Welcome to the Nicoya Peninsula, a very special place indeed! It is no wonder more and more people are gravitating to this area, as it has been designated as one of the world's five Blue Zones - "hot-spots having common healthy traits and life practices that result in higher-than-normal longevity" - a mecca for the holistic and healing arts practice.
AHKí is a short 3 kilometers from Garza, a quaint fishing village with a lovely beach where you'll find more ticos (locals) than tourists. Another 8 kilometers north finds you in Nosara with Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. Here you can experience wonderful restaurants, shopping, various excursions and some of the finest surfing in the country!
TRAVEL & DIRECTIONS
AHKí is located on the Pacific Northwest coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in the Guanacaste region.
We are 11k south of Nosara, home of the internationally acclaimed Nosara Yoga Institute.
We suggest flying into Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport). The airport is expanding and more flight selections are opening up every day. If your group leader has made transportation arrangements from Liberia, a driver from AHKí will be waiting for you. We are an easy 2 hours drive.
The San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria) is a 4 - 5 hour drive. If you choose to fly into San Jose, you can opt to: rent a car, take a bus, or fly the short flight on Nature Air or Sansa Air. Both terminals are near the San Jose airport and their flights are only a 45-50 minute trip to Nosara Airport (a 20-25 minute drive from us). However, they do have luggage weight restrictions, so please check the web sites to get all the information. If you are considering this route, an overnight stay in San Jose is suggested since variable weather conditions that affect the flights of small air crafts can make coordinating your connecting flight a bit tricky! *Please be informed that upon exiting the country (from either airport) you will be required to pay a $28 departure tax.
If you choose to rent a car from either airport, there are many options, Alamo, Budget, Economy, etc. These sites can be found online by googling them + Liberia, Costa Rica. We recommend you reserve your car when you purchase your airline tickets and confirm all car rental costs for what exactly is included. You can save some $$ by consulting with your credit card company (AmEx has a good program) regarding car rental insurance.