We have come to Costa Rica for the last 4 years now to vacation in the winter. We usually stay for roughly a month and this year decided to see a few things around Alajuela, rather than making a B-line to the ocean.
It was really great to be picked up by George from the airport. As soon as you walk out of the airport there are a lot of taxi drivers asking you if you need a ride, although you are not searching for a taxi I feel you never know who is ready to take advantage. So this is a fabulous perk. The airport hotels may do this too but staying at Alegria is much nicer.
Upon arrival we felt welcomed and at home right away and had a nice tea to settle in.
George has a large house with plenty of nicely furnished lounging areas and a gated carport to park your rental if you get one. I don't think the room we stayed in was on his website but it was very spacious with a private ensuite bathroom, TV and kingsize bed that was awesomely comfortable and turned out to be the most comfy of our trip.
George is very laid back and accommodating. We had a variety of fresh fruit for breakfast and just a simple soft boiled egg by request for two off our three days, and a fabulous omelette with bacon he made for us the other. Toast and home made muffins and loaves were available too.(That he makes himself) I think he does pancakes and other things too, we just try to stay away from too much breads and sugars.
I would definitely recommend going to Poas (Volcano) and the La Paz Waterfall gardens if you have the time. Both can be done on the same day and are a combination of amazing, beautiful, interesting and fun and both are easy to walk for a variety of ages.
Although we didn't stay here for the last day of our trip because I wanted to try somewhere different and had it all booked, I wouldn't hesitate to do so. The combination of comforts and location make Alegria ideal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alegria is a true Bed and Breakfast with guest rooms in our family home. We are only minutes from the San Jose International airport, convenient for your arrival and departure days. Enjoy the best of Southern Hospitality in a classic Spanish home with precious wood ceilings, hand-carved doors and welcoming porches. We are located in a friendly, secure neighborhood of professional Tico and international families. Convenient shopping and bus service are just steps away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alegria b&b
- Alegria Hotel Alajuela
- Alegria Bed And Breakfast Costa Rica/Alajuela