Stayed in Villa Pacande a few nights while in Costa Rica... I could not have been treated better! I've stayed all over the world in some of the best chains out there and few times have I been treated the way Marcela and her staff treated me! If you are traveling to Costa Rica and are going to be staying in Alajuela (really close to Juan Santamaria Int'l airport) this is the place to stay! The landscape is beautiful, the rooms are nice and clean and my favorite, the bathrooms don't look like a NYC alley! Hell I even fell in love with her dog Toby.. a mut, yes... not the prettiest dog I've come accross, true... but sweet as can be! They will cook you breakfast in the morning... good breakfast not some stale mini muffins and old coffee water! The Chicken Pacande we had for dinner was... AWESOME!!!!!!!!! (must try!) One last thing, if you're renting a car or if you're interested in a volcano tour, rafting, or those cable things that throw you from mountain to mountain (I didn't do that, too much of a wimp!) ask Marcela to help you out, she gladly did it for me without me asking her too... and saved me quite a bit! I was about to get slaughtered by some flim flam car rental company until she saved me! At the end of the day that's what it comes down to... GREAT SERVICE... and the folks over at Villa Pacande have it figured out!