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
You can always ask Johnny first!
I expect guests to relax & get some rest while they get set to start their vacation or depart CR!
Excellent location to the airport. Very nice but basic accommodations. Nice porch with rocking chairs. A little difficult to find. But it is 5 minutes from the Denny's and behind a park which is next to the main road that goes to the airport. Internet works and Johnny was friendly. He even made a taxi reservation for an early morning flight. Would stay again.
Second stay with Johnny came at end of two month trip in Costa Rica, and we both remarked that ending our trip at El Cacique was like coming 'home.' Want to emphasize that Johnny is bilingual in Spanish and English and is very helpful. He has a Costa Rica Gov tour guide lisc. and is great at problem solving. As a Tico who has lived in the US at one time and traveled himself he understands the needs of travelers quite well. Here is a good example: We had an issue of a credit card overcharge mistake at a place we had stayed and knew from staying at that place four times before that our Spanish was not good enought to explain it to the owner. Johnny was willing to call for us and explain in Spanish what the error was and got it cleared up for us. We'll return in future !
Just popped in for one night after flying into Juan Santamaria airport. Johnny the host was great! It's within walking distance from the airport but you have to cross the highway (with multiple sections and lanes) which can be a quite tricky. We did it - it is doable - but you may want to just taxi there to minimize stress/hassle.
Johnny met us as we arrived via taxi and welcomed us to his place. Room was great - big and clean. Private bathroom, 2 beds. Johnny gave us directions to nearest places to eat and the Wal-Mart. We were able to easily walk to the airport the next day, took us less than 10 minutes! Thanks Johnny!
Johnny was a great host, very accommodating. We made it to San Jose a little earlier and he came back from Alajuela to let us drop our bags off early! Great room, with your own private bath. We loved that it was so close to the airport because our flight was very early the next morning. We just had to walk across the highway to get there. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you!
Stay with Johnny was great. I really enjoyed our interactions and the place was perfect for our last night in Costa Rica. Very walkable to airport. Would definitely stay again!
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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!