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Find out all you need to know in one place to plan your trip to Finca Mia, including arrival and departure times, our shuttle service and covid-19 entry requirements for costa rica.
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Arrival and Departure TimeS at Finca Mia

Arrival Information

3.00PM arrival at Finca Mia on the start day of your retreat.

No early arrivals unless previously arranged with Finca Mia. 

For those taking the Finca Mia shuttle (information below), your arrival has been planned for this time.

Departure Information

9:00AM departure from Finca Mia on the final day of your retreat.


Departure is after breakfast and guests are required to be packed with luggage on the doorstep by 8:00AM ready for the shuttle departure or onward travel at 9:00AM


If you wish to stay on for longer or would like to request to depart slightly later, please arrange it directly with the Finca Mia team.

Geeting to FINCA MIA

Finca Mia provides a shuttle service from San Jose to our retreat center in the Chirripo Mountains. Find the details of our shuttle service here.

Arrive in SJO the night before your retreat start date and stay at one of our recommended hotels or arrive to SJO airport by 9:30 am on the start date to be able to take the shuttle.


  • 10:30 AM Latest pick-up at SJO airport at Malinches Restaurant outside of baggage claim area to the right

  • 11:00 AM Latest pick-up from recommended hotels


  • 9:00 AM Departure from Finca Mia to SJO for afternoon flight departures. 

  • The shuttle is scheduled to arrive at SJO airport at 1:00 PM for afternoon departures. Please remember international departures require arrival at the airport 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • If you will require an earlier arrival at SJO, Finca Mia will be happy to assist you and arrange private transport. 

Please keep in mind the times of the Finca Mia shuttle from San Jose to the mountain can leave earlier if all participants have arrived at an earlier hour and are ready for pick up before the times listed.

For private transport from San Jose to Finca Mia or vice versa, the route is approximately 4 hours, and the cost is $150 departing San Jose or Finca Mia 24 hrs a day.

The shuttle service is included in retreats with a stay of one week or longer. For other retreats, contact Finca Mia to arrange a shuttle.

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​Stay the night in San Jose before you arrive at Finca Mia, and take advantage of our shuttle service to the mountain.

Our shuttle service picks up at any of our recommended hotels on the morning of your first retreat at 11.00 AM the latest.


  • Wyndham Herradura

  • Country Inn and Suites

  • Double Tree by Hilton

All these hotels can be reserved through or

Covid-19 Travel Information

The following are the current requirements for tourists entering Costa Rica. For the most up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 and entry requirements to Costa Rica, please visit the official page of the Costa Rican Tourism Board.

To enter Costa Rica it is not required to show proof of vaccination, fill out a health form, show a negative Covid test, nor to have travelers insurance. However, it is recommended to purchase travelers insurance in the case of illness or otherwise.

Although the use of a mask is not mandatory, it is recommended to maintain the protocol of hand washing and temperature taking, as well as compliance with health protocols in each tourist activity.

Tourists can verify if they require a visa to enter Costa Rica using the following link
All information regarding Covid-19 Travel Requirements to Costa Rica was correct at the time of publishing. Check the official Costa Rican Tourism website before your departure for the most up-to-date information.

Covid-19 Tests For Return and Onward Journeys

Be certain to research re-entry requirements for your onward journey or home country. Covid-19 tests are available at the airport with Lab Echandi or a testing centre of your choice in San Jose, please be sure to allow additional time for your test results if testing the same day as your flight. The USA, is currently not requiring a Covid test nor proof of vaccination to enter the country for US citizens.  Non US citizens require proof of vaccination. 

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