Catedral Accommodations

Accommodations in Catedral

Hotel
Poor
233 reviews
17br Hotel
  • Parking
Located in the heart of La California, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum and Parque Nacional. National Center of Art and Culture and National Theater are also within 15 minutes.
Bedroom
Nice
61 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceHostel POSADA DEL SOL antes Hostel La Corte is located in down town, very afforable, near to buses stations, two bloks to trein station. it is an old colonial house in San Jose Metro, it is a nice place very quite, peaseful and clean. BBQ area hamacas in the Back, tour sales. Our Personal there is very friendly, they give personality attention, you can hear the birds, see squirrels around and there are many plants and trees, we have and BBQ area, big kitchen to share 9 rooms with private bathroom , 2 rooms for Backpackers good orthopedic s and confortable matress, hot water , wifi t.v. towels Laundry service, breakfast time . You can see inside the kitchen area. murals paint by national artist. We have nice neighborhood, very safety place, and all around private universitys, and National Universites, museums, jade, and historics, court buildings, restaurants, cinemas, hospitals bus stations, trein station, San Jose metro, mall San Pedro at four bloks, you can walk to them. and very close to down town stores and National theatre. Guest AccessYou can have access to the BBQ, to the kitchen, to the refrigerator, to the dining room ect. Interaction with GuestsWe are well attending to the guess to find places, taxis, ect. The NeighborhoodWe are in a savety área. Around us there are, Museums, malls, buses station, taxis, trein, downtown, souvenirs área . Nos encontramos en una área muy segura alrededor hay una agencia policial, museos de jade, Histórico, Oro, Teatro Nacional, y el Centro comercial. ventas de souvenirs. Restaurantes. Paradas de buses. Getting AroundTenemos parqueo limitado a dos carros, pero en los alrededores muy cera a 50 mts hay parqueo. Other Things to NoteDuring your stayed at Hotel Posada del Sol and every where in Costa Rica we recomend to picture the passaport and take were ever you go only the copy of identification. Keep at the hotel your original identification card.
Bedroom
Nice
157 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
The SpaceBeautiful oasis in the heart of San Jose Costa Rica. Rates are based on double occupancy and include our tropical breakfast, TV, fridge, programmable safe, guest computer, free WIFI in common areas and some rooms, free calls to anywhere in Costa Rica, the US and Canada. Walking distance to all downtown amenities/restaurants/museums/nightclubs/shopping/casinos
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
The SpaceThe room is in a great and quiet loft, full of light. Right downtown San José, the house offers tranquility, privacy and silence. This is a house to relax and feel at home. The room has a great sight; it is easy to get inspired by the green and blue colored mountains seeing from the room window and the balcony. Guest AccessGuests will enjoy the lovely and lightful living room, with rocking chairs and a great couch. Guest are welcome to read all the books there are and to leave them here when they leave. The room and WC are fully equipped: one bed with a really firm mattres, desk, big closet and hot water in the shower. There is wireless internet and a housekeeper comes around twice a week. Guests can use the kitchen and the balcony (balcony recommended for smokers, too). Minimarkets, bakeries, and drugstore are right next door. Interaction with GuestsI am the only person living in the house, so guests always enjoy silence and privacy. Guests will have their own key to the house. I am always happy to give information about touristic spots, buses and cultural issues. I am very fond or sketching maps when needed and even driving guests to the supermarket if I have the time. The NeighborhoodThis neighborhood is just walking distances to come very nice and famous bars, restaurants and movie theaters. Bakeries, breweries and drugstore are right next door. Also big universities, museums and parks are nearby, so it is easy to catch up with urban reality of San José. Getting AroundThe house is two blocks away from bus station and it is only a 10 minutes’ walk from the house to downtown San José, and some 20 minutes’ walk to University of Costa Rica. San José has no metro, so taxis and buses are the best way to get around. Other Things to NoteThis house offers the great pleasure of being right in the middle of the city without suffering of noise or crowded streets!
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceIf you are a looking a beautiful Hostel, at a great price, accesible area, do not hesitate in contact us! With have dorms (13.00$), Private room/share bath (30.00$) Private room/with bath (38.00$) We have equipped kitchen. Bar. Parking lot. Tour Center / Rent a Car. *** Includes Continental breakfast, WiFi, and computers, lockers, hot showers. Near bus stations and supermarket. Museums, teathers, bars and restaurants.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
The SpaceFirst time in Costa Rica? We will take care of you. Our upscale 2-bedroom condominium will be your home while you are here. Not only will you have a comfortable place to stay in a safe neighborhood, but we will help you with ideas about your trip while you're here. We pick you up at the airport in a taxi for no additional cost. We have a list of the best restaurants in Costa Rica so you will not do any guess work. Want to stay in shape while you are here? There are several gyms nearby. Have small quiet pets (smaller than the size of a yorkie)? Then, you're welcome to bring them as long as you clean up after them. We can tell you where you can get a translator, massage therapist, whatever you need. I'm American so I'll tell you where to shop and not to shop. This is more than just a place to stay, it's an experience. It is the home of a bestselling American author who knows what true living is. Full use of our office/bedroom, if you'd like. Heterosexual, Gay & Lesbian-Friendly, Small Pet-Friendly home. Only quiet professionals. This is not a party place and you will be asked to leave if you disturb the neighbors. Guest AccessThere are several beautiful parks nearby with gorgeous trees and green parrots. Interaction with GuestsIf you would rather be left alone, that is fine. If you would rather interact with us for ocassional questions, we can make ourselves available via phone or email. The NeighborhoodVery safe neighborhood. The police station is less than 2 blocks away. A few local celebrities live in the neighborhood.
Bedroom
Okay
10 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceWe have a variety of rooms ranging from $ 260 to $ 300 per month private room with a king size bed shared bathroom breakfast wifi parking good atmosphere
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceYou will be staying in a beautiful modern house in Sabanilla, Montes de Oca, three bedrooms and two and half bathrooms, Laundry room, Kitchen, Living & Dining room. You can also enjoy the garden where a birds of many species come to visit everyday. You will enjoy every area in the house. You will feel welcome and cozy at my home. If you are coming to study we are close by the most important Universities, such as Universidad de Costa Rica ( UCR), UNED, Fidelitas, U Latina, Cenfotec, ULACIT among others. You will get breakfast so you can start your day and on weekends if you feel like it, we can offer you a transportation and guide service, so you can visit nice touristic places. The neighborhood is nice and there is a park just minutes from home and there is a Basketball court and a lot of space if you need to stretch one's legs. You will find just minutes away important Malls (Mall San Pedro, Multi Plaza del Este, Plaza del Sol, Antares y Momentum and many more), where you can enjoy visiting restaurants or shopping. We have an outstanding public transportation service and you can find many amenities nearby such as Malls, cafes or parks. You can choose between Sabanilla or Vargas Araya buses, both have a great service, every 15 minutes!! Or take a taxi is easier too. When you come back home, you can relax admiring the great view of the mountains and the tranquility atmosphere and knowing you are in the city, believe or not!! Guest AccessAll the house´s areas Interaction with GuestsFriendly and we respect the guest privacy and needs The NeighborhoodIt´s very nice and surround by green areas and parks, so you can enjoy the visit from many kind of birds. Getting AroundYou can choose from public bus transportation, from Sabanilla or Vargas Araya area, those are very good, every 15 minutes in both cases. Taxis are a very good option too. Other Things to NoteHealthy and delicious breakfast every morning it´s included and wireless internet it´s included too Transportation from the airport could be arrange for $30 If you need transportation to the beach or other touristic attraction can be arrange .
Bedroom
Good
103 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
The SpaceThis room has a very comfortable queen bed, private washroom, small fridge, TV, some have WIFI and all have access to WIFI. The rate is based on double occupancy and includes taxes. Our tropical breakfast is included. We are located in the downtown core of San Jose. We are walking distance to many museums, shopping, excellent restaurants, night clubs, and a short ride to inter city bus terminals. We are highly rated on Trip Advisor and offer the best rates in the downtown area. Our B and B is recently redecorated, well maintained, and very clean. We have staff that speak both Spanish and English. Hair dryers and clothes irons can be borrowed by asking at the front desk We can recommend and help arrange tours to many parts of the country
Hostel
14br Hostel
  • Wifi
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of National Theater, Gold Museum, and National Museum. Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture are also within 15 minutes.
