COVID - 19  at

the jaguar's jungle 

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The Jaguar's Jungle Lodge is Open!


We look forward to welcoming you again and would like to explain what extra measures have been taken.


As a hotel and restaurant, we already operate with strict cleaning and health and safety measures, but we are now taking extra steps to ensure that all areas are thoroughly sanitized, clean and compliant.

• All team members are trained in these new standards and timings of cleaning.

• We follow Air Bnb's 5 step cleaning process and the comprehensive hotel cleaning handbook which you can download here.

Staff Protocol

Our staff members have scheduled vacation time every 2 months. This means that staff at The Jaguar's Jungle do not leave the property unless they are driving the boat to pick up supplies from Drake Bay when it is not their designated vacation time slot.

Staff will refrain from physical contact with guests while still maintaining friendly spirits and interactions. In other words, staff will address you without shaking hands or physically touching.

We have built more 2 person tables in our restaurant to spread out guests while dining. 


Covid-19 tests are no longer required to enter Costa Rica after October 26th!

Entry Requirements:

What do I need to enter Costa Rica?

  • Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at

  • Until Oct. 26: RT-PCR diagnostic test with a negative result; the sample must have been taken within 72 hours of travel to Costa Rica.

  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance: An international policy or one purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS), or Sagicor These policies are pre-approved and guaranteed to be accepted.

For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certificate from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying the following three conditions:

  • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica.

  • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with COVID-19 while in Costa Rica for at least $50,000 (U.S. dollars).

  • Includes minimum coverage of $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic.

Source: The Tico Times

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No

    • The Government of Costa Rica has implemented daily nationwide driving restrictions based upon license plate number.  Costa Rica’s National Emergency Commission (CNE) frequently announces updates regarding driving restrictions as well as the areas under Orange or Yellow Alert.

    • For the most up-to-date information, please review the U.S. Embassy’s Mascot Messages at this link:

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes​

  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

    • The Government of Costa Rica has mandated the use of masks while waiting at bus stops and on public transportation.

  • Is the boat transport from Sierpe to Drake Bay operating?  Yes, boat captains require that passengers wear a mask on the boat. There are not regular boats operating on weekends (Sat & Sun until further notice.

  • Are there flights from San Jose to Drake Bay? Yes, domestic flights have already started. We recommend looking into flights with Sansa.

For more up to date information we recommend reading The Tico Times.