ALDEA HOSTEL SAN JOSE - COSTA RICA

UNFORGETTABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

WHY STAY IN SAN JOSE

Written by Aldea Staff Monday, 12 February 2018

WHY STAY IN SAN JOSE

When I first told other travelers about my plan to stay in San Jose for a month, the first response was, ¨Why?¨

Of course, I had several reasons prepared. I wanted to learn Spanish. I wanted to see the architecture. It is Costa Rica´s capital, for goodness sakes! I had heard that it was less touristy. I wanted to see everything that San Jose had to offer. Of course, my biggest reason is that I found a unique opportunity to try something new via workaway. However, when I first signed up, I had no idea how much I would grow to love not only San Jose, but Aldea and the other volunteers as well.

Aldea Hostel is quiet, laid back, and full of agreeable staff. For me and my travel goals, this is absolutely perfect. Everyday, I get to be part of a bustling city life, full of character. I have the opportunity to spend my days exploring the Mercado Centrale, National Park, or one of the many museums around San Jose. At night, I am literally part of a small community at the hostel. I have the opportunity to meet local Costa Ricans at the restaurant, and I also practice Spanish with my colleagues.

On my days off, I am able to explore the rest of Costa Rica. Since Aldea Hostel is centrally located, I am easily able to get a bus to any of the several beach communities surrounding the place. So far, I have been able to spend three days in both La Fortuna and Tamarindo. Both places had breathtaking scenery and so much to offer.

Best of all, at the end of my trip, I have a home away from home- and, for me, this is the best part about Aldea Hostel in San Jose. All travelers are welcome here, and, no matter who you are, you can feel like you have a home away from home at this hospitable and friendly hostel.

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LA MEJOR OPORTUNIDAD PARA VIAJAR DE MEXICO A COSTA RICA

Written by Aldea Staff Monday, 07 August 2017

LA MEJOR OPORTUNIDAD PARA VIAJAR DE MEXICO A COSTA RICA

La aerolínea Volaris, de ultra bajo costo, anunció un servicio directo entre Costa Rica y la Ciudad de México, a partir del próximo 14 de setiembre, los días martes, jueves y sábados..

En un comunicado de prensa, Volaris explicó este lunes 07 de agosto que la tarifa ofrecida para el nuevo servicio es de $99, por vuelo sencillo (una vía) y con impuestos incluidos..

Nos alegra mucho esta noticia ya que en Aldea amamos la cultura mexicana y esto ayuda a el intercambio cultural entre ambos países, ademas de facilitar esos viajes de negocios, placer o personales.

La empresa dijo que los boletos se pueden adquirir desde ahora y que la salida de San José es a las 8:40 a. m., llegando a la Ciudad de México a las 12:45 p. m. La salida de Ciudad de México es a las 1:50 p. m., llegando a San José a las 4:05 p. m..

Aldea San Jose se encuentra en el Paseo Colon a solo un autobus ($1) del aeropuerto Juan Santa Maria, contamos con una ubicacion extrategica que te permite estar cerca de todas las estaciones de bus mas importantes de Costa Rica, ademas estamos ubicados a 10 min del centro de san jose donde podras conocer museos, comida y arquitectura, sin duda alguna acompañar los buenos precios de volaris mas los buenos precios de Aldea es un regalo que no puedes dejar pasar..

Para mas informacion los invitamos a visitar el sitio: https://www.volaris.com/.

Si tienes alguna consulta sobre Aldea te invitamos a escribirnos a: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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TOUR OROPOPO "CAMPUS EXPERIENCE"

Written by Aldea Staff Tuesday, 23 May 2017

TOUR OROPOPO

En Aldea San Jose vivimos la experiencia OROPOPO el cual es un tour alternativo por algunas de las instalaciones de la UCR de introducción a la biodiversidad de Costa Rica que se puede realizar con un precio accesible ademas de un gran servicio y compañía.

Iniciamos a las 6:45 am con un avistamiento de aves en las instalaciones deportivas, un sitio que contiene varios de los arboles mas grandes y con mayor historia de la zona; Pudimos ver de cerca especies tales como; Pecho amarillo, bobo, oropendola, paloma pico rojo, pájaro carpintero, que con la ayuda de nuestro Guía y sus actividades logramos conocer muchas curiosidades sobre sus comportamientos.

A las 8:00 am disfrutamos de un delicioso desayuno típico costarricense acompañado de un buen café para recobrar energías y así poder seguir con el recorrido por el campus, obteniendo una explicación muy clara de la historia que los murales y entre otros detalles encierra tan emblemático sitio.

Finalmente comenzando las 9:00 am visitamos la Reserva Biológica Leonelo Oviedo uno de los pulmones verdes de la ciudad, en el puedes sentirte en una especie de jungla llena de animales diferentes y de mucha vegetacion, el sonido de los automóviles se pierde en su interior pidiendo así conocer aun mas sobre la naturaleza de Costa Rica, en medio de la reserva pudimos conocer un Mariposario enfocado a una educación ambiental el cual contiene muchas vistosas especies diferentes.

