Casa Abierta Rm#1

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Barrio Dent, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

Relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of our home's tranquil, multicultural and open-minded ambiance. Breakfast on fresh tropical fruits, homemade breads and jams, organic cereals, yogurts and rich Costa Rican coffee,

The Space

Casa Abierta is a project of Leading Change, a Costa Rican non-profit association whose purpose is to promote the transition to a more equitable, conscious and sustainable world through education, model business projects and building mutually beneficial alliances with other agents of positive change. The fees paid through Airbnb are a donation to support our projects.

Share some stories, explore ideas on how we can develop a better world and enjoy an intimate inside experience of what life can be like in Costa Rica.

Casa Abierta is well organized and clean, but relaxed, warm and meant to be enjoyed. Great conversation and daily breakfast are included. Laundry services are available upon request.

The home is a bit more than 205 square meters (2200 square feet). The first floor consists of a great room (living room and dining room with an adjoining interior garden and patio), guest bath, large modern kitchen with all appliances and utensils, pantry, laundry room and a guest room and bath. Upstairs there is a den/library, large master suite and two guest rooms, each with a queen bed and direct access to an adjoining bath.

The downstairs floors are covered with a rich terra cotta tile while the upstairs floors and built-ins are all of fine Costa Rican hardwoods. Our home is decorated in rich earth tones and features hand carved woods, mimbre, wrought iron, fine fabrics and carpets and a collection of multi-cultural art. Almost all of the furniture was handmade in either Honduras or Costa Rica. There is wireless internet service throughout the home, a wide screen HD television, a music system and a large eclectic selection of music.

We have 2 guest rooms available, each with a queen-size bed, that share an attached bath. If you need space for 1 or 2 guests, please book "Casa Abierta B & B Rm#1" or "Casa Abierta B & B Rm#2". If the room you are requesting is booked or doesn't appear available, try the other. If you need space for 3 or 4 guests or if 2 guests each want a private room, please book "Casa Abierta B & B Rm#1 & 2".

Guest Access

Although all bedrooms are private spaces, the rest of of the home is available for you to enjoy throughout your stay.

Interaction with Guests

Although not intrusive on your privacy, our host is available to share interesting conversations and meals and assist you in any way.

The Neighborhood

We are located in one of the best neighborhoods in the city – centrally located, safe, quiet and within walking distance to the University of Costa Rica, galleries, museums, parks, theaters, cinemas, fine restaurants, shopping areas and excellent public transportation. At the end of our street is a lovely park that runs along a creek for several blocks.

Getting around

Easy access to all forms of public transportation. We provide safe, comfortable and efficient airport transfers for $50 and can book other tours and transportation needs.

Other Things to Note

If you have any booking problems or if both rooms appear unavailable send us a message, as we may be able to accommodate you. We are happy to assist you in any way. Just ask!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $565 /week
Monthly Price: $2150 /month
Check In: 8:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Casa Abierta has a very nice welcoming energy, very clean, and very good central location. Breakfast was very good and held me though lunch.
    The Host was very helpful and welling to help in any way that they could. A joy to talk with and no regrets for a new found friendship.

    April 2014
  • Casa Abierta was absolutely fantastic! It was everything one could hope for in a bed and breakfast - clean, bright and comfortable. Darrylle was the perfect host and went above and beyond by staying up late when we were held up during our long drive. I slept like a baby in the large, comfortable bed and loved the hot shower and spacious bathroom. I truly enjoyed getting to know Darrylle who joined us for breakfast in the morning, which was delicious! This is the perfect place for a short or extended stay in San Jose. The location is also very safe.

    April 2014
  • Casa Abierta was wonderful - Daryl was a terrific host, and all things are as former posters have stated - comfortable room, beautiful furnishings, nice location to be close enough for walking to restaurants, etc. and a great breakfast. What makes this special is the hospitality - certainly more than just a B&B. If Daryl's there and you're up for talking about things that make the human experience a true experience, you're in for a treat.

    March 2014
  • I could not have imagined a better beginning and end to my time in Costa Rica. Darrylle was a marvelous host, and his house was clean and comfortable. He is a joy to talk to and really makes sure his guests feel at home. The neighborhood is beautiful and safe - a 5 minute walk from the local shopping mall, 20 minute walk to downtown, and there were lots of restaurants in the area for dinner or lunch. I hope to come back soon!

    March 2014
  • What can I say? When you are traveling to another country it's always special when a place feels like home. This is the ambience of Casa Abierta.
    Our host, Darrylle, was most gracious. He keeps a tidy, organized B&B with healthy breakfasts, good conversation and a comfortable setting. Situated in a secure setting in San Pedro, near downtown San Jose, Casa Abierta is a tranquil respite from the city. There is a small, peaceful garden & fountain and a spacious living area on the first floor.
    Rooms are sufficient size, sharing a contemporary designer bathroom. Beds are extremely comfortable and it's nice to crack the window for a breeze. Darrylle will pick up guests and deliver them to Casa Abierta for $50. Well worth it since most streets in Costa Rica are organized haphazardly and many taxi drivers are just guessing as to where they are going. Plus, you can avoid the mob of taxi drivers hounding you at the airport, marching confidently past them to meet your host.
    All in all, a good stay with a good host. If you staying in the capital, this is the best B&B in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    March 2014
  • A warm and welcoming oasis in the heart of San Jose. A charming little B & B where you will feel at home right away. Darrylle is a gracious host who opens his home up to guests.

    The rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast was delicious and the conversation is fantastic. We would highly recommend this spot.

    March 2014
  • Extremely accommodating! We were back for our second time this trip, this time just spending the night before an early flight out of San Jose. One of our connecting flights got canceled, but Daryl was gracious enough to let me use his (website hidden) account to make some calls and drive us the next morning at 03:45 AM! Mary even made us a care package of breakfast! Amazing!

    March 2014
  • We had a lovely time at Casa Abierta. Friendly and helpful hosts, beautiful home, and absolutely the best breakfast you will get in Costa Rica (thanks Maria!). We visited just as Darryl returned from a trip to India, and got to hear about some of his adventures and philanthropic work (be sure to ask). In all, highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • Mary was such a warm and welcoming host. The place was wonderfully set up, was clean and she wouldn't stop feeding us! We have one more stop there on this trip and it will be a pleasure to return.

    February 2014
  • Staying at Casa Abierta was such a treat! The room was beautiful and the breakfast was divine. Mary was incredibly hospitable and we truly enjoyed chatting with her over breakfast. We really enjoyed our time there - I highly recommend it!

    February 2014
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Casa Abierta is a project by LeadingChange, a non-profit association promoting the transition to a more equitable, conscious and sustainable world through education, model projects and the development of mutually beneficial alliances with other agents of positive change. We are happy, open and respectful, enjoy sharing, building relationships and doing what we can to create a better world. Our simple faith is in love and compassion with no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are - these are ultimately all we need.
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