La Ponderosa offers a range of different accommodations for different needs and budgets.

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Our private restaurant is open all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

We offer a MENU with a variety of food and drinks.

Meals can be purchased individually or as a prepaid package.

The cost of the optional prepaid 3-meal package is $35/person/ night, 2-meals (dinner & breakfast) $25/ person/ night or breakfast only $12/ person/ night.

Guests Only: La Ponderosa is a private resort. Use of facilities is for registered guests only.

Cancellation policy:

To confirm a reservation a deposit is required. The deposit is 50% of full stay.

To cancel a reservation send an email to Cancellations made 90 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund less any applied bank fees.

If cancelled within 90 days of arrival we charge 25% of full stay (half deposit).  If cancelled within 15 days of arrival we charge 50% of full stay (full deposit). If cancelled within 24 hours of arrival we charge full stay.

Holiday weeks and groups with 5 rooms or more are charged full stay if cancelled 15 days prior to arrival and charged 50% of full stay if cancelled within 90 days of arrival.

No refunds will be given, nor adjustments made to your remaining balance, for unused portions of your stay. This includes and applies to a no show, a late arrival or an early departure.

Reservation & payment policy:

A reservation is not required but is recommended. Availability can change at any moment.

Many of Pavones area businesses (shops, restaurants…) and services (activities, tours, massages…) accept payment only in cash. You can pay in USA dollars or CR colones. There is no ATM is Pavones. Nearest ATMs are in Laurel or Golfito.

To confirm a reservation minimum 50% payment is required. The balance, if not paid prior, will be due the day of your arrival. Reservations for holiday weeks or groups with 5 rooms or more must be paid in full two weeks before arrival.

Payment options:

  • PayPal – an online platform used to complete payments from a bank account, debit card, credit card or a PayPal account balance.
  • Bank deposit or transfer to Bank of America or Banco Nacional de Costa Rica.
  • Cash delivered to hotel


Phone Costa Rica: *(506) 2776-2076