This is a great opportunity to stay in a place that feels like you're connecting with the local way of life while enjoying a mellow vacation hotel. The owners, Ken and his wife, are warm and funny people (he's totally fluent in English) who are down to earth and yet down to business. If you need something, they're on it in a very peacefully efficient way which makes me feel at ease to ask. They live outside the main city, but within a short drive, and it's so nice to relax away from the tourist sites and honking cars. It's off the beaten path but so very accessible.
Nearby is an INCREDIBLE waterfall that a friend of Ken's took me to. I floated in the lake beneath vines creeping up craggy rocks and had one of those moments of realizing I was in a tropical jungle environment near a big city. Just delicious.
I have traveled extensively in Central America and Asia and my stay at La Boruca holds up as one of my favorite hotel experiences for just the unique flavor of Costa Rica that it offered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located 15 minutes from downtown San Jose on the hills heading to the Caribbean. The whole property is surrounded by lush gardens our rooms are modern and large all of them have high speed internet and a computer in the room with a nice flat screen to use our movie or music archive our beds are king size orthopedic, we offer hot water safe box and always free helpful advice on Costa Rica. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Boruca Hotel San Jose