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

CLICK HERE FOR Room Rates and Descriptions

CLICK HERE FOR House Rates and Descriptions


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 3-meal package is $35/person or breakfast & dinner only $25/ person.

Guests Only:

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


Onsite payment is CASH only (US dollars or CR colones). Credit Cards are not accepted.
The nearest banks are in Laurel & Golfito.

All of Pavones area businesses (restaurants…) and services (activities, tours, massages…) accept payment only in cash. You can pay in USA dollars or CR colones.
A few stores/ shops take credit cards.

Reservation policy:

A reservation is not required but is recommended, rooms can fill up quickly. However you can take a chance and arrive as a walk-in, getting a room will be subject to availability. Email or call to check availability and to confirm a reservation. Availability can change at any moment (especially in the surf season). To confirm a reservation a non-refundable payment (the cost of the first night or 25% of the total) is required. The balance will be due the day of your arrival. No refunds will be given for unused portions of your stay.

Travel Insurance:
Family emergencies, medical emergencies, natural disasters, flight cancellations, thefts…etc. do happen. Travel insurance is your responsibility to assure any restitution for a cancelled or delayed trip.

The payment to confirm your reservation can be made with:

  • Paypal
  • Mailed check (FL address)
  • Bank deposit (Bank of America or Banco de Costa Rica)
  • cash delivered to hotel


Phone Costa Rica: *(506) 2776-2076