CONTEST RULES – Win a Weekend in Paradise

Who Can Enter

1. To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be 18 years of age or older and be able to travel to or within Costa Rica. For non Costa Rican residents, you must be the holder of a valid passport, issued from your country of origin.

How to Enter

1. No purchase is necessary to enter. Only one entry per person.

2. To enter, visit the Facebook page at Entrants must “Like” the Facebook page OR enter the Email Sign up. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

3. All entries must be received by Costa Ballena Living by 8:45 am, December 31st, 2016, to qualify for such drawing. Costa Ballena Living is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, printing errors, server unavailability, computer or any other electronic malfunction.

4. On January 1st, 2016, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, local time the final draw will be held. Costa Ballena Living will randomly select a winner from among valid and correct entries. The number of winners to be selected and the applicable prize(s) will be announced on the website and Facebook page at the time Costa Ballena Living solicits entries. Remaining valid entries will not carry over to the next drawing.

5. All entries received that are duplicate, mutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries become the property of Costa Ballena Living and will not be acknowledged or returned.

The Prize(s)

1. The prize includes:
·       2 nights’ accommodation for 2 people at Playa Cativo Lodge (Dbl occupancy)
·       RT scenic boat transfer Golfito-Playa Cativo-Golfito
·       Breakfast, lunch and dinner during their stay
·       Coffees and teas
·       Refillable water bottle
·       Use of kayaks and stand up paddle boards in Cativo Bay
·       One guided night expedition
·       Wi-fi
·       13% tax

Does not include beverages, additional tours or meals, gratuities and any other expense of a personal nature. Playa Cativo is a non-smoking place. The prize is for 2 consecutive nights, 2 adults. Respect for nature and other guests is a must. Playa Cativo reserves the right to cancel portions or the full prize if winners do not comply with Playa Cativo’s guests policies. The price cannot be sold or transfer to a third party. Unused portions of prize will be void after the winner’s 1 nights’ stay.  Prize expires by October 30th, 2016. A reservation must be made at least 30 days prior to the intended date of arrival, and is subject to space availability. Room category is on a run of the house basis.

2. The number of winners to be selected and the applicable prize(s) will be announced at the time Costa Ballena Living solicits entries. Winner(s) will be notified of the estimated retail value of the prize(s). Costa Ballena Living will advise winners of any prize restrictions. Winner(s) will be notified by email or phone. Before claiming prizes, winner(s) must provide their correct name, address and telephone number to Costa Ballena Living at the time of notification. Winner(s) must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within 5 days of notification (or shorter time period if the use of the prize is time sensitive, as announced by Costa Ballena Living) at the time winner(s) claims his/her prize in person in Costa Rica. Picture identification to claim prizes (i.e., U.S. driver’s license, green card, or official photo identification). Costa Ballena Living reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding the prize based on the identification presented.

3. If a winner cannot be notified within 2 days (or shorter time period if the use of the prize is time sensitive, as announced by Costa Ballena Living), or does not timely return the affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and time permitting, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner randomly selected from among remaining valid entries. If due to the nature of the prize time does not permit for an alternate winner, then the prize will be forfeited, another winner will not be selected, and the prize will remain the property of the Costa Ballena Living.

4. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for prizes except at the sole discretion of Station. The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed.

5. Each winner is responsible for their transportation to and from the destination and for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules.

6. Only one prize will be awarded per household. Contestants are eligible to win only one prize within draw period, regardless of the number of contests entered.

7. Costa Ballena Living is not liable if the provider of any part of the prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

8. Costa Ballena Living is not responsible for any liabilities arising directly or indirectly from the award or use of the prize.

9. In claiming your prize, you acknowledge that Costa Ballena Living have the right to publicize your name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that you are the winner for promotional purposes without financial remuneration.

Odds of Winning/Miscellaneous 

1. Odds of winning depend on the number of correct entries received.

2. For questions about contest please contact Costa Ballena Living directly at

3. For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Attention: Costa Ballena Living, Uvita Information Centre, enfrente de BCR, Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, within thirty (30) days of the drawing date and indicate the drawing date.

4. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Costa Ballena Living and prize providers accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded hereunder.

5. Costa Ballena Living or the managers or affiliates cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information.

6. Costa Ballena Living reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the aforementioned contest dates.

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