De manera opcional también puedes visitar el museo de insectos el cual enriquece mucho mas tan buena experiencia.

Sin duda alguna es un Tour que puedes aprovechar en tu estadía en Aldea San Jose ya que permite conocer muchas cosas de Costa Rica que no se ven a simple vista, ademas su cercanía es otra de sus ventajas ya que solo duraras 20 minutos en llegar al sitio.

El tour incluye: Transporte, Guía, Desayuno, Binoculares, Entrada al Mariposario. Se recomienda llevar: Zapatos cómodos, Botella de agua y Repelente

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LA SABANA "UN LUGAR PURA VIDA"

Written by Aldea Staff Tuesday, 02 May 2017

LA SABANA

A solo minutos de Aldea San Jose, podrás conocer el "Parque Metropolitano La Sabana", donde la cuidad se junta con la naturaleza mostrando hermosos paisajes y un gran ambiente para relajarse, es el punto de encuentro para cientos de familias costarricenses las cuales comparten tiempo con un tradicional picnic en la compañía de los simpáticos animales que se encuentran libres en el parque.

No es difícil toparse con ventas de deliciosos "copos" o "granizados" donde no resistirás probar uno para refrescarte y a la vez sentirte pura vida!

Es el lugar preferido para las actividades gratuitas al aire libre, conciertos, festivales, o exhibiciones, ademas a sus alrededores podrás conocer el Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica el cual adorna con su belleza aparte de ser uno de los mas grandes de Centroamérica.

Sin duda alguna es uno de los mejores sitios para pasar un buen momento sin gastar mucho dinero, no pierdas la oportunidad de visitar la sabana.

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LIFE IS PURA VIDA @ ALDEA!

Monday, 16 January 2017

LIFE IS PURA VIDA @ ALDEA!

For those of us who have been bitten by the travel bug, there is no better remedy than the thrill of a new adventure. If your path takes you to Costa Rica, Aldea Hostel is a stepping stone on your journey that you will not want to miss. The staff welcomes each guest warmly, and you immediately feel the ¨life is good¨ vibes that everyone sends out, and what Costa Rica is all about. Aldea offers an oasis of calm, comfortable, breezy rooms walking distance from the bustling city centre of San Jose. Here you will find yourself among fellow travelers who are eager to share their stories over a home cooked meal on the kitchen patio, or simply chilling in the new lounge room. The social areas of this hostel are amazing ways to connect, especially for the solo traveler. The charm of Aldea is not only founded in the community of it, but also in the centrality of its location. The perfect starting point or home base for your travels, it is not only close to anything you may need in San Jose, but also to numerous bus terminals that can take you anywhere in this beautiful country. So what are you waiting for? Adventure awaits at Aldea.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 ALDEANOS!

Sunday, 01 January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 ALDEANOS!

As we enter into the New Year with visions of tomorrow´s triumphs, eager to be swept aside by the tides of change, it is easy to forget. Easy to forget the seeds our past selves have sown, as we dream of blooming flowers in next year’s spring.  We tell ourselves and each other that now is the time for the burning of the leaves – tomorrow´s wind will waste them all. And then we can start again, as a new candle burns brightly in the breeze again. Change blows in the cool wind, and our heads, hands and hearts hope for a fresh start. 

But we should not forget, and we should not wish away the work of the year with such high zest. Rather, we must remember, value and cherish what has been done, and who has done it. That is what this vaguely poetic  blog post will aim to do!

At Aldea, it would be difficult to name every single person that has helped us grow and nurtured our walls with their presence. The nature of having volunteers working is that the front door revolves with interested gringos and intrepid go-getters. We could not possibly name all of them, as to do would be a blog post of its own right! But nonetheless, we thank all of them for their endeavour, and the great spirit they bring to the hostel. 

That being said, there are those that we can name. In fact, we might amend that to say there are those that we should name, and do not credit as much as they deserve. Such as Aurelia and Lilian, who clean the hostel tirelessly each and every day. Without their work, life at the hostel  might not be as good as our wifi password suggests! 

Then, praise must be given to those at the reception – Marlene, Arlene, Carlos, Kevin and Josue. Whether it is 5 37 am or 11 24 pm, these people are on hand to help. Many a guest has been shown to a room, shared in friendly conversation or been given directions by these individuals. 

And perhaps they have even been given directions just next door – to the Corner Pizzeria next to the hostel. Here, these guests might meet the charms of Heylin, the mastery of Pedro, or the mystery of Rafa. Certainly they shall feel the radiance of Aleja also, and the care of our Andrea.  Regardless of who it is they chance to encounter, they are sure to have had an excellent time, and for this our staff deserve the highest praise possible and the purest vidas ever! 

We hope that you have enjoyed the past year as much as we have, and that the key characters in your lives know how much you cherish the work they do. At the end of a film, everyone involved gets a moment in the lights. A second on the silver screen. These are our heroes, this hostel our film. These have been the end credits. Cut lights. Exit, stage left. All that remains is to say this: Feliz Nuevo Ano y PURA VIDA.

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100 m South from Pizza Hut Paseo Colon, In Front of Sala Garbo

San Jose | Costa Rica

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