getting here, what to pack, helpful information...
Hello and thank you for visiting the Pagoda Garden Villas website. This page should give you some practical information that you may find very useful when deciding to stay with us.
We are located in the hills near the town of Uvita. About 3 hours drive South from the San Jose airport.
We recommend renting a 4WD vehicle here and driving down. You can access our property in a 2WD but 4WD is recommended for overall exploring in Costa Rica.
A closer Domestic airport is in Quepos which is about an hour North of Uvita. They have small planes that fly here and the flights are about 25 minutes from San Jose. The air carriers that service this airport are Sansa Airlines and Nature Air. There are rental cars available here as well. Once your Reservation is completed we will send you exact directions to our property.
Weather In Uvita and Dominical
The climate here is tropical. Rainfall is significant most months of the year, and the short dry season has little effect. The average temperature in Uvita is 26.4 °C. About 3543 mm of precipitation falls annually. The driest month is February, with 41 mm of rain. Most of the precipitation here falls in October, averaging 619 mm.
Dry season starts in December and is usually hot and sunny though March.
Rainy Season Late April starts the rainy season and very light rain starts to fall occasionally in the afternoon gradually increasing days of afternoon rain until September where you can expect rain most days through most of November.
We are very close to the equator so you can expect a true 12 hour day and 12 hour night cycle.
Sunrise starts around 5am
Sunset begins around 5pm.
April is the warmest month of the year. The temperature in April averages 27.8 °C.
November is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 25.4 °C.
What to Pack
This is a general list of items you may want to pack that could make your trip more comfortable depending on the type of adventure you intend on having. You can purchase most items on this list here in Uvita if you should need to but depending on where you are staying it may be more convenient to have these items with you to begin with.
Umbrella/Raincoat – if traveling in the rainy season
Water-resistant close toe hiking shoes like Keens
Light long pants
Light long sleeve shirt
Sarong or light wrap (can be purchased here)
Light weight clothing, shorts, tank tops, dresses
Check In & Check out
Check in time 2pm/ Check out is 11am
We prefer using Paypal especially for our international clients. It uses only an email address. If you do not have a Paypal account then we can send you an invitation to use your credit card without having to sign up. It’s secure and traceable if there is any question about the deposit.
For those of you in Costa Rica who would like to make the deposit directly into our local bank we use Banco Nacional.
We require $200 deposit to hold your reservation. Upon arrival your deposit will turn into your damage / security deposit. This will be refunded to you within three days of check out provided there is no damage or missing items.
The balance of your stay with us will be due in cash upon arrival.
Should you need to cancel your reservation, we require 60 days notice to refund your money. After 60 days, we will apply your deposit to a future stay.
We also reserve the right to cancel your reservation should there be any circumstances or conduct where this contract may not be in our best interest.
We do not accommodate pets on our property. The local veterinarian has kennel options and we can help you arrange that if needed.
There is no smoking allowed inside or in shared areas.
Thank you and we look forward to your stay with us.