurants to choose from for your wedding reception. Please e-mail Isabel Vargas for further information: For legal information about weddings in Costa Rica click here.

How do we get from San José to Hotel Costa Verde?

Visit our Hotel Info page for directions to Costa Verde