Option for Travelers on a Budget in San José
also offer budget style accomodations for visiting students and
travelers in "Casas Agua Buena." There are three furnished
houses (each with six bedrooms) in the San Pedro area, about a mile
from the University of Costa Rica and about three miles East of
downtown San José.
Each house offers the following features:
*common kitchen with all utensils, and dishes
provided, two baths with hot showers
*telephone: unlimited local calls (outgoing
long distance calls collect or credit card only. Note: that there are no
direct incoming long distance calls. For in-coming long distance, messages
must be left at the office number, and we will deliver your message to you at
the earliest possible opportunity.
*television with Cable channels from the
*fully furnished living and dining area
*fax service available-- only through the
main office, but you don't have direct access to the computer. (The office is
not in the house) If you have a laptop you can open your own account and use
the phone in the house for e-mail access, keeping in mind that the phone is
shared. There are internet cafes throughout the San Pedro area.
*Agua Buena does not discriminate on the
basis of religion, race, national origin, ethnicity, age or sexual preference.
We respect all life styles and prefer to have guests who feel the same way.
The living situation may be described as
"semi-communal." Good tenants for us are quiet people who may be in
San Jose on vacation, studying, or working on projects. We ask for quiet after
l0 p.m. and we are very concerned about security. Use of alcoholic beverages
must be minimal. Our guests exchange information about good places to see in
Costa Rica, and provide a sort of ready made peer group for each other. You
may have visitors (one visitor at a time) using common sense and good judgment,
given that it is a group living situation. We do not permit parties under any
Prices start at $60 per week, and $160 per
month and range up to about $80 per week and $250 per month.
For more information about the houses contact
When reserving rooms by Internet, remember that you are making a commitment to
occupy the room just as we are making a commitment to have the room available
for you. We do not give refund of deposits or any portion of the first month's
rent. However after completing the first month, you are entitled to receive a
refund of any unused portion of your rent.
information about the Agua Buena Human Rights Association go