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Getting there

Sugar Beach Resort is located on Playa Pan de Azúcar in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, also known as the Gold Coast. You have the option to fly into San Jose Airport, but we recommend to fly to Liberia Airport. From the Liberia International Airport (LIR) it is only an hour by shuttle, and from San José Airport (SJO) it’s about a 5 hour drive.

You might want to check out the following airlines:

Westjet has direct flights from Calgary to Liberia. We advise you to wait booking your flight as we expect the ticket prices will become lower in the next couple of months.

You can also check out more flight possibilities at (from Canada). Domestic flights between San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR) can also separately be booked at

The hotel can arrange a shuttle for you from San Jose or from Liberia at a reasonable additional cost.

If you decide to rent a car from Liberia Airport, here are the directions to Sugar Beach:

Driving directions from Liberia to Hotel Sugar Beach: When you exit the airport service road, take a right and go 29 km to Belen intersection. At the Belen intersection, take a right following signs to Hotel Sugar Beach, Flamingo, Melia Conchal. Follow this road for 26 km through Huacas. Just after Huacas, take the first right following signs to Hotel Sugar Beach, Flamingo, etc. Stay on this road for 9 km passing through Brasilito. At the junction for Flamingo / Potrero, veer right onto the dirt road toward Potrero. After 7 km, this dirt road ends at Hotel Sugar Beach. There are a few hard turns, so watch for signs to the Hotel and for Potrero. Once in Potrero, drive around the soccer field to the northwest corner and continue on for only 3 km. The last hill is bumpy, but at the bottom you’ll find the entrance to the hotel.

Climate in Costa Rica
If you are looking for a warm climate, head to Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast. Known as the Gold Coast, this area receives the least rainfall and has more sunny days than anywhere else in the country.

Because Costa Rica is located between 8 and 12 degrees north of the Equator, the climate is tropical year round. There is no real summer or winter in Costa Rica and the rainy season here lasts from May to November, with the months of December through April having little to no rain.

Hygene at the hotel
Costa Rica is a well-developed country and the quality of the food, hygene and the cleanliness of the rooms is at a high standard. Everything they offer is very safe to eat and drink. The hotel also offers a tap with filtered water, so you can always fill your own water bottle during the day.
Sugar Beach Resort is a small boutique hotel with guest suites, rooms and beach houses nestled across a 24-acre beachfront property. With 28 comfortable guest rooms/suites and two beach houses, we can accommodate various tastes, ensuring privacy, intimacy and personalized service. More detailed room information available in the Accommodation section.

All of the guest rooms/suites have been designed with your comfort in mind, located just steps from the shores of the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and the soothing sands of Playa Pan de Azúcar. The resort shares the dry forest with monkeys, iguanas, coatis, raccoons, and the beauty and abundance of Costa Rica’s Natural World.

Some suites and rooms, are set directly on the waterfront with spectacular western ocean views – perfectly poised to take in the searing colors of the setting sun. Listen to the sounds of the howler monkeys and tropical birds from your patio, as the warm salt air wafts around you. Each of the rooms and guest suites are spacious and comfortable and offer large patios and privacy and all have individual characteristics and touches.

All the rooms/suites at Sugar Beach Resort are equipped with the following amenities:

  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • telephone
  • refrigerators
  • hot water
  • safety box
  • furnished patios
Did you know this about Costa Rica?

The first constitution was written in 1871 but the current one was ratified in 1947; ensuring citizenship and the right to vote to persons of all races and gender.

In 1948 the army was abolished permanently and resources were used for education, infrastructure and culture.

Its constitutional history is the oldest in Latin America and is recognized as one of the most stable in the world.

Costa Rica is the seat of the Court of Human Rights, and also the headquarters of the University for Peace of the United Nations.

Spanish is the official language, English is the second most widely spoken language.

Payment dates, Terms and Conditions
Payments and Deposits: A $500 deposit will hold your place. Half of the remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the first day of the retreat. The final payment is due 60 days prior to the first day of the retreat.

Cancellations and Refunds: There are no refunds available regardless of circumstances after the deposit and after any payments. Given this policy, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance in case of emergencies or unforeseen circumstances that may arise.