We just returned from a memorable trip to Costa Rica, celebrating my husband's 60th birthday, during which we stayed at a beautifully appointed and delightful Bed and Breakfast: Casa de las Tias. We highly recommend it to people visiting San Jose, as well as a home-base for other stops around Costa Rica. Located just outside of the busy capital of San Jose in Escazu, Casa de las Tias was just the right lovely, quiet, home away from home for my husband, two children (24 yrs. and 21 yrs.) and I. The owners, Pilar Saavedra-Vela and Xavier Vela, were very interesting people, and genuinely friendly and gracious hosts. No detail was over-looked in making sure that we and their other guests were happy and comfortable. The beautiful wood home is filled with lovely artwork and momentos from the Vela's many travels, and rooms were accented with fresh flowers throughout. The breakfasts were freshly made and exceptionally delicious each day, and we ate outside on a patio which allowed us to look out at their beautiful gardens, and to see and hear the local birds as well. Evenings might find the hosts and guests sitting on the lovely tiled front porch on comfortable wicker furniture, sharing the day's exciting activiities and a little happy hour. The Vela's were also very helpful in recommending restaurants for dinner, activities, (white water rafting, etc.), both in and around San Jose, as well as suggesting excursions to the beaches and mountains. Exceptional place to stay; we loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa de las Tias is a sprawling Victorian-style house set on a 2,300m.Estate in the charming town of San Rafael de Escaza, just 10 minutes from San Jose. The airy cedar house is unique; each room decorated with original art from various Latin American countries, and featuring private bath and ceiling fan. Within a block, visitors can enjoy a wide choice of fine restaurants and shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De Las Tias Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose