Travelers to Costa Rica enjoy their stay at value-priced Adventure Inn, a clean, modern San Jose Costa Rica hotel conveniently located about ten minutes from the San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), ten minutes from the domestic Pavas (Tobias Bolaños) Airport, and ten minutes from central San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city. We are a full-service Costa Rica hotel in the prestigious, up-scale neighborhood of Ciudad Cariari just past the Ramada and the Hilton.
Though all guest rooms have air-conditioning, you will probably find it unnecessary. Our location has been rated as having one of the world's best climates by National Geographic because we are in a large central valley a kilometer above sea level. Adventure Inn guests enjoy a constant 72-78 degree temperature year-round.
From Adventure Inn, catch glimpses of the distant Irish-green patchwork mountains to our north and south as you go for a peaceful walk through the lush parks, around the entertaining duck ponds and along the golf course past many elegant homes.
Restaurants, casinos and convention venues are nearby or take a short hike to the large new Mall Cariari and Cineplex Theatre. Bustling San Jose, with its colorful Central Market, the pedestrian shopping area, museums, a zoo, the business district, and an exciting nightlife zone can be conveniently reached by car, taxi or plentiful public buses.
After a day exploring smoldering volcanos, steamy rainforest canopies, thundering waterfalls or the action of nearby San Jose, you and the kids can relax and unwind in our solar-heated outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi.
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Exploring the Ecological Paradise Called Costa Rica
The truth, we have no competition, little Adventure Inn arranges more guided tours than any other hotel in Costa Rica. Tour operators know it and cater to Adventure Inn guests. We have taken most of the tours ourselves, love receiving feedback from our guest's experiences, and offer solid no-nonsense English language advice. We constantly do our homework staying abreast of the dynamic tour industry so we always offer the safest, most informative, exhilarating and enjoyable tours on the Costa Rican market. And we guarantee the lowest prices by refusing to work with tour companies that undercut us if you go direct.
Adventure Inn is centrally located in the heart of Costa Rica tour country. Unlike small copycat tours servicing tourists in the beach areas, our tours are the originals, the big ones, enjoyed and remembered for a lifetime. From our front door you travel in all directions to encounter dense humid rainforests, or relax your mind and body in dozens of natural hot pools in a tropical garden setting under a thundering volcano. Guess where pirates hid their treasure chests filled with Peruvian gold four hundred years ago while you are on a sun-drenched Pacific cruise through exotic white sand and palm-fringed islands. Feel the adrenaline rush conquering the rapids while whitewater rafting on the warm, world-famous Rio Pacuare, or rappel on zip-lines through and above the rainforst canopy. Click here for a brief description and prices of the most popular tours of Costa Rica.
Multi-Night Package Tours
After fourteen years of advising visitors and arranging tours throughout Costa Rica, Adventure Inn owner Eric Robinson noticed a void and has put together three reasonably priced multi-night tours that no other hotel or tour operator in Costa Rica offers. For those hesitant about driving in Costa Rica, navigating, getting lost or worse, all three tours include all transportation and shuttles starting at your airport arrival right up until your airport departure. All three tours energize you each morning with a full American / Tico style breakfast, plus offer some lunches and dinners, letting you to save money and choose your own dining venues. All three tours leave the Adventure Inn front door every day of the year and can be done clockwise or counter-clockwise. And all three tours give you a basic agenda to follow, but allow you the freedom and time to relax and do other things at your own pace, not in a group that you are stuck with for the week. Your party will probably be the only party doing your specific package at the same time as you, making it an exciting romantic getaway for couples or a fun affair for small groups of friends or families. If you want to do Costa Rica right the first time, and not pay a lot of money, or waste your valuable vacation time with frustrating detours, this is your opportunity. Enjoying the many natural, authentic and exciting experiences that give Costa Rica its world-class reputation. Click here to learn about the three package tours.
When it is time for the beach, choose your favorite coast, Adventure Inn is midway between two warm oceans. The most economical and eco-friendly way to reach the coasts or a mountain retreat is by public buses. There are different bus stations in San Jose for different destinations throughout the country which we can advise you on. Unfortunately, planning your valuable vacation time around a public bus schedule can hold you back.
If you have a specific Costa Rican destination in mind, climate-controlled shuttle buses will pick you up at our door everyday and deliver you to nearly any hotel Costa Rica. Click here to let us know the location you want to go, the number of people, and the date, and we will quote you the price and departure time, then if you agree, we will make all the arrangements and confirm them with you.
Rent a Vehicle
Go at your own speed and create your own adventure...drive yourself. Discover jungle-green and sky-blue vistas around every curve, stop for a photo or to smell the wild flowers. Your valid drivers license is all you need. For your convenience, and no cost to you, our knowledgeable bilingual constantly stay abreast of the rates of several of the most reputable car rental agencies. We will make all your arrangements to rent a reliable car or 4X4 and have it picked up and dropped off for free at Adventure Inn. What we quote you is all you ever need to pay, guaranteed!
Be careful renting vehicles online with the big multinationals as many try to hide the high costs of insurance and taxes (saying in fine print they may or may not be included. Believe me, they are not included!). When you can't talk to a real person, and receive a final guaranteed total price, beware, your credit card is like a blank check! Unfortunately some of our guests have fallen victim to these unscrupulous multinationals and have been forced to pay nearly double what they expected, after it was too late to cancel, which is why we stepped in.
Costa Rica has two major domestic airlines, Sansa that flies out of the International (SJO) Airport, and NatureAir that flies out of the Tobias Bolaños or Pavas Airport. On a clear day the views are spectacular, and a several hour road trip can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. However, you are going to miss so much, and more importantly, studies show you are 120 times more likely to crash per mile flown with a little domestic carrier than with a major US carrier. Forget the white knuckles, experience the authentic Costa Rica by land or sea.
As a full-service hotel, we always offer a full breakfast, WiFi throughout, four guest computers, laundry service, free luggage storage, complimentary secure overnight parking, not to mention the best travel advice suited to your specific needs, and always the lowest prices for everything guaranteed, no wonder we are # 1! The Adventure Inn's central location makes it a great home-base to discover all that Costa Rica has to offer.
You will love being our honored guests