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Are you ready to embark on your Bohemia experience but have questions swirling in your mind? Or perhaps you're planning a visit to Santa Teresa and want to learn more about this breathtaking destination. In this section, we've gathered answers to some of the most common questions we receive from our guests and curious travelers. Explore details about our services, transportation options, the enchanting Santa Teresa area, and much more. Your journey to Bohemia begins with clarity and confidence, so dive into these FAQs to unlock all the knowledge you need for a seamless adventure.
Accommodation and Arrival
Plan your perfect stay at Bohemia
- How do I get to Bohemia?
There are multiple ways to reach Bohemia, including by car, taxi, plane, and shuttle. You'll find detailed information in our "Directions to Bohemia" section.
- Can I check-in early?
Our standard check-in time is 2 PM, but you can inquire about early check-in. We'll accommodate you if the room is available or offer our relaxing outdoor area by the pool and with the Ocean view while we prepare your room.
- Can I check-in late?
Our usual reception hours end at 8 PM, but we can assist if you arrive later. If you'll arrive very late, we'll help you with remote check-in.
- Could you help with car and plane booking?
Yes, we have partnerships with car rentals such as Alamo and Budget, and we also collaborate with GreenAirways. Reach out to us, and we'll assist you with the booking and provide all the necessary details for your convenience.
- Does Uber work in Santa Teresa?
No unfortunately, ridesharing applications like Uber are not available in town. However, we have a reliable local taxi service, and we're more than happy to provide you with contacts and assistance to help you get around Santa Teresa the way you prefer.
- Is there a private parking at Bohemia?
Absolutely! We provide our guests with the convenience of a private and secure parking area right on our Bohemia property. You can rest easy knowing your vehicle is well-protected during your stay.
- Is Bohemia kid-friendly?
Absolutely, we welcome kids of all ages. While we embrace our inner child, please note that the pool and some parts of Bohemia are elevated, so it's important to supervise young children.
- Is Bohemia Pet friendly?
Yes, we love animals, and pets are welcome. However, we request that you inform us if your dog tends to bark excessively to maintain a peaceful environment for all guests.
- Can I leave my things in my room safely?
Safety and security are paramount at Bohemia. In our bungalows, you'll find both a front lock and a secure safe for your peace of mind. As for our glamping accommodations, while they don't have front locks due to their tented nature, they are thoughtfully equipped with safes to ensure your belongings remain secure throughout your stay.
- What should I know before coming to Bohemia?
At Bohemia, our motto is simple: "Come, Relax, Enjoy, and we'll take care of the rest". We want you to fully embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle, and we're dedicated to making your experience seamless and unforgettable, starting from the moment you arrive at the Costa Rican airport until the day you depart.
Dining and Services
Experience our culinary delights and personalized services.
- Is breakfast included?
Yes, breakfast is included with your stay at Bohemia. Our delicious Costa Rican breakfast, made with local ingredients, is served from 7 to 10 am and provides a delightful start to your day.
- Can I enjoy breakfast at Bohemia if I'm not a guest?
Yes, you're welcome to savor our delightful breakfast with a view. However, please note that it's available by reservation only. Kindly inform our team in advance of your visit.
- I am vegan / vegetarian, anything for me?
Our staff can cater to various dietary restrictions, including vegan and vegetarian options.
- Do you offer chef services and a bar?
We provide chef services and a bar on-demand, allowing you to arrange a culinary experience tailored to your preferences. Simply contact us to set up a memorable dining event during your stay. Our dedicated reception staff are also here to help create an unforgettable experience for you.
- Do you serve lunch at Bohemia?
Unfortunately, we don't offer lunch service. Most of our guests spend their days exploring and embarking on outdoor adventures.
- What is the best restaurant in town?
We've compiled a "Top 10" list of our personal favorites on our website, under the "More" section. These selections are made with genuine affection for the unique dining experiences they offer, from cherished local spots to delightful upscale venues. We hope you'll enjoy exploring these options as much as we do.
- Can I invite friends on special nights?
Absolutely! Special events like cocktail nights and pizza nights are designed to foster a sense of community, offering you the opportunity to share these memorable moments with others.
- If I go on a fishing tour, can the chef cook something?
Absolutely! Our talented chef is ready to turn your catch of the day into a culinary masterpiece. Whether you bring back tuna, mahi-mahi, or other treasures from your fishing excursion, our chef can prepare mouthwatering dishes like ceviches, sushis, tartares, grilled delights, and more. Your fresh catch will be transformed into a dining experience you'll savor like never before.
- Is there a kitchen at Bohemia?
Our kitchen primarily serves for preparing breakfast and our chef's culinary experiences. Each room is equipped with a fridge, and there's always access to a communal fridge in the main area. Feel free to use plates and cutlery, and enjoy coffee and hot tea.
Activities and Local Amenities
Explore the area and enjoy local amenities.
- Can I invite friends to Bohemia?
You're welcome to invite friends, provided it doesn't disturb other guests. We observe a 10 PM quiet time to respect everyone's peaceful stay.
- Can I walk to the beach?
