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
Ask Johnny first!
I expect guests to relax & get some rest while they get set to start their vacation or depart CR!
Johnny was an exceptional host. It was very clean and quiet. Close to the airport. Highly reccomended for the price!
This place was exactly what I was looking for, it's right by the airport. As others have noted, it is a little noisy, but the convenience completely overrides that. It was also quite clean. The bathroom especially was cleaner than other places we stayed. It's a tad difficult to find, but we were also taking a shuttle from our rental car place, and I don't think they'd ever taken anyone there before.
I didn't really feel like the place was too sketchy. Like, it was about as sketchy as I expected for a neighborhood near an airport in Central America. My wife and I repacked our bags for air travel, locked our room and hit the streets nearby El Cacique after dark to find dinner, and nothing out of the ordinary happened. The restaurant we went to was nice, and we had an enjoyable evening.
Johnny also helped us arrange for a cab the next morning at 4:45 a.m. While you can walk from the hotel to the airport, I guess you have to cross a big road, so we wanted to take a cab. We asked Johnny about it and he set it up in about five minutes. With our Spanish skills, that would've been a bit difficult for us, and I was happy to have his help. Cab showed up on time the next morning, and we had no trouble getting to the airport with ample time to make our flight.
As we parked our rental car at The El Cacique I heard a familiar "Hi Steve." There was Johnny welcoming us at the front door. This was our third visit and certainly not our last.
We were able to walk to get Chinese food, get a great nights sleep, drop the rental car off the next morning and visit Walmart all within a short walking distance. See you next year Johnny.
Johnny is a very good host. The place is really near to the airport only 10 min by foot. Perfect for late arrivals. I will see Johnny again at my departure.
Johnny is awesome. He was very accommodating, as we arrived in juan santa maria airport at 2a.m. He stayed awake and waited for us to arrive. The taxi was a very short ride from the airport, and the taxi driver only charged us $3, but i threw another dollar for tip. He gave us some breakfast the next morning and got a very informative history and culture lesson of costa rica to begin my trip. I would recommend this place, and I would go back.
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I AM THE OWNER & HOST
OF SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT LODGE
LOCALLY KNOWN AS
EL CACIQUE LODGE
I am a General CR Guide,
Licensed by The Costarican Tourism Board
been there! done that! I do half day tours to POAS VOLCANO, LA PAZ WATERFALLS, ETC...
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!!!
OFFICIAL CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 3PM & CHECK OUT IS 11AM
but I can bend the rules if possible, just ask!