Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend arriving into Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in San Jose. This is the international airport closest to Vajra Jahra. Once arrived, we can help coordinate in-country transportation for an additional fee if you’re interested. The drive from SJO to Vajra Jahra is approximately 4.5 hours.

Domestic flight

Once in Costa Rica, you can take a domestic flight to Vajra Jahra. SANSA operates daily domestic flights to the Quepos airport. From there it’s a 1.5 hour drive to Vajra Jahra.

There is also the option to charter a domestic flight to the San Isidro airport. Once landed it’s a 45 minute drive to Vajra Jahra.

We’re happy to help arrange any transportation you’re interested in. Please contact us for more info.

Arrange for a driver

We can arrange for a private driver to pick you up at the Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO). You’ll be able to kick back, relax and enjoy the picturesque drive. You’ll also have the opportunity to stop for groceries, lunch or a beach visit if desired.

Drive yourself

You can also drive yourself to Vajra Jahra if you have a vehicle or rent a car. The vehicle must have 4×4 and we recommend an SUV, truck or similar.

Meals during retreats

Meals are included in the nightly retreat rate at Vajra Jahra and are served in the main area. Meal service starts with dinner on arrival day and ends with breakfast on departure day. Complimentary tea and coffee are served all day.

Meals with nightly villa rental

Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner is included in the nightly villa rental rate.

Special meal requests

We are able to accommodate special meal requests with advanced notice. Please communicate your needs with us as soon as possible, at least 48 hours before your stay for nightly rentals.

Please note that room service is not available at this time.

Children 12 and over are welcome to Vajra Jahra. Parents are responsible for their children at all times, and must ensure that their behavior does not disturb other guests.

Spa treatments and massages are available upon request, and are arranged through an external partner. Payment must be made prior to your treatment and cancellations must be 24 hours in advance.

We have first aid materials on site for all things minor. In the case of an emergency, a medical clinic and hospital are located in Perez Zeledon town center, approximately 40 minutes from Vajra Jahra.

We strongly recommend travel insurance for nightly guests. Travel insurance is mandatory for retreat guests. Vajra Jahra isn’t responsible for those that do not carry the insurance suggested. As a minimum, this insurance should include:

  • Emergency evacuation expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Repatriation expenses
  • Cancellation or curtailment of trip
  • Damage/theft/loss of personal luggage, money and goods

Smoking is not permitted in the villas and common areas. Costa Rica has strict non-smoking laws which prohibit smoking in public places.  

Our permitted smoking area is next to the entry gate. It is your responsibility to properly discard all cigarette butts. Failure to do so will incur a $500 fine.

Children 12 and over are welcome to Vajra Jahra. Parents are responsible for their children at all times, and must ensure that their behavior does not disturb other guests.

Vajra Jahra is built into the hillside and stairs are required to reach the common area from the villas. Unfortunately we’re unable to recommend Vajra Jahra for those with limited mobility at this time.

Yes you may bring your own alcohol and store it in our kitchen. We have a corking fee of $10 per bottle of wine or liquor and $2 per can of beer or cooler (no glass permitted). Guests may consume alcohol in our common area. Alcohol is not permitted in the villas.

Tipping is not expected but always appreciated. You may leave your tip in the envelope in your room or with the manager at the end of your stay. Please specify if the tip is for a specific person, or for the entire team.

Our dress code is informal. We encourage you to bring lightweight, casual clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, a bathing suit and sturdy sneakers and/or hiking boots for activities. We recommend bringing a sweater for cooler evening temperatures and a light rain jacket if you plan to visit during the Green Season. Please also remember to bring all personal toiletries and medicines.

Check-in time for Vajra Jahra is 2pm and check-out time is 10am. If you arrive early you are welcome to make yourself at home in our common area until your room is ready.

Vajra Jahra is located 30 minutes away from the picturesque beaches of Dominical and Uvita. The center is an hour from the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park where you can see all the iconic wildlife of the country including monkeys, sloths, toucans, macaws, turtles, iguanas and more. 


We’re happy to help you arrange any excursions and tours you’re interested in. Please contact us to learn more about the options available.

Yes. Laundry services are $20/bag. Your items will be washed, dried, folded and returned to you within 24 hours.

In order to fully understand your needs, please contact us to offer you a customized quote.