The SpaceThis beautiful house is just 15 minutes drive from the San Jose International Airport (SJO), the main airport. It is located in a nice quiet neighborhood, a short drive from downtown Alajuela.
Alajuela is a charming town where you can find all the amenities of a city such as shopping, theatres, restaurants and plenty of cultural life. If you don't have a car, the easiest transportation from the house is the bus system to downtown Alajuela. The bus stops just 30 feet from the house. You can enjoy downtown Alajuela or go anywhere in the country by bus or taxi.
The house location is ideal as a central point to make day-trips to volcanoes, mountains and the beach. NO four-wheel drive car required, the roads are perfectly well paved.
The location is a central point for day-trips to volcanoes, mountains and the beach. A must day-trip is to the beautiful active Poas Volcano and National Park located 25 Km from the house. This Volcano has an amazing 1.6 Km diameter crater and its lake Botos is located 1 Km from the crater, the vegetation is unique and truly exotic.
Another recommended day-trip is to Jaco Beach, Herradura beach or Dona Ana beach in the Pacific Coast located 88 Km West from the house. The road is well paved and suitable for traveling in Summer or Green seasons. Jaco is famous for its amazing waves...
The house has Spanish ceramic tile throughout and has plenty of living space, the patio has ceramic tile and a nice garden with sculptures.
It has two nice cozy bedrooms and one large bathroom, which accommodates four people. The house has very large windows which allow for lots of natural light.You will go home knowing the meaning of 'Pura Vida'! Guest AccessYou will have access to the whole house, your and your family will be the only guests. Interaction with GuestsIf needed we can send a driver to pick you up at the airport for a fee. He will take you to the house where somebody will be waiting to show you the house and give you the keys. You will have contacts information to ask any questions during your stay. The NeighborhoodThe house’s location is known for having the BEST climate in the world, the temperature is perfect all year-round. The Central Valley, where the main cities are, is surrounded by mountains, which give the area a perfect breeze and a great amount of sunlight, you will feel like in paradise.
For a taste of typical Costa Rican food there are several restaurants in the area. We recommend 'La Garita' town a 10 minute drive from the house, we recommend the restaurant 'Las Delicias del Maiz' or 'La Fiesta del Maiz'. Once there, visit the Zoo-Ave to experience a variety of tropical birds and wildlife and the Butterfly Farm in the same area. For more restaurants, shopping and all services visit downtown Alajuela only 20 minutes from the house. For a taste of the finest Costa Rican art crafts visit Sarchi, a town located 25 minutes from the house. You will enjoy the drive through sugar cane and coffee plantations. Getting AroundCosta Rica has plenty of public transportation to anywhere in the country. It is a small country where you can go from volcanoes to beaches on a day trip.
You can rent a car on line from any major rental car company. Roads to the house are well paved, no 4-wheel drive car required.
Taxi services are easy to find anywhere in the city or small towns. Other Things to NoteIf you rent a car, the house has a secure garage for 1 car. If you choose to use public transportation, there is a bus that drives in front of the house 7 times a day and will take you to and back downtown Alajuela. If you prefer you can call a taxi from the house. If required we can recommend a driver to give you personal tours to anywhere in the country, driver will inform you of the trip fees.
The house has a land line telephone for calls within the country.
If required we can provide maid service for house cleaning any time for a fee.
The water in the house is the same Municipal system as it is in the city of Alajuela. The Municipality takes care of maintaining the water clean for drinking.