Resort Martino Hotel & Spa

In front of Zoo Ave, Alajuela, Province of Alajuela, 2203, Costa Rica | 3 star resort
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Travel Blogs from Alajuela

Hills of Escazu

A travel blog entry by andreatravels on Mar 11, 2014

1 comment, 31 photos

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 …

In the Capital City

A travel blog entry by andreatravels on Mar 02, 2014

39 photos

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 …

March 15, 2014

A travel blog entry by jeb2729


... leafs from the sides of the crown and they should not come out and the crown should not fall off!! Once you buy a pineapple refrigerate ....otherwise it is fermenting....not ripening! Guide also mentions you can put an apple in a bag with an avocado that you want to ripen - the ethylene gas given off will ripen the avocado more quickly. Got to try that!

Saw beautiful fields of pineapple (they spray with ethylene gas at night to ...

A Walk in the Cemetery

A travel blog entry by gilmer


... There are the big fancy stones to show the world that this person had money. There are the stones that have many other graves around them - to show that this person had many people that were close to them (close enough to want to be buried near them). There are the plots that have a wooden cross - meaning the person probably did not have much money or did not think to spend a lot of money on a grave site. There are the plots that are all ...

Welcome to Costa Rica!

A travel blog entry by traviskeith


... clouds, we are already in awe of the deep green mountainous landscape of Costa Rica. Excitement builds as we descend and we are able to make out tin-roofed shacks, winding rivers and narrow roads clinging precipitously to the edge of craggy cliff sides. The San Jose airport is quite nice and modern, all metal and glass. As we make our way to customs I find myself staring outside, I just cannot believe the the mountains are right there!
We are renting a car for the ...

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This 3 star resort, located on In front of Zoo Ave, Alajuela, is near Zoo Ave, The Butterfly Farm (Finca de Mariposas), Juan Santamaria Historical Museum, and Parque Juan Santamaria.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsResort Martino Hotel & Spa Alajuela

    Reviewed by andreatravels

    Great food, great location

    Reviewed Mar 11, 2014
    by (6 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    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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    TripAdvisor Reviews Resort Martino Hotel & Spa Alajuela

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good