COVID – 19 Update and Policy


Cancelation Policy

In the event of any COVID related cancelations, Costa Dulce is offering a fully transferable credit for any deposits that have been made. There is no expiry date on the credit, and it can be transferred to other travelers.


On-site Policy

At Costa Dulce, the health and safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority. From the early stages of the Pandemic, we have worked hard to support and educate our staff to help them manage the situation in their homes and villages. We hope for the best but are preparing for a reality where we need to coexist with the New Coronavirus. We will diligently manage the risks of contagion within our facility. Among other measures we ensure regular desinfacting of common areas, high temperature washing of beddings and highest hygiene standards throughout our retreat spaces.

All our rooms and common areas are open to fresh airflow the entire time.

Our staff is used to living in small isolated communities so it is easier to manage the risk of locally contracting the virus. For guests, we follow a protocol that allows for your enjoyment of the facility and natural surrounding beauty while at the same time taking care of your well-being and health at all times.


How to get here during Covid-19

(Last updated 03.12.2020)


There are different ways to get to Costa Dulce. Here are the ones that we find most convenient:

Flying to Managua:
There are direct flights with Avianca from Miami and El Salvador. Avianca is the only airline that reliably flies to Managua at the moment (12/2020). Watch out: Other airlines say so, but actually don’t!

Flying to Rivas:
Normally there are flights with Sansa Airlines to Rivas from Liberia in Costa Rica. We are currently in contact with them to find out how their schedule looks like these days.

Mentioning Liberia brings us to one of the most convenient ways to travel here:

Through Costa Rica
Costa Rica is open to everyone and does not require a negative Covid-19 test. You do need a specific health insurance though which you can buy per day (see here for more information – you can get the health insurance for example through Heymondo or the official Sagicor Insurance). You also need a filled out health pass (this one here) and proof for onwards travel, for example your outward flight or a bus ticket. Equipped like that you can get a flight either to San José or to Liberia. If you can, pick Liberia, as it is closer to the border to Nicaragua.


From the airport you can get a private taxi or a bus (e.g. Nicabus or Ticabus) to the border. The bus is a lot cheaper, but sometimes booked out. A private driver will help you cross the border and make sure you have everything that you need.

To get into Nicaragua – no matter if via air or land border – you need a negative Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours. At the land border that test needs to be a printout on paper, not electronical.

Please be aware: At the time of writing this (03.12.2020) the land border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua is only open one way! So you can get from Costa Rica into Nicaragua, but would then need to fly out of country or travel further somewhere else. Rumor has it that the Costa Rican side will open for visitors soon, but we’re still waiting for the confirmation.

Whichever way you’re coming into Nicaragua, we’re happy to help you arrange your travel and make that everything goes smooth.

Do you have any questions? Scroll down to our contact form and let us know!

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