Remote location offering privacy for rest, relaxation, romance or indulgence in a hedonistic lifestyle. The hotel personnel were very friendly and considerate. The manager arranged for guides to escort me to various restaurants, nightclubs, live music and local bars in Heredia and San Jose which were open very late. The room(s) overlooking the pool was spacious enough with king sized bed, complete kitchen (minus a blender which would have been provided upon request) with a dining area and sitting area with cable tv and portable radio. Rooms were cleaned daily and kept stocked with clean towels and linens. The main building where the restaurant/quaint bar/small library are located has hardwood floors, a carved wooden column staircase, carved furniture and picture frames was kept impeccably clean. Breakfast meals were awesome. You can choose the local fare, or meals made to order. I would recommend the authentic homemade banana pancakes (with sliced bananas in each cake) served with
fresh pineapple, watermellon, cantaloupe, and berries. I
chose to open the sliding doors each morning at breakfast and take in the sight of flower gardens, local flora and fauna in the manicured gardens with San Jose in the distance
surrounded by mountains and volcanoes against an azure sky with bright white clouds. To take in the sights get a rental car with gps. You'll be glad that you did. The nine night stay during the tail end of the rainy season at this hideaway is forever etched in my memory.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Desire Costa Rica is an All Inclusive, Lifestyle,Clothing optional ADULT/COUPLES ONLY Resort in Santa Barbara, overlooking the valley of San Jose and 20 minutes from the airport.It is for couples that do not have to be nude and that are not offended by nudity. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Desire Costa Rica San Jose