Welcome to Casa Abierta
Relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of our home's tranquil, multi-cultural and open-minded ambiance. Breakfast on fresh tropical fruits, homemade breads and jams, organic cereals, yogurts and rich Costa Rican coffee. Share some stories and enjoy an intimate inside experience of what life can be like in Costa Rica.
Casa Abierta is 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. Our residential complex consists of 9 two-story homes surrounding a central garden, with gated entrance, 24-hour security and private secured parking facilities.
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".
Attention! If you have any booking problems or if both rooms appear unavailable send us a message, as we may be able to accommodate you.
Casa Abierta is well organized and clean, but relaxed, warm and meant to be enjoyed. Great conversation and daily breakfast are included. Laundry services available upon request.
We provide safe, comfortable and efficient airport transfers for $50 and can book other tours and transportation needs. Happy to assist you in any way. Just ask!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Beautiful clean comfortable space! Kind host and,great breakfast!
My girlfriend and I stayed at Casa Abierta the first night we landed in Costa Rica. This was a brief stopover for us. Our flight got in late and we had to leave very early the next morning in order to make our bus to Monteverde, so we did not have much time to enjoy the wonderful accommodations at Casa Abierta, but we were very impressed in the short time we had. Mary was a wonderful host, staying up late to greet us and make sure we had a pleasant arrival and waking up early to see us off and be sure we made our bus on time. Leaving at 5:30 am we certainly did not expect breakfast would be prepared for us and yet Mary served us a wonderful, delicious breakfast with rice and beans, yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs, plantains, and coffee. It was a wonderful way to start off the morning before our second day of traveling and much more than we expected given the early hour of our departure. The room we stayed in was cozy and comfortable. If we find ourselves in San Jose again for a longer period of time this will be the first place we look to stay. Thank you Mary, for a wonderful stay.
THANK YOU SO MUCH MARY!!!!I WAS IN AN ANGLE OF PARADISE OF COSTA RICA WITH YOU!!!!!I MISS YOU!!
We had a couple of great first nights with lovely hostess mary in casa abierta! Beautiful house, clean rooms with a very comfy bed and a GREAT breakfast!! Thank you!
MARY IS SO LOVELY!!!!!!!I WAS AT HOME WITH HER !!!BED CONFORTABLE AS ALL THE HOUSE ..SO RELAXING,QUIET AND FUNNY WITH HER!!!!I WANT TO COME BACK..NOW!!!!!!!
Nous avez été enchanté par notre petit séjour chez Darrylle à San José. C'est une personne très généreuse et très interessante, j'ai adoré discuter avec lui ! Sa maison est absolluement magnifique ! Le petit déjeuner était à la fois copieux et délicieux, beaucoup d'attention est portée à l'acceuil de ses hôtes. Tout était à la hauteur de nos attentes et nous y reviendrons volontier avec grand plaisir !