Home/Apartment
11br Home/Apartment
    This property's majestic 300 acres are located in the highlands of Costa Rica, nestled in the Tres Rios Mountains, at an elevation ranging from 5000 to 6000 feet above sea level, with average temperatures between 59 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit and magnificent views, creating the perfect setting for enjoying this impressive hacienda. At only 20 minutes from the city capital of San Jose, the stunning Santa Ines is an oasis of privacy and tranquility. During your stay, you will have the comfort, amenities and service offered by the finest resorts, but with one notable difference: privacy. The entire 13 million+ square feet of picturesque woodlands, meadows and gardens, is solely and exclusively reserved for you and your special guests. The Main House and the Chalet: With an area of more than 22,000 square feet of pure luxury, you will find The Grand Salon where you will be able to entertain and appreciate the masterpieces of the artist Juan Manuel Hernandez, considered one of the most important and sought-after artists in Costa Rica. The main dining room offers views of the lush gardens and is where you will experience and enjoy the hacienda's fine cuisine. The state-of-the-art kitchen is fully equipped and rivals those of top restaurants. The executive Chef and his excellent staff will be at your disposal to accommodate and fulfill your culinary desires; or, if you choose to cook, the kitchen is all yours. You are the master of the house! The hacienda also features the Game and Bar Room, where you'll be able to order drinks (or prepare them at your leisure) while playing pool, ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, or darts. One of the most impressive spaces in the house is the spacious two-level movie theater, complete with a digital projector, a 100 inch+ screen and hundreds of films to choose from in Blu-Ray and DVD format (the films you select may also be watched in the privacy of your own room). At the Wine and Game Room, you will be able to enjoy a selection of fine wines and liquors accompanied by a variety of cheeses and dried cured meats. Enjoy games such as chess, cards, dominos and backgammon; or simply use the house computer, read a good book or an entertaining magazine. Your Private Spa: In the covered, heated swimming pool, you can set the water to your own desired temperature, exercise, and swim or play a game of water volleyball. Between the pool and the Jacuzzi, you can unwind and chat while enjoying delicious aperitifs. Steps from the pool, you will find the gym, fully equipped with the latest generation of Cybex machines. In the Massage and Facial Room, one or two people at a time can choose the type of treatment they wish to receive. The dry sauna is a fabulous place to warm your weary muscles and to rest your body. Open Air Activities: The main garden offers thousands of beautiful flowers, a small campfire area and La Pergola, where you will be able to have breakfast, lunch and dinner or just enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon. At Santa Ines, you will enjoy a luxurious equestrian center with 16 stalls and 2 riding arenas (one rectangular with 9,000 square feet, and the other circular of 3,000 square feet) for your riding pleasure. You may also take private lessons, or if you wish, the beautiful horses will be at your disposal to wander the trails providing you an unforgettable equestrian experience. Walking distance from the main house is the petting zoo, where you and your little ones can enjoy playing with and feeding rabbits, baby chicks, young calves, precious piglets, lambs and more! At the greenhouse, you can experience firsthand and learn about organic and hydroponic horticulture, complete from seed planting to harvesting. Enjoy your choice of barbecue areas, either open-air or bungalow style, where your Chef will prepare a savory and customized "Argentina Style Parrilla" using only the finest meats, shellfish, seafood, and vegetables from your choosing. Steps away in the pine forest is the children's tree house. Fourteen miles of trails ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging; walk, jog, run, ride an ATV or simply enjoy the scenery while searching for different species of native birds like the Quetzal, the Yiguirro, pigeons, hawks and animals, such as deer, sheep, guinea fowl, turkeys, cows, rabbits, geese, ducks, and other species! If you want to keep your adrenaline pumping, there is a completely equipped and specifically designed 100,000 sq/feet paintball field in the forest of Fresno trees. Extreme trails are also available for adventurer seekers who wish to have a wild ride on an ATV. It's all about you! To assist in creating your unforgettable experience, up to 25 highly-trained employees will be devoted to enhancing your relaxation and pleasure. At your request, visits can be coordinated to shopping centers, restaurant reservations, tours to the volcanoes, waterfall excursions, trips to butterfly farms, coffee plantations, tropical parks, and adrenaline-packed activities like canopy-zip lines or white-water rafting on the world famous Pacuare and Reventazon rivers. Furthermore, and upon availability, hairdressing, manicure, babysitting services and a helicopter service which can be hired to transport you to and from the airport, or simply take you to the beaches, outings, restaurants, site seeing, or anywhere you wish to go, can be arranged. Staff & Services: Included: - Food and beverages - Spa services - Up to 25 staff members (depending on occupancy) including, but not limited to: - Event coordinator - Concierge service - Chef service - Wait staff - Barman - Housekeepers - Laundry service personnel - Massage therapists - Riding instructor - ATV Guide - Greenhouse assistance - Barbecue area assistance - Nature Guide - Gardeners - Car with Chauffeur (up to 4 passengers) - Airport transfers - Private security Additional amenities include: ping pong table, game room, foosball, board games, pool table, games, computer available, coffee plantations, butterfly farms, mini-bus with driver, beach, jacuzzi indoor, baby equipment, movie theater, child care service, phone charges, meeting room, white water rafting, waterfall excursions, coffee maker, camping area, adventure activities (zip-lining, hairdressing and manicure treatments, ipod docks, petting zoo, lagoon, extensive blu-ray movie collection, digital projector and screen, green house, bath tub, gated property, 16 stall equestrian center, tree house, al fresco dining, helicopter service, wine tasting room, shower, full gym, 4-wheeler atv's, corporate, ultraluxury, but not limited to: volcanoes, at extra cost - advance notice may be required: villa pre-stocking (if exotic foods are requested; based on availability), ice maker, etc), bar, darts, water volleyball, paintball field, massage room, tours and excursions including, tropical parks. This property's majestic 300 acres are located in the highlands of Costa Rica, nestled in the Tres Rios Mountains, at an elevation ranging from 5000 to 6000 feet above sea level, with average temperatures between 59 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit and magnificent views, creating the perfect setting for enjoying this impressive hacienda. At only 20 minutes from the city capital of San Jose, the stunning Santa Ines is an oasis of privacy and tranquility. During your stay, you will have the comfort, amenities and service offered by the finest resorts, but with one notable difference: privacy. The entire 13 million+ square feet of picturesque woodlands, meadows and gardens, is solely and exclusively reserved for you and your special guests. The Main House and the Chalet: With an area of more than 22,000 square feet of pure luxury, you will find The Grand Salon where you will be able to entertain and appreciate the masterpieces of the artist Juan Manuel Hernandez, considered one of the most important and sought-after artists in Costa Rica. The main dining room offers views of the lush gardens and is where you will experience and enjoy the hacienda's fine cuisine. The state-of-the-art kitchen is fully equipped and rivals those of top restaurants. The executive Chef and his excellent staff will be at your disposal to accommodate and fulfill your culinary desires; or, if you choose to cook, the kitchen is all yours. You are the master of the house! The hacienda also features the Game and Bar Room, where you'll be able to order drinks (or prepare them at your leisure) while playing pool, ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, or darts. One of the most impressive spaces in the house is the spacious two-level movie theater, complete with a digital projector, a 100 inch+ screen and hundreds of films to choose from in Blu-Ray and DVD format (the films you select may also be watched in the privacy of your own room). At the Wine and Game Room, you will be able to enjoy a selection of fine wines and liquors accompanied by a variety of cheeses and dried cured meats. Enjoy games such as chess, cards, dominos and backgammon; or simply use the house computer, read a good book or an entertaining magazine. Your Private Spa: In the covered, heated swimming pool, you can set the water to your own desired temperature, exercise, and swim or play a game of water volleyball. Between the pool and the Jacuzzi, you can unwind and chat while enjoying delicious aperitifs. Steps from the pool, you will find the gym, fully equipped with the latest generation of Cybex machines. In the Massage and Facial Room, one or two people at a time can choose the type of treatment they wish to receive. The dry sauna is a fabulous place to warm your weary muscles and to rest your body. Open Air Activities: The main garden offers thousands of beautiful flowers, a small campfire area and La Pergola, where you will be able to have breakfast, lunch and dinner or just enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon. At Santa Ines, you will enjoy a luxurious equestrian center with 16 stalls and 2 riding arenas (one rectangular with 9,000 square feet, and the other circular of 3,000 square feet) for your riding pleasure. You may also take private lessons, or if you wish, the beautiful horses will be at your