F.A.Q.

Frequently asked questions

1. What are the check-in/check out times?

Check in is Monday through Sunday no earlier than 3:00 p.m. and checkout is at 10:00 a.m.

2. How do I get to the Institute?

For Retreats, we offer Luxury SUV Service with On-Call Drivers due to the nature of the road and the 3 hour drive from the airport. If 12 passengers or less, we can charter a private plane for $150 per person so the group can arrive together.

3. What should I bring to the Imiloa Institute?

Don’t forget to pack: camera/batteries/charger, sneakers/hiking shoes, bug spray, pants and water bottle.

4. Do I need to rent a car?

If you choose to rent a car, you may do so in Quepos (after flying in) or in San Jose. Cost is $120 daily. Only rent 4-Wheel-Drive vehicles if you rent a car.

5. How far is Imiloa from the beach?

Approximately a ten minute drive.

6. Do you provide beach towels?

Yes, we provide beach and pool towels. Anything you may have forgotten, such as essentials, we always have on hand for our guests. Depending on the item, there may be a fee.

7. Are there any walks or hikes nearby?

The entire jungle is yours! The private road is great for hiking and there are adjacent acres to ours that you can explore endlessly.

8. Is there Wi-Fi?

Yes, we have high speed internet.

9 . Are there safety boxes for personal belongings?

We provide safe deposit boxes in the rooms.

10 . What kind of staff do you have?

We have a 5 star vegan chef, two cleaners and a gardener, who have been with the property almost a decade. Other on site staff include Director of Retreats, Property Manager, the COO and we hire other staff as needed.

11. Do you offer laundry services?

Yes, $20 per load to wash, dry, fold and deliver.

12. Can I bring my children to Imiloa?

Please do.

13. Do you allow pets?

We only allow service animals on the property. We have out-door cats for pest control.

14. Who has held retreats or visited The Institute?

We have had a range of best-selling authors, spiritual and existential thinkers, CEO and leadership programs, men's intimacy workshops, tantric and eastern energy work thought leaders, and more.

15. What is the weather like in Dominical?

Beautiful! Even during the rainy season, rain usually comes in the late afternoon after sunny mornings and early afternoons. Often times, it can help temper the workshops and offers a nice transition. It is jungle, warm (75-85 degrees year round).

16. Is alcohol assumption and smoking permitted at The Imiloa Institute?

We are a plant based facility and do not provide alcohol for sale or consumption. We are a smoke-free facility as well.

17. What forms of payment do you accept at Imiloa?

We accept all major credit cards, PayPal and bank wires. Prices are in US dollars.

18. What are the linens like in the rooms?

Keeping in line with our 5 star "irreverent and introspective" approach at Imiloa, thread count is 850 and our beds and mattresses are comfy and homelike.

19. And what about the cleaning products that you use?

At Imiloa Institute not only do we provide organic bath products but we also go above and beyond with our cleaning supplies ensuring that we are not damaging the environment. We are an environmental friendly campus and all of our products are clean to the environment.

20. What other activities can you book as part of our experience?

So many activities within an hour's drive from The Institute. We are happy to price out and book all vendors for the Masters as our service to you. This includes seaplane, rafting, hiking, canyoning, catamaran boat tour, waterfalls, horseback riding, snorkeling trip to Cano Island, boat trip to Corcovado National Park, whale watching tour (seasonal), zip lining canopy tours, ATV tours, waterfall hiking and camping, kayak tours by mangroves and awesome personalized surf lessons :-)

21. If I book an event with you, what's the process?

We have a three part process to ensure 5 star quality and streamlined communication from your initial inquiry all the way to your final day.

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