Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
Renowned Costa Rican architect Ronald Zürcher looked to his country’s colonial past in designing this hacienda-style property, with its central courtyard, arched doorways, wrought-iron fixtures, terra-cotta roofs, and handpainted tiles. Set amid a 30-acre coffee plantation just outside the city of San Jose, the hotel’s 299 soothingly decorated rooms and nine suites often feature views over green lawns to the mountains or the city’s skyline, and some include small balconies that overlook the two pools. On-site dining options include gourmet Costa Rican at Hacienda Kitchen, Peruvian specialties at La Isabela, and fresh-made sushi at La Castilla, as well as a sports bar and café. The covered open-air great room invites reading and quiet conversations, but if you’re up for something a little more active, there are tennis courts, a driving range, and a fitness center. Or book a massage or coffee-scrub treatment at the Kuö Spa.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
700 meters west from Bridgestone/Firestone, La Ribera de Belen, CR-H, Heredia, 40703, Costa Rica
+506 2298 0000