Excellent small hotel on a volcano, very private, next to a dairy farm and with an outstanding view of the valley and the mountains. This hotel is a labor of love for a CR physician and his family. Art everywhere, wonderful appointments and room design and beautiful location and large and friendly gardens. The rooms (I think there are five rooms and a cottage) are large and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and attentive. It's only a few miles from the Poas Volcano National Park. I'd certainly stay there again. A little advice: it's way up the mountain (ca. 6000') and you'll need a jacket or sweater at night; a car is a good idea as there is nothing in the area except a few (good) but isolated restaurants, and the volcano is a few miles away.We arrived by taxi but the staff made sure we got wherever we needed to go.
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- Altura Hotel is a small resort that blends the essence of the rural lifestyle with the comfort that offers a great hotel room, altogether at a mystical place filled with fog, rain, wild animals and an incomparable view of the central plateau and the Nicoyan Gulf on the Pacific coast.The Hotel located 24 km away from the city of Alajuela, and International Airport and 5 min drive from the Poas Volcano ... more less
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