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I stay at the El Cacique several times a year when I travel in and out of San Jose. If I don't have a lot of luggage I can walk there in 10 minutes from the airport, otherwise a taxi is about $3-5.
This place is so close to the airport, that you can literally sometimest watch the runway and planes to get up. But the airport is not so busy, so you can have a nice sleep.
It's probably the best place to stay if you arrive...More
We stayed here the night we arrived in Costa Rica, the room was clean and the host Johnny is really friendly and helpful, the place is real Costa Rica life, so cool!! We loved it, the coffee was awesome, and Johnny even helped us find...More
Johnny's place is an excellent option for arrival and departure days at the San Jose airport, SJO. His place is simple, spotless, safe and literally within walking distance of the airport though I highly recommend spending $4 on a cab that Johnny can arrange for...More
The "Hotel El Cacique" offers clean rooms, close to the airport. You can walk to and from the airport, but you have to cross two bigger streets (for the adventurous once) or take a taxi 4-5$. For 30 dollars a night you can get much...More
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Response from JohnnyHotelElCacique, Owner at Costa Rica Airport Lodge
Among Holiday inn express, the Hampton inn & the Marriot (by the way all these cost over a hundred USD) , the ONLY affordable choice in the airport area is my home, hotel el Cacique!
It is a very small airport, planes & traffic do...More