Welcome to Aves Resort, a remarkable place located near Montezuma, Costa Rica.
Montezuma is considered one of the most biodiverse places on earth and is located just 30 minutes from the incredible town of Santa Teresa. This area is filled with monkeys, exotic birds, sea turtles, and an abundance of quiet beaches and bohemian vibes. The activities in this area of the world are endless — explore butterfly sanctuaries and adventure off-grid to find hidden waterfalls.
**Please put your flight information on the logistics sheet.
You can fly into San Jose International Airport (SJO). Once you arrive, it is a 4-6 hour journey to Montezuma. You can also take an airplane flight from San Jose (SJO) to Tambor (TMU) and then take a taxi to Aves Resort.
Shared-ride shuttles provide the best ratio of cost to travel time. Sit back and watch the scenery and leave the driving to the pros. Shared-ride shuttles leave from the San Jose International Airport (SJO) and generally cost around $40-60 each way.
Every day at 6:30am there is a bus from downtown San Jose. The bus station is called “7-10” and it's $15 each way. This bus is direct to Cobano (gets on the ferry with you and then you reboard the bus after the ferry ride). From Cobano you will need to get a bus or taxi to Mal Pais. If you take a bus to Mal Pais you will need to take a taxi to Aves Resort.
You can also contact Mike at Aves to help set up your shuttle:
Whatsapp ~ +1 (213) 216-4550
E-mail ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
**Please put your dietary restrictions on the logistics sheet.
Please let us know of any allergies or dietary restrictions. All meals are healthy and prepared by our lovely cook who knows how to make your taste buds smile. 3 Daily vegetarian, healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
At Aves, purified water is available.
The currency in Costa Rica is Colones. US Dollars are widely accepted but you will not get the best exchange rates.
There is no ATM in Montezuma. We recommend exchanging cash into Colones before you arrive, otherwise, the nearest ATM is in Santa Teresa. If you plan on doing activities, bring extra cash!
If you plan to join activities on your days off, make sure to bring extra cash!!
**Put your arrival time on the logistics sheet.
Upon arrival, we will get you settled into your room and give you a short orientation. Feel free to check-in after 1 pm or to
drop your bags off early and explore until your room is ready!
If you would like to arrive early and book extra nights, please contact Aves at https://avesmontezuma.com/
The Manual is included in the price of tuition and we will have it for you at the start of the course.
Optionally, a neti pot and a tongue scraper are suggested to be used throughout the course, you can purchase these on your own at any health food store. Please also bring any creative tools that enable you to express your gifts such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc.
Each day you will have break times to go to the beach, eat, rest, do homework etc. (option to include surfing at an additional cost) AVES can help you set up surfing details.
Every 5th day is an off day. Santa Teresa/Montezuma has a plethora of day off activities!! Make sure to bring extra cash!
All extra activities vary in price, most can be arranged through the hotel on arrival or day before.
Laundry is available off site.
The Internet is available onsite at Aves but we suggest disconnecting from the internet as much as possible, phones will only be allowed for photos during meal times etc.
We will make arrangements to make up any missed days during the program. Typically, it is not a problem and you can get everything completed during the course.
You will need a valid passport for entry into Costa Rica. US, Canada and EU citizens do not need to get a visa ahead of time.
As of March 2021, you will need Costa Rica Travel insurance to enter. You can find that here; https://tiendasagicor.com/en/products/seguro-para-turistas-individual
* Immigration will give you an exit ticket upon arrival which you need to keep with you. Upon departure, you will need to pay an “Exit Tax” at the airport before you check into your flight. The “exit tax” is approx. $29 and can be paid in cash or by card at the booth in the departure terminal. (the booth is located on the right side of the building if you are facing the ticket counters.)
At the end of the course, you will receive your 200hr or 300hr Yoga Teacher Certification. This course is approved by Yoga Alliance. As a graduate of this program you will qualify to register as a teacher with the Yoga Alliance organization if you choose to.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or email. We are looking forward to having you here to embark on this life-changing journey to shed away layers and become your truest self.
We encourage you to begin the practice now, by reflecting on your intentions for yourself and what brought you on this journey. Together we will create a safe and sacred space within our group that will help to reveal the wisdom within and the nature of the Self. This path will ask for self -reflection, growth, and discipline. Your journey will be greatly guided by what you chose to bring to the experience. Open yourself to what is there, leave all expectations behind and enter the clear, crisp perspective and sacred landscape of Costa Rica with an open heart.
“TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR
ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE?”
- Mary Oliver