I'm a contemporary dancer and yoga teacher, my home is colorful and vibrant, in a beautiful bohemian neighborhood between San José and San Pedro, 15 min walking distance from downtown, close to art & cultural centers and teathers, lots of nice cafes, bars, art galleries and restaurants.
You are welcome to join on my yoga or dance classes with a big friends discount :)
Interaction with Guests
I'm very friendly, I like having dinner and drinks with friends, you're welcome to join us anytime but I also respect and appreciate privacy
Barrio Escalante is a great neighborhood, full of cafes, bars & restaurants for people all ages, supermarkets very close by, organic market every saturday just a few blocks from home, overall a vibrant and renovated place to live.
Taxis are around 2000 colones from downtown ($4), there's a train station under 10 min walking distance with trains to Heredia, Cartago and Pavas. The barrio Escalante bus passes by every 15 minutes from and to San José.
I like clean and organized spaces.
Respect for others and their things.
Smoking area in the patio.
Paula was a very welcoming, warm and friendly host. She gave us great directions to find her house which was in a lovely, quiet and safe area.
The house has got loads of character, a lovely big dance studio, where we did our own workout and a wonderful airy space off the kitchen where we ate and our breakfast. The bedroom was tucked away up some stairs so we had privacy too.
Paula sang to me and made a special fuss as it was my birthday! It was wonderful. She also helped us find the bus we needed and we loved chatting to her about her dancing work and Costa Rica. A really special night in San Jose.
Paula was a delight! She met me at her place after a late arrival, offered a fresh smoothie in the morning, and helped me with directions for a walk into town. My room was spacious, comfortable, and private. I would recommend it.
Our experience with Paula was awesome. Prior to our arrival she helped coordinate a taxi to pick us up and welcomed us with hugs and pumpkin soup! She helped answer our questions and the accommodations were wonderful and very homey!!
Had an awesome time staying at this place ! Host is very accommodating and her energetic personality was great to be around to start our trip.. Would stay here again for sure !
Room as described. As with many Costa Rican homes, the hot water situation is not the best. Also, there isn't a door, just a stariway to the room to maintain privacy.
Paula was the most amazing host that I've ever stayed with. She is super friendly and has a lot of insightful information to help her guests have a more enjoyable experience! I'd highly recommend Paula's Dance Studio to anyone traveling to San Jose!!
Paula is an amazing human being. Her energy is contagious and she is welcoming to all people. I stayed with Paula for one night and when I arrived, she greeted me with a smile and a hug. That evening, we spent time with her friends who were extremely friendly and encouraged me to practice my Spanish...one of her friends serenaded me because it was my birthday. It was very special. Paula's house is clean and situated in a cute neighborhood with restaurants and a grocery store. To take a taxi, all instructions are posted near the phone which was very helpful. I highly recommend staying with Paula, she is someone you will be happy you met.
Energetic, enthusiast, social, friendly, culture & arts lover, dance, live, yoga, beach and nature. Interested in social wellbeing, exchange and cooperation of human experiences.