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
Ask Johnny first!
I expect guests to relax & get some rest while they get set to start their vacation or depart CR!
Tucked away off the main streets but close to several restaurants and of course, the airport. Perfect location for the beginning or end of your trip. Clean, cozy and welcoming - definitely recommended for the convenience.
Johnny est très sympathique et donne de bon coneil. Son logement est très pratique pour accéder à l'aéroport ou au volcan POAS.
What this place may lack in bells and whistles, it certainly makes up for in convenience, affordability, and a friendly host Johnny, who is also a certified tour guide (the requirements are unbelievable!).
I would liken the Lodge more to a hostel in terms of its offerings: the rooms are extremely simple with a bed, shelf space, and a table. The private bathrooms are a nice touch. If you are OK with very basic accommodations and don't need all the hotel frills, yet want a clean and safe spot, you'll be fine here.
The neighborhood (and the town of Alajuela) used to be a big coffee plantation area, but with the new airport in the 1950s, things have changed this town has gotten much bigger. The surrounding area of the lodge is still very simple, yet feels safe. You can easily walk to the main road and grab a cab or bus to Alajuela. Be sure to visit Norman and his Jalapeños Central restaurant for lunch or dinner—I went three times in two days!
You will hear the airplanes, but with some ear plugs, I didn't notice them at all during the night. Apparently, I also slept through a small earthquake—and I'm a light sleeper. I wasn't really made aware of any breakfast, but since I had picked up a few items at the grocery store, it was a non-issue.
Safe neighborhood and accommodating host! Even scheduled our Taxi to the airport in the morning. Much appreciated!
Perfekt place for arrival and departure at airport alajuela san jose. Good price for clean room! THANKS!
We needed a place to stay before leaving costa rica, and el cacique was the perfect place, clean, wifi, close to the place to return the rental car and close to the airport, and johnny even kindly made us coffee and offered breakfast before we leave, the only down side is the sound of the planes, cause it reminded us that the vacation is over
Johnny was an exceptional host. It was very clean and quiet. Close to the airport. Highly reccomended for the price!
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About the Host, Johnny
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!