Other friendly hotels and links we recommend.
Places to Stay
We are always looking for small comfortable and friendly hotels to be able to recommend to our guests when staying in San Jose, Golfito or Pto Jimenez for a layover night. Here are a few that we know personally:
Hotel MiTierra - A small hotel 5 minutes from the airport. Located near the center of Alajuela and many restaurants.
Very reasonable price and includes breakfast. From the airport it is a $6 or $7 taxi ride. WiFi in the lobby.
Hotel Brilla Sol - A small costa rican hotel 10 minutes from the airport They have a shuttle, restaurant and includes breakfast. They are in a quiet residential area. WiFi in the lobby
Adventure Inn - More of an "american" style hotel with pool, restaurant and air conditioning.
You will need to take a taxi from the airport 10 minutes. Includes breakfast. WiFi in the room
Hotel Mar y Luna – Bay view, bar/restaurant and comfortable accommodations. We pick up at their dock. Rooms $50 - $100 for 2 persons including breakfast. If you are driving and coming to Saladero there is no charge for leaving a car if you rent a room. Wifi in the lobby. email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cabinas Jimenez – Nice rooms on the water. AC, tv. Short walk to the center of town and restaurants. WiFi in the room.
Arenas de Osa Lodge – New and modern with AC, tv. 10 minute walk to the center of town.
Cabinas Tropicales - Comfortable and affordable rooms close to the airport and Solid Rental Car
Tour Companies we Like
Changing Tide Tours Out of Pto Jimenez and with spacious boats, they are the premier boat tour company and offer the best tours of the Golfo Dulce for Dolphin and Whale watching, snorkeling, mangrove estuary and botanical gardens.
They work with Saladero Eco Lodge on a great combination tour of Dolphin and Whale watching, mangroves, snorkeling, primary forest hiking on our 3 trails, and a tasty tropical lunch.
alphamikesportfishing.com – Alpha Mike Sportfishing in Pto Jimenez offers the avid fisherman world class inshore and offshore sport fishing year around.
Adventure Hotels of Costa Rica - Saladero Eco Lodge is a member of a select group of boutique, small hotels located on the beach, in the mountains, near National Parks, and all offering nearby adventure activities.
Tripadvisor.com – Reviews of Saladero Lodge by people that have stayed here. Thanks to their comments we have an "excellent" rating and bounce from #1 to #2 specialty lodge.
www.fincabellavista.net– - Unique tree house community with rentals in the canopy
www.birdingpal.org– - Resources on birding in Costa Rica
www.ecolodgesofthegolfodulce.com - We have listed some of our friends and competitors in the Golfo Dulce so you can better choose the type of vacation you are looking for.
www.costaricaecolodges.net - Great descriptions of eco lodges in all parts of Costa Rica.
wwwcostaricajouirneys.com - Very informative website with lots of information on where to go, what to do and where to stay.