About this listing
Full apartment, just five minutes walk to museums, National Theater, and central Market, you can also enjoy typical costarican food restaurants and coffee shops in the neighborhood . If you are going to the beach and volcanoes , it is located just 1 hour and 20 min. to Jaco Beach and fifty minutes to the Poás Volcano. You will love my place it has lots of light, a beautiful mountain view, comfortable bed and fully equipped kitchen. Perfect for couples, families on vacation.
New!!... Studio apartment, with full size bed and a pull over couch for an extra guest, internet and cable tv. Ideal if you come for vacation, and want to make one day trips to the mountains or to the beach, its also perfect for your first or las nights in Costa Rica, so you can get the feeling of busy down town, or if you come for medical turism it is about 15 minute cab drive to most hospitals. Located on the 5th floor, there is elevator, it has a great view of the mountains to the north side of town, and its located very close to all main museums and attractions in the heart of San Jose.
You will enjoy the entire apartment, it has a very nice size and it is fully equipped.
Interaction with guests
I will meet you when you arrive at your check in, will give you the keys and show you the apartment , if I can not do so my daughter or the cleaning girls who help me will be there. They are all very nice, my daughter speaks english and can give you all the needed instructions, the cleaning ladies who work with me don't speak english but they manage to communicate with you, and If there is any need they will call me at your request.
Feel free to ask me for all the instructions you need prior to your arrival, San José is a difficult city to get to but once you are there you will find it is easy to get around, so if you want my help with any instructions to feel safe and secure I will be more than happy to help you, because since there is so many people who come in and out of the city daily it can feel a intimidating.
If you have to leave early morning there is a drop box where you can leave the keys, located outside the main iron door to the left you will see a small lid (please lock all doors before you leave)
I will be just a message or phone call away just in case anything comes up or if you might need anything.
I will highly appreciate once you arrive please let me know your time of check out so I can make arrangements for other incoming guests.
The place is located in the heart of the city and there is much traffic and people around the neighborhood specially in week days.
San José is a very busy city, it gets very crowded during the day and at night it is calm, you need to take this into consideration. Although we are a small country every day in San José more then one million people go through the city on transit to work , school or hospitals, many located in the great metropolitan area.The apartment is located near hotels, restaurants,parks and a five minute walk to all the museums (Gold, Jade, National, Art) . Like any city that you are getting to know you should never be over confident, when you arrive I will be more than happy to give you instructions so you can get around, and you can also find instructions right here if you read " Getting Around" (Guidebook). The place is just three blocks away from central avenue where you can find all the museums, restaurants and nice shops, it is a nice street walk!... There you can see the beautiful National Theater, on calle 2 , you will find the Mail Building, both are "most see" land marks in San José. You might want to go take a peak at the Hotel Costa Rica, which is the first hotel built in San Jose in the early 1900's, walk a bit west on second avenue and you will find the Cathedral and Central Park, on the right the beautiful Melico Salazar theater.
You can also find very nice souvenir shops just a couple of blocks away. The Jade Museum, is a most if you like museums!!... It is within a 5 minute walk.
From the airport to the apartment:
1.If you are coming in, in a rental car there is a 24 hour parking lot just three small blocks away on the same avenue Parqueo Herdocia (the building doesn't have parking lot), that public parking lot has a special rate for long stays, you should ask for it when you ask for the ticket so the stay wont be that expensive (it is usually $1,80 an hour, with the special rate it will be just $1 an hour) If you have access in your phone to internet it is much easier to get around Costa Rica with an app called Waze.
Here the addresses are very difficult, we don't have street names, or building numbers, you have to take note of this and be patient when trying to find a place.
2. If you prefer to take a bus from the airport, there is a public bus that stops right in front, for less than 2$ it will take you all the way down to the terminal in second avenue, from there is a 15 minute walk to the apartment.
3. If you want to take a taxi from the airport I can arrange for one to pick you up, there are a few that already know the way to my place and they charge around 30$ the official price.
From the apartment other places:
1.The new bus terminal 7/10 that comes and goes to La fortuna, Monteverde, Puntarenas, and others, is located within a ten minute walk.
Caribeños, which is the company that takes you to the Caribbean beaches is located within 5 minute walk, other terminals are about 15 minutes away in taxi.
2. If you are taking local flight Both airports are located about 25 minutes away , depending on traffic.
1.All the neighbors are quiet you will find they are very nice people!!... They expect the same from you, so no loud parties or scandals are aloud.
2. NO Smoking.
3. Please leave all the dishes washed and all the trash in one bag, before you leave. You will find the bags under the kitchen sink, and the big trash can is in the laundry room , leave your trash there.
4.Love pets but the place is not right for them , sorry about that!
5.If you need to use the laundry room you may do so, but should ask for availability first, so you won't get in the way of someone that has already reserved.
6. Always lock the main door on your way out, and before you drop the key in the drop box before checking out.
7. NO local ladies, gentlemen, girls or boys allowed, under any circumstances, as acquaintances.