My husband and I and 2 friends will be heading back to Puerto Viejo this winter for my 40th birthday! We have already booked the sloth house at la Kukula for the week of Feb. 8th-15th. We'll be flying in at different times the night before and will be meeting up at a hotel downtown. We will walk to the caribe terminal the next morning/afternoon. We've never stayed in San Jose before and I've been doing a lot of research to try to find the right place for all of us.
We are looking for a clean place for about $25-40pp per night. We are looking at these three places-
Hotel Don carlos
I'd like to be in a decent neighborhood within walking distance to a good restaurants and somewhere to possibly get a couple of drinks after. We don't gamble, aren't big drinkers, and will not be bringing any friends back to the room! The next morning we'll probably walk around to see a few sites and then head to Puerto Viejo.
How is the Barrio Aranjuez vs Barrio Amon? Also, out of these three, which hotel would you choose and why?