We stayed 1 night at the altura hotel while making our way to la fortuna. Arranged for a shuttle to drive us from sjo ~1.5 hrs - windy but paved.
The owners of this small hotel really took care of us. They gave us a ride to the poas volcano and back and made sure we were able to walk to the 2 restaurant options just up the hill.
Pros: good shower, clean room, heater works well enough, very close to poas volcano, delicious costa rican breakfast included, cute and thoughtful details throughout the property, playful dog and cool burros on property.
Cons: bed is a little on the soft side for my tastes, better to have a rental car (we did not!), spotty wifi, bring warm clothes as it was windy /cold when we were there
Staying at this rural (by my standards) hotel is an experience in of itself.
There are so many details on this remote property nestled in the mountains. Would stay here if you are looking for something different than a standard hotel and are prepared that you may not see the poas crater due to the weather! Definitely a good alternative to staying in San Jose/alajuela enroute to La Fortuna. Waterfall gardens are also nearby, but we did not have time to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Altura Hotel is a small resort that blends the essence of the rural lifestyle with the comfort that offers a great hotel room, altogether at a mystical place filled with fog, rain, wild animals and an incomparable view of the central plateau and the Nicoyan Gulf on the Pacific coast.The Hotel located 24 km away from the city of Alajuela, and International Airport and 5 min drive from the Poas Volcano ... more less
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