Arboura Eco Cabinas F.A.Q.
Q: What are your rates?
A: To see current rates or book a cabina at Arboura go directly to our Airbnb listing by clicking here.
Q: Do all Cabins have Air Conditioning?
A. No. We have two types of Cabinas at Arboura: A Frames and Shipping Container style units.
Our A Frame cabinas do not offer A/C, but they do offer an authentic jungle experience. Often described as "Glamping", you can wake up to the sounds of birds, and maybe a Howler Monkey, from the comfort of your bed! All are equipped with fans on both floors.
Our A/C Units are smaller, but provide a break from the heat in your our private space.
All of our Cabinas have private bathrooms, cool water showers, and equipped kitchens.
Q: How easy is it to reach Arboura Eco Cabinas?
A: Costa Rica has a fantastic public transportation system. Click here to view the schedule to and from San Jose. There are also Colectivo (No direct buses) that stop at the airport and drop you off only a 10 minute walk from our gate. They leave San Jose at 6am and 3pm. The Colectivos leave Bahia (Uvita) daily for SJO at 530AM and 1PM. Please allow 5 1/2 hours travel time if going to the airport.
For Shuttles and private taxis, we recommend booking through Uvita Information Center.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: You may cancel for a full refund up to 24hrs prior to your reservation. If you cancel less than 24hrs before your stay, you will pay for the first day of your stay. We do not accept cancellations due to weather. Please see our for details on refunds and cancellations, please see Airbnb or Booking for their up to date policies.
Q: What is your smoking policy?
A: Out of respect for all guests we are a no smoking property. Smoke breaks can be had by taking a quick stroll outside the property. Who knows, you might even spot a howler monkey or a Morpho butterfly in your travels!
Q: What about money/banking in Uvita, Costa Rica?
A: Uvita has two full service banks and three 24h ATMs. Also most stores, larger restaurants and tour operators accept major credit cards. Costa Rican currency is the Colon. 550 Colones is equal to roughly 1 USD. Be Sure to bring some cash for when you arrive. USD or Colones are accepted most everywhere, although colones are a better choice as there is some loss in the exchange. Currently, we are only accepting cash payment if using Booking.com or direct reservations.
Q: What about medical services?
A: There are two medical clinics, two Dentists and two pharmacies in town. All medications can be purchased without a prescription in Costa Rica. There is a full service hospital about 30 minutes away down the Costanera Highway. We highly suggest purchasing travel medical insurance before you arrive in Costa Rica.
Q: What about vaccinations?
A: No specific vaccinations are needed to travel to Costa Rica. Please check with the Costa Rican embassy in your country regarding specific Vaccination/Visa requirements.
Q: What about bugs?
A: How to put this?...There are bugs in Costa Rica. While Mosquitoes are not a huge problem on the Arboura property they do visit from time to time. Deet and Lemon eucalyptus bug repellents are your best bet for avoiding bites. Sand fleas can be encountered on the beach. These are most active at dawn and dusk and while most people have only minor or no reactions to their bites, some people are very sensitive and should use bug repellents while at the beach. Aside from flying pests you might encounter the occasional spider or crawling insect. If left alone, these creatures will not do you any harm and can provide for a fascinating study!
Q: Is the beach at Marino Ballena National Park safe and suitable for children?
A: The beach itself is very flat and the slope into the water is a very gentle one at low tide making it an ideal beach for babies and children. That being said there are some strong rip currents and children should always be supervised. Click here to watch a video for how to escape a rip current. There are also small sting rays that bask in the shallow water. While they are non aggressive, sting rays do pack a strong sting if stepped on. The easiest way to avoid this is by shuffling your feet as you walk, alerting them to your presence. Aside from a few natural dangers, the Marino Ballena beach is quite safe. Don't bring any valuables and keep an eye on your belongings and you'll be assured a peaceful day at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Q: What kind of animals visit the Arboura property?
A: Because of extensive landscaping and tree cover, and proximity to a natural forest wetland behind the property, Arboura is a great place to see and hear a number of iconic Costa Rican fauna. From amphibians to mammals to insects, the Arboura Cabinas property and surrounding area is home to many different types of fascinating creatures. Here is a list of some we have spotted on or very near the property: Capuchin Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Sloths, Kinkajous, Red Squirrels, Crocodiles, Green Vine Snake, Terciopelo, Iguanas, land crabs, Tree frogs, Morpho Butterflies, Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Hummingbirds and the list goes on. Bring a camera or binoculars and happy hunting!