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.

Escrito por Aldea Staff Lunes, 12 Febrero 2018


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San Jose | Costa Rica

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