San Jose Downtown

7th Avenue, 6th & 8th Street, San Jose, Province of San Jose, 1849-1002, Costa Rica | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from San Jose

Costa Rican Food

A travel blog entry by frubia on Jul 17, 2014

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... cheese, fried sweet plantains (relatives of bananas) and meat, including fresh caught seafood.

Popular drinks are coffee, fruit juices and sodas.

Costa Rican food is: Healthy, filling and tasty! It is fresh and locally grown. It is simple, wholesome and full of nutrition.

Costa Ricans love their food.


Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by tippins_rufio on Dec 31, 2013

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... We excitedly confirmed, so he coaxed a feisty female first onto Rufio’s arm then mine. He spent the next few minutes teaching us about the three toucan species, before slyly placing the toucan onto the tip box. We dropped in two dollars, thanked him and moved along. We visited the parrots next, then the beautiful butterfly garden which featured every life stage of the pretty bugs. Rufio was beginning to get hungry, so we decided to try the ...

Raleigh: Phase 3 - Sloth time

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts on Sep 05, 2013

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... after. Whilst I'd relished the exercise, my ankle hadn't appreciated the added weight of big bags of gravel and I was restricted to housekeeping duties for the last couple of days. On the up side it did mean I got to see a fair bit of one our oso perezoso (my favourite Spanish word), literally translating as lazy bear. We nicknamed our resident sloth Barry and he lived in trees near to our camp for a full five days. The first day he was spotted there was ...

Logistics and bananas

A travel blog entry by klynch35313 on May 18, 2013

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... maintenance is called vampirazo which is where a stake is driven through the stem of the plant to kill it! Bananas should arrive at the destination completely green. When they reach the destination they will be put in ripening rooms where cold air (14 degrees) that contains 300ppm ethylene will be circulated. By day 6/7 after this process has begun the bananas should be around colour 3 (see photo). Supermarkets want to buy bananas that are around colours 3/4 and ...

Last Day in the City

A travel blog entry by edmcgo on Feb 17, 2013

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I can't believe the time has come for home stays to end! I've had so much fun living in San Jose that it makes me wish I could spend more time here.

Farewell to:
-our local friends (the adorable puppies we said Hi to every day)
-friends at CRLA
-the best professor ever, Gabi
-mi mama Tica: the best cook ever!
-the best cab driver in the world: Johnny
-Johnny II at our favorite cafe (don't know his ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 7th Avenue, 6th & 8th Street, San Jose, is near CostaRican Trails, Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade), Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSan Jose Downtown

    Reviewed by sej2268

    Avoid at all costs!

    Reviewed Aug 2, 2011
    by (2 reviews) Milton Keynes , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The downtown is not in a friendly neighbourhood, there were a dozen policemen doing a drugs bust when I arrived.
    I did not leave the hotel.The hotel it self is not one of the best Best westerns, it´s old and needs knocking down and moving out of the town centre.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews San Jose Downtown

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good