disposal to wander the trails providing you an unforgettable equestrian experience. Walking distance from the main house is the petting zoo, where you and your little ones can enjoy playing with and feeding rabbits, baby chicks, young calves, precious piglets, lambs and more! At the greenhouse, you can experience firsthand and learn about organic and hydroponic horticulture, complete from seed planting to harvesting. Enjoy your choice of barbecue areas, either open-air or bungalow style, where your Chef will prepare a savory and customized "Argentina Style Parrilla" using only the finest meats, shellfish, seafood, and vegetables from your choosing. Steps away in the pine forest is the children's tree house. Fourteen miles of trails ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging; walk, jog, run, ride an ATV or simply enjoy the scenery while searching for different species of native birds like the Quetzal, the Yiguirro, pigeons, hawks and animals, such as deer, sheep, guinea fowl, turkeys, cows, rabbits, geese, ducks, and other species! If you want to keep your adrenaline pumping, there is a completely equipped and specifically designed 100,000 sq/feet paintball field in the forest of Fresno trees. Extreme trails are also available for adventurer seekers who wish to have a wild ride on an ATV. It's all about you! To assist in creating your unforgettable experience, up to 25 highly-trained employees will be devoted to enhancing your relaxation and pleasure. At your request, visits can be coordinated to shopping centers, restaurant reservations, tours to the volcanoes, waterfall excursions, trips to butterfly farms, coffee plantations, tropical parks, and adrenaline-packed activities like canopy-zip lines or white-water rafting on the world famous Pacuare and Reventazon rivers. Furthermore, and upon availability, hairdressing, manicure, babysitting services and a helicopter service which can be hired to transport you to and from the airport, or simply take you to the beaches, outings, restaurants, site seeing, or anywhere you wish to go, can be arranged. Staff & Services: Included: - Food and beverages - Spa services - Up to 25 staff members (depending on occupancy) including, but not limited to: - Event coordinator - Concierge service - Chef service - Wait staff - Barman - Housekeepers - Laundry service personnel - Massage therapists - Riding instructor - ATV Guide - Greenhouse assistance - Barbecue area assistance - Nature Guide - Gardeners - Car with Chauffeur (up to 4 passengers) - Airport transfers - Private security Additional amenities include: ping pong table, game room, foosball, board games, pool table, games, computer available, coffee plantations, butterfly farms, mini-bus with driver, beach, jacuzzi indoor, baby equipment, movie theater, child care service, phone charges, meeting room, white water rafting, waterfall excursions, coffee maker, camping area, adventure activities (zip-lining, hairdressing and manicure treatments, ipod docks, petting zoo, lagoon, extensive blu-ray movie collection, digital projector and screen, green house, bath tub, gated property , 16 stall equestrian center, tree house, al fresco dining, helicopter service, wine tasting room, shower, full gym, 4-wheeler atv's, corporate, ultraluxury, but not limited to: volcanoes, at extra cost - advance notice may be required: villa pre-stocking (if exotic foods are requested; based on availability), ice maker, etc), bar, darts, water volleyball, paintball field, massage room, tours and excursions including, tropical parks.
    Hotel
    Nice
    275 reviews
    107br 4-star Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in San Jose, this hotel is steps from Gold Museum and National Theater. Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture are also within 10 minutes.
    Hotel
    Poor
    135 reviews
    25br 4-star Hotel
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    Located in the heart of La California, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum and Parque Nacional. National Center of Art and Culture and National Theater are also within 15 minutes.
    Bedroom
    Nice
    6 reviews
    Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Breakfast
    This is our daily rate for a very nice private room in a colonial house in San Jose Downtown.
    Hostel
    Hostel
    If you are looking for a pleasant stay in Costa Rica, Hotel Posada del Sol is your best choice, just check in with us and enjoy the lively atmosphere with our friendly staff. We are located in San Jos
    Bed & Breakfast
    5br Bed & Breakfast
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    Family hotel, has 6 bedrooms each with private bathroom, double beds, TV, Wi-Fi and mini fridge. Great loacation, close to downtown, and also bus and train stations, museums, theaters, national parks, malls, shopping and cultural centers, restaurants and bars. We offer a personalized service, by the very hotel owners looking for your comfort. We also offer you free parking lot and breakfast. You will feel like at home!
    Hostel
    Poor
    614 reviews
    6br Hostel
    • Wifi
    Here at Hostel Casa del Parque we offer an oasis in the city. Although we're nestled right in heart of the historic district, the mansion is situated like a pilar amongst some of the oldest trees in the city. The vision of this Costa Rican family-owned hostel is to share the true tradition of their country's hospitality. This property has been in the family for five generations and allows the traveler an almost home-stay experience with the freedom of a guesthouse environment. There is no other private residence this close to the spectacular and statuesque park. In fact, the neighborhood is the park. Upon entering, you quickly realize you've traveled back to the old days of grandeur and style. A cascading staircase greets you in the foyer and a featured chandelier lights the elegant sitting area with a view of our indoor garden. Take time to look around the house and get a feel for the period in which it was built. As far as night life is concerned, Barrio California in San Jose has got more restaurants and bars per square meter than anywhere else in the city. We are a stone's throw from The National Theatre and all of the major National Museums. The guesthouse finds itself as a favorite amongst artists and musicians. The Central American Symphony members consider Casa del Parque their home when they play the National Theatre. Folk artists, dance troupes and popular bands from neighbouring countries return again and again while touring in San Jose. For those travelers that might want to veer from typical budget hostel or party hostel environment and feel the real magic of a Costa Rican experience, our multilingual staff can guide you in any direction you may want to travel. We offer free: WI-FI all over the house, luggage storage, fresh Costa Rican coffee and tea. Internet desk, cable TV, kitchenette, stereo and CD player and some of the best advice in town.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The SpaceWe currently have one single bed available, but we have space for several more in other rooms. If you are interested in a long-term rental, we can look into an additional bed. Guest AccessYou will have a single bed and private bathroom. We also have some common areas that you will be able to use. We use the back of the house, which is "off limits" We'll provide a continental breakfast (gluten-free available); additional kitchen use and/or shared meals may be negotiated depending on the length of your stay. Our meals are vegetarian. Services: sheets and towels changed once a week. If you stay for more than two weeks, laundry (line-dried - we have no dryer). We have a television with local access. Interaction with GuestsOne of your hosts works from home and will be around most of the time. We are happy to show you around and share a meal or two! We are also happy to stay out of your way - whatever you prefer. We are both bilingual English-Spanish and are happy to practice your Spanish if you are here to learn. We generally have friends drop by to have a drink with us 2-3 times a week. The NeighborhoodWe love Barrio Lujan! It is one of San Jose's oldest and most established neighborhoods. You will be able to experience a slice of life from decades past, with a local corner store, a bakery around the corner, and local residents popping in and out of each others' homes to have a chat. There are also numerous small restaurants, a few bars, a basketball court, a gym ($5/day), and other amenities nearby. We are one block from the municipal police station. Getting AroundThe bus stop is about 3 blocks away. We also have a garage if you have rented a car. Parking is included. If you are staying for an extended period of time, we are happy to receive you at the airport. Other Things to NoteWe have a hamster! He is very well-behaved :) We prefer long-term rentals.
    Bedroom
    Nice
    28 reviews
    Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    • Breakfast
    This room has a Queen bed, private bath, TV, safety deposit box, alarm clock, access to internet, and includes our tropical breakfast
    Hotel
    10br 2-star Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    • Wifi
    If you are looking to spend a pleasant stay in Costa Rica, El Hotel Posada del Sol, is the best choice. We are located in the heart of downtown San Jose. Our phone: 22219895 In our hostel you can enjoy the ideal place to relax, comfortable and cozy rooms of 1-6 people, private bath, offering privacy and ambiance you want, hot water, cable TV, WI-FI, and large kitchen and dining area for your enjoyment. We are located in the heart of San Jose Metro, close to interesting museums, universities, restaurants, clubs and cultural centers in a very safe and silent, just 75 meters from the northwest corner of the court building in San Jose. Also for your enjoyment Hotel Posada Del Sol offers the best prices on some tours around the country, where you can see beautiful places and degutacion typical of our country. Upon arrival they can contact us to arrange taxi service that picks you up at the airport and take you to the Hotel Posada del Sol Just send the flight number and airline in traveling.
