How close is the beach?
The nearest Caribbean beach is a short shuttle ride away, 15 minutes to Puerto Viejo.
What is the weather like?
Mornings are generally sunny and afternoons will often bring in tropical rain.
Will I encounter wildlife?
Yes, we share the rainforest with all creatures, including insects who may make a guest appearance in your room. The lodging is screened and closed off, however, we recommend no food items outside of the restuarant to avoid attracting our rainforest friends.
Is there A/C?
There is no air conditioning, but the screened in windows allow for the year round sea breeze to circulate and cool.
What if I’m not a vegetarian or if I do have dietary restrictions, requests?
Fish (market price) and Chicken ($7) are available for additional charge. We ask that you notify us of your dietary needs prior to arrival.
Is there wifi?
Yes, it’s included for free and available in the restaurant & lounge. However, since we are up on a hill the wifi reception can be slow or unreliable.
Do I need a 4X4 to stay at Samasati?
No, 4X4 shuttle service is provided to transport guests up and down the mountain road. If you bring a non 4X4 vehicle to Samasati you’re welcome to use our secure parking at base camp. If you bring a 4X4 vehicle to Samasati you can park it securely in the sanctuary.
How far away is Samasati from San Jose Airport?
Samasati is 4-5 hours away from the San Jose airport by car or shuttle van. If you prefere to take a flight to the Limon airport, it is 30 min by air and then another 45 min by shuttle to Samasati.
What amenities are available?
Samasati is a full service eco-lodge and has many amenities available including a Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Lounge, Spa, & wifi.
For a complete list of amenities visit www.samasati.com/the-retreat/#rainforest
For Tours visit www.samasati.com/tours/
For Spa Treatments visit www.samasati.com/the-retreat/#spa
For Yoga visit www.samasati.com/the-retreat/#yoga