Tico Rides - Tico Rides is the best alternative to renting a car. Comfortable newer SUV’s or vans. They can plan your whole itinerary and take the stress out of driving. Contact them for a quote.
Rioja Rent a Car - With their brand new fleet you can feel confident of a quality vehicle. Great comfort while travelling around Costa Rica.
You must contact these guides directly. They all speak English.
Richard Garrigues -
One of Costa Rica’s foremost birder and guide. He is a naturalist, writer and videographer, originally from suburban New Jersey, who has lived in Costa Rica since 1981, where he leads birding and natural history tours.
Ernesto M. Carman - www.getyourbirds.com/
Phone:8842-7626 - Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Johan Fernandez - Birding Specialist - email@example.com
Jay VanderGaast - Birding Tours Worldwide - www.fieldguides.com
Scott Wimer -
Artist offers offbeat walking tours of San Jose. Also, has many small packable photo prints for sale.
Accomodations Near the Airport
Quinta Don Fernando - www.quinta-don-fernando.de
Private Pension..La Garrita de Alajuela, 15 minutes from the airport. Very quiet and private. Beautiful rooms and gardens. Owners speak English, German and Spanish.
Accomodations and Restaurants
Do not let the tour books discourage you from visiting the Capital of San Jose. It has changed, tremendously, over the last 10 years and has a lot to offer. It has beautiful historical architecture, informative museums and lovely boutique hotels and restaurants.
Hotel Fleur de Lys - www.hotelfleurdelys.com
This is my personal favourite, Victorian Mansion located in the cultural heart of downtown. Impeccable rooms, quiet, wonderful restaurant and the best breakfast. Cozy bar. European owned. Walking distance to most attractions or short cab ride.
Costa Rica Guest House and Hostel - www.costa-rica-guesthouse.com
The hostle and and hotel are separate. The hostle is great for backpackers. The hotel has lovely large, high ceiling rooms with comfortable beds, nice linens and very clean bathrooms.
CAFÉ MUNDO -
is a boutique restaurant located in Barrio Otoya of San Jose. This restaurant is definitely worth it. Good menu, great food. Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica. 506 2222-6190
RESTAURANTE TIN JO - www.tinjo.com
Their exceptional dishes are from China, Thailand, Japan, Philipines, Vietnam and India. Truly worth the visit.
HOSPEDAJE Y RESTAURANTE VALLE ENCANTADO - www.restaurantevalleencantado.com
This typical Costa Rican cuisine is “THE” best in San Isidro el General area, located on the road to Dominical. The food is always fresh and delectable. Fantastic view of the Valle el General and surrounding mountains.
ACCOMODATIONS IN OTHER AREAS
Hacienda Guachipelin - www.guachipelin.com
Hacienda Guachipelin is located on the slopes of the impressive Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Hacienda Guachipelin is surrounded by lush gardens with native trees, exotic flowers, and a wide variety of birds with beautiful views, both, of the volcano and the Pacific.
Hacienda Baru - www.haciendabaru.com
Hacienda Baru is the best eco-lodge on the Costanera. Offers educational canopy tours, bird spotting, zip line, rappelling, and night in the jungle tours. Includes lodging and restaurant, prices and reservations. It is adjacent to a 45KM beach.
Many’s House - www.manyshouse.com
Many’s House has Luxury Casitas. A place for peace of mind and nature lovers. Mountain side of the Costanera. Great views of the Pacific. Great host.
Casa Botania - www.casabotania.com
This small Bed and Breakfast is located in the Southern Highlands of Costa Rica, near Wilson’s Botanical Gardens, San Vito and only 18KM from Rio Sereno, Panama. It is run by a charming Belgian-Tico Couple who serve an outstanding breakfast.
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