where to stay:
Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn: The inn is located 20 minutes outside of San Juan on a hillside with over 300 fruit trees, and a 30 acre coffee bean farm- the inn provides guided hiking tours of the farm. There's an infinity pool and hot tub that overlook the farm, as well as a spa, and concierge service to set you up on whitewater rafting, zipline, or volcano exploration adventure. Finca Rosa Blanca offers an incomparable lodging experience with three extraordinary Master Suites and Villas and eleven elegant Junior Suites. Suite pricing begins at $261 USD/night https://www.fincarosablanca.com/en/
Hotel Grano de Oro: Set off a bustling thoroughfare, this upscale, boutique hotel is a 9-minute walk from Museo de Arte Costarricense. The modern, elegant rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and desks. We recommend upgraded rooms with added terraces or a suite with a private garden and whirpool tub. There's also an upscale restaurant with courtyard seating and a cozy lounge. Room pricing begins at $165USD/night. http://www.hotelgranodeoro.com/
where to eat:
Park Cafe: At this delicious fusion of antique and French, Michelin-star chef Richart Neat offers an exquisite menu featuring smaller sampling plates and a carefully curated wine list. The romantic, candlelit courtyard is eclectically decorated with Asian antique imported by Neat's partner, Louise French. The tantalizing menu includes classic flavor combinations- carpaccio of beef with mustard dressing, crab ravioli with asparagus and ginger carpaccio, and gorgonzola gnocchi with prune-stuffed pork fillet. An eight-table limit creates an intimate atmosphere.