We spent 11 wonderful days here at the B&B. The town is small but the activities are very close by. The facility, staff and food was very good. Fresh fruits, great views and a relaxing atmosphere all made for a very nice stay. Being close to the airport (about 7 miles) but up in a quiet Costa Rican village makes it a great place to stay. We will be going back very soon. P/s: I recommend the Doka Plantation tour... about 3 miles away.
exelente sitio a visitar el personal increible servicial y calido .... jeffry chico que se encuentra en el hotel preocupado por dar el mejor servicio agradezco jeffry tus atenciones y apoyo asi como la oportuniodad en la informacion que me brindaste pára hacer mi estancia mas placentera.....
Nelson and his family were such gracious hosts--always helpful and sincerely welcoming! The food they prepared for our group was always outstanding and varied. The rooms were cozy and clean, and there is a beautiful garden in the center of Casa Lima with many places to sit and talk. I would absolutely come here again, and I highly recommend it to other people that want to experience a lovely hidden gem of Costa Rican hospitality. :)
Soy de Venezuela y estaba buscando un buen hotel para hospedarnos cerca de lugares para compras, el hotel es muy bonito y se puede ir caminando a uno de los shopping malls mas grandes del pais
The owners are excellent host. Nelson is very helpful and informative with travel tips and ideas. The grounds are exceptional. If you enjoy watching wildlife in your backyard, then this is the place for you.
Nelson the owner could not be nicer or more accommodating as was his staff.Property as a whole is fun to stay at with a good location.Fresh fruit.biscuits.and great coffee and juice is more than adequate for "desayuno". Rooms are clean and fresh everyday. My problem ( my fault) is stairs.Bed was a little shaky with weak mattress. All in all it was fun. The staff definitely makes the place.The manager Kiko and his girlfriend Lucy are a trip.
The Cariari B&B is located in a lovely residential neighborhood between the San Jose airport and the downtown core. It's easy to get to from SJO (12 minutes by taxi!) and a lot nicer place than the sterile, boring chain hotels around the airport. The innkeeper, Laurie, is a delight. She knows San Jose and Costa Rica well and can dole out lots of very helpful travel tips. Her beautiful home is clean and comfortable and quiet. It's right next to the Cariari golf course which makes for a pretty early-morning walk. The home has a second-story deck that is perfect for an evening of snacks and a glass of wine. Oh, and breakfast is delish, too! I heartily recommend this B&B for a stopover in San Jose or for a longer stay.
It was an unexpected pleasure to see the garden with the different flowers and plants. The birds, fish and Don Kiko were a lesson in biology. Peaceful and beautiful. Staying at CasaLima is good for your soul!
I could tell from the moment Rita and I began emailing, that we were going to have a wonderful stay at Casa Bella Rita. I was proven right about my feeling, the moment Steve picked us up from the airport (complimentary). Rita met us at the doorway and showed us around the house, and to our room. The house is so unique and beautiful! The one wall facing the pool is ceiling to floor windows with a sweeping view of a huge canyon. The house is colorful and exceptionally clean, and has tons of Ritas personal touches all around it.They really have a great story of how they came to own Casa Bella Rita! We didnt feel like going out to eat so Rita offered for Steve to make us dinner. We had Pork Loin with ginger mashed sweet potatoes and garlicky string beans. Everything was perfectly cooked! But we cannot forget Ritas HOMEMADE BREAD!!!! The whole house smelled delicious! We went to bed pretty early that night, with an early flight out the next morning that Rita arranged a taxi to come pick us up. She really takes care of her guests with information about how to not get ripped off as a tourist, how much to pay for things. We left the next morning to Uvita for a week. At the end of our trip, I emailed Rita to confirm our arrival and see if she could recommend a good steak place for us to eat. Since we were returning on a Monday, the only good steak restaurant in town was closed, so she offered us to stay for dinner again. I didn't want to impose and ask to have Steve cook again, so I was really happy that she offered :) We arrived back in the evening, and as we were hanging by the pool, Steve comes over and says "someone told me you were in the mood for steak tonight... so what time do you want to eat?" ... I was floored!! They really listened and gave us exactly what we wanted!! Well, that night, sure enough we had a delicious filet mignon with chimichuri. It was another nice relaxing night at Casa Bella Rita..only this time I was really sad to be leaving in the morning.
I had a great time in Isla Los Angeles, the place is beutiful, very well taken care of and the aera is very nice and calm. Lief and Kobe were very helpful with anything I needed, and it was my first time in Costa Rica, so I needed the help. Great house ,BBQ aerea , the inside pool..I recommened.
I had a wonderful stay at Establo San Rafael with Brenda and her partner Abel. They are excellent hosts and the food was plentiful, fresh and delicious. As a guest at the farm you can completely make yourself at home, swinging in a hammock on the porch, looking out over the ring where the horses love to play and at the surrounding mountains bathed in sunshine is utter bliss. The horses (and all of the other animals) are extremely well looked after and very well loved. For me this trip was a perfect opportunity to relax in a horsey atmosphere, learn about natural horsemanship (in which I was a total beginner so don't be afraid to give it a go even if you never have before!) and to get to experience the real 'Tico' lifestyle. Tourism has not really hit Puriscal, the nearest town, and riding around the surrounding villages is a fabulous experience of authentic Costa Rican countryside. I could not recommend Establo San Rafael highly enough for a horsey retreat for any animal lover!