    Hotel
    Poor
    159 reviews
    12br Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    • Wifi
    If you are a looking a beautiful Hostel, at a great price, in a safe area and a wonderful cheap, environment during your San Jose visit look not further and do not hesitate to contact us immediately, we promise to make your stay an exceptional one! A Continental Breakfast and Bedding is Included in the Price. This recently renovated colonial style house, once home to a Costa Rican ex-president, is ideally located on the downtown from where you may take a bus, or train, and easily access any part of the country you may wish to visit. Once here you will find yourself at only a ten minute walk or a 5 minutes cab ride from the most historic and culturally rich parts of town, known as Barrio Amon and La Avenida Central. The Avenida Central is a pedestrian lane stretching for several blocks on end, with the Museo del Nino (Childrens Museum), Museo Nacional (National Musuem), the Teatro Nacional (National Theatre), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (Museum of Contemporary Art), Museo de Jade (Jade Museum) and the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum) on its peripheries. The Hostel has a wonderful old colonial feel to it and offers any you may need at an extremely low cost: a friendly and English Speaking Staff, free Internet access, 24 hours Security and Reception Attendance, private secure Lockers, Bar and Food service, Laundry service, Currency exchange - if needed, Phone and Fax availability at a low rate, Airport Transportation upon request and a Common Area with TV, DVDs and Board Games for entertainment. If your choice is to go out and explore the city at night during your stay in San Jose, do not worry the Hostel does not hold any curfew or lockout hours.
    Hotel
    Excellent
    108 reviews
    31br 3-star Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    This family-friendly La California hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Plaza de la Democracia and National Museum. National Theater and Jade Museum are also within 10 minutes.
    Hotel
    3-star Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    This hotel was completely renovated in 2003. The hotel comprises 100 rooms spread over 4 floors, of which 32 are suites. There is also a 24-hour reception area with a lift, a currency exchange counter, a kiosk, various conference and banqueting rooms, a souvenir shop, a TV and lounge area as well as an air-conditioned restaurant. Guests may take advantage of the public Internet terminal with WLAN and laundry services. Those arriving by car may take advantage of the garage facilities. Location This hotel is located on the famous Panamerica Highway about 1 km from the international airport Juan Santa Maria. The various shopping facilities and entertainment venues can be reached within only a few minutes by car. There is a stop for the public transport to be found 200 m away. Sport Outside, a swimming pool and a sun terrace with parasols and sun loungers are available for use. There is a well-equipped gym available for use and the nearest golf course is approximately 7 km away. Payment American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
    Hotel
    Poor
    19 reviews
    17br 3-star Hotel
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of La California, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum, National Theater, and Jade Museum. National Center of Art and Culture and Gold Museum are also within 15 minutes.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceFully Furnished, Very Nice and New! 8 studio apartments for rent. Internet and Cable TV, 24/7 security. Excellent location walking distance downtown San José. Very Close to UCR, U Veritas and Language Learning Centers, Supermarket, Coffee Shops, Restaurants. weekly and monthly rentals.
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    Bedroom
    • Wifi
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    The SpaceRooms and services We have a double room in the Escalante suburb of San Jose’, which is a very secure and safe place at only five minutes from the city centre. We are situated very close to some of the best known universities of Costa Rica such as the UCR Universidad de Costa Rica, the UIA Universidad de las Americas, the UAM Universidad Americana as well as INTENSA Instituto Internacional de Idiomas, where they run courses in the Spanish and English languages y el Centro Cultural Norte Americano, which is an American institution for the learning of Spanish and where they also organize cultural activities. We also are very close to a large variety of shopping centres, museums, the artisans market, tourist attractions and some of the best restaurants and coffee shops in the city. The room itself is clean, large and comfortable, with a window that gives out onto a patio and good ventilation and comes with a private bathroom and a hot water shower. Cable TV and WI-FI connection are provided as well as a laundry service free of charge. Breakfast is included in the room’s price and we can we can offer you dinner for an additional 7 dollars per person and you will be able to try some of the typical Latin American food. We can also help you organize your trip in Costa Rica and suggest interesting places to visit. While staying at the house, you can also make the most of the service offered by the beauty and hairdressing salon on the premises. The Barrio Escalante is one of the classical suburbs of San Jose’ and one of the most secure. We are only 50 metres away from some of the best known restaurants in the area. We are also very close to the transport services such as the buses and the nearby train station.
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      The SpaceTop floor views of the city, volcanoes and rainforest ridges. I have a full extra bedroom I would be happy to have you come and stay for a night, or a few days or even longer. We share a full size swimming pool shaded by almond and mango trees below the apartment with showers and saunas. I am close to the center of town on the east side of the city and two minutes to the main highway that links the city to both coasts, and to the major business centers within the city.
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        PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Casa Britto is an elegant residence situated on a hillside with spectacular views of the Central Valley, a 15 minute drive from the center of San JosĂŠ, the capital city of Costa Rica. Two large terraces provide shade to the façade permitting natural ventilation to keep the house cool during the warmest of days. Casa Britto has been furnished with great care combining antique and vintage pieces with top level design to create an exclusive and homely character. The property features a large number of spacious social areas, each with its own atmosphere and style. Next to the heated pool there is a large wooden deck, a small rancho and a grill area with a gazebo for shade. The gardens have been designed with a great variety of flowers, plants and trees. Winding paths lead to the upper garden passing colorful flowers and fruit trees to a larger rancho with breathtaking views. SERVICE DESCRIPTION Casa Britto is a fully equipped property rented on a self-catering basis including cleaning service during weekdays. You will be received by one of our Property Managers who will manage the check in and be available on standby to assist you during the rental period. Our concierge services range from travel and restaurant tips to full scale vacation planning, to help you make the most of your vacation in Costa Rica. Food and beverage options such as breakfast, grocery shopping and in-house private chef are designed to your specifications. The tours and transfers program includes airport transfer, daily minibus rental and a selection tours by leading tour operators. Massage and other spa treatments are also available for your relaxation. Casa Britto also provides a selection of event services including venue, staff and event planner. The maximum capacity of Casa Britto is 14 guests. For larger groups we can co-ordinate with Casa Cristal Vacation Rental situated 200 meters from Casa Britto. Beds: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Cribs Deposits: - Payment of 50% of the rental fees is required to secure the reservation - Full payment of rental fees are due one month prior to the start of the rental period - The security deposit can be cancelled either when making the balance deposit by bank transfer or in cash upon arrival to the Property Manager. Payment Options: Money Order Other Fees: Refundable Security Deposit $1000 Move out cleaning fee $200 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Casa Britto is an elegant residence situated on a hillside with spectacular views of the Central Valley, a 15 minute drive from the center of San José, the capital city of Costa Rica. Two large terraces provide shade to the façade permitting natural ventilation to keep the house cool during the warmest of days. Casa Britto has been furnished with great care combining antique and vintage pieces with top level design to create an exclusive and homely character. The property features a large number of spacious social areas, each with its own atmosphere and style. Next to the heated pool there is a large wooden deck, a small rancho and a grill area with a gazebo for shade. The gardens have been designed with a great variety of flowers, plants and trees. Winding paths lead to the upper garden passing colorful flowers and fruit trees to a larger rancho with breathtaking views. SERVICE DESCRIPTION Casa Britto is a fully equipped property rented on a self-catering basis including cleaning service during weekdays. You will be received by one of our Property Managers who will manage the check in and be available on standby to assist you during the rental period. Our concierge services range from travel and restaurant tips to full scale vacation planning, to help you make the most of your vacation in Costa Rica. Food and beverage options such as breakfast, grocery shopping and in-house private chef are designed to your specifications. The tours and transfers program includes airport transfer, daily minibus rental and a selection tours by leading tour operators. Massage and other spa treatments are also available for your relaxation. Casa Britto also provides a selection of event services including venue, staff and event planner. The maximum capacity of Casa Britto is 14 guests. For larger groups we can co-ordinate with Casa Cristal Vacation Rental situated 200 meters from Casa Britto. Beds: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Cribs
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        Cozy room for rent specially suited for international foreign students. Walking distance from Veritas University and other exchange student attractions. Costarrican Family atmosphere. Wi-FI, Laundry and access to kitchen.
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        This little mansion in the loop of San José, is more than 150 years old, built by one of the most important architects in the history of Costa Rica. You’ll be at walking distance from all the museums, Central Avenue, and all the famous restaurants.
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        Located in the heart of La California, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum and Parque Nacional. National Center of Art and Culture and National Theater are also within 15 minutes.
