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The Alta Hotel

The Alta Hotel, San José & Central Valley, Costa Rica

Our rating: Medium

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

The hotel is nestled in the mountains above the city offering good views from all of the 23 comfortably-furnished and cosy 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.

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    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.

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      Rain Forest Aerial Tram

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      The 2.6km 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.