What a perfect start to our time in Costa Rica! We got into San Jose, drove just under an hour to get to Casa Amanecer near San Ramon. Helena greeted us and made us feel at home. There are four rooms, each with their own bathroom, a lovely covered patio looking into the yard with avocado and banana trees, flowers and colorful birds. She gave us two rooms - one for our teens and one for us. She offered to prepare us some snacks but we’d just had dinner. We enjoyed time on the patio playing games that evening. In the morning we watched the sunrise in the rocking chairs on the patio. Then we had the BEST breakfast of our entire trip - fresh squeezed OJ, homemade guayaba jam with toast, Gallo pinto (the traditional beans and rice), eggs, fresh tropical fruit and fresh tomatoes and avocados, and even a choice of hot chocolate or coffee. Helena made us feel so welcome! We headed to La Fortuna the next day but I highly recommend it as a first or last day stop instead of staying in San Jose.…
We loved our two night stay at Casa Amanecer. The house is beautiful, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the breakfast is delicious and the view is amazing. Helen and Milena went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We did not have a rental car and Helen helped us with arranging taxi rides into town and to the airport, recommended great places to eat and a wonderful cloud forest walk/Quetzal tour with a local guide. We even saw a Quetzal! We can highly recommend Casa Amanecer. Thank you for such a memorable time Helen and Milena!
We decided to spend a night in San Ramon on the way to La Fortuna after flying into San Jose. SO glad we did! Casa Amanecer was the absolutely perfect way to start our vacation. So relaxing and beautiful. Nice rooms, wonderful hosts, delicious breakfast and the most amazing views. I plan to come back as often as possible!!
We stayed here on our way to Quepos from La Fortuna. Really beautiful place and exceptionally clean. We got the most amazingly friendly welcome from Helena and her sister, we felt right at home. The room was small but very comfortable. Breakfast was exceptional with beautiful fruit, fresh from the garden. We're early risers and the sunrise was spectacular. Truly pleasant stay.
I never write much as I have no time: This a great base to explore the region but the main reason to stay here is because of the hosts: Helena and her sister were so welcoming and we genuinely felt like we made new friends. I felt a connection with the Ticos. Also : the breakfast is wonderful. The room is simply and perfectly adequate for a few nights and I was glad not to have a TV for a change. It helped me switch off and relax.