Pura Vida

Five Rings Costa Rica


Get up to speed on what you can expect from this incredible escape to paradise with help from our handy FAQs.

Yes, a passport valid for the duration of your stay is required for travel.

Yes, Ideal will arrange transportation for you to and from the airport. Juan Santamaría International Airport is approximately 10 minutes from Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen.

Costa Rica observes Central Standard Time.

July is a great month to visit Costa Rica, especially for those seeking lush landscapes and vibrant wildlife. This is the middle of the green season, which means you can expect some rainfall, but also plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. Average temperatures in San José are 78 degrees.

For all meals, meetings and adventures provided by Ideal Producers Group, gratuity is covered. Additional tipping for exceptional service or for meals and excursions booked on your own are at your discretion.

The official currency of Costa Rica is the colón. However, the U.S. dollar is readily accepted by most businesses. If you are planning on using the dollar, it is best to carry small denominations.

The hotel is in the heart of San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Vibrant and packed with Victorian mansions, Costa Rica’s rowdy, bustling capital was built on the profits of the coffee trade and working “golden bean” plantations still surround the city. Try freshly roasted local beans at Mercado Central. For shinier gold, visit the Museo del Oro.

In addition to sun protection, bug repellent with DEET is recommended for mosquito control.