"Perfect Location to downtown San José and everywhere in Costa Rica"
If location is key, then Parque del Lago is the right hotel for you. Our hotel lies at the crossroads of a cultural, business and entertainment medley. Situated on Avenida Dos, also known as Paseo Colon, this once elegant residential neighborhood is today a bustling avenue, overflowing with banks, boutique hotels, business centers and restaurants. Paseo Colón is one of city's vital transportation arteries. A five to ten minute drive down this road puts you in the heart of San Jose, where you can enjoy interesting museums, theaters, shopping centers and handicrafts markets. The Parque del Lago Hotel has the privilege of lying diagonally from the adjoining La Sabana Metropolitan Park, San José's "Central Park". This 72-hectare green, forested over the years with a large variety of trees, acts as the city's lung, while also offering optimal sport installations and leisure possibilities for the Ticos and visitors at large.
The hotel is conveniently located only 15 minutes away from the Juan Santamaría International Airport and a stepping stone away from the Inter American Highway, the road leading to major westbound natural attractions. The highway heading west towards the popular suburbs of Rohrmoser and Escazú is a 2-minute drive from the hotel's parking lot. The smaller Tobias Bolaños Airport is located in Rohrmoser, where Nature Air, a local airline, offers daily flights to more than 15 destinations within the country.
Several large business centers are scattered around the hotel's perimeter, among them the Centro Colon, the modern, glass-laced Torre Mercedes, the Oficentro La Sabana and the Oficentro in Plaza Mayor, as well as government offices, like Procomer, Comex and San José´s City Hall.
Some of San Jose's best shopping alternatives are located within a 5-to-10 minute driving distance from the hotel. In the nearby Rohrmoser suburb are the Plaza Mayor and Plaza Rohrmoser shopping centers, both featuring upscale boutiques, restaurants & bars, pharmacies, supermarkets, shoe stores and more. Plaza Mayor offers two very comfortable, modern movie theaters as well. Parallel to the popular Rohrmoser Boulevard is the Pavas road, a street with a commercial strip, lined with pharmacies, clinics, small restaurants and boutiques to Cemaco, one of the largest home goods store in the country.
Only 2 minutes from the hotel, heading westwards down the Prospero Fernandez Highway, popularly called "La Pista", is the popular town of Escazú, offering great international culinary options, bars and enterteinment., also housing the large Multiplaza Mall. A multitude of high end stores, eight state-of-the-art cinemas and the upscale Auto Mercado Supermarket are all found under one roof.
Shopping in downtown San Jose can be a rewarding experience, letting you see, hear and smell the sounds and sights of this lively capital. The Mercado Central or the Central Market is a marvelous, vibrant place offering the freshest produce. The crunchiest vegetables and the tangiest fruits are gloriously squished next to some of the city's best fish. Flowers and leather products are perfumed by the nearby fresh herbs and spice stand. The air smells like everything here and the friendliness of the people is perhaps its most charming reward. The Plaza de la Democracia has a nice, varied souvenir market. Once a turn-of-the century estate, the La Casona Souvenir house offers an extense variety of souvenirs at varying prices. A walk down the Central Avenue, recently converted into an attractive pedestrian zone, lets you do some great people watching, while also shopping in a variety of small stores and large department stores.