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Villa Sympatheia FAQ

Villa Sympatheia - Luxury Villa Rental in Costa Rica
  • What airport should I fly into?
    Liberia (LIR) is the closest international airport just under an hour drive to the house. San Jose is 3 hours away.
  • Do I need to rent a car?
    No, transportation can be arranged for you and prices can be provided before booking. If you do wish to rent a car, we recommend having it delivered to the house. There is only one small parking spot available at the house. There is a parking lot in Las Catalinas but a daily fee may apply.
  • Do I need to get foreign currency?
    Dollars are welcome everywhere but you may receive change in colones. All major credit cards are accepted throughout Las Catalinas. There is an ATM located in Copper and Stone.
  • How much does it rain during the green season (May-October)?
    Early in the season you can usually expect an afternoon shower. Rarely does it rain all day. Towards the end of the season heavier longer rains are more likely.
  • What children’s amenities do you have available?
    We have one pack-n-play, one highchair, childrens dishes, children’s books and board games.
  • Is the water safe to drink?
    Yes, Las Catalinas has its own water purification plant. There are also Life Water filtration pitchers in the house if you would like an added level of security.
  • Do we have access to the Las Catalinas Beach Club?
    Yes, there may be a daily fee. Please inquire with the concierge prior to arrival.
  • What free things are there to do in Las Catalinas?
    All beaches in Costa Rica are free and open to the public. All of the hiking trails around town are free. The splash pad in Plaza Mercado is free. There may be other special events going on in town during your stay. More information can be provided closer to arrival.
  • Do you allow weddings or parties?
    Yes, no more than 30 guests and a separate contract and security deposit is required.
  • Does your home have an elevator?
    No, the house does have many stairs and is not ideal for individuals with mobility issues.
  • Do you allow pets?
    No, if you have a service animal use must provide documentation of training before the reservation will be confirmed.
  • Should I tip?
    Suggested Gratuity CONCIERGE: $150 – $200 per week or $25 – $40 per day for shorter stays. HOUSEKEEPING: My housekeeping experience was satisfactory: $7 per bedroom per day. My housekeeping experience was outstanding: $10 per bedroom per day. Restaurants/Transportation: If you would like to show your appreciation, 10% is a kind gesture but not necessary.
  • Can I book directly with the property?
    Yes, you can do so here.
  • Can you help us plan our stay?
    Yes, we have a dedicated concierge that has lived in the area most of his life. Along with the homeowners tourist perspective, we can help you plan a trip of a lifetime. From Pre-arrival groceries to private chefs, we can make your visit worry free. There are also links under "Local Area" on the website if you would like to plan things yourself.

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