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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most-asked questions we receive. If you didn't find answers to your questions here, please call or e-mail us.
What is a villa? What type of building is this?
Our villas sit two-thirds up the side of a mountain. These luxurious villas each look like a large private home. Our villas were designed to the following specifications:
Are the villas safe?
Yes, the villas are located in a private gated community, Playa Ocotal. Neighboring homes are valued from $500,000 to $2,000,000, most owned by retirees. This private beach community has one entrance, which is staffed 24 hours a day by a security guard.
How many people can your villa accommodate?
Our villas can accommodate up to 14 adults each. We have 5 bedrooms per villa, three with king-size beds, and two with two twin beds per room. All bedrooms are larger than you find at most hotels. When requested, we can also provide several foldaway beds.
Is the house on the beach?
The villas are constructed on the hillside above the beach, and are a five minute stroll to the beach.
Is there a well defined path to beach, and is it safe to walk to the beach?
Yes, a paved path leads to the beach. It is safe because the community is gated and allow only residents and guests to enter.
Is there tranpostation available to and from Liberia Airport?
Yes, there is a Shuttle ($35 per person) please ask for details.
Should we tip our villa staff?
You are not obligated to tip your villa staff, but almost every family that stays in Costa Rica have been generous. If your vacation has been filled with exceptional service and food preparation, please let this guide your decision to tip. Recommended tip is $10 per staff person per couple.
Do you have a telephone?
are available in the villas, that are capable of making outgoing
international calls with your international phone card. Please bring
or purchase an international phone card so your group will be able
to make international phone calls.
What beers are available in the villas?
Imperial, Bavaria, and Pilsen, and non-alcoholic Kaiser.
Can you arrange deep sea fishing trips and tours?
Yes, we can provide contact information for a trustworthy individual that provides group fishing for reasonable rates. Your concierge can also help you arrange many other things to do and see in Costa Rica. Our most popular activities include tree top cable rides, canopy rides, snorkeling, scuba, jet skiing, sunset boat cruises, volcano tours with hot springs, Arenal Volcano, Monteverdi Cloud Forest and mud pits, horseback riding, tennis, deep sea fishing, world class golfing, surfing, white water rafting, kayaking, jungle river rides, ATV rentals, gambling casinos, Indian art shopping, and more.
What is the beach sand like?
Ocotal beach consists of dark sand that originated from volcanic rock. The darker sand is unique, different, and in certain light appears to glisten. It is very attractive in its own way. Please look at the photos we have of the beach, as the photos speak for themselves of the beauty, privacy and serenity of Playa Ocotal.
Are the villas available year-round?
Yes, we open the villas for about 40 weeks per year. Be sure to book your reservation as far in advance as practical to ensure the dates you want.
Is is hard to find a day spa or massage?
Are tennis courts available?
Tennis courts are a 5 minute walk from the villas, and are available 7 days per week.
What should we pack?
Costa Rica enjoys a tropical climate, so cold-weather clothes are not usually necessary.
What documents are required to enter Costa Rica?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens (regardless of their age) require the following documents to enter Costa Rica:
*Your passport can expire no earlier than ninety days from the date that you arrive in Costa Rica. US/Canadian photo identification and original birth or naturalization certificates will are no longer accepted at any Costa Rican Immigration port of entry.
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