Hotel Villa Dolce - Costa Rica http://www.villadolce.com Costa Rica Airport Hotel | 5 minutes from SJO Airport in San Jose Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:25:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shopping & a stroll around the city of Alajuela http://www.villadolce.com/shopping-a-stroll-around-the-city-of-alajuela/ http://www.villadolce.com/shopping-a-stroll-around-the-city-of-alajuela/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:48:03 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?p=678 Get to know the city of Alajuela; visit the market and enjoy some local food. Alajuela is also the perfect spot for some last minute shopping and to catch a movie (in English too) at the mall. The Alajuela’s mall (shopping center) is called Mall International. Visit the central park, the Cathedral, the Juan Santamaría Museum and the Juan Santamaría park . A local bus passes in front of the hotel every 15 minutes that will take you into Alajuela in about 15 / 20 minutes. The bus service is great, fun, inexpensive and fun!

Alajuela Central Park
Alajuela Central Park
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Tortuga Island Cruise http://www.villadolce.com/tortuga-island-cruise/ http://www.villadolce.com/tortuga-island-cruise/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:47:45 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?p=677 Particularly enchanting for its beauty, Tortuga Island is known for its immaculate beach and turquoise waters, a perfect stop for swimming, snorkeling. It is a lovely day out.
All day tour with rates starting from $119

Tortuga island tour
Tortuga island tour
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White Water Rafting http://www.villadolce.com/white-water-rafting/ http://www.villadolce.com/white-water-rafting/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:46:58 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?p=676 Experience the thrill of white water rafting! The scenery while rafting is marvelous. The equipment will be given, and a specialized guide will instruct you on how to manage yourself into the strong currents of the river. Rates depend on the level of difficulty and river available.

White water rafting
Costa Rica White water rafting

 

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Arenal Volcano & hot Springs http://www.villadolce.com/arenal-volcano-hot-springs/ http://www.villadolce.com/arenal-volcano-hot-springs/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:46:26 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?p=675 Visit one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas.
During the evening, you will treat you to a splendid dinner and you can enjoy the volcano’s hot springs!

This is an organized tour lasting approximately 11 hours.

Arenal volcano, Tabacon hot springs
Arenal volcano, Tabacon hot springs

Arenal Volcano hot springs

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Irazú Volcano http://www.villadolce.com/irazu-volcano/ http://www.villadolce.com/irazu-volcano/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:34:28 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?page_id=661 The trip begins ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano for a view of the massive crater.
On a clear day, you can actually see the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! Visit to the historical city of Cartago, to the ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful Basilica of our "Virgen de los Angeles".
This is an half day tourlasting 5 hours.

Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankaster Garden
With this excursion you will see an impressive volcano, visit important historical and cultural places in our country and also will have the opportunity to see beautiful plants.

Irazú Volcano crater
Irazú Volcano crater
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San José City Tour http://www.villadolce.com/san-jose-city-tour/ http://www.villadolce.com/san-jose-city-tour/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:34:09 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?page_id=660 For an incredible price, this tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of the capital city San José; the Sabana Park, tour of the historic National Theatre (a masterpiece in art and architecture) and entry to the Central Bank’s Gold Museum, where it is possible to appreciate nearly 2,000 artifacts dating from pre-Columbian times.
Price: $55 per person, offered twice daily.

Chepecletas tour
Chepecletas tour (San José bicycle tour)
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San Jose’s Gold Museum (Central Bank Museum) http://www.villadolce.com/san-joses-gold-museum-central-bank-museum/ http://www.villadolce.com/san-joses-gold-museum-central-bank-museum/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:33:38 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?page_id=659 A cultural and archeological patrimony offering a collection of pre-Columbian gold. Simultaneously, it offers a collection of numismatics and acquired national art works.
Open every day, 9:15 am to 5 pm. Adults: $11. Guided tours available with a 48 hours notice at a cost of $60 per person, 1 hour approximately.
Information website: www.museosdelbancocentral.org/eng/

Costa Rica Gold Museum
Costa Rica Gold Museum
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The Butterfly Farm http://www.villadolce.com/the-butterfly-farm/ http://www.villadolce.com/the-butterfly-farm/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:33:21 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?page_id=658 Visitors receive guided tours of about 2 hours. Tours start at 8:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.
Butterflies are more active in the morning when the sun is stronger. Tours starts with an introductory film to understand concepts and vocabulary.
Information website: www.butterflyfarm.co.cr

Costa Rica Butterfly farm
Costa Rica Butterfly farm
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National Theatre in San Jose http://www.villadolce.com/national-theatre-in-san-jose/ http://www.villadolce.com/national-theatre-in-san-jose/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:32:58 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?page_id=657 With its construction starting in 1891, the building is considered the finest historic building in the capital city of San Jose, and it is known for its exquisite interior which includes its lavish furnishings. It is a national asset and cultural patrimony worth visiting. Entrance at a cost.
Information website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Theatre_of_Costa_Rica

Costa Rica National Theater
Costa Rica National Theatre
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Canopy Tour Colinas Del Poás http://www.villadolce.com/canopy-tour-colinas-del-poas/ http://www.villadolce.com/canopy-tour-colinas-del-poas/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:27:42 +0000 http://villadolce.com/?page_id=649
A 30 minutes drive from the hotel you can enjoy Colinas Del Poas. Here you will find the nicest, most secure and exciting canopy tour in the Central Valley. It also offers canoe rides, trout fishing, beautiful views of the Poas area and the cloud forest and the Tarzan swing. Colinas Del Poas offers very secure installations in agreement with International standards; they hold all the relevant permits to operate also recognized by the ICT, the Costa Rican Tourism Association.
4 daily tours available.
They also offer combo tours that can be combined with La Paz Waterfall Garden, Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Tour and a countryside style lunch. It is ideal for both adults and children.

Information website: www.colinasdelpoas.com

Colinas Del Poas
Colinas Del Poas
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