Adventure Inn in Costa Rica Review
This post is dedicated to Abina Orphan Project, a non-profit organization based in Costa Rica that is dedicated to supporting children declared unadoptable by the Costa Rican government.
Adventure Inn is a artsy and alluring boutique hotel located roughly 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of San Jose and 10 minutes from SJO. I booked this place specifically for its location, but extended my stay because of my incredible experience with the people and the captivating environment.
The interior of this hotel was very chic and fun. Heartfelt paintings and ecstatic emotion paint each and every wall of this dazzling gem. Beautifully carved stones and lush, vibrant plants served as a guide to our spacious and shabby room. Although we didn’t have a window that opened to the outdoors, we were located right next to the indoor garden where the sounds of the gently flowing waterfall brought us into the rain-forest without us ever needing to leave the comfort of our room.
To touch base a little more on the indoor garden, it consists of a cave-like pool that serves as a home to a number of captivating orange and white colored Chinese fish and two deep black catfish. A little to the right of the fish pool were a few tables and chairs, and a shelf with a small selection of books in both English and Spanish. This space can lead you either to the incredibly relaxing pool area or the ravishing restaurant. And I’m going to give you the inside scoop on both!
The restaurant itself is a sight to see and a place to be with its upbeat music, friendly staff, and gnarly decor. Right in the center is a huge, carefully sculpted tree with branches that extend across the ceiling. My Daughter would actually run up to it every time we’d go to eat and urge me to pick her up so she could touch its nose, it even served as a fun way to teach her the names of facial features.
The restaurant offers a free all you can eat American-Style Breakfast with a great selection of delicious options. It’s hands down (without a doubt), the BEST breakfast that I’ve ever had at a hotel thus far.
You can find native and foreign fruits, tasty pastries and a variety of warm and cold beverages while you wait for the wonderful cooks to make you your bigger breakfast.
Although the breakfast was amazing, the lunch and dinner didn’t quite match up. Although the food was good and the way it was presented was very pretty and professional, the cost was a little steep. I actually ended up spending more on our food than our room. However, the staff made me want to come back again and again!
Right from the bar of the restaurant, you can overlook the palm trees and the crystalline blue waters of the pool area which contains a baby pool, big pool, and hot tub.
Since it was just my Daughter and I, all of our time was spent in the baby pool, where we’d play for hours until it was time to get out in which turn Divinity would then scream like a little hellion and throw a hysterical fit. But it was still all worth it!
I seriously couldn’t praise the staff of this place enough! They were all so friendly, helpful and supportive during our stay. I really feel like they went above and beyond their jobs. If anything, they felt more like friends than servers, guards and front desk keepers.
I even had the privilege to meet the owner of Adventure Inn before we caught our flight home. He was very insightful, kind and environmentally conscious. He expressed his efforts to preserve the well-being of Costa Rica through sustainable practices at Adventure Inn and beyond. I really do wish I would’ve had more time to converse with him.
When all is said and done, Adventure Inn was a truly amazing place and provided my Daughter & I with an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend the place for families, creatives and people who want to be close to the airport and downtown San Jose, without having to be in the hustle & bustle of the city.