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        The SpacePlease, Please, PLEASE! "Contact Host" for information on this property that is much easier to read, and is formatted in a way that is much easier to understand. This document also contains much more information, that Airbnb simply cannot display properly. You MUST still book the property on Airbnb. I am not trying to cheat Airbnb... it's just that their format for property listings is just... Horrible! This condo/apartment was constructed in June 2015, very clean and new. This brand-new construction means that the apartment is fully up to modern codes regarding electrical and water service. The apartment is single-level, but is located on the second floor. The interior structure is a reinforced steel-girder skeleton that is extremely earthquake-resistant, designed with the appropriate amount of "flexibility" to absorb strong quakes and shocks. The apartment is small for a 2-bedroom with an office (just under 900 square feet), but I designed the floorplan myself to take Maximum Advantage of the available space. there is very little dead space. Almost every square inch of the apartment serves a purpose. I designed the space to feel "Open", despite its small size, with ceilings that are significantly higher than the ceilings in a typical Costa Rican home, and natural ventilation throughout the home. However, due to the small size of the apartment, the maximum number of guests allowed is Two (2) adults. This is for your own comfort, as well as mine. The space is not well-suited for children. The full-time occupants are myself and my girlfriend -- plus 4 cats, who mostly hide and/or sleep 24 hours per day. Your Bedroom is small (about 80 square feet) but very pleasant. There is a standard double-size bed, plenty of storage/closet space, a desk with notebook computer, excellent ventilation, and a ceiling fan. It probably sounds like a Closet to you, at first, but I'll post some photos here shortly, showing how I took advantage of the space. The entire room is built around the bed, as the only piece of furniture on the floor of the room. The closet and storage spaces are built into the wall-line and don't take up floor space, which is what allows us to actually have a nice desk in the room, with a notebook computer and a Playstation. Located near the center of the apartment, this bedroom has a nice, high ceiling. We do not have air conditioning or a heating system, which is also true of most homes in San José. This room is usually the coolest in the apartment, and is definitely the quietest. You can expect the ambient temperature in the bedroom to be within 3 degrees of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year -- that's the climate in San José. There are no windows in the bedroom, so it is dark and quiet with the lights off -- great for watching movies and for late sleepers. The bedroom also contains a flat screen LCD TV (approximately 24-inch screen) with cable TV, Playstation 3, and access to our DVD/Blu-Ray collection. Our Cable TV service includes about 90 channels. Only about 15 of those channels are available in English -- the rest are Spanish-only. I do not have a high-definition cable TV package, although some of the channels are in high-definition anyway. Notable channels that I have in English are HBO, Cinemax Latin America, CNN, a few sports channels, and a few other movie channels. Many channels will occasionally air programs (especially TV series) that are subtitled rather than dubbed in Spanish, which means that you might be able to watch CSI in English, occasionally. I have about 15 games for the Playstation, but I never got into gaming, which is why the machine is in Your bedroom and not Mine -- so you might want to bring some of your own games if you plan to use it for gaming. It's also a DVD/Blu-Ray player, but... You will also have full-time access to my DVD/Blu-Ray collection of over 500 movies. I ripped all of them to computer files at 720p. They are all in English, with Spanish subtitles (which can be turned off, if you don't want to see them). Guest AccessMost of the apartment, including the appliances and supplies, within reason, is freely available for guest use at all times. We have a small sun-room at the front of the house with some nice views of the nearby mountains, both day and night. 3 or 4 people can comfortably occupy the sun-room, and it's a great place to read a book in natural light during the day. The living room and kitchen combine to form a single open space, with only the visual divider of a low breakfast bar, which can accommodate up to 5 people dining at once. This is the only dining area in the apartment -- there is no Dining Room. The living room area is focused on a wonderful home theatre system with a 75-inch LED Monitor, and a 3-speaker simulated surround-sound system. All attached video and audio sources are out of sight in my office, and are operated by a remote IR and Bluetooth distribution system. The kitchen is small, but the space is efficient. I have a medium-sized refrigerator/freezer and plenty of cabinet space. I have a counter-top ice maker (not in the refrigerator/freezer). I also have a smooth-top stove/oven, a nice convection oven/toaster (can hold a regular-size frozen pizza), a microwave oven, a coffee-maker, a toaster, a slow-cooker, waffle iron, blender, and a rice cooker (pressure-type cooker). We have a nice assortment of cooking supplies and a full stock of dinnerware and a decent assortment of bar-ware. If you want to cook or bake, we might might not have the fanciest stuff in the world, but we've got most of what you need. Notable exceptions -- we do not have a juicer, electric mixer, or electric food processor. The laundry room is small and contains a Costa Rican-style washing machine (separate wash and "spin" chambers), a dryer, and a sink. This is also our main storage area, so it's a bit of a claustrophobic space (the only one in the apartment), but it's got everything that you need. You weren't going to spend all of your time in the laundry room, anyway... right? :) The last room in this list that guests have access to is the bathroom. The main door to the bathroom directly faces the door to your bedroom. There is another door in the bathroom that can be locked from both sides without a key. That door leads directly to my bedroom. I can lock you out of my bedroom, and you can lock me out of the bathroom -- ensuring privacy for everyone. We only have the one bathroom, but it is HUGE (roughly 5'9" X 13'1"). This is the only bathroom in the apartment, which is another reason why I limit the number of guests to Two (2). The main feature of the bathroom is the shower. It's about 5'9" X 4'7", and contains 2 rainshower heads, 6 body-spray heads, and 2 hand-showers. It's a low pressure-system, but if you want some real force, one of the hand showers is set up to deliver some good water pressure. I specifically designed the shower to accommodate 2 people showering at the same time. Yeah... it's a bit sexy... but primarily, it's just efficient. There is NO bathtub in the apartment. There is also a toilet with an electric bidet, and a single pedestal sink. We have plenty of storage space in the bathroom, and plenty of room to expand. For now, the bathroom sink has no hot water, but I intend to upgrade the sink in the near future. The shower and my double kitchen sink have hot water, of course. The washing machine only uses cold water. Water is one thing that is not an issue. We have a pump and cistern system that can supply enough water for about 3 days, if necessary. San José sometimes has "rolling" water blackouts, especially during the dry season. Full-time residents quickly learn what their "no-water day" is. Basically, the water company shuts off a section of the city every day -- a different section each day -- due to water shortages. This ensures that everyone has enough water pressure. Our system prevents us from having to deal with that. We also never run out of Hot Water. Instead of a water heater with a tank, we have an "Instantaneous" hot water system. Despite the official name of "Instantaneous", you still have to wait for the cold water that is between the heater and the shower to get pushed out of the way. However, once the hot water shows up, it's there until the electricity goes out. We don't "run out" of hot water, but please keep in mind that your 45-minute showers can be expensive for me. The hot water takes about 10 seconds to show up for the rainshower/body shower, but about 60 seconds for the other rainshower. Our non-tank system does mean that when the power goes out, we are instantly out of hot water, but power outages are infrequent, and they rarely last longer than 30 minutes. Interaction with GuestsI work during the day, but it's in my home office right here at the apartment. I usually hide in there from about 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., occasionally appearing briefly for lunch, dinner, and bathroom breaks. I ask that you respect my work-time, but I AM usually at home, and I can certainly help in any kind of unusual or emergency situation. My girlfriend's schedule is more sporadic. She may be around all day, on occasion, but she is often away from home during the day for various reasons. If you need help for something in particular, some advance notice will allow us to help you. My girlfriend cooks frequently, and she will happily cook a larger batch, especially if you warn her at least a day in advance. She is an early-riser (around 7 a.m.) and is pretty traditional with mealtimes... maybe slightly early for dinner (around 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.). Feel free to add stuff to her shopping list, and she'll pick it up the next time she goes to the grocery store (usually about once every 3 days). She'll let you know about how much your stuff will cost beforehand, and she knows the places to go to get the best price. There is also a Mini-Super (kind of like a 7-Eleven convenience store) right across the street. It isn't the cheapest place in town, but you can get a Coca-cola and a candy bar in about 2 minutes -- total time spent outside of the apartment. I will happily buy your U.S. Dollars with local currency (Colones), or buy back your unused Colones with U.S. Dollars, in reasonable amounts, and if I have the money available. We'll look up the rate online and I'll give you a fair rate. I don't make money doing this, as that would make me an unlicensed, illegal money changer. I don't do this with Euros or any other currency, as it's just too much trouble to