If Costa Rica represents the most biologically diverse place on earth, the capital, San Jose embodies the beating cultural heart of the country. The city is a pleasant surprise for visitors as the unique pre-Columbian history and heritage are slowly revealed beyond the concrete structures. Colorful markets brim with bright mangos, ripe bananas, and giant watermelons while contemporary art galleries offer insight into the multidimensional aesthetic of the art world in Central America. Your private transfer will greet you at Juan Santamaria International Airport upon your arrival and escort you to the charming Hotel Grano de Oro as you prepare to explore it all.
Your car will arrive at the grand façade of the Grano de Oro Hotel situated inside a historical Victorian mansion along the shady street of Paseo Colon. The stunning location acts as an oasis away from the bustling streets of the capital city. Period photographs line the halls, and original art decorates the galleries. The tropical climate accentuates the rooftop terrace that is covered with soothing hot tubs while the 38 guest rooms provide the royal treatment. With a blend of tropical leisure with Victorian extravagance, the accommodations are stylized with wrought-iron bed frames and soft, welcoming fabrics, with each room offering a unique design.
In the evening, you relax in the charming restaurant located inside the inner courtyard. The perfect ambiance derives from the climate averaging between 63 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit at an altitude of nearly 3,800 feet above sea level. The restaurant boasts an award-winning wine cellar for a tasty and elegant welcome to Costa Rica.