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Springtime at La Rosa – Tweet!

Posted by in Hotel Blog | June 2, 2013

Looking around the gardens of our Alajuela Airport Hotel, we counted no less than 8 active birds nests!  There are Motmots, Yiguirros (clay robins or pigeons), Thrushes and more all looking to make homes.  The Motmots are the most interesting as they like to make nests in holes.  We found a motmot busily making a nest in the side of a large hole that we had dug to improve drainage and were about to fill in.  We had to stop!   Bird Nests at Hotel La RosaWe have nests in trees, nests on gutter downspouts, nests in our lemon tree outside our Restaurant, nests on our motion sensor floodlights at the front gate, nests around our pool, in our baby Eucalyptus tree and an ostentatious triple decker mansion being built in a Christmas palm near the main walk to Reception!!!  We know there are more but these are the most obvious!  Bird Nests at Hotel La Rosa  Bird Nest at La Rosa with Blue Eggs

Clearly the local avian population has been reading our online comments about being a Garden Oasis near the San Jose Costa Rica Airport!!!

So far only one nest has actually completed its function successfully with the hatching of three Yiguirros.  About three weeks later we watched as the mother taught them how to fly.  What a big first step to take after being cramped up in the nest for weeks!  Another has bluish eggs (not sure what type as the mother is very elusive)  and the other nests are either too high up or are still in the process of being built.

For us at Hotel La Rosa, this is a great sign as it shows that even with thousands of guests a year, we are able to maintain a balance with nature and in fact provide a suitable green area for them to breed and feel sufficiently secure.  We hope that many of these birds come back next year to continue the cycle!  In the mean time,La Rosa nests for the summer and fall months, we still have our giant bird bath – our swimming pool, which is a favorite of a surprisingly large number of our local birds who can frequently be seen splashing around on the steps or in some cases actually diving into the pool for a bath.

Come join us at La Rosa and you can too enjoy our property, pool, and gardens with all the flora and fauna it supports!

Welcoming, clean and Friendly

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | April 15, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was traveling alone and had the opportunity to stay at the La Rosa for one night and then 2 weeks later for two nights. I found the staff to be excellent ... courteous, helpful and always pleasant....

Another Great Stay at La Rosa

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | April 4, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

My wife and I spent one night here on the front end of our recent trip to Costa Rica. The booking process was very straightforward via e-mail and hotel communication was prompt. The hotel booked our...

The best of Alajuela

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | April 1, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been to Alajuela 4 different times always looking for the perfect hotel. La Rosa de America is now my favorite location for staying more than an overnight. The staff is extremely friendly and...

I Lucked Out

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | February 17, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

I only stayed at La Rosa for my first night in Costa Rica, but it provided the travelers respite that i needed. Relaxing, peaceful and friendly was the perfect way to begin an adventure. I was...

A pleasant place to begin and end a CR journey …

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | February 14, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

La Rosa is near (but not too near!) the San José airport (SJ0) and is nicely located to visit the many attractions in the region (worth 3-4 days, depending on interests). The staff is very friendly...

Make your life easier

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | January 30, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My third trip to Costa Rica- and I've learned (after 66 years -and much travel), it's important to have a good night's rest before and after a long air flight for you and your entourage. La Rosa is...

The full package in a little cozy hotel close to the airport

Posted by in Testimonials,Uncategorized | January 23, 2013
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you're thinking of going to Costa Rica and you are landing in San Jose, La Rosa should be your first stop in the country. He staff is incredibly helpful and will help you navigate the whole country...

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most welcoming people in a little Garden of Eden

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

My wife and I, with our kids and grandkids, spent our first 2 days at La Rosa before setting off for 10 days around Costa Rica, and then our last day there before flying home. "Peaceful, beautiful and...

Secure, quiet and nice garden

Posted by in Testimonials | January 17, 2012
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TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We started our 3-weeks travel in Costa Rica with our two boys (nearly 5 and 6 1/2 years old) at La Rosa de America. We took a family room, large enough but no-fuss. The garden was a nice place for...