For our last night in CR, we'd like to find a good hotel (~$100) for two people to stay that is close to the airport. I've been searching Hotels.com and TA and I see a number of things within 5-10 miles of the airport; however, we are flying out on Monday morning, Feb 24 at 8AM (meaning we will be heading to SJO around 6AM).
1) what kind of traffic can we expect to the airport at that hour? Does 'rush hour' kick in that early and if so is it crazy at the time? My instinct tells me yes, but hopefully I'm wrong.
2) With that being said, should we get a hotel <5 miles away? (I spent a decade living in NYC so even a 5 mile commute crosstown through Manhattan at that hour could take 30-45 minutes!) Should we book with something in the immediate vicinity of SJO (<1 mile away?)
Thoughts? Thanks in advance. BTW this is our very first trip to CR and we'll be spending 10 days visiting San Ramon, Puntarenas & Bagaces!!