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The Alta Hotel

San José & Central Valley, Costa Rica

This boutique property is located approximately 20 minutes from the international airport and the hustle and bustle of downtown San José.

The hotel is nestled in the mountains above the city offering good views from all of the 23 comfortably-furnished and cozy rooms, though some lack much natural light.

There is a wide range of facilities offered within the grounds including a glass tiled swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room and massage service. The property is surrounded by lush tropical gardens making your stay feel remote whilst still in touch with Costa Rica's capital city.

OUR RATING: Medium

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Tour ideas in San José & Central Valley

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at The Alta Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Café Britt Coffee Excursion
      Cafe Britt Coffee Show

      Café Britt Coffee Excursion

      Café Britt Coffee Excursion

      Traditionally dressed guides will take you on an interactive tour around the six acres of coffee fields, tropical gardens and coffee processing facilities. The volcanic views from the plantation are spectacular along with those of the Central Valley.

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    • Pacuare River Rafting
      River-rafting, Costa RIca

      Pacuare River Rafting

      Pacuare River Rafting

      This heart-thumping trip takes you along the Pacuare river's grade III and IV rapids, which wind their way through stunning virgin rainforest where a huge diversity of animals, birds and butterflies can be seen along the river's edge.

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    • Rain Forest Aerial Tram
      Howler monkey

      Rain Forest Aerial Tram

      Rain Forest Aerial Tram

      The 2.6 km long ride lasts about 90 minutes and takes you on a fascinating journey through the canopy which is one of the most biologically diverse rainforests in Costa Rica.

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