Arrived after 11 but shuttle still picked myself and other customers up. Location is just 5 minutes from airport. Checked in at midnight. Room was as expected, basic but clean.
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We are flying out of San Jose at 5pm and will get into the city around 11am. Does anyone have suggestions for somewhere to go for a good, clean, local meal? Perhaps walk around the Belen area, some local restaurants and overall is a nice area, not too far from airport. Keep in mind that the airport is in Alajuela , not San Jose. I would try to get whoever is dropping you off to drop you off in Alajuela.
Really tasty and lovely staff. Rico!! - La Esquina Verde
Despite the city not being really amazing, there are plenty of great day trips nearby, good restaurants, and decent hotels. The weather from December until February tends to be a bit cooler and windy. People here love it.
Our overnight flight will be arriving at am. I know we will be tired, but don't want to sit around a hotel in Alajuela wondering why we just didn't take off from the airport. What have other people done, or suggest that have had this similar situation?