Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica

In the last 10 years Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle.

The community resides along the coast with 3 unspoiled stunning beaches – Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara – with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery. 
Blue Spirit has become a vital part of this community.

The residents of Nosara are committed to preserve their natural environment. The 3 beaches are protected as a turtle refuge, and almost half of the land in the entire area is protected forest, and a moratorium on hunting animals stretches back for over 20 years.

The actual village and original settlement of Nosara is 4 miles inland, alongside the Rio Nosara. It’s a a small traditional Costa Rican town with grocery stores, typical restaurants, churches, a disco, a soccer field, and the landing strip for daily flights to and from San Jose.

From a general health perspective, Costa Rica has high health standards in the entire country, and is considered one of the safest destinations in the developing world. If you have a health care provider in the country of your origin, you may want to inquire before your travels about their coverage policy, when traveling to Costa Rica.

English-speaking doctors have offices located 15 minutes from Blue Spirit, along with dentists.

A hospital is located within a 45 minutes drive in Nicoya, or for serious conditions an air lift is available to a hospital with excellent and Western standard medical care in the capital of San Jose within 45 minutes.

There are no shots or immunizations required to come to Costa Rica.

Phone: We have a phone to use for the guests for calls within Costa Rica (free of charge) and international calls (phone cards can be purchased at front desk). We also recommend the use of Skype or other Internet phone services. WiFi is available at no charge everywhere on the premises (except Tents and Eco-Cottages), and the use of voice over Internet is easy, inexpensive, and reliable.

If you like your loved ones at home in the US, Canada, or Europe to connect with you and leave messages during your stay at Blue Spirit they can call:  +1 646.833.3410. This line connects with our offices in Costa Rica & the US at US calling rates.

If you need to reach Blue Spirit from within Costa Rica, dial the following numbers: 2656.8300  / 2656.8228  (both numbers are only valid from within Costa Rica).

Cell Phone: There is cell phone service on the premises that supports local Costa Rica cell phones and international phones (though this is expensive).

WiFi: Wireless Internet is available at no cost and can be accessed via personal laptops for use of E-mail, Skype, or any Internet-phone calls. Please, note that Blue Spirit does not guarantee connection to all types of laptop computers and does not provide a technician for WiFi access.

Public Access Computer: Available to our guests (free of charge) in the Lobby.

Copy Machine: For limited use and faculty only: at the rate of 40 cents per copy. If you have large copy jobs, please prepare those in advanced and bring them with you; or they can be sent out locally and done at a rate per copy.

Electricity: The voltage throughout the country is 110, the same as in North America. Travelers with appliances set for 220 will need an adapter that changes the voltage and allows for use of a different plug.

Spa and Longevity services – such, as massages, bodywork, facial treatments, nutritional coaching, astrology, etc.- are available upon request. Guests can book all sessions at front desk. Payment can be made in cash or charged to the room when the services are scheduled.

The Café is open daily – opening hours are adapted to program’s schedule. The Café offers fresh juices, smoothies, freshly baked good, raw food snacks, coffee specialties, and in the evening organic wines, and local beers (that have recyclable bottles). Food and beverages at the Café are not included in the room & board rates of your program. All purchases will be charged individually, and can be paid with cash or charged directly to the room.

Costa Rica is on Central Standard Time, six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and one hour behind EST in the States. It does not use daylight saving time – which means that when there is daylight saving time in the US, then Costa Rica is on MST (2 hours behind EST).

Should you forget essential items at home or are looking for some snack foods, books to read, gift items, clothing, or souvenirs – the Blue Spirit Store offers a wide array of goods to purchase. You can pay cash (US$, Costa Rican Colones) or with credit card.

Front Desk is glad to assist you in organizing Surf-Lessons, Turtle Nesting Tour, Canopy Adventures, River Boat Tour (Bird watching), River Kayaking, or Stand-Up-Paddle-Surf. Payments can be made in cash or with credit card at reception.

For reasons of fire safety we don’t allow any candle or incense burning in any of the accommodations. We do allow the burning of candles and incense for ritual or teaching purposes in the classrooms, however, only if the flame is attended to at all times.

Each room is provided with a safety box at no charge. The safety box is big enough to hold a laptop. Blue Spirit is not responsible for any stolen personal belongings on the premises. Tents do not come with a safety box – valuables can be stored in safety box at front desk.

Blue Spirit charges a $25 fee for lost or non-returned room keys.