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IMPORTANT. Before you Book, please note that the Conference will be split between two cities, beginning in Heredia on August 5, them moving on to Límon from August 8 to August 11. Transportation between the two sites will be provided.

The following hotels located close to the Heredia Conference venue are offering special conference rates. In order to receive the Conference rates, bookings must be made directly with the hotel and not through a tertiary agent or online booking service. Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements and should identify themselves as an SCL Conference participant at the time of booking.Payment must be made at check in.

Los siguientes hoteles están localizados cerca del sitio de la conferencia, ofreciendo precios especiales para los asistentes a la conferencia. Para poder recibir los precios de conferencial, las reservaciones deben de ser directamente en el hotel y no atravez un terciario, agente, o el servicio de registro en línea. Los participantes son responsables de sus arreglos de estadia, y deben de identificarse a sí mismos como un asistente a la conferencia SCL en el momento de reservar. El pago debe de hacerse en el momento de registrarse.


Heredia accommodation

(Hotel Dates for Heredia: Arrival to Wed, Aug 8 AND Sat, Aug 11 to departure)

Hotel Bougainvillea

Hotel Bougainvillea

Approx 6.2 km from Conference venue
Conference Rate: Standard Room USD128 per night
Address: Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica. Website: https://www.hb.co.cr/the-hotel/
Tel: +506 2244-1414 | Email: info@hb.co.cr

Approx 6.2 km from del lugar de la conferencia
Precio de conferencia: Habitación estándar USD128 por noche
Direccion: Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica. Sitio web:https://www.hb.co.cr/the-hotel/
Tel: +506 2244-1414 | correo electronico:info@hb.co.cr


Cibeles resort

Hotel Boutique Cibeles

Approx 2.0 km from Conference venue
Conference Rates: Single room USD48 | Double USD50 | Triple USD60 | Four guests USD87 | Five guests USD95 | Six guests USD108. Rooms have kitchen facilities. Breakfast available at USD6
Address: UNA Heredia, 1 km north highway to San Rafael de Heredia. Website: http://www.hotelcibelesresort.com/
Tel: +506 2260 3176 | Fax: +506 2260 3176 | Email: hotelcibeles@ice.co.cr

Approx 2.0 km del lugar de la conferencia
Precios para los asistentes a la conferencia: Habitación Simple USD48 | Doble USD50 | Triple USD60 | cuatro huespedes USD87 | cinco huespedes USD95 | seis huéspedes USD108. Las habitaciones cuentan con equipo de cocina.  Desayuno incluido por USD 6
Direccion: UNA Heredia, 1 km al norte carretera a San Rafael de Heredia. Sitio Web:http://www.hotelcibelesresort.com/
Tel: +506 2260 3176 | Fax: +506 2260 3176 | Email:hotelcibeles@ice.co.cr


Valladolid Hotel

Valladolid Hotel

Approx 800 m from Conference venue
Conference Rates: Single USD58 | Double USD70 | Triple USD80
Breakfast included
Address: Avenue 7, Heredia Province, Heredia, 1973-3000. Website: http://hotelvalladolid.net/en/
Telephone: +506 2260 2905 | Fax: +506 2260 2912 | Email: info@hotelvalladolid.net

Approx 800 m del lugar de la conferencia
Conference Rates: Habitación simple USD58 | habitación Doble USD70 | Habitacion Triple USD80
Desayuno incluido
Direccion: Avenida 7, Heredia Province, Heredia, 1973-3000. Sitio Web:http://hotelvalladolid.net/en/
telefono: +506 2260 2905 | Fax: +506 2260 2912 | correo electronico:info@hotelvalladolid.net


Apart Hotel

Apart-hotel Roma

Approx 1 km from Conference venue

Conference Rates:
Double Suite (two independent rooms) - USD26/night per person
Triple Suite (one double & one single room) - USD25 per night per person
Four-Five people Suite (two double rooms) - USD20 per night per person
Villa - Six guests (one triple room + one quad room) - USD24.90 per night per person

Kitchen facilities

Address: Heredia. Website: https://www.apart-hotelroma.com
Telephonel: +506 2260 0127or +506 2260 6339 | Fax: +506 2262 1143 | Email: info@apart-hotelroma.com

Approx 1 km del lugar de la conferencia
Conference Rates:
Suite Doble (dos cuartos independientes) - USD26/ la noche por persona
Suite triple  (uno doble & un solo cuarto) - USD25  la noche por persona
Suite para cuatro-cinco personas  (dos cuartos dobles) - USD20  la noche por persona
Villa - seis huespedes (una habitacion triple + una habitacion cuádruple) - USD24.90  la noche por persona

Instalaciones de cocina
Address: Heredia. Sitio Web:https://www.apart-hotelroma.com
Telefono: +506 2260 0127or +506 2260 6339 | Fax: +506 2262 1143 | correo electronico:info@apart-hotelroma.com

Límon Accommodation (3 nights)

(Hotel Dates for Límon: Check in Wed, Aug 8 - Check out Sat, Aug 11. Transportation will be provided back to Heredia on Saturday)

The LOC recommends that participants stay at Hotel MaribĂș or Playa Bonita Hotel since they are located within close proximity and that would facilitate transportation.

Hotel Maribu

Tel: 2795-25-43/ 2795-40-10 | E-mail: saypal20@hotmail.com

Conference Rates:
Single room $40 | Double $55 | Triple $75 | Quad $100
Breakfast included


Hotel Playa Bonita

2795-10-10/ 27951670
Website: www.HotelPlayaBonita.com | E-mail: info@hotelplayabonita.com
Breakfast included

Conference Rates: Single $49 | Double $72
Breakfast included


Park Hotel

Tel: 2798-05-55/ 2758-34-76 | E-mail: parkhotellimon@ice.co.cr

Conference Rates:
Single room $55 | Double $77 | Triple: $89
Breakfast included



Guest Speaker

Guest Speakers

J. Diego Quesada, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

Dr. Quesada got his B.A. in English in 1986 and his Master's in Linguistics in 1989 at the University of Costa Rica Read More»



Host University
The Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) is one of five public universities in Costa Rica, with the main campus located in the city of Heredia. Learn more»

Heredia, Heredia Province
One of Costa Rica's most historical cities, founded in 1705 and nicknamed "City of Flowers". Located in central Costa Rica amidst vast coffee plantations and lush greenery. Learn more»

important dates

Important Dates

Early Bird Abstracts:
30 October 2017

Early Notification of acceptance:
20 December 2017

Deadline for Abstracts:
15 February 2018
Extended to March 17

Notification of acceptance:
15 April 2018

Submission of full papers:
12 August 2018

useful info

Social Programme

Conference Dinner
Field Trip
Cultural Event


social programme

Useful Information

Before you go:
- Airlines flying to Costa Rica
- Airport > Juan Santamaría International (SJO), San José
- Entry Requirements
- Visas by Nationality
- Yellow Fever Vaccination

Arriving in Costa Rica:
Click here to learn about airport transfers, currency
mobile devices, getting around, shopping etc.