I stay at the El Cacique several times a year when I travel in and out of San Jose. If I don't have a lot of luggage I can walk there in 10 minutes from the airport, otherwise a taxi is about $3-5.
John is the owner/manager and speaks excellent English and his parents help out as well. Very relaxed, clean, has wifi, all rooms have private bath, several good restaurants around the block. You can stay at the Holiday Inn nearby for 3-5 X as much, but I like the mellow atmosphere as well as supporting this small local family business. There is some airport noise during the day and early evening, but there are no late night flights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the closest & most affordable lodge to the Costa Rica Int. Airport! Locally known as El Cacique Lodge, Since 2004 we have been known for our great location, clean cozy rooms with private bathroom, (fan,cable tv & wi fi), friendly service & the best rates in our area! We are just a short walk to all rent a cars offices, domestic flights, shuttle & tour buses, banks, stores, pharmacy, etc. We are your home base when you arrive, in between & before you leave paradise! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Costa Rica Airport Lodge Alajuela