We stayed at Alegria 2 1/2 years ago on our first trip to Costa Rica. After deciding we would visit Costa Rica again, both my husband and I immediately thought to stay at Alegria again. George, the owner, and whatever guests he has seem like one big family. George mentioned some of his guests call him "uncle George", and it feels like a family reunion when gathering in the evenings or at breakfast with George and his guests.
George picked us up at the airport. He now has a large American-size sedan for airport transport in comfort. George made arrangements for a four-wheel drive car rental. The car was delivered to Alegria, and we filled out the paperwork at Alegria. When we returned the car, we just left it at Alegria, George called the car rental company, and the whole car rental experience was the smoothest we have ever had.
George was extremely accommodating when we showed up early. Anita, the cleaning lady, was also very sweet. She gave me a big hug when I mentioned my mother's name was also Anita.
George recommended Jalapenos Central in Alajuela for dinner, and we went there twice with George; the second time another couple who was staying with George also came for dinner. It felt like a family outing as we shared our Costa Rican experiences with the other couple and chatted with George.
If you are looking for an accommodating, knowledgeable host in a convenient location near the airport, and you would like a relaxed atmosphere in a large house, then visit uncle George at Alegria! Pura vida!
- 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