A friend and I stayed here for two nights after after she was on the coast on business for a week. I had met her at the end of her business trip and Ken was EXTREMELY helpful in getting us a driver to drive us from Flamingo Beach to La Boruca. He was also helpful in finding us a driver to take us into town for a shopping day. Both drivers were safe (local driver was a former cop) which was extremely important for two women traveling in a foreign country.
Realize that La Boruca is some distance away from the city. Depending on your desires, this can be good or bad. But, Ken seems to be well connected in finding drivers and knowing ways to get where you may want to go. He's extremely helpful and knowledgeable. First night there we had dinner provided by the owners and it was excellent and more food than we could consume! There's a small town that walking distance although it's not much...a grocery store, church, and one shady looking bar. We went and bought "treats" at the grocery store and ran into Ken who graciously gave us a ride back. Ken also gave us a local cell phone to use while shopping in town. Extremely helpful in calling the driver to take us back at the end of the day.
I only have two very small complaints: 1) it was cold the two nights we were there. (it's in the mountains) Very chilly sleeping over night and we weren't well prepared. They do provide extra blankets, however. The water was cold too, which we believe was related to the weather. Ken did say he could turn up the water heater. 2) Ants attacked any food we left open overnight! Ken did warn us, so can't blame anyone but ourselves.
LOVED that they had wifi and a computer with MANY movies in the room. My friend is a movie buff and we watched 3-4 movies during our stay! Wifi couldn't support Facetime on my iPad, however.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located 15 minutes from downtown San Jose on the hills heading to the Caribbean. The whole property is surrounded by lush gardens our rooms are modern and large all of them have high speed internet and a computer in the room with a nice flat screen to use our movie or music archive our beds are king size orthopedic, we offer hot water safe box and always free helpful advice on Costa Rica. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Boruca Hotel San Jose
- La Boruca Costa Rica/San Jose