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A great first and last night in Costa Rica

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | March 10, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We spent our first night in Costa Rica at Hotel La Rosa de America. What a great choice. It is near the airport but not at the airport, and is not an airport hotel! The hotel can arrange...

Lovely Hotel – Great Service

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | March 8, 2013
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We spent two nights at Hotel La Rosa de America on our arrival in Costa Rica, and two nights just before we departed from our 18 day trip. The hotel is situated on very beautiful grounds and is a...

Hotel La Rosa top marks

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | March 2, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I relied on Trip Advisor to book Hotel La Rosa so i had to comment. It was everything it said it would be from other reviews. We used the hotel as a starting point and ending point of our trip to...

Little jewel close to airport.

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | February 28, 2013
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Our flight doesn't leave until 2 am. We had to be out of our condo in Jaco by 9 am so we decided to book a hotel room so we could relax and rest before the long trip home. We chose the Hotel La Rosa...

Oasis close to the airport – Great for a first or last night to meet your flight

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | January 13, 2013
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... or ... if you're exploring San Jose ... stay for a few days. The photographs are accurate. Our flight arrived at 9.30pm. Our shuttle driver (organized by Hotel La Rosa, was waiting for us at...

Excellent service and support to the traveler

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | December 28, 2012
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We stayed at Hotel La Rosa twice ....when we arrived in Costa Rica and the night before we left. Both times we were met with clean, comfortable accommodations, relaxing atmosphere and helpful and...

Just in time for the 2013 High Season, all Hotel La Rosa de America SUPERIOR ROOMS now have air conditioning!

Posted by in Hotel Blog | November 1, 2012

Some guests have indicated a desire to have air conditioning at Hotel La Rosa. We have also found that typically it can get rather warm in the very busy months of February, March and April. Many of our guests visiting Costa Rica during these months are traveling from much colder northern climates and so we want their stays to be as comfortable as possible. Because La Rosa is a hotel located near the San Jose Costa Rica airport we enjoy the distinct advantage of a significantly cooler climate when compared with the coasts of Costa Rica. However as everyone has different preferences, options are good!

air conditioning in hotelWe have decided to provide all guests with the ability to choose! Our new Superior Rooms now come equipped with air conditioning – and a number of other service upgrades, whereas our Standard Rooms will remain with ceiling fans for those guests preferring the natural feel and sounds of the tropics at night. Both options are offered in conjunction with great rates and our famous service! Click this link to see the La Rosa de America Hotel Rates.

Superior Room upgrades include air conditioning, bar fridges, remodeled bathrooms, upgraded bedding and mattresses, new handmade hardwood beds, imported Egyptian cotton sheets, flat screen TV’s and new room furniture.

For more information on our Superior Rooms and what they offer please check our our ROOM DESCRIPTIONS.

Hotel La Rosa de America is a great option for guests looking for a boutique hotel close to the San Jose Costa Rica Airport.

7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Guanacaste Costa Rica

Posted by in Uncategorized | September 5, 2012

Map showing location of Costa Rica earthquakeCosta Rica has experienced a Richter 7.6 Earthquake. For all current and future guests and family please be assured that locally, in the San Jose, Costa Rica International Airport area initial indications are that damage is very minimal. Hotel La Rosa along with all guests and staff are safe and sound and our business continues as usual! If you would like to contact us please use our CONTACT US page and we will be happy to respond.

It seems that there was significant superficial and some structural damage to buildings and infrastructure in the Guanacaste area. However for an earthquake of this magnitude, the overall impact on Costa Ricans was thankfully light – all things considered. Landslide caused by Costa Rica earthquakeDue to the depth of the quake at approximately 41 km below the surface powerful shocks were felt over a very widespread area but on the positive side, the depth muted the violent shocks to a more heavy rolling feeling lasting about 30 seconds. This is in stark contrast to the much smaller and shallower (5 km deep) but far more deadly and damaging Richter 6.1 quake of 2009 that caused widespread havoc along the slopes of Poas Volcano and parts of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Also, the 2009 quake occurred in very mountainous terrain and triggered huge landslides whereas the 7.6 quake struck in the Province of Guanacaste – an area dominated by gently rolling hills and flat plains.

Merchandise shaken off shelves by earthquakeDamages to buildings have been somewhat random and widespread. The CCSS Hospital in Puntarenas was significantly damaged causing evacuations of the patients. Landslides are covering roads leading to Nosara and Samara. There is damage to the Engineering School in the University of Costa Rica in downtown San Jose. Some structures in the hilly areas of Sarchi suffered collapse and in Grecia heavy shocks ruptured many of the above ground burial crypts in the local cemetery. It is reported that one very old secondary road bridge collapsed in the Sarapiqui area however the newer primary bridge remains unaffected.

It is a relief to see that the major effort of the Costa Rican Government to improve the National road network (including bridges) and general infrastructure (enforcing building codes for example) is bearing fruit. Many bridges have been seismically upgraded in the past three years and this is quite obviously important for a country that is so much a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Without these upgrades, and without a solid medical and emergency response able to reach damaged areas, the situation for the most severely affected residents could have been much worse.

Hopefully this quake was the much anticipated “BIG ONE” that has been predicted for years and that the built up pressure caused by the sub-ducting Cocos Plate under the Caribbean Plate has been substantially reduced.

Beautiful hotel, wonderful stay.

Posted by in Testimonials | January 30, 2012
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I began and ended my first trip to Costa Rica at Hotel La Rosa de American and highly recommend it! Our plane arrived late on the night of November 25 - around 11 pm, which meant we were arriving at...

Great way to start a vacation in Costa Rica

Posted by in Testimonials | January 17, 2012
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As tired travelers, we were greeted with a kind and warm welcome at Hotel La Rosa. Our flight was two hours late due to an electrical storm; however, the driver was at the airport awaiting our...