November 2019 & January 2020
The conference will be held at the beautiful El Mangroove, an Autograph Collection Hotel of Marriott. A casual, luxury, boutique hotel surrounded by forest, beach and mangrove. It is located in the Guanacaste Region and situated on the Northwest Pacific coast. The room rate includes breakfast and non-water sport activities at the resort. This is a family friendly resort. Bring the whole family and enjoy the wonders of Costa Rica!
El Mangroove Hotel
There are daily flights to the International airport in Liberia, Costa Rica (airport code: LIR) on many major airlines including United, American, Delta and Southwest.
The airport is approximately 20 minutes from the hotel. You may rent a car at the airport, or you may take one of the RED taxi's. For daily rentals you may also rent a car from Avis at the hotel or there are drivers-for-hire that will take you anywhere you wish to go. There are also bikes available for guests to use free of charge.
The El Mangroove Hotel offers our conference attendees a group discount. Please register for the conference and a reservations link will be sent to you after registration is confirmed.
November 2019 rates are: $288/night, double occupancy.
January 2020 rates are: $338/night, double occupancy.
Rates are valid 3 days before and after the conference dates subject to availability. Rates include breakfast and non water sport activities. This is the start of the high season in Costa Rica. You are encouraged to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Our attendees are encouraged to stay at the conference hotel as we find that it facilitates attendance at the conference times. However, if you wish to make other lodging arrangements, please let us know of those arrangements so you can be welcomed at the entrance to the resort during class periods.
Passport: A valid passport is required by all persons traveling to and from Costa Rica.To obtain a passport, visit the Department of State website.
Departure Tax: You will need $28/person for a departure tax. You can buy a stamp at the airport when departing so plan a little bit of extra time at the airport as this line can get long at busy departure times. It's best to have the exact cash as change is given in Colones and credit card transactions are treated as a cash advance with corresponding fees. This fee is sometimes included in the airline ticket, so it's best to check with your airline when you arrive at the airport to depart.
Currency: The official currency of Costa Rica is the Colon, but the American dollar is typically accepted in most of the areas frequented by tourists.
To find out more about Costa Rica, visit this tourism site.