Overnighting near San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica?
If you are flying into the San Jose International Airport and need to overnight one or two nights before heading out to other tourist destinations in Costa Rica? From my travel tips on “how to travel Costa Rica smarter and cheaper, ” I can advise you to do the following, pick a hotel around the Alajuela area. Why? It’s only 2 miles from the San Jose International Airport. The taxi ride is shorter and cheaper. And the hotels are going to cost you less. The town of Alajuela is slower moving and easier to get around in than the big city of San Jose which is 9 miles from the international airport. And it is only two miles to the Interamerican Highway or Highway 1 which can take you northward to the many popular tourist destinations. There are many hotels to choose from in and around Alajuela, and I’m sure there is one to fit your budget. You can simply click on google and ask for hotels in Alajuela and search for your price range.
And if you have purchased a tour which takes you east of San Jose such as the Tortuguero Canals tour, the company’s tour bus will pick you up and bring you back to the Hampton Inn, located right at the entrance to Alajuela at the San Jose international airport.
San Jose can be very hectic with heavy traffic and hard to get around, especially during rush hour traffic. Alajuela is less hectic and much much easier.
We at costaricalearn hope to make your travel easier.