deal with it. You can exchange Euros at most of the banks. Many places will take your U.S. Dollars as payment, but they will also often try to rip you off when they give you change (almost always in Colones). Don't expect anyone to accept Euros (you need to exchange them for Colones at the bank). The only place that you can be sure of a fair exchange rate is at the bank or ATM. If you stay with me for at least 7 nights, I'll drive you to the San José (SJO) airport when you're ready to leave Costa Rica. My car is a 2012 Toyota Rav4, which easily holds 4 people and their baggage. I don't do airport pickups, because it's a very frustrating process. Getting from the airport to my apartment is super-easy and quick, and I'll tell you how to do that after you book the room. I DO NOT like driving in town, and driving services are not included or offered as a part of your booking. I always take a taxi downtown, even though I have my own car. The traffic is a pain, and parking is an even bigger pain. Vehicle accidents are common. However, I do occasionally drive to Walmart, or to go out to eat or shop. I'll almost always give you advance warning, and you are welcome to join the trip, if you like. I don't make "Side Trips", and you must respect my schedule. I can't usually stay out for very long, because I have work waiting to be done back at home. -------------- When it comes to your room cleaning schedule and my interaction with you, I will generally try to find out what you like, but I won't pry too much. The reason for that is that I've spent over 30 years of my life living out of a suitcase in hotels, aboard airliners and other modes of transportation , and in airports and all kinds of other places. When I check into a hotel or resort, even if it's only for 1 or 2 nights, I unpack my bags, I grab a beer, and I watch just 30 Minutes or One Hour of TV. I feel "At Home." I always tell Reception that I don't want anybody in my room, making up my bed or moving my stuff around. For those 2 nights, that hotel room is My Home. I don't need anybody to make up my bed or give me fresh towels. I leave the "Do Not Disturb" sign on my door for the entire time that I am staying at the hotel. I just want you to understand where I'm coming from. I will happily clean and straighten up your room every day, if that's what you want. I just don't ASSUME that that's what you want. I'll ask, and you can answer. If you tell me that you want that bedroom to be your inviolate sanctuary for an entire 2-week visit, I won't bat an eye, because I absolutely understand where you're coming from. The NeighborhoodAlthough we are less than 75 meters away from the "Loop" highway around San José, the neighborhood is remarkably nice, friendly, and quiet. The family that runs the mini-super right across the street is extremely friendly. The mini-super is usually open between 7 a.m. and about 10 p.m., but the hours can vary. If there are still plenty of people around at 10 p.m., they'll often stay open until midnight. There is also a "Soda" (a tiny family-run kitchen/diner) about 50 meters down the street from my apartment -- most of the time, it is take-out only. This soda is actually the former garage of a home, which was turned into a kitchen. It is usually open during dinner hours... about 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., but sometimes they do open for a longer period of time. Walmart, a large grocery store, a huge park, a bank/ATM, and a couple of bar/restaurants are within a 15-minute walk of the apartment. Walking any significant distance after about 9 p.m. is not a good idea. It's better to take a taxi late at night. Remember, if you're not a Costa Rican, you stick out. Violent crime is rare, but pickpocketing and other such crimes are common in Costa Rica. My neighborhood is generally safe -- this advice applies anywhere in Costa Rica. Getting AroundFirst of all... I don't want to pick on Airbnb, because I think it's a great concept... but... WOW!!! I can barely find ANY of the best spots in Costa Rica on their "Guidebook". So... Check my Photos for a list of some great places to check out when you're in Costa Rica! --------------------- A taxi ride between the San José airport and my apartment usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on traffic. My apartment is less than 1 minute from the exit and on-ramp of the "Loop" highway around San José. San Pedro and Downtown are less than 10 minutes away, unless I get stuck in traffic. Taxis are easy to find and are relatively cheap, compared to U.S. prices. I can summon a taxi to my apartment, which usually arrives within 5 minutes, using a smartphone app. There are taxi stands all over town, including at places like Walmart and the bank. Many Costa Ricans don't own a car or have a driver's license, so taxis are necessary and abundant. Many Costa Ricans travel by city bus, and there is a bus stop about a 5-minute walk away from my apartment. You need to know where you are going and get specific instructions about the bus routes and stops, as there is very little published information and it is difficult to understand. The buses are often packed with passengers, and pick-pocketing on the buses is common. Train service is limited, slow, and of little value to the average traveler. I strongly discourage everyone from renting a car. Secure parking is hard to find, and overnight window-smashing break-ins are common. Walk during the day (if your destination is within walking distance), and take a taxi at night. This is especially true of Downtown San José. Rush hours and holiday vehicle traffic in San José are overwhelmingly congested and frustrating. Traveling on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. can actually be slower than walking, even over long distances. If must travel by road during these times, it is best to stay away from Downtown and the highways. I know many good private drivers who specialize in trips away from San José, and I can easily arrange a driver for you, for such a trip. I am also familiar with most of the hotels and resorts in Costa Rica, and can help you book those, as well. I don't make any money on this kind of stuff, I just do it as a favor to my guests. Please keep in mind that I know good, reliable, wonderful people and places... but your Personal Tastes might differ from mine. One of the best ways to move around Costa Rica is to travel on the domestic airlines. This is especially pertinent to most people who rent the bedroom in my apartment, as domestic airline travel for one or two people is almost always cheaper than hiring a driver, and is often cheaper than, or comparable to, shared shuttle service. Domestic airline travel is almost always significantly faster than ground transportation. Just as an example, a typical one-way flight from San José to Tamarindo will cost you around $115 as a solo traveler, and take about 2.5 hours, including the taxi fares to/from both airports, taxi time, and check-in time. A one-way ride in a car or van, from San José to Tamarindo, will cost you at least $200, and take more than 5 hours. Two (2) people can fly for about $210, since they can share the taxi costs, making it almost a break-even situation, and still going by air in the half the time it takes to make the trip by car. This is where my free luggage-storage service comes in handy, as the domestic airlines are very stingy with their luggage allowances. One thing about "Getting Around" that most people don't think about... When one of the volcanoes erupts, it is very likely that air transportation will come to a screeching halt in any areas affected by volcanic ash. If the taxi drivers and private drivers were a bit more informed, they would also halt operations immediately. I can promise you that my car's engine won't be started until the ash has stopped falling and the engine has been thoroughly cleaned. The big problem here is the underestimation of the potential effects of volcanic ash. "Ash" is a poor term. Although it looks very much like cigarette ash, volcanic ash is actually composed of glass; hard, brittle rock; and other corrosive and highly destructive substances. If a taxi ingests ash for 3 or 4 hours, the engine is cooked. If your plane takes off into a cloud of ash, you'll be swimming home... if you're lucky. This is a reality of life in Costa Rica that has shut down the SJO airport twice in 2015. So... what do you do? There isn't really much you can do. Nobody knows when the next eruption will occur, or where the wind will carry the ash. My advice is always this... Don't plan a Costa Rican Vacation on a tight schedule. If you're visiting Costa Rica for 7 nights, 1 or 2 destinations is plenty. My "Stock" phrase is: "For one week, 1 or 2 destinations. After that... the number of full weeks, plus 1." For example, 2 weeks = 3 destinations; 5 weeks = 6 destinations -- and by that, I mean the Maximum number of destinations. A more relaxed itinerary, with fewer destinations, is even better. Other Things to NoteWe do have 4 short-haired cats. They are all "hiders", and you won't see them too often, unless they are sleeping. They do like to sit on the ledge in the sun-room after sunset, spying on all of the people walking by, on the street below. You don't have to pay any attention to the cats, but don't be mean to them. They have 2 litter boxes that are in the corner in the sun-room, and in the living room. They are both covered and odor-controlled. My apartment is absolutely, positively NOT "accessible." If you are wheelchair-bound or have trouble walking up and down stairs, you won't be happy here. I'm sorry about that, but I would rather lose the money than for you to have a bad visit. The tap water in San José is some of the best, cleanest, freshest water in the world, as the water is drawn from ground-filtered mountain sources. In my newly-constructed apartment, I have brand new pipes. No need for bottled water here! Additional Amenities and Details: (some of this is repeat information, but I wanted to put it all in one place) 1. 10 mbps WiFi Internet access throughout the apartment (also runs on backup battery power for about 1 hour, if the power goes out) -- in addition, I have a backup WiFi network that also provides 10 mbps Internet access, which is only used when necessary, and only for essential needs. If the primary WiFi dies completely, I'll give you the SSID and Password for the backup, but don't use it more than necessary, as it is very expensive to operate. 2. Free use of Notebook (Laptop) Computer inside the apartment. If you need anything printed, within reason, I can print it for you (color inkjet printer). No 200-page documents, Please! 