Grano de Oro
Situated in the capital, San Jose, this hotel is like a grand private home in the style of a tropical Victorian mansion. From cozy guestroom to regal suites, the accommodations are refined and elegant, with superb city views. Book early for a dinner reservation at the eponymous restaurant – it’s one of the most in demand in town.
San Jose and Central Valley
One of the region’s most vibrant and ascendant cities, San Jose sits at almost 4,000ft above sea level, meaning a year-round temperate climate. The traffic and infrastructure may be less than perfect, but when you’ve some of the finest museums on Central America and the backdrop of the Talamanca Mountains and the Irazu volcanoes, it’s a small matter. A perfect base for your Costa Rican exploration.
Ways you can help in San Jose and Central Valley
Background Just five miles from the center of San Jose is an impoverished community called Alajuelita. The residents of this neighborhood are primarily immigrants from neighboring Nicaragua, who have fled natural disasters, political conflict and lack of economic opportunity in their homeland. The population of Alajuelita is comprised of primarily women and children. Most of […]