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Q: What is the closest Airport to 'Bungalow 20'?

A: The closest Airport is Juan Santamaria in San Jose (SJO), about 1.5 to 2 hour drive to the bungalow. American Airlines, Martin Air, Continental and TACA are carriers we have used to travel to Costa Rica. TACA is our favorite.

Q: How do I make a reservation?

A: To secure your vacation dates, we request a 50% refundable deposit. We will forward a contract to you via e-mail and request your check be mailed out within 7 days (while we hold your dates). Once your deposit is received, your reservation will be confirmed. We request that the balance due be paid in cash, US Dollars, on arrival to 'Bungalow 20'. If you prefer to pay the full amount prior to your departure, we request payment be received at least two weeks before your arrival.  Paypal is accepted, but there is a fee of 3% for use.

Q: Can I rent by the day?

A: We prefer weekly rentals, but on occasion we do rent for less than 7 nights. Drop us a line and we can see what availability we have to accommodate you. We try to be flexible!

Q: Where is "Bungalow 20"?

A: "Bungalow 20" is in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica on Hermosa Beach. Hermosa Beach is just 8 minutes from the surf town of Jaco. The Jaco/Hermosa area is the first large surf/tourist community when traveling South from the San Jose airport. The bungalow sits right on Hermosa Beach at the famous surf break "Almendro Tree".

Q: Do I need to rent a car?

A: It is your choice! Some our our customers rent a car in San Jose and drive themselves to the beach. Others prefer a car service to drive them to the Jaco/Hermosa area and then rent a car locally. Some use the car service and call cabs for transportation. A cab drive into Jaco cost about $5 US. A car service runs approx. $65 for the first two people and $10 for each addl. person. We use Avanti rent a car or U-Save which we can provide you with a web address & contact for additional discounts by telling them we sent you!!

Q: Should I bring my boards or rent?

A: Again, your choice! There are plenty of local surf shops who rent boards and also soft boards are for rent by one of our bungalow owners.  We will supply a list of our favorite vendors to you. 

Q: Is this a good place to take kids?

A: This is the perfect place for the kids. We have a nice swimming pool, tiki hut, hammocks, books, board games, and DVD's.

Q: Are there restaurants and bars at Hermsoa Beach?

A: Yes, there are a number of good restaurants and 'hot spots' at Hermosa Beach. Treat yourself to unbelievable pizza, seared tuna, banana pancakes or typical Costa Rican "Casado" meal. Later, enjoy a beer/cocktail with a game of pool or fooze ball at one of the local bars.

Q: Is it safe at Hermosa Bungalows ?

A: Yes, we have managers who live on-site, as well as our crew that maintains the grounds and pool daily. In addtion, we have a security guard at night.

Q: Do I need to take adapters for my personal electronics?

A: No, all the outlets are just like in the states. Plug in and enjoy!

Q: Is there a grocery store in the area?

A: Yes, there are a number of grocery stores in Jaco. Mas X Menos Supermarket and the new Maxi Bodega offer everything you need. Be sure not to miss the local fruit market! A local fisherman will stop by the bungalows frequently with his fresh catch of the day!

Q: What wildlife is in and around Hermosa Beach?

A: Expect to see Macaws, Green Parrotts, Hummingbirds, Monkeys, Iguanas, and Whales (Whales generally seen Jan - March, but I have seen them in November!) Also, the turtle sanctuary is just down the road, with hatchlings during nesting season. (Sept - Dec) 

Q: Are there surf tours & photography available?

A: Yes!!!  Again located right on site in the bungalows, 2 owners that live in Costa Rica full time can provide surf tours & and all the photography needs you will need at a reasonable cost.

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