Casa Abierta, while not in the heart of San Jose, is in a very convenient location as a starting point to explore (by foot or by bus) San Jose or other parts of Costa Rica. The owner/operator, Darrylle, provides everything you need to start your explorations including a map of the city and its surroundings.
And the B&B itself offers a great retreat -- the patio/garden area is perfect for starting your day with a quiet meditation or a good book. Breakfast time provided engaging conversations with Darrylle as well as the interesting people he attracts to his B&B.
And speaking of breakfast, the fruit and homemade bakery are always fresh and delicious. "Bet you can't eat just one!"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Why stay in the suburbs of Santa Ana and Escazu, far from cultural activities and requiring expensive taxis through heavy traffic to get you where you want to go? We are located in one of the best neighborhoods in the heart of the city - centrally located, safe, quiet and within walking distance to the University of Costa Rica, galleries, museums, parks, theaters, cinemas, fine restaurants, shopping areas and excellent public transportation. At the end of our street is a lovely park that runs along a creek for several blocks. Relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of our home's tranquil, multicultural and open-minded ambiance. Breakfast on fresh tropical fruits, homemade breads and jams, organic cereals, yogurts and rich Costa Rican coffee, share some stories, explore ideas on how we can develop a better world and enjoy an intimate inside experience of what life can be like in Costa Rica. Casa Abierta is well organized and clean, but relaxed, warm and meant to be enjoyed. Great conversation and daily breakfast are included. Laundry services are available upon request. Although not intrusive on your privacy, our host is available to share interesting conversations and meals and assist you in any way. Easy access to all forms of public transportation. We provide safe, comfortable and efficient airport transfers for a fee and can book other tours and transportation needs. ... more less