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,
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".
Although all bedrooms are private spaces, the rest of of the home is available for you to enjoy throughout your stay.
Although not intrusive on your privacy, our host is available to share interesting conversations and meals and assist you in any way.
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.
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.
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!
My friend and myself had the most fantastic stay at Casa Abierta. We stayed for 7 nights approximately and Darrylle along with his friend who was visiting were fantastic hosts. They had great local knowledge and the home is just gorgeous... we loved it.
The breakfasts were a feast or local delicacies and mainly local produce and organic. The doorman on the gate outside the home was also extremely lovely and got to know us during our stay.
We can highly recommend Casa Abiert as a place to stay if you are visiting the wonderful Costa Rica. I would have no hesitation in visiting again sometime.
We have nothing but good things to say about our stay with Darrylle. We needed one night at the start and finish of our vacation in Costa Rica, since we fly in/out of San Jose. Darrylle's home is ideal for a couple, singles or a small group of friends. He is very friendly, respectful and is open to deep conversation, making our time with him more fulfilling than if we'd stayed at a hotel. He provided airport transportation for $40 a ride, a wonderful breakfast, drinks and homemade cookies for snacks. Darrylle retires to he room at 7pm but we were free to go in & out as needed for dinner. His neighborhood is clean & safe, with a lot of restaurants in walking distance. The accommodations are very charming and comfortable - more than expected. Enjoy your stay at Casa Abierta!
Four of us spent four excellent days at Casa Abierta: a wonderful calm atmosphere in delightfully decorated and furnished rooms with one of the best breakfasts you could wish to have! Ewa and Maria were delightful and thoughtful hosts who were keen to ensure all our needs were met and were always very helpful. It is very conveniently located in a quiet neighbourhood- it's a twenty minute stroll into the centre of San Jose, while there are some good restaurants nearby- we particularly enjoyed Whappin, which serves Caribbean food. This was the first place we stayed on our holiday and was a wonderful introduction to Costa Rica. A great place
Our expectations and experiences are individual of course. I had a wonderful experience staying at Casa Abierta. Our host, Darrylle, guest Micheal and Charlene were inspirational and motivational. If you ever wondered why a hosted accomodation as oposed to a holet room, they would be your measurable difference. Thank you Darrylle, I will be back. Roger
Nothing but the highest marks for Casa Abierta! My host, Darrylle, made every effort to ensure my stay in San Jose was enjoyable and worry-free from arranging airport transportation to providing delicious home-cooked meals. The house is clean and cozy offering wifi internet, a great location in a safe neighborhood and a peaceful environment. I will definitely return to Casa Abierta!
It was a home away from home! I relaxed, read a lot, and enjoyed the lovely back garden as much as possible. I would not think of staying anyplace else.
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