The Hilton Garden in was right across from the airport, so it was very convenient. The front desk staff were helpful. There is a concierge, on site restaurant with a nice breakfast, computers so you can print boarding passes.
This hotel clearly has nicer sections/buildings that have been renovated and then some that are not as updated. I stayed in Building 1 on the first floor. My room was clean. I thought the drinks and dinner at the hotel bar were good and reasonable. $27 is a bit much for a breakfast buffet comparatively. ...
We had back to back reservations because we decided to stay an extra night in Arenal/La Fortuna. Our first room was #40. It was small for 3 adults. They switched us to room #34. It has 2 double beds and a twin bed. It was roomier. The housekeeping staff changed our towels and made our beds every ...
wrong room, billed to my credit card instead of cash, No receipt copy. Room had no secuity bolt or chain! Carpets stained towels ripped. poor hot water. Breaker kept tripping for electric in room. windows dirty.
The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The man at the front desk was very helpful but he needs to be a little more personable. Not much more but laugh a little. The pool area was fantastic. It was very nice. The rooms are cheap and basic but it's good for an overnight stay. The ceilings are VERY ...
Though Costa Rica has a tropical climate, it has many microclimates too. The most suitable time to visit this country is the local summer season, which begins in December and lasts until April. This is also the time when the popular sites are crowded and more expensive. For the avid surfer, the rainy season from June to October on the Pacific side and November to May on the Caribbean coast are the ideal times to visit. The turtle season on the Caribbean side of the coast is from February to October.
Bring some drinks and friends and catch the rare opportunity of watching turtles hatch their eggs at Totuguera in July-August, though you will have to miss a night's sleep keeping watch at the beach.
It would be a good idea to carry back home a few bottles of Salsa Lizano, a distinctive condiment in Costa Rica.
Have the Casado, a traditional home-style meal at El Chicote.
In mid-October, you can have a blast at the carnival by singing, dancing and drinking, at Isla Uvita.
For an authentic Costa Rican yet cheap dining experience try out Maravilla restaurant in Santa Elena.
Costa Ricans are proud to have had more than a century of democratic tradition and more than 50 years without a military. This was abolished in 1948, and the money that the country saves from not having armed forces is invested in improving the quality of life of its citizens. This contributes to the social peace that makes Costa Rica a welcoming place to visit.
Costa Ricans, also known as "Ticos," are famous for being very hospitable people and they would like to keep this reputation. They are well-mannered and hard working, always willing to offer a smile and a handshake to people. They know that their country is unique, and they are generally willing to offer help to those visitors that are lost, at times even explaining cultural aspects that a foreigner might find strange, making their stay as pleasant as possible. It is said that "Ticos" are the best asset that the nation has, and once you have experienced their friendliness and spontaneity, you will be convinced.
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