News Letter April 2024

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“La Amistad” Bridge closure – affectation on transfers to the North Pacific

The bridge over the Tempisque River in Costa Rica, known as La Amistad, in Guanacaste, will be closed for around three months (from April 1st), to undergo the major repairs that have been urgently needed. This will have a direct impact on transportation services to the North Pacific region.

As a contingency plan, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) has reinforced ferry services to Tambor and Naranjo Beach, in addition to the extended Limonal – Cañas and Cañas – Liberia sections. As part of the MOPT-Conavi commitment to minimize disruptions to residents, users, and tourism, several mitigation measures were implemented before the road closure – including the coordination with the Transit Police to increase to 120 officers, distributed in 3 shifts, that will reinforce the order around the bridge, Liberia, and other access corridors.

Due to these circumstances, transportation services duration from Guanacaste to San Jose are expected to increase by approximately 2 hours and some of them will be operated via ferry. Consequently, services will be rescheduled to an earlier departure for people connecting with an international flight.

News at El Remanso

The main improvement last year was the complete remodeling of the restaurant. The renovated space has been well received by guests, with an increase in area and the creation of several separate spaces to give a more intimate and cozy atmosphere, in addition to updating the architectural language to match it with what they have created in recent years.

Also, the Wellness & Spa is already operating with a new menu of treatments since the beginning of this year, which has caused an increase in guests’ interest in enjoying massages and other treatments during their stay.

They are offering room service at no additional cost for drinks in the afternoon for those who want to enjoy a drink on their room deck.

This year, they have also introduced two new regular experiences to improve guests’ stay:

-Between 2 and 3 weekly presentations by the naturalist guides in the restaurant in the afternoon before dinner with the additional weekly participation of a talk by biologists from the Osa Conservation Biological Station.

-The sustainability / behind-the-scenes tour, which shows the aspects of the operation with its special focus on making it as sustainable as possible.

-In the summer months, they are hosting a “Sundowner” experience at a viewpoint above the Ocean, about 10 minutes from the restaurant.

-Free shuttle service with regulated hours to the beaches of Matapalo so that guests can also get to know these nearby beaches.

Low season renovations and closures

Construction projects at Los Altos Resort

Some developments and necessary maintenance work will be taking place from September 01, 2024, to October 31, 2024. At Los Altos Resort, they strive to continually improve their facilities and provide an exceptional experience. To enhance guests’ enjoyment, they have scheduled several renovations and construction projects: Swimming pool terrace extension – September / October & Spa renovation and extension – September / October. Taking into consideration that this will affect mainly the pool area they will apply a discounted rate for those clients who decide to stay at the resort.

Closures at the Parador hotel

The Suites will be closing for maintenance issues from August 1 to November 15, 2024. The hotel has done everything possible not to close the building but cannot postpone the closure any longer because it needs improvements.

New suite at Monteverde Lodge

The new Quetzal Suite is the new and highest room category at Monteverde Lodge and Gardens, designed to take your stay to the next level. It offers a feeling of being in the middle of the forest with privileged views, a private and independent location, and a large balcony with an external bathtub to enjoy unique moments of relaxation. This suite can accommodate a maximum of 4 people, providing a perfect option for couples or families looking for an exceptional lodging experience in the middle of nature. This suite will be ready from May 1st, 2024.

Aguas Claras Hotel

The Two-Bedroom Deluxe Bungalows are the recent additions at Aguas Claras Hotel where, luxury meets a touch of whimsy, inspired by the charm of traditional Caribbean houses. The Deluxe Bungalows offer a uniquely enchanting experience, where every corner exudes a touch of magic. You’ll step into your private sanctuary, where a spacious 74 sq. m. (798 sq. ft.) awaits. Lounge by your private plunge pool, unwind in the open-air living area and find a quiet corner to relax. Perfect for two couples or a family with children, each bedroom is cozy and has a full bathroom. Guests will leave feeling inspired and renewed when exploring the charm of the gardens, savoring intimate alfresco meals on the veranda, and sprinkling every moment with a dash of magic and wonder.

Costa Rica Fam Trips 2024

We invite you to join us on an extraordinary journey to discover Costa Rica’s hidden gems during our Fam Trips in September and October.

We are active members of the most important tourist associations, both national and international.

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