TRAVEL & HOTEL

Intrigued, aren't you? We thought so.

The Travel

Did you know there are five international airports in Costa Rica? The most well-known is in San Jose, the capital city, but that is definitely not the closest airport to the hotel (more details on the hotel below). The closest airport is Liberia Costa Rica (LIR). Completely reasonable airlines fly in and out of this airport with some frequency - jetBlue, Delta, United, AirCanada, to name just a few - so don't fret. The flight is about 5.5 hours from JFK, and the airport is about an hour from the hotel.

When you make your reservation, the hotel will ask you if you want shuttle transportation from the airport. The cost of the shuttle depends on how many people are there to split it. 

We arranged our wedding for when flights looked the best. In February 2014, the lowest prices show up on Saturday, February 1st.

If you decide to fly into San Jose, you should know that it is about 5 hours away from the hotel, over somewhat treacherous terrain. We've been warned that Costa Rican highways are not to be handled carelessly. It could be a fun adventure if you're down to make a day or two of it!

Also, regardless of which airport you fly into, in order to get into Costa Rica, you need a passport.

The Hotel

We've decided on the beautiful Bahia del Sol Hotel as our wedding location. It's the ideal balance between access to adventures and distance from most tourists. It's also the only hotel in Playa Potrero that's actually on the beach. There are photos at the bottom of this page, so feel free to take a look! 

But down to the details. There are a lot of them here, so stay with us.

We've arranged for a room block for all of our guests for Saturday, February 1st at 2PM through Wednesday, February 5th at 12PM, though it isn't necessary to stay all four days if your schedule doesn't allow it. You have your pick of four types of rooms. All rooms have cable TV, phone, A/C, mini bar, coffee maker, a safe, and hammocks. All standard and deluxe rooms have two queen beds. The prices include breakfast every day and assume double occupancy -- additional people are $31 per person, per night.
  • Standard room: $153 + tax = $172.89/night
  • Deluxe (private garden, outdoor jacuzzi): $182.75 + tax = $206.50/night
  • One bedroom (living room, kitchenette): $233.75 + tax = $264.13/night
  • Two bedroom (also has living room and kitchenette; price is based on quadruple occupancy): $348.50 + tax = $393.80/night
More information about available rooms can be found here.

The room block rates are only going to be available until December 1st, 2013 - after that, prices return to their normal, high-season rates. If you're planning on attending, please book your room well before then!

A few more details about booking. In order to reserve a room, you should email the hotel directly at reservations@bahiadelsolhotel.com and mention you are an invitee of the LiBetti/Mitchel wedding. Officially, we're booking #19640.

At the time of booking, a 50% deposit is required. The remaining 50% is required 30 days prior to your arrival. You can cancel your reservation with no penalty up until that time. If you cancel your reservation between 29 and 15 days prior to your scheduled check in, there's a 50% cancellation penalty. After two weeks prior to your check in, you won't receive any money back, so you should probably just come. If you want more details about any of this, let us know.



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