Bohemia is a short 10-minute walk from Santa Teresa's beautiful beaches, ideal for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts.
- Do you provide towels?
We offer towels for the pool, but we recommend bringing your own for beach outings and adventures.
- Is the pool accessible to the public?
The pool is primarily reserved for our guests, and it's a serene oasis set within our main area. While it's usually exclusive to our guests, please note that during special events or sunset gatherings, there might be times when others join in to enjoy the atmosphere.
- Should I book an ATV?
While not essential, we highly recommend booking an ATV to explore the incredible spots in the area, including scenic trails, jungle routes, waterfalls, and more. Is there a bank in Santa Teresa?
- Is there another way, more sustainable than renting an ATV?
Yes, we can provide you with electric golf carts specifically designed for navigating the jungle terrain. You'll be amazed by their efficiency and strength while minimizing your environmental impact.
- Is there a bank in Santa Teresa?
There are banks and ATMs in town, accepting both USD and Costa Rican Colones. We recommend planning ahead for cash, as some establishments may accept cash only.
- I've never surfed before, do you offer surf classes?
Absolutely! We have an exceptional surf instructor affiliated with Bohemia. With over 15 years of experience and certified to teach all levels, you'll love his professionalism and the quality of his classes. Get ready to ride the waves with confidence!
- What tours and activities do you offer?
We've curated a selection of the region's best experiences in our activities section. These are tried and tested to ensure you get the best of the best.
- Can I book a massage or a wellness experience?
Our staff can book massages, couples massages, therapies, and other wellness experiences for you. Just leave us a note with your preferences.
- Looking for quiet, less touristy spots to explore?
Oh, the Bohemia team loves these kinds of questions! We have all sorts of secret spots we can tell you about when you're here. Some are very close and rarely visited by anyone. You won't believe the beauty of these hidden gems.
- Should I book my activities before coming to Bohemia?
Allow us to assist you in this regard. We have strong relationships with local tour operators and can guarantee the finest services and experiences. Our staff is here to help with your activity planning.
- Can you tell me more about retreats?
We offer a dedicated space for retreats, both our own and for facilitators. For more information, visit our "Retreats" page and get in touch with us to create your unique experience.
Reservations, Yoga, and Payments
Discover our reservation policies and payment options.
- What are your cancellation policies?
Our cancellation policies vary depending on the season, with a 30-day policy during peak season and a 14-day policy for other times.
- Is yoga free or do I have to pay?
Our rates and packages may include yoga depending on which one you book. Classes are offered daily at 7 AM.
- What kinds of payments do you accept?
We accept various payment methods, including credit cards (Visa and Mastercard), cash, and even Bitcoin payments.
- What happens in case of a no-show?
In the event of a no-show, guests will be charged the full amount of the reservation.
- Can I pay in cash upon arrival?
If you prefer to pay in cash, a 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation, with the remaining 50% to be paid upon arrival.
- Can I change my reservation online?
If you made your reservation on our website, please contact us with your reservation details. We'll assist you in making any necessary modifications based on the applicable policies.
- Why are prices different on different platforms?
Various platforms like Booking and Expedia often have promotions and varying prices based on seasons and last-minute bookings. We strive to provide competitive pricing when booking directly through our website. If you notice a difference, please let us know, and we'll adjust it accordingly.
Unlock the possibilities
- When did Bohemia open?
Construction of Bohemia began shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the global challenges, we persevered and welcomed our first ever guest on November 23, 2020. It quickly became a place of healing and solace for those seeking respite.
- Is Bohemia part of a hotel chain?
Bohemia is privately owned, and its creation is a love story between the owner and the town of Santa Teresa. It was built as a dreamy space in homage to our traveling guests, often referred to as bohemians.
- How eco-friendly is Bohemia?
We are committed to eco-friendly practices. All our products, such as soaps and shampoos, are eco-friendly. Our water source is a well on our land, and we treat wastewater using a natural system on-site. We also collaborate with the environmental organization "NP Waterkeeper" to improve the living area in Santa Teresa through activities like beach cleaning, water and waste management, and education. If you'd like to learn more about NPWaters or make a donation, you can go in our Eco-Friendly page under the "More" Menu
- Do you accept volunteers at Bohemia?
Yes, Bohemia has decided to implement a volunteering system for the new season. If you are interested in joining our team for a few weeks or months, and believe you have the energy and skills to contribute, please send us a message with your CV and a letter of intentions. We'll review your application and get back to you.
- Do you collaborate with social media influencers?
Absolutely, we periodically engage in exchange programs with influencers to maintain a fresh image on social media. If you believe your style and social media audience align with Bohemia, don't hesitate to contact us to explore potential collaborations.
We are Here to Help
Our comprehensive FAQ section aims to address your most common inquiries. However, if you find yourself with questions left unanswered or need further clarification on any topic, we're here to assist you. Simply reach out to us by filling out the form below. Your curiosity fuels our commitment to providing you with the information you need for a seamless and enjoyable experience at Bohemia. Feel free to share your thoughts or questions with us, and we'll be in touch to provide the answers you seek. Your journey to Bohemia is just a conversation away.