We chose the Orchid Tree as our hub for a week of day trips throughout the Central Valley. We explored the Poas Volcano, Escazu, Sarchi, Grecia and surrounding attractions. The setting blew us away when we entered, it is an oasis on a typical Tico street in Atenas. There is a stunning outdoor sitting area/kitchen and pool, and a clean comfortable and tastefully decorated room. Brad and Pat became instant friends and helped us find our way around and willingly shared information on their decision to move to Costa Rica and the transition to this paradise. Breakfasts were delicious and both were extremely accomodating and hospitable.