We had email communication back and forth and George arranged for two nights stay, one at the beginning of our trip March 25th and the last night before leaving at the end of our trip on April 4th. Alajuela was close to the airport and very convenient location. George had also arranged for our car rental in advance with Tri color, it was good that I emailed closer to the date because he hadn’t made the reservation until I reconfirmed with him. Also know in advance he would like cash to pay for your stay, so be prepared.
George had graciously picked us up at the airport when we had arrived which we appreciated very much. The accommodations were clean the town of Alajuela was about a 15 minute walk from Georges, We had grabbed a bite to eat where he had suggested and it was good local food. When we came back for the evening we were having difficulties connecting to the internet with our phone and I had asked if we could use the internet and he seemed very put out by having to get his lap top set up. He seemed to be on and off with his mood...I am not sure if he had alot on his mind, but we did know his wife had passed away sometime back and this could have been part of the reason.
He did fix us a very nice breakfast before we headed out on the road. We had asked for the rental to be automatic, turned out he rented manual seeing it was all he could get for us due to the late reservation (near the Holy week and all) He set up our pick up time for 10:00 am the next morning, which was a little later then we would have preferred, but it all worked out. We were able to trade up to automatic and we were on the road by early afternoon (took a while for the reservations) and we made it to our destination before night fall.
On our return trip back we weren’t sure how long the drive would take from Quepos , when we arrived at noon and George seemed put out again that we arrived earlier then he expected. We wanted to park the car in his locked patio and he was very disgruntled by this request. He did double check his reservations and had no one else coming in that day so he seemed to relax after this. He did check our flights for us and saw that things were on time. We kept the rental until the morning we flew out and that seemed easiest. George had made us muffins (burnt) to go…
On our next trip to Costa Rica we will look elsewhere for accomodations..I was a little uncomfortable with George's mood swings.
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