Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola
High Rise Hotel in the middle of Downtown San Jose- Not as remote as our first hotel in the city of San Jose. Like any Holiday Inn clean and sufficiently good. Nothing to brag about. Good for those looking to explore the historical district of the city. Very close to a great Venezuelan restaurant serving a nice size AREPAS!
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Whoa!.... Traffic rules are on the books but the majority of people don't follow them! It is quite an experience to drive in the capital. For the most part, no problem. We have been driving here for over 20 years. You get used to it! Actually, I enjoy it. You must remain alert, try to avoid the high traffic times, and everything is ok. ...
... scare us!! But wait there is more!! At the second English Club of the day, I ended up sitting next to Jose Pablo and Adriana-two students who have come back to school to get a second degree in English. We ended up talking, just the three of us, for the whole time! I got to help them with their English homework and then we talked a lot about ourselves and American culture and language versus Costa Rican culture and language. And then, they asked if they could meet ...
... under the plaza.
We walked down a couple of flights of stairs, turned toward the west, and there it was; the gold museum. Our entry fee was 11,000 Colones which is about $22. When we were given the museum brochure we were surprised to find it was more than just one museum. There was the gold museum which had originally drawn us, a numismatic museum primarily of Costa Rican currency, and a temporary exhibition gallery. For the ...
... lights it really was very relaxing! (Two of the pools had wet bars but I didn't partake.) There was a mean (but awesome!) slide too but you had to careful not to lie down or you smashed your head at the bottom! All in all, a brilliant night! It may have been too cloudy to see the lava erupting from the volcano but still - a fantastic welcome to Costa Rica!