About this listing
Five minutes from the lovely town of San Ramón, our modern, teak and concrete B&B is nestled in the coffee plantations, overlooking the mountains to the east. We offer our guests fresh, Costa Rican-style breakfasts with our home-grown organic coffee.
Welcome to Casa Amanecer!
A full-service Bed and Breakfast in the lovely little town of San Ramon, Alajuela, Costa Rica.We invite the Costa Rican traveler into our teak and concrete abode, nestled in the beautiful coffee-planted mountains just ten minutes north of San Ramon.
The name “Casa Amanecer” means “Sunrise House”. The rustic modern structure (published in architecture magazine Su Casa, March 2009) faces east, where amazing sunrises may be taken in, along with the breath-taking panoramic view of the mountains.
Come relax, hook up to Wi-fi, peruse our library and get a taste of the best that Costa Rica has to offer. We offer vegetarian meals and unique tour packages. (Meat dishes served upon request.)
It is our belief that one can live comfortably while at the same time care for our Earth. We at Casa Amanecer are very conscious of our health and our environment.
We are looking forward to hosting you!
You have access to a nice, peaceful covered veranda just off of your room with private entrance. Our guests enjoy sitting here and enjoying the mountain view while they have breakfast or relax during the day with a book. You also have access to the living area with a comfy sofa, lending library and souvenirs.
Interaction with Guests
Our good friend and associate Helen and staff will receive you and make you feel right at home. They love to converse with you and give you travel suggestions. Their first language is Spanish, so feel free to practice with them!
We are located in the small, rural neighborhood of San Juan, just 5 minutes northeast of San Ramon. It's peaceful and the climate is pleasant all year round.
We are just a one-minute walk to the bus. A taxi ride to town takes about 5 minutes and costs $5.
Smoking is not permitted in the room or on the property.
Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:00 each morning. If you would like an earlier breakfast, please let us know. Coffee and tea can be found on the veranda at 7:00 am. Please help yourself!
When showering, please use the "cold water" knob on right to activate the on-demand heater. Higher flow: cooler water. Lower flow: warmer water. Most toilet paper goes in the waste basket. Please use discretion.
SHEETS AND TOWELS
Please let us know when you would like to have your sheets and towels washed. Please refrain from using towels to clean shoes, or otherwise soiling them. For your convenience, rags are located on the shelf under the sink.
SECURITY AND VALUABLES
If you have valuables that you would like to keep safe, we are happy to place them in our strong box. It is best to close windows, lower blinds and lock your door when you venture out. Don't forget to take the keys.
Wireless internet is available throughout the house. It is called "d-link" and is strongest on the veranda and in the living room. There is no password. You can also connect via ethernet under the desk. Let us know if you need a cable.
You are welcome to use our phone in the living room to make brief local calls within Costa Rica. If you would like to make an international call, you may use a calling card, which may be purchased at many supermarkets or pharmacies in town.
CHECK OUT AND HOUSE-CLEANING
• Check-out and house cleaning is at 11:00 am.
• Please give room keys to Chris, Luisa or staff upon check-out.
The B&B on the mountain was a beautiful way to start our Costa Rican vacation. The setting is relaxing and serene.
Casa Amanecer is such a wonderful place to stay. Helen is so amazing. I think she can read wishes. She made us a tasty breakfast when we arrived much earlier than expected. One friend said 'she is gold' and yes she is! The room is very nice like the whole house. We absolutely recommend this place.
We had a great experience at Casa Amanecer! Our host, Helen was so accommodating and friendly. When we had a very early side trip to Manuel Antonio Park planned, she had coffee and breakfast waiting for us a 6am. The rooms were clean and comfortable (loved the shower). The climate in San Ramon is virtually perfect! Chris, you built a gem!
Nous avons été accueillis chaleureusement. L'endroit est très joli. Les déjeuners sont copieux et excellents.
Loved staying at Casa Amencer. Beautiful home, yard, and host who greeted us, Javier. We had a great time talking with Javier and he and Christopher did everything possible to help make alternative arrangements when we thought we would have to extend our stay due to the volcanic eruption. Everything about this place was amazing.
very nice hotel and very friendly hostess. would book again! Thanks for the good time.harry and irene(switzerland)
With it's close proximity to the airport, beautiful Casa Amanacer was the perfect place to begin our Costa Rica adventure. Our host, Helen, couldn't have been more gracious. She was warm and kind and helpful. The setting was sublime, perched high on a hill overlooking the coffee plantations; the rooms clean, tasteful, simple, and comfortable; breakfast plentiful and delicious. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.
About the Host, Christopher
We are Luisa Valdivia, from Peru, and Christopher Panzer, from the US, both former Habitat for Humanity employees. We built our teak and concrete home, with the purpose of serving as a bed and breakfast in the centrally located town of San Ramón in the province of Alajuela — coffee country!
Our friend and former coworker Helen and her sister live on site and take very good care of our guests. They are Costa Rican and know their country and culture like no one else and are very happy to welcome and introduce our guests to their lovely part of the world. Helen also speaks English and some French.
I (Christopher) and my wife and two children live in Maryland in the USA. I will confirm your reservation and answer any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!