3. In your room, exclusively for your use: 24" Flat-screen TV (Cable TV feed), Playstation 3, Over 500 DVD/Blu-Ray movies, stored on a hard drive 4. Free airport departure dropoff (for stays of 7 nights or more) 5. Use of all bathroom supplies/toiletries (other than personal supplies, such as my razor, toothbrush, and nose-hair trimmer) 6. Full use of the Kitchen, Laundry, and Living Room, including all appliances and the Home Theatre system. For laundry detergent and food/drink, my policy is "replace or reimburse me for what you use." 7. Free telephone calls within Costa Rica and to the USA (VoIP) -- no specific time limits, but please be courteous with your usage -- your family, friends and colleagues in the USA can also call you at the apartment, free of any charges (as long as they have free nationwide USA long-distance calling on their telephone) 8. A wireless multi-station doorbell system that will give you your own personal doorbell sound. This is very handy if you plan to receive visitors, have a driver pick you up, have packages delivered, etc. 9. Some free meals may be provided by me, on a case-by-case basis (if we're already cooking, it's easy to cook a bit more, especially for inexpensive meal items) 10. If you bring any items that I need from outside of Costa Rica, I'll rebate 10% of your entire stay, up to a maximum of $50. Just bring the receipt, and I'll reimburse you for the items IN CASH, and give you your 10% rebate in accordance with Airbnb rules. I'm not talking about anything illegal... only items that are perfectly legal. It's just that many items are A LOT cheaper in the USA, or they simply are not available in Costa Rica. Examples of past "deliveries" have been Grits, Gourmet Ketchup, and small electronics. Many food items in particular are often difficult to find here, as the food import regulations are very strict. However, those rules disappear when food is brought into Costa Rica for personal use or as a "gift." If I need something, I'll ask, and you can just answer "Yes"... or "No", if you're uncomfortable doing that. Once again -- I will never ask you to do anything illegal! 11. If you're going to travel outside of San José while you're here, either before or after your stay at my apartment, I'll store your baggage for free while you're away. You will, however, have to pay for any taxi services that are necessary for the pick-up and/or drop-off of your bags at my apartment. This is a very handy service if you're traveling on the domestic airlines here, or if you just don't want to lug 2 or 3 large bags around the whole time. I can also store bags when you leave Costa Rica, if you intend to return. Upon request, I'll provide details and a price list for this service. 12. Just in case your hotel or other accommodation outside of San José doesn't offer the amenities that I offer, I sell "survival kits" for $15, that include all of the bathroom necessities that you need. $15 may sound like a lot, but it includes Everything that you'll need. 13. Laminated copy of your Passport (both the photo page and the entry-stamp page) -- this is very handy when moving around inside Costa Rica. 14. With advance notification -- at least 3 working days prior to your arrival -- a smartphone rental with a Costa Rican SIM card, for the actual cost of the SIM card and the time purchased, plus $2 per day for phone rental (minimum $10, and a fully-refundable $200 deposit). 15. Early Check-In (10:00 a.m) and Late Check-Out (7:00 p.m.) -- I never schedule a departure and an arrival on the same day, allowing you to maximize your time in San José 16) We'll merge your shopping list with ours, and purchase what you need on our next scheduled trip to the grocery store, if they have it in stock, saving you from wasting your vacation time shopping. We'll usually get it at a lower price than you would, saving you some money, too. 17) I usually have one or two nice, big umbrellas on hand, that I will loan you, free of charge. You will definitely want to have an umbrella with you during certain times of the year. Please return them undamaged. 18) I'll receive any packages for you, prior to your arrival, free of charge. While this might seem like an odd offer, a few of my previous guests have discovered that they could ship some items to Costa Rica for a lower price than they could bring them down as checked baggage or airline cargo. If you wish to use this service, I'll provide the details after you book, upon request. 19) Referral Program: Although I think that "Low Season" in Costa Rica is really the best time to visit, the truth is that not many people visit during low season. I never have ANY trouble staying fully booked from the week of Halloween until about the middle of May. I also have 2 or 3 regular visitors during "Little Summer" (July, and a tiny bit of both June and August). The "Low Season" here -- for me, at least -- is the second Monday of August through sometime during the last 5-10 days of October (it kind of depends on which day Halloween falls, and when the big parties are going to occur). I will post this October cut-off date in this listing sometime before June 1, and you can inquire about it at ANY TIME. Here's the deal: Because the Low Season is difficult to sell, I am really looking for people who want to stay for at least 7 nights. I also don't like splitting up Friday/Saturday night pairs (arriving or departing on a Saturday). To qualify for a referral incentive, you must have personally stayed in one of my rentals within the past 14 calendar months (that gives you more than a year to qualify). I DO NOT award ANY incentives to anyone who has never stayed in any of my properties as a paying guest. If you're a travel agent, real estate agent, tour operator, or put travel packages together as a business... don't even bother trying... unless you have been a paying guest at least once, at any of my properties. The program works like this: If you refer any new client (someone who has NEVER stayed in THIS APARTMENT, Ever), for At Least 7 nights, and neither departing nor arriving on a Saturday, contained entirely within MY "Low Season" period, mentioned above, the new client will get 10% off of the applicable rate for his stay. You will receive a credit for the Full Dollar Amount of your referral's discount, towards a a future stay, with no more than a 50% total discount off of your stay. For example, if your referral stays for 10 nights, he will receive roughly a $70 discount. You will have a $70 credit for yourself, which you could use, for example, towards only a 2-night stay. At a rate of $75 per night, your total cost would only be $80 for TWO (2) nights, since you are still paying at least 50% of the regular rate for 2 nights, which would be $75 (50% of $150 [$75 X 2 nights] ). Note that the Airbnb fee is completely excluded from any consideration in this program. You must pay all Airbnb fees, and I do not include the Airbnb fee in calculating discounts or credits. You may refer as many new clients as you like, but there is only one referral incentive for each new client (because then he's not a new client any more). NO CHEATING by using a guy one time and his wife/girlfriend the next time! :) Even if she didn't actually pay the bill the first time, she has stayed here before and is no longer a new client. But... if you've got a lot of friends that travel independently or solo, feel free to fill up my August, September, and October. Less legwork for me, and I'll appreciate the business. You could really rack up some good "Free Vacation Time." I'll be happy to give you a Huge Credit... Partner! :) And just to reiterate the amenities that I DO NOT offer, all in one location: 1) There is NO secure parking at the apartment or anywhere near it, so a rental car is definitely a bad idea. 2) The apartment has ceiling fans and a passive ventilation system, but no air conditioning and no heat. A/C and Heat are just unnecessary in San José, for most people. Our apartment is always pleasantly between about 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, year-round; well-ventilated and with low humidity. Also, the barometric pressure here changes very little throughout the year, compared to the USA. The ambient temperature in your bedroom remains between about 67 and 73 degrees, if you keep the door closed. 3) You may NOT bring any pets into the apartment, although we do have four cats of our own in the apartment. I hate to say "No Service Animals" (example: seeing-eye dogs), but I think that you and your service animal would just be miserable here in my apartment. 4) There is a winding staircase with narrow steps leading to the apartment. Anyone who is wheelchair-bound or has difficulty using stairs is not going to have a pleasant time staying in my apartment. There is no emergency egress route from the apartment that can be safely used by a person who cannot climb and descend stairs on his own. 5) My apartment was designed with precisely Zero consideration for children. It's not safe for young children (winding stairs, hard floors, no locks on cabinets that contain poisonous household chemicals, 4 nervous "rescue" cats, etc.). I don't want to discriminate against anyone, but anyone under about 14 years old is probably NOT going to have a good time in this apartment, and very likely will get hurt at some point. 5) I have a massive collection of movies in English, but the live TV that my cable provider has available in English is very limited. 6) No smoking of any kind is allowed anywhere inside of the main front gate (this includes the apartment AND your bedroom). Costa Rica is not in a joking mood about this ultra-strict law. If a cop drives by the apartment, and he's in a bad mood, and you're sneaking a smoke in the sun-room, blowing smoke out the window... it's very likely that that cop will come upstairs to the apartment, grab both of our Passports/IDs, and write both of us a ticket for a HUGE fine (at least $500 apiece). if you're planning to leave Costa Rica within the next 3 days, you won't be leaving on time, because it takes longer than that to process the ticket and verify that you have paid your fine. You won't be happy, and I won't be happy. I have seen this happen. 7) There is no elevator, gym, pool, or hot tub in the building, or anywhere near it. However, there is at least one gym just a short ride away, by taxi. 8) I DO NOT do airport pick-ups -- No Exceptions! 9) No meals are included or guaranteed, but we do often share meals or cook a little extra food to serve guests, on a case-by-case basis.
