Frequently Asked Questions

Jungle Shakedown will be an all-inclusive, VIP event with your favorite musicians. Everything will be taken care of for you from when you land to when you depart. Here’s what’s included in the ticket price:

  • Charter domestic flight from SJO to San Isidro
  • Private ground transportation from San Isidro to Vajra Jahra Retreat Center
  • Gourmet, fresh, tropical Costa Rican-inspired meals (3/day plus snacks)
  • All-inclusive alcohol
  • Private catamaran jam cruise
  • Optional waterfall hike
  • Guided wildlife hike
  • Beach day including optional surf lessons
  • Modern-luxury accommodations immersed in nature
  • Waterfall-view infinity pool
  • Explore an incredible country with your favorite musicians

Yes! You can break up the cost of your Jungle Shakedown villa by taking advantage of our payment plan when you purchase. If you purchase after a payment date has passed, you will be required to pay all previous installments at that time.

Reserve with 25% today!

25% Payment due September 3rd, 2023

25% Payment due October 1st, 2023

Final 25% due October 30th, 2023

Unfortunately, due to the nature of this exclusive event, we require all festival attendees to stay at our venue, Vajra Jahra Retreat Center. To see available villas, please click on “Reserve A Villa” in the header above.

You’ll want to arrive at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), located close to San José, the capital of Costa Rica.

You will want to arrive as early as possible on November 29th, preferably before 3pm. For your departing flight you can look for departure times later than 12pm time on December 4th.

Our festival team will reach out to you to get your flight information. We can also help you select the best option from your available flights. We will track everyone’s flights to make sure that you’re met when you arrive.

From the airport you will take a private domestic charter flight (included in the room rate), with stunning views of Costa Rica’s jungle-covered mountains and the sparkling Pacific Coast. Once landed it will be a 45-minute drive to Vajra Jahra Villas & Retreat Center. 

Vajra Jahra Villas & Retreat Center features 11 luxurious villas immersed in nature. 5 villas have 1 queen bed, and 6 villas have a queen bed and a murphy bed. There are stunning views of the Diamante Waterfall throughout the property. Guests of Jungle Shakedown will enjoy the waterfall-view infinity pool, onsite hiking trails, jungle streams and natural pools, and fire pit.  Also see below for info on the full service all-inclusive five star hospitality provided to all guests!

Our gourmet chef will be serving up the most divine, flavorful five-star Costa Rican-inspired cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. Three high-end meals will be served each day, along with a plethora of snacks, fresh fruit, fresh squeezed local juices, delectable desserts and more.

A wide array of free-flowing drinks and cocktails provided will keep you fueled for the dance floor 24/7. Also, special provisioning catered to the preferences of each guest will keep your villa stocked with snacks and beverages. Stay tuned for our “Menu Roll-out Date” and more info coming soon!!!

We are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions or preferences with at least 45 days notice. Send us an email at  Our team will also be reaching out to you individually for preference on snacks and beverages to be provisioned in your villa.

Yes, you will need a passport to enter Costa Rica. North Americans do not require a visa to enter the country. For other nationalities please refer to your government’s information.

We’ll have 5 days and nights of shows from our incredible lineup of talent! During the day, you’ll be able to experience everything Costa Rica has to offer including a catamaran day at sea, waterfall hike, beach day with surf lessons, guided jungle hikes, and lounging by the waterfall-view infinity pool. All activities are included in this all-inclusive euphoric “Trip” of a lifetime. You can view the amenities of our venue here.

Endless summer! The average high for the end of November and early December is 82°F with a low of 70°F. You’ll be comfortable in shorts during the day, and we recommend bringing a warmer layer for the evenings. We are in the tropics, so there is always the chance of a light rain shower at some point during the day.

Costa Rica is a small Spanish-speaking country located in Central America, between Nicaragua and Panama. It is known for having the highest standard of living in Central America, and has a reputation for peace, incredible nature, and happy people.

Costa Ricans, or Ticos as they call themselves, are very friendly and polite. It’s a great place to practice your Spanish, and a “por favor” or “gracias” can go a long way. Don’t know where to start? You can never go wrong with “pura vida”. It means “pure life” and is the de facto motto of Costa Rica. It can be used in place of hello and goodbye, as a thank you, and also in response to “how are you”.

Costa Rica is close to the equator, so make sure to use sunscreen and a hat. Some bug spray for the evenings wouldn’t hurt either. Costa Rica uses the same plugs as North America so you don’t need to bring an adaptor for your electronics. The tap water is also safe and drinkable across the country.

There are no mask requirements or COVID requirements.

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Phone: 1-605-323-7748


We strongly recommend travel insurance for Jungle Shakedown guests. Vajra Jahra and Shakedown Festival aren’t responsible for those that do not carry the insurance suggested. As a minimum, this insurance should include:

  • Emergency evacuation expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Repatriation expenses
  • Cancellation or curtailment of trip
  • Damage/theft/loss of personal luggage, money and goods

Vajra Jahra is built into the hillside and stairs are required to reach the common area from the villas. Unfortunately we’re unable to recommend Jungle Shakedown for those with limited mobility at this time.

The dress code is informal. We encourage you to bring lightweight, casual clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, a bathing suit and sturdy sneakers and/or hiking boots for activities. We recommend bringing a sweater for cooler evening temperatures and a light rain jacket just in case. Please also remember to bring all personal toiletries and medicines. The venue is not within walking distance to any shops.

Tipping is not expected but always appreciated. You may leave your tip in the envelope in your room or with the manager at the end of your stay. Please specify if the tip is for a specific person, or for the entire team.

Villas can be paid via bank or wire transfer. Please reach out to the team for more information at

You can also purchase villas directly on our website via PayPal using credit card. Please select November 29th-December 4th on the calendar to see availability.

Yes! We are happy to offer customized travel planning services for anyone looking to extend their Costa Rica experience before or after the festival. Send us an email at for more info.

All Jungle Shakedown ticket package sales are final and non refundable.  Our event is Rain or Shine. In the case of a postponement or “Act of God” preventing the event from happening, all purchases will be honored for a later rescheduled date should that be necessary.

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