We stayed with Bob and Patsy for three nights when we first arrived to Costa Rica at the suggestion of our friends. It was an excellent introduction to the expat/retiree way of life in Costa Rica. The first night they had two groups of guests over for a delicious meal and we were easily welcomed in to their conversation, which was lively and interesting. We immediately got the sense that Bob and Patsy would do anything for a person - be it a guest, a local, or just someone who needed help. The second night was just us and them, and the third night was a dinner out with even more local expats. Patsy is a fantastic cook, using local products and even home grown where possible. She has a focus on healthy, but substantial, meals and we were never hungry afterwards.
Part of the draw of Las Alturas is the friendship they exude. Because you are brought into their house, they engage you with conversation, playing games, joining their activities, etc. If you enjoy talking about issues and are comfortable with your own opinions, they make for very interesting hosts that will provide you with some intellectual ideas to ponder. To address an earlier review, my wife and I are left-leaning and we felt perfectly accepted. Of course, in our general lives we have many friends that do not agree with us about everything, but that makes life interesting.
They have a nice property and we went on a few walks. Coffee is excellent, they have horses if you wish to go for a ride. However, the main reason to stay are to relax over some good food and enjoy some good company, all in a real Costa Rican environment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finca Las Alturas is a family run Bed & Breakfast estate inn, horseback riding centre, and working coffee farm and citrus orchard. Located just outside San Juan de Puriscal, Costa Rica, we offer personal attention in a welcoming, family environment. Our guests enjoy many activities on the property as well as taking tours and day trips to surrounding areas. Come, relax and enjoy! Regular room rates are $60 per night and include a free, hearty, homemade breakfast.(single person rate is $45.00 per night and family rate is $60.00 per night plus $10.00 per child. Guided Horseback Trail Rides are offered at $20.00 per person per hour. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Las Alturas De Puriscal Costa Rica/Santiago De Puriscal