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        The SpaceNear of Central Park in San José. one mile. Guest AccessInternet, washing machine, tv. Interaction with GuestsInformation help The NeighborhoodThe place is quiet, but is recommended only travel by taxi or bus Getting AroundBuses and taxis stop just 75 mts.
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        "La Posada del Museo" offers visitors from around the world, a perfect place to enjoy a pleasant stay in San Jose the capital of Costa Rica.La Posada Museum is located in the heart of San Jose, on a boulevard Lined with palm trees in the old histórico.En purest style, each room is different from the others in name, size, style and price, but all fully equipped and tastefully decorated for the welfare and comfort of each guest, always taking into account the individual needs and tastes.
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        Eco-Hotel Hostal very picturesque with its unique features such as a space with bazaar-style museum. Decorated by 75% recycled material to achieve a rustic look and comfortable. A very important aspect is the remarkable warmth and friendliness of its owners: Norma and Gustavo, who in a personal care for its guests. We have fully equipped kitchen for guest use, cable TV, WI FI throughout the hotel, rooms for 2, 3 and up to 4 people. We also have a restaurant specializing in mexican food with affordable prices, call: mexican delights. We have the lowest rates without competition in COSTA RICA. Conveniently located near bus terminals traveling to beaches, museums, parks and shopping in the city center. It features exclusive smoking areas.
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        Mrs. Aida and his sons are pleased to put at your disposal TRIANON POSADA. We are located in the capital of Costa Rica in the pink area of San Jose, near the center of the tourist and historic sites of the city. TRIANON runs, Ms. Aida, the Administrator, Andrew, the Wizard, and Linda, Nanny. As you can see, we are a family that operates this comfortable and quiet inn where you like you're in your own home. Our services are as follows: we have 3 bedrooms all with television and internet service via cable. You can take a hot bath and have breakfast with us.
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        Angel Inn & Lounge located in the heart of San Jose in Costa Rica. It offers its customers the advantage of being strategically located in downtown San Jose, but with the characteristic tranquility of the country. We have 10 rooms with private baths, cable TV, wifi, coffee and snacks center, walks. 10 Bedrooms including 3 apartohotel type equipped with fridge, stove and utensils. Cable TV, wifi, coffee and snacks center. Private Parking
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        It is a modern four star family , cozy and comfortable, suitable as a retreat . Paragraph traffic , noise and crowds of downtown . It has 12 rooms , including 5 Jacuzzi and all with wireless internet , telephone , cable TV , mini - bar, safe, solar heating and all that requires a contemporary lifestyle . Your furniture and interiors are distinctly European design. Its 156 rooms are painted in various soft colors which follow the spirit of Feng Shui, seeking to provide , quiet and healthy wellness guests . With all that is expected to satisfy the demands of a clientele composed of academics, executives , diplomats and international consultants. It is located near the University of Costa Rica campus . Its setting, in the district of San Pedro Los Yoses is elegant, very close to great restaurants of Costa Rican and international cuisine and the San Pedro Mall , full of popular fast food restaurants and cinemas. The continental breakfast or full breakfast included in all room rates exorbitant , served in a Parisian cafe, which extends to the outside where there is a small white gazebo adorned with exotic tropical plants . This , in addition to finding a quality 4 star hotel service , the main objective is to make Cambranes House Hotel , a haven of peace and tranquility. This is our main menu . Please visit the sections of our website and see for yourself why Cambranes House Hotel in San José , Costa Rica , is the best choice for you!
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        Location The hotel is situated in the old embassy district of Los Yoses. This beautiful hotel is within minutes of the city centre, while the rest of the incredible central valley is also easily accessible. There are a number of shops within a 10-minute walk. Juan Santamaría International Airport is about 25 km away. Facilities The establishment comprises a total of 25 accommodation units. Guests of the establishment are welcomed in the lobby, which has a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service. Services such as a cloakroom, a safe and currency exchange facilities make for a comfortable stay. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant and a bar. A garden is among the features contributing to a pleasant stay. Parking facilities available to guests include a garage and a car park. Additional services include room service and a laundry. Rooms A balcony or terrace comes with most rooms as standard. A safe is also available. Each accommodation unit offers internet access, a telephone and a TV. Each of the bathrooms features a shower and a hairdryer. Sports/Entertainment The terrace is the perfect place to while away the time. Meals The establishment offers the following bookable meals and board options: lunch, dinner and B & B.
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        The SpaceThe Room: The room where you'll be staying is a very large suite. You will find yourself in a very beautiful private space, yet connected to the house. Wood windows open up to the main living room, where beautiful light comes into the room and the plants of the house make a great view. If you want privacy, just close them and rest. You will find an amazing king size bed. It's a very big and comfortable bed to rest. I have decorated the room with my own paintings, and also furniture that I've restored in the past. There’s a desk if you need to do some work while on vacation. The room has it’s own private bathroom, with great lighting and a sense of openness. There is hot water, of course. All amenities are provided. The House: The house is a very unique space. We've recently renovated the house, creating a very intimate space, enhancing the architectural style of the 1940’s. I’m a chef. I like beauty, so I’ve devoted myself to create a space where art, furniture, bit of nature and the urban style of San José can coexist. House has very nice open spaces. Living room is very open with high ceilings, perfect to sip coffee, drink or do some work on your laptop. The dining room it’s very open and great for casual dining, if you feel like cooking. The kitchen is fully equipped. It’s the kitchen of a professional chef, so you will find everything you need. Also, I have a passion for coffee, so expect to have a nice setup for making yourself a good chemex, v60, french press or however you prefer your coffee. If you let me know in advance, I can get the best coffee around for you. Don’t worry; we also have a coffee maker. The backyard is a very nice place to seat, drink coffee and see the sky. I currently paint in the back of the house, so feel free to join and have a good conversation. Guest AccessWhile in the house, we encourage you to use and enjoy the entire house. It's a very big open house. Feel free to use the kitchen, backyard and living room. Interaction with GuestsWe always welcome our guests. This is an actual home. Because of my workas a Chef, I'm constantly traveling to Guanacaste. If I'm not home when you arrive, my dear friend Stephanie will welcome you. She's also from Costa Rica and speaks fluent english. She will help you in any possible way. If I'm not in the house, I'm available 24/7 for questions, suggestions or help. Also, as a chef and a big eater, I've devoted my free time to eat around, so please ask about restaurants! You will be guided! If I'm around, we can probably share a meal together! The NeighborhoodHouse is in a great location. We're actually in Downtown San José. So most of the things you need are walking distance. This is a truly San José experience. From the house, you can walk to most of the cultural attractions, best restaurants and stores. Great food around. One of the most important Farmer's Market happens two blocks from the house every Saturday morning. The neighborhood is influenced by asian culture as well. Most of the bus stops for beaches or destinations are either walking distance or super close on a taxi/uber ride. Most guests drop their bags and go for a walk. We can give you advise on where to go based on your particular interests. Ask! Great neighborhood for walking around. -Plaza Víquez (Farmer's Market on Saturdays) : Two blocks -Teatro Nacional: 8 blocks -Museums in town: 10 blocks -Easiest place to get taxis or Uber. -Great bars (gay bars too) -Lots of asian food around. -Very nice neighborhood. Getting Around-Close to most bus stops -Easy to get taxis. Most out-of-town bus stops are less then $5 away. -Public parking space available right next to the house. Fee is quite cheap. -Most San José attractions are walking distance. Other Things to NoteHouse is L.G.B.T. friendly!
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        30br 2-star Hotel
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        Overall description Welcome to Costa Rica Guesthouse! This 3-star San Jose hotel offers dry cleaning/laundry services. Outfitted with a bar/lounge, you'll find the perfect place to have a drink. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide tour/ticket assistance. Free Wi-Fi is available. Don't miss out on the coffee in the lobby - perfect if you happen to miss breakfast. Other amenities include concierge services and a computer station. Cancellation policy Free cancellation up until 1 day before check-in (2014/11/17 - 18:00). Late cancellations are possible and are subject to a penalty equal to the amount of 1 night. No shows are charged 100% of the stay. Service fees The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Airport shuttle fee: USD 25 per vehicle (one way) Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. Breakfast A free continental breakfast is served each morning.
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        16br hotel
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        Located in the heart of San Jose, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chirripo National Park, National Theater, and Gold Museum. National Museum and Jade Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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        When you stay at Hostal Del Este Santa Fe, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of National Theater and Gold Museum. Free perks include continental breakfast daily and WiFi. Rooms at this Colonial hostel offer up nice touches like rainfall showerheads and down comforters.