Everytime I fly in or out of SJO I always stay a few days relaxing at Hotel Arilapa. It is my favorite spot to stay around the greater San Jose area. You are close proximity to airport and city but staying at the B&B is a world away. If you like a tranquil small farm environment that is located on a river with beautiful tropical birds, chickens, dogs, and interesting people from all around the world then Arilapa is your spot. The family that owns and runs the hotel is very friendly, open minded, and highly educated. They can help you with any of your needs and give you some great advice on where to go and what to do in Costa Rica.... And even the meaning of life. You can follow a trail from the Hotel up the river to beautiful waterfalls. It is close to volcano Poas and there is an American named Travis running whitewater rafting and kayaking trips out of the hotel. I recommend hotel Arilapa to all my friends and family traveling to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only 10 minutes away from Juan Santamaria Airport and 25km south of Poas Volcano exists a beautiful Orange grove that borders Itiquis river and is home to over 175 different species of birds and dozens of different species of butterflies, this villa is called Arilapa. Arilapa is a great place to start and end your vacation in Costa Rica, its lush vegetation, the river, and the waterfall are the best ways to be greeted in this beautiful country. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arilapa Bed & Breakfast Costa Rica/Alajuela