About this listing
SIMPLY THE MOST AFFORDABLE OPTION IN THE AREA EL CACIQUE OFFERS 5 COZY ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM, HOT WATER FAN CABLE TV & WI FI
WE SIT AT 1000 MTS GIVING US FRESH NIGHTS
PARK & MOUNTAIN VIEW RIGHT OFF OUR DECK!
It is the most affordable, clean, friendly option by Juan Santamaría International Airport!
Guests will get a set of 2 keys, room & front door. There is a deck upstairs where guests can seat & share traveling stories!
Interaction with Guests
Depends on their arrival time & how busy my day has been, but I always take a few minutes to welcome the guests & answer their questions!
It is a very small town with a Church, School & a park that used to be a vast coffee plantation.
It is very safe area, you can go out at anytime!
Walking distance there is a Casino with Live Music, 5 Restaurants & all Rent a Car offices.
Domestic Flights, Private Shuttle or Public Transportation (Taxi & Bus) very easy to get going to any destination in Costa Rica!
Other Things to Note
You can always aks Johnny first!
I expect guests to relax & get some rest while they get set to start their vacation or depart CR!
This is a nice place to get some rest before an early flight. It's extremely close to the airport - no more than a $4 cab ride, although you honestly could walk it if you dont mind crossing a highway (it was not busy in the early morning when we left). Johnny was responsive before our arrival, and the room was nicely set up. He was even nice enough to translate my email from Avianca regarding changes to my flight, and he arranged for our cab the next morning. The accommodations are pretty basic, but the wifi works great and you cant beat the price. Food options in the area are not great - definitely avoid the Cerveca restaurant around the corner unless you're interested in eating the Costa Rican equivalent of Applebee's (Johnny recommended a different place, but we couldnt find it). If you're looking for a short stay before or after a flight, this is a decent choice!
Johnny replied quickly and is a friendly person.
Place is well located, if you want to be really near to te airport. A bit noisy though because of the airplane talking off.
L'Hôtel El Cacique est situé à une minute en taxi de l'aéroport Juan Santamaria (en face du parc El Agricultor). Logement bien sécurisé, propre et accueil chaleureux de Johnny. Idéal pour court séjour ou pour prendre un avion tôt le matin.
Our flight got in very late. I wrote Johnny ahead of time to make sure it was ok and he stayed up and waited for us until we got to the hotel around 1am! We really appreciated it since we had no idea where a reception would be open in a new country at that time. Be aware though, that it is LITERALLY right across the street from the airport. So if you can't handle the noise from the airplanes landing one right after the other than you might want to find something farther away.
We stayed with Johnny at El Cacique twice, once at the beginning of our trip and again at the end as it is super close to the airport and a great fit for our morning departure the next day. We arrived in the afternoon, chatted with Johnny for a while and got situated in our room before heading out for a little last minute shopping and dinner. El Cacique is also within walking distance of the Hertz rental car place so that we could drop off our rental car the night before our departure and then taxi to the airport. Johnny was helpful with arranging a taxi to take us to the airport as well. :)
Good stay! Fine beds and enough space. We only came for 1 night. Good distance to the AirPort!
El Cacique is super close to the airport and perfect for our nighttime arrival so that we could pick up our rental car the next day and start our vacation. Johnny was helpful letting us know which taxi to take from the airport and showed us to our room where we could rest after our 12 hour day of travelling.
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About the Host, Johnny
I AM THE OWNER & HOST
OF COSTA RICA AIRPORT LODGE
LOCALLY KNOWN AS
EL CACIQUE LODGE
FIND ME ONLINE
I am a General CR Guide,
Licensed by The Costarican Tourism Board
been there! done that!
I have been renting rooms to travelers from all over the world since 2004!
I own & host EL CACIQUE LODGE, sometimes I share funny stories over a few drinks, but most importantly I like to make sure people chill & have a good time! My place sits at a 1000 mts above sea level, giving us fresh evenings all year round! Everything safe & hassle free!
The Airport, Rental car offices, Restaurants & ATM´s are walking distance from my place!
OFFICIAL CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 3PM & CHECK OUT IS 11AM
Owner & Host