"Stayed at this hotel when my first choice was unexpectedly unavailable. Location is within walking distance of principal museums and shopping. Breakfast was great. Best of all, the hostess was very helpful in navigating this area of San Jose. Price was $40/night including aircon, private bath, decent room. Highly recommended. ".
by Onestepmore, Houston Texas
"The Best part is the staff. They are very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect! Word of caution - Friday and Saturday night it is very loud since the hotel shares a street with 5 or 6 night clubs with loud music, and loud people on the streets. If that doesn't bother you, as it does not bother me, then don't worry about it. ".
by Isakall, Ramsey Minnesota
"This Inn/b&b is located 5 min from downtown San Jose where the main shopping boulevard starts. You are also close to restaurants, attractions, nightlife and other things that Costa Rica has to offer. Employees at Ara Macao Inn are friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. ".
by MCRT-by-EE, San Jose Costa Rica
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Galeria Namu is a fair trade art gallery for local and indigenous artists from Costa Rica and surrounding Central America countries. Established in 1998 at this same location, visitors to Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose can find us easily behind the Holiday Inn (across from Parque Morazan).Knowledge and passion for the artists and their work is what makes a visit to Galeria Namu special; the owner, Aisling, and her son Conall, along with their support staff love to share with visitors the background of the tribe or individual artisans and the remarkable collection of unique and very special pieces available for purchase. For the past 15 years, Galeria Namu has nurtured a relationship with the artists who create folk art, gold and jade replicas, handwoven baskets, originals paintings, tagua carvings and jewelry and much more. Visit the website for hours and a sampling of what you will encounter. Be prepared to catch their enthusiasm for fair trade with these local arts and crafts.
The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum has an extraordinary collection of gold objects that reflect the world view, social structure and gold-working techniques of the Pre-Columbian peoples of Costa Rica. The exhibition showcases the use and function of the pieces, the technology of their fabrication, and their relationship to the natural world and the daily life of these societies. The collection consists of 1600 pieces of Pre-Columbian gold work that date from 500 AD to 1500 AD.
La Gavilana is a one of a kind shop where you can relax with a freshly brewed cup of quality Costa Rican coffee accompanied by a snack made with our home made bread and homegrown greens or a tasty cookie. You can also order treats to go. We named our shop after a native plant locally called Gavilana, famous for its abilities to cure the upset stomach and more, which we make tinctures from. You will also find here homemade hot sauces, relishes, vinegars and hot oils, as well as colorful paintings and a wonderful space to create and share music. We operate as a tour office as well, and are excited to introduce our newest most adventurous tour: The Big Forest Hike, a two day hike through the mountain forests of the continental divide, dinner and an overnight stay in a farmhouse followed by breakfast and the hike back. Check it out on airbnb by searching for El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica and clicking the 'shared room' box at the top of the page. Also come visit us to find out more!