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Nub_Johnson Feb 17th, 2013 04:19 PM

Accomodations near SJO Airport?
I saw a post here in the forums listing an eco lodge type hotel about an hour from the San Jose airport. I seem to have lost my bookmark. Does anyone know of a good place West of the airport to stay on our last night in country? We need to be fairly close, we leave at noon so would like to have an hour or so drive. Someplace peaceful and away from the "city" would be preferred.

allyboy Feb 17th, 2013 04:58 PM

We just returned from Costa Rica and on our first night stayed at The Adventure Inn and liked it very much. It was 15 minutes from airport; they provided transportation; a good breakfast; free wi fi and free phone service to the states and clean.

volcanogirl Feb 17th, 2013 06:54 PM

I don't know what your budget is, but Xandari is really beautiful and peaceful and has gorgeous views. It's pricey though.

coryandcarissa Feb 17th, 2013 07:33 PM

Don't know if it officially fits your request for an eco lodge, but we chose Casa Bella Rita as our lodging for our night before our flight out of SJO. They get great reviews on Tripadvisor, where you can read up on them a bit more.

LuisS Feb 20th, 2013 02:23 PM

Im agree with Volcanogirl, Xandari is a good option and not far from there Tacacori Ecolodge...

RAC Feb 20th, 2013 02:31 PM

Xandari gets good marks. If you want to spend less, look at Orquideas Inn--about 30 minutes away, large plot of land, lovely grounds.

Eliot_Greenspan Feb 21st, 2013 06:21 AM

If an hour is your target, you have lots of options.

Xandari, Finca Rosa Blanca and Vista del Valle on the high end. Heck Peace Lodge at Waterfall Gardens is under an hour from the airport.

Also, Poas Volcano Lodge.

In another direction, Ama Tierra might work for you, out beyond Puriscal...

MFNYC Feb 25th, 2013 07:42 AM

We stayed in Casa Bella Rita for our last night and couldn't have been happier. Steve even drove us to the airport (free of charge) the next day. They also offer a home cooked dinner (about $20pp) which is well worth it. Steve does the cooking (despite the fact that Rita was once in the catering business) and does a great job. We had the ribs. They will cook almost anything you ask for. I had read raves about his cooking, particularly the ribs, so I asked for them. Another family staying there also joined in for dinner, so we had one big 'family' meal. The included breakfast is also great. I won't hesitate to stay here again, it's a great deal.

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