ARRIVAL IN COSTA RICA: Where to sleep? SAN JOSE or ALAJUELA?
Are you arriving with AIR FRANCE or IBERIA? BRITISH AIRWAYS EDELWEISS, LUFTANSA, .... Tired and a little confused at the end of the day at ? After a loooong plane trip of more than 10 hours and for 2 or 3 weeks a beautiful restorative holiday:)
Looking for a nice place to spend a night or two? A place that can be reached at a reasonable time of arrival? You would like a nice, quiet place that already puts you well in the natural and green atmosphere of Costa Rica, a small corner of connoisseurs, human size, not an impersonal and soulless hotel room planted downtown.
As I made the mistake myself during my first stay in Costa Rica, you will naturally think that the airport of San José, JUAN SANTA MARIA (SJO) is in San José? and well lost! It is located in ALAJUELA, 20 km west of the capital.
I strongly advise you to spend your first night in ALAJUELA in a place where you can sleep quietly because the trip lasts 10 hours + jet lag, which means that you will not sleep for 24 hours. Do not neglect your first night's rest, it is crucial!