The owner and family live in and run this oasis. Casa Lima is located in a quiet neighbourhood a few blocks from the American Embassy. It was a good landmark and kept us from getting lost. The Kittens Sunshine and Boots kept us amused. Kiko the monkey played catch with the kids while we finalized our daily schedule. The atrium is a relaxing oasis. We stayed in the adjoining family rooms and our teenage son and daughter were happy to have seperate beds. The view from the balcony was amazing. Showers had " hot water on demand", pure luxury. We took the bus downtown to the Market and churches, and took the Loma bus back to the Embassy. So easy. There was a farmers market on Saturday and I bought fresh, I mean FRESH, vegetables including Breadfruit. So fun. They even sell goldfish there. Great BnB , great hosts, great location . Highly recommend this spot 15 minutes from the airport $25 Orange taxi ride.
Rita and Steve are the most welcoming people we met during our trip in Costa Rica, and we only spent one night at their place. The room was perfect and Rita was very helpful with giving us some recommendations for places to check out in the different areas we were going to visit. My 2 year old daughter who is pretty shy was in Steve's arm chatting with the birds within the first half hour after our arrival. It was the perfect start for our vacation.
De verdad lo recomiendo es como una posada venezolana una atención excelente los recomiendo ampliamente el desayuno variado y bueno las habitaciones lindas y limpias la manteleria impecables y bueno de verdad los recomiendo lo único malo es que no se puede hacer parrilla ja ja ja!!!! Del resto los felicito!!!!!
Casa Lima is the only place I'd stay while in San Jose- a true bed and breakfast with that home away from home feel and excellent food. The rooms are comfortable, the staff extremely helpful and the location is in the center of it all. Nelson and Judie were great in helping us make the best of our stay, recommending some awesome tours and local hotspots. Can't wait to go back- already planning my next visit!!!!
We recently stayed at Casa Lima at both the start and end of a whirlwind adventure trip through Costa Rica with 3 pre-teen - teenagers. Judie welcomed us thoroughly but what caught the attention of all included 2 cats, 1 monkey, 2 iguanas, a parrot, 2 turtles, and the wild birds that few in and out of the courtyard to check things out. This place has it all, in a safe residential neighborhood outside of downtown San Jose. As a way to get in/get out of San Jose as you move through the country, it's great.
Had to make a stop in San Jose for some dental work. Surgery was extensive and I did not feel well. All of the folks at Casa Lima made our stay excellent. Everyone was helpful, responsive to all of our needs and could not have been more supportive. We will be staying at Casa Lima in the future and hope to enjoy there hospitality again. Want to try the pizza next trip!
We very much enjoyed our stay. We checked in thinking we were getting a basic hotel that happened to be close to family and were pleasantly surprised. We stayed at Casa Lima at both the beginning and the end of our trip. The courtyard was amazing, a little oasis in the middle of Pavas! Don Kiko was a blast to play with! Our rental car was safe, there is outdoor parking, it's monitored, we had no issues. We felt secure, our rooms were on the 2nd floor and you needed a key to get to the upper level exterior hallways that lead us to our rooms. Our rooms were adjoining. One with 2 twins and one with a queen. Both had bathrooms, A/C, mini fridge and TV's. We were very comfortable. There was a couple, a single and a 5 year old in our party. The breakfast was great! I always enjoy the typical Costa Rican continental breakfasts, fresh fruit, juices, bread and plenty of coffee!! We will most definitely come back! We found our gem in the city! We stayed in April of 2012.
Great value for the price. The service was excellent and the food was good. However, if you're a big eater, the continental breakfast may not be enough. There is an option to purchase breakfast from the menu to supplement the continental breakfast. Rooms were a great size and were very clean, though the mattresses could be a tad softer, but that may just be a personal preference.
je recommande cet hotel a tous les voyageurs qui ont envie de s'immerger de suite dans la gentillesse des Costa Ricains... De plus l'accueil est super, très sympa quand on vient d'arriver après des heures de vol. Le cadre est magnifique car c'est déjà la jungle mais en ville a 2 pas de l'Ambassade Américaine, facile a trouver si vous louez une VL. bon repas, chambre de très bon niveau....
The staff and owner of Casa Lima are friendly and accommodating. They even loaned us the owner's GPS when we rented a car for a day trip. Between the attentive staff and the two cats, one parrot, capucin monkey and daring squirrel, we always felt at home and entertained. Good location, close to good restaurants and a big shopping center within walking distance.
I would recommend Casa Lima. beutiful tropical courtyard gets you in the mood of Costa Rica. Good food, service and people. close to all, especially if you are connecting to Nature Air departures to other parts of the country as it near the Pavas airport.
