Costa Rica // The Zona Sur //


Of the budget choices in town, the best accommodation is at the large Hotel Chirripó, C 1, Av 2/4 (t 2771-0529; $19 and under), which has simple rooms with private bath and hot shower, a decent restaurant and free parking. Alternatively, the Hotel del Sur Country Club and Casino (t 2771-3033; $55–74) is set in quiet, pleasant grounds about 6km southwest of San Isidro on the Interamericana and has en-suite rooms, wi-fi, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a good restaurant.

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