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hotel and transport near airport

Please provide hotel suggestion, arriving in evening and leaving next morning for La Fortuna. Are there decent hotels near airport or is it better to go to town--how far away and can anyway please suggest a decent hotel there. Also for looking for reliable transport for two.

Thanks, Carol

Toronto, Canada
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1. Re: hotel and transport near airport

I like the Adventure Inn. they provide free airport transportation pick-up and a great free breakfast. Nice clean hotel with pool and hot tub. Very friendly staff.

Costa Rica
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2. Re: hotel and transport near airport

There is lodging of all sorts and all prices 20 minutes or less from the airport in Alajuela. Everything from a $5 dorm bed in a hostel to the beautiful Xandari at $200+ per night.

Your best bet will be something in Alajuela, which is where the airport is located. If you go to or towards San Jose, you will be backtracking in the morning for your trip to La Fortuna.

As for transportation - do you mean.... transportation to your hotel or transportation to Arenal the next day?

New York City, New...
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Thanks so much. Transportation to La Fortuna the next day. My cousin suggested interbus, but I'm wondering if it might be better to take private transport--if there are sights worth seeing on the way, so that we'd be able to stop.

Costa Rica
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4. Re: hotel and transport near airport

You could take private transportation - that's your choice. Certainly you could make a couple of stops - but there is a limit.

Shuttle service - hotel to hotel but no "sightseeing" stops - just one rest stop -- about $100 for two.

Private transportation - hotel to hotel with possibility for stops or lunch, goes to your schedule, about $150 or so.

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Thanks. any person/company you'd recommend for private? and lastly, one or two places you'd recommend worth stopping? thanks so much!

Costa Rica
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6. Re: hotel and transport near airport

For private transport, www.tucanlimoservices.com They are very familiar with this transfer and will ask you what you are interested in seeing and make the appropriate stops.

If you can tell us something about your budget for hotel and what kind of place you like, then we can make some recommendations for something not far from the airport.

Edited: 6:07 pm, November 10, 2013
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