Resort Martino Hotel & Spa
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We still had one more day before the end of our Costa Rican journey, and our WAI leaders packed it full of fun activities. From Cahuita we drove back over the mountains to the Central Valley and the San Jose area, with a stopover to visit the Escazu district.
Before we reached Escazu, our long-suffering bus driver, Roberto, ran …
It was hard to leave the warm hospitality and beautiful vistas at Casa Gray, but Saturday morning it was time to head back to San Jose to meet up with my Walking Adventures group. Susu arranged transit for me on Interbus, a shared ride service similar to an airport shuttle. After coming back down the dirt road from Monteverde, we switched buses at …
... prepare to be bombarded with creepy compliments and whistles from old pervs. 24: discovered that CR cheese, fried plantain, mangos, pineapple and chicky biscuits are gods and Costa Ricas gift to me. #bestfoodever 25: Crossing the roads here is harder because Costa Ricans are crazy drivers.. but I like a challenge.. 26: Buses are my best friend. So cheap, and so easy to get around. 27: In Costa Rica, Fútbol = Life 28: Drank plenty of beer 29: I have shopped till ...
Once Jose dropped us off at the Holiday Inn Express in Alajuela, we went to the front desk of the hotel. Since we arrived a bit early, we had to wait in the lobby for a short time.
Luckily, we did not have to wait long and soon enough we were in our room. The room is quite large and had a tv with English shows.. :) Bonus!
Joanne and I then went to Denny's Restaurant to have something to eat. We both had plenty to eat and ...
... just pull the trigger and then do whatever has to be done to make it work. Once you’ve booked it, some magical line has been crossed in your mind and you never consider cancelling. This time around we are taking the trip on our own, as in, just us, no kids. It does cause a pang of guilt in the beginning. But the guilt is heavily overridden by the pure excitement of having a whole week together doing god-knows-what, knowing our kids are in good hands at grandma ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsResort Martino Hotel & Spa Alajuela
This hotel is in a great location a few minutes from San Jose airport. Across the street is Zoo Ave which has many rescued birds and other local species. The rooms are comfortable and the Italian-themed food in the main dining room was excellent. It was great preparation for my walking tour as the breakfast was served on the top floor and our rooms were down at the bottom of three flights of stairs! They do have shuttles that will pick you up if necessary.
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