What an absolutely fantastic stay. I see that most reviews show this as a first night or last night place to stay. For the week I was in Costa Rica I made Casa Marin my home base. I rented a car (and GPS!) and made day trips every day. Prior to my arrival Jody made the arrangements for the rental car for me and drove me to the agency to pick the car up. Jody also gave me a quick tour of Alajuela and the surrounding area so that I could get my bearings and that gave me a good idea of how to get around. The central location of Casa Marin in Alajuela makes this an ideal location to make day trips to Jaco, Arenal, Poas and Sarchi.
Jody is a wonderful host. The property is beautiful and well kept, the bed was extremely comfortable and she is an excellent cook. The well tended flower garden attracted a daily parade of hummingbirds to feed on the flowers. The breakfast part of the B&B is incredible and her homemade mango bread is not to be missed. Jody also provided lots of suggestions on places to go and things to see in Costa Rica. Her insight on Costa Rica is invaluable. Although I didn't use it, Jody also has a private transportation service to take you wherever you need to go.
I highly recommend Casa Marin and now that I've been there I know that I will certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Marin B&B is located less than 10 minutes from the San Jose, SJO, airport. We are in Alajuela and are central to the volcanos, coffee plantations, waterfalls, botantical gardens and other tourist favorites. Casa Marin B&B is located in a tranquil, rural area of Alajuela, yet convenient to restaurants and shopping. We offer two poolside cabinas, one especially for couples, the other for a family of six. Casa Marin B&B is only an hour and a half from the Pacific Beach, two hours from La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal. We want the best possible vacation for our guests and are knowledgeable about hotels and tours in many areas of the country. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Marin B&B Costa Rica/Alajuela