Hotel Del Rey
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Travelers also recommend:
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Del Rey San Jose
Enough Eye Candy to make a man go blind! Great Experience. The Rooms are a little outdated but works for the single guy. Bell Boy Carlos is your go to go for anything you need help with.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Del Rey San Jose
Travel Blogs from San Jose
... myself out of it quickly. I am only allowing myself 2 panic attacks this entire trip, I better save one for my arrival in India! "One step at a time" I told myself. And just like that I got my backpack, went through immigration with no problem, found an ATM, and a taxi. I showed my taxi driver a text from my couchsurfing host Luis which was good enough for him to deliver me right to his front door! And just like that I was in ...
... whom I had met at the hotel in Rivas. He is a forest engineer and had been made redundant due to his age back in Santiago de Chile. Though, he is only 50 or 55 I think! Anyway, he has a Costa Rican girl-friend, and hopes he can find work here.
I arrived at one of the umpteen bus stations they have in the capital and got a cab to my hostel. The cab fare was more than I expected of course at $8, though I couldn't be happier with my new accommodation. The ...
... entertaining. On Saturday I did a walk to the beach, this normally takes about 40 minutes, but with camera in hand, and birds flying around, it took about 2 hours. I had a swim, then walked back the shorter way which included walking across a swing bridge over a stretch of water in which there were at least two caimans, and a slightly illegal walk along the airport runway. There was no danger of being hit by a plane, ...
... It was hot and I really didn't feel like swimming in that ocean. It didn't seem that inviting (how could it after TCI to be fair) and then I was told there were jelly fish and sting rays. In fact, a few days later, one of the kiters got his foot speared by a sting ray. Pete, a very nice Australian ship captain, was the victim and he said it hurt so much he really wanted to cry. He explained that the reason he didn't cry is because he didn't want everyone calling him an Aussie ...
... and dancing at the only local bar: Amigos. This ended up becoming a trend for the next few nights, minus the karaoke but plus salsa dancing.
After a few days it was time to move on from Monteverde, although unfortunately I was moving in the opposite direction to most of my new friends, as most people had come from La Fortuna and that's where I was headed next.
La Fortuna / Arenal
I did find a few other people going to La Fortuna the same day ...