My experience in Casa Lima was very good. It was my first time being outside the US for an over night extended stay of over a week. The room I had was nice and comfortable and very clean. The shower was a new experience to get used to, but the shower is typical in Costa Rica and was just fine once you learn how to use it. What really made this an amazing experience was the live animals and a rainforest type atmosphere which was only superceded by the owner and staff. They became friends more than the owner and "hired help". Except for staying at the homes of friends I would choose Casa Lima as a home away from home again. Thank you Casa Lima for a great introduction to Costa Rica.
The rooms are a bit old & there is no place to put anything, but they are clean & comfortable. The interior of the Casa Lima is hard to describe, you have to see it to appreciate it, so much hard work goes into maintaining such a tropical paradise in the middle of the city. Nelson. the owner/manager is very hospitable, informative, & helpful. The housekeeping ladies do an excellent job & are friendly & will be patient with you if you want to practice your Spanish. Danny also makes the effort to make your stay enjoyable. They have an excellent restaurant with authentic Cuban food & the breakfast will get your day started just fine! And they can provide reliable tours.
I booked into Casablanca Lima based on the photos that showed a lush, green central courtyard surrounded by clean and well appointed rooms at a very reasonable rate, and that's exactly what I found on my arrival there. What I hadn't anticipated was the open friendliness of the staff, who were available aalnd eager to do their part in seeing to it that I enjoyed my stay not only while at Casa Lima, but also while I was out and about in San Jose and the rest of the country. Daniel met me at the front desk and soon proved himself to possess a wealth of knowledge about places to see, both in the city and the country at large. More importantly, he never treated me as a friend as did Nelson the proprietor. On the night of my second day at Casa Lima, I joined Danny and Nelson in the kitchen and we cooked a meal of fresh caught dorado together, then sat down and ate together with a few other guests, laughing and talking as if we were old friends, not people who had met only the day before. This feeling of easy comradery apparently was felt by the other guests, as I left there with a pocketful of business cards and exhortations to call when I was in their area. There are two friendly cats that wander the grounds, a very friendly white -faced monkey named Don Timon, a green macaw who will let you scratch her head with a minimum of encouragement, and budgies and a pond full of goldfish that is fed by a charming waterfall, and a wild squirrel that comes down every morning fornfruit and tontaunt the cats.
My stay at Casa Bella Rita completely changed my approach to business travel! Can I say how wonderful it is to launch your work day in a foreign country with a delicious breakfast and then greeted in the evening with a cocktail to unwind? Steve & Rita are delightful hosts, very attentive and easy going. The rooms are fresh and clean, and decent wifi makes it easy to work after hours. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Casa Bella Rita is not-to-be-missed!
Haga de un Bed and Breakfast en Valle Central - San José (Costa Rica) su hogar lejos de casa
San José es la ciudad más grande y la capital de la nación de Costa Rica, en América Central. Los visitantes que hagan sus vacaciones en San José, ubicada dentro del Valle Central, se darán cuenta de que la ciudad es el punto de partida ideal para explorar las selvas tropicales, por las que este país es tan conocido. La ciudad dispone de una gran variedad de alojamientos para todos los gustos y bolsillos. Hay Bed and Breakfast espaciosos en las partes más caras de la ciudad y pequeños B&B para aquellos que tengan un presupuesto más ajustado.
Cosas que hacer durante unas vacaciones en el Valle Central – San José (Costa Rica)
Los turistas que quieran pasar sus vacaciones en San José y en el Valle Central descubrirán que hay muchas cosas que hacer y ver. Hay excursiones regulares organizadas para adentrarse en las selvas tropicales cercanas, donde se puede ver de cerca la naturaleza indígena de esta región, rodeado de exuberantes plantas y árboles. Los turistas también pueden disfrutar las atracciones y los servicios de la ciudad de San José y viajar a Alajuela o alojarse en La Fortuna como visitar museos, teatros y galerías de arte o disfrutar comprando en alguno de sus modernos centros comerciales y boutiques.
Lugares para visitar durante sus vacaciones en el Valle Central – San José, Costa Rica
Fundada a mediados del siglo XVIII, San José es una de las ciudades latinoamericanas más jóvenes. Aún así, la ciudad dispone de una maravillosa variedad de estilos arquitectónicos en los lugares más representativos y en los edificios, como la impresionante catedral, el Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica y el Teatro Variedades, el teatro más antiguo de San José. El Museo del Oro expone una gran colección de artefactos de oro de las civilizaciones latinoamericanas antiguas y los Jardines Botánicos de Lankester muestran una increíble variedad de exóticas plantas.
El tiempo en el Valle Central – San José, Costa Rica
Los que pasen sus vacaciones en Costa Rica encontrarán un clima tropical húmedo. Las temperaturas se mantienen alrededor de los 28 a 30ºC durante todo el año. La mayoría de los 1778 mm de precipitaciones anuales de la ciudad tienen lugar entre los meses de mayo y noviembre.
Viajar a San José, Costa Rica
Los viajeros que pasen sus vacaciones en San José pueden viajar con American Airlines hasta el aeropuerto de Nueva York (JFK). Después pueden volar con American Airlines o con TACA Airlines hasta el Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría (SJO), a unos 19 km. de San José. También pueden viajar desde Madrid.