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Nacientes Palmichal
Ottawa, Canada
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“Off the beaten track”
Reviewed January 22, 2008

Nacientes Palmichal is a community endeavour, part of the non-profit ACTUAR group of lodgings and day tours launched to promote tourism among villagers needing income etc. It is about 90 minutes from San Jose airport, but get a 4x4 and rent a GPS with your car and it will get you there. It is in the hills south of San Jose, lovely site along a roaring little river. Accommodation is basic - bunk beds, double bed, bathroom in the rooms, huge dining hall and even a classroom for groups. There is little if any English spoken, and it is away from any stores or commerce, so I would recommend this for people who know Spanish, or who want a non-tourist experience.

Food was local and good, no alcohol, so bring your own. There are 8 rooms, but only two were occupied when we were there. This place would be especially good for a school group. Not much to do there.

  • Liked — Different experience than usual tourist spot
  • Disliked — Hardly any English spoken
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Nacientes Palmichal
Address: Adessaru | Palmichal de Acosta, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose
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Ranked #35 of 168 Specialty Lodging in Province of San Jose
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Number of rooms: 8
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