Frequently Asked Questions
What type of building is Villa de la Luna?
Villa de la Luna sits two-thirds up the side of a mountain. This luxurious villa looks like a large private home. Villa de la Luna was designed to the following specifications:
- Each bedroom has its own sliding french doors opening onto a 12′ balcony, and a tiled bathroom/shower.
- Each room was constructed with 8″ and 10″ cement walls, floors, and ceilings to ensure much quieter rooms than you might find in a home or hotel.
- Staff quarters, kitchen, dining, and laundry are separated from the private guest bedrooms.
- Villa de la Luna offers privacy and luxury, nestled in an exotic Costa Rican paradise.
- Villa de la Luna includes its own private infinity pool, available for your use only, any hour of the day.
Is the Villa safe?
Yes, Villa de la Luna is located in a private gated community in Playa Ocotal. Neighboring homes are valued from $500,000 to $2,000,000, most owned by retirees. This private beach community has one entrance, which is staffed 24 hours a day by a security guard..
How many people can the Villa accommodate?
Villa de la Luna can accommodate up to 14 adults. We have 5 bedrooms, all with king-size beds; two of those five also include a bunk bed and a full-sized pull out couch. All bedrooms are larger than you find at most hotels. When requested, we can also provide several foldaway beds.
Is the Villa on the beach?
Villa de la Luna is constructed on the hillside above the beach, and is a five minute stroll to the beach.
Is it safe and easy to walk to the beach?
Yes, a paved path leads to the beach. It is safe because the community is gated and allow only residents and guests to enter.
What Airport would we fly into?
The airport closest to the Villa is Liberia Airport located in Guanacaste (only 20 minutes away). When searching for airports, search with code “LIR”.
Is there transportation available to and from Liberia Airport?
Yes, there is a Shuttle that is $35 per person. Please ask for details.
Should we tip our Villa staff?
You are not obligated to tip the staff, but almost every family that stays in Costa Rica has been generous. If your vacation has been filled with exceptional service and food preparation, please let this guide your decision to tip. Recommended tip is $10 per staff person per couple.
Do you have a telephone and WiFi?
Yes, both telephones and WiFi are available at the Villa.
The telephones are capable of making outgoing international calls with your international phone card. Please bring or purchase an international phone card so your group will be able to make international phone calls.
What beers are available at the Villa?
Imperial, Bavaria, and Pilsen, and non-alcoholic Kaiser.
Can you arrange deep sea fishing trips and tours?
What is the beach sand like?
Ocotal beach consists of dark sand that originated from volcanic rock. The darker sand is unique, different, and in certain light appears to glisten. It is very attractive in its own way. Please look at the photos we have of the beach, as the photos speak for themselves of the beauty, privacy and serenity of Playa Ocotal.
Is it hard to find a day spa or massage?
It’s easy! Outcalls are available at the Villa, offering manicures, pedicures, mud/facial/body treatments, and massages.
Are tennis courts available?
Tennis courts are a 5 minute walk from the Villa and are available 7 days per week.
What should we pack?
Costa Rica enjoys a tropical climate, so cold-weather clothes are not usually necessary.
- Bring a legal passport, not expired. Make a copy and leave it the copy at home.
- Any other necessary personal items.
- Extra film
- A pencil and small notebook are handy for jotting down information
- A small Calculator for quick conversions (local currency is “Colones”, but most stores and vendors accept American dollars).
- Light weight long pants
- Long sleeved shirt
- Sweater / windbreaker / light weight poncho
- Insect repellent, although insects are not a big problem
- Lightweight day-pack for outings
- Light weight cotton clothing
- Hiking shoes / comfortable stable shoes
- Snorkeling/scuba equipment
- Quality waterproof sun screen (min. 15 SPF for protection from our tropical sun)
- Sun glasses with UV protection
Some items may not be available for purchase in the local area. Bring anything important with you.
What documents are required to enter Costa Rica?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens (regardless of their age) require the following documents to enter Costa Rica:
- A pre-paid airline ticket to exit Costa Rica (either to return to your country or to go to another country)
- A passport valid for at least 90 days*
*Your passport can expire no earlier than ninety days from the date that you arrive in Costa Rica. US/Canadian photo identification and original birth or naturalization certificates are no longer accepted at any Costa Rican Immigration port of entry.