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Grano de Oro

San Jose, Costa Rica

The Grano de Oro is a charming turn of the century mansion. The atrium terrace and corridors have sparkling fountains and lush tropical planting, and the rooftop deck offers soothing jacuzzis and is a great spot for catching a few rays.

At a Glance

  • An oasis of calm in a bustling city

  • Friendly, personalized service

  • Fantastic restaurant in elegant surroundings

  • The perfect place to relax and unwind at the start or end your Costa Rican adventure

  • Centrally located in San Jose

  • Only 25 minutes from the Airport

  • An ideal pick up spot for Pacuare

Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Adventure

Insider's View

If the family suite is unavailable ask for a Deluxe Twin which can accommodate up to two adults and three children.

Dominic Atterton

Insider's View

After dinner take time to relax in the central plaza of the restaurant. A gin and tonic is the perfect accompaniment to the stunning colonial architecture that will surround you beneath the night sky!

Sonia Bungaroo

Insider's View

Enjoy a fresh Mango juice upon arrival.

Jenny Weidemann

Insider's View

Escape the busy capital on the rooftop bar with a glass of wine and a dip in the Jacuzzi.

Jenny Weidemann


The Grano de Oro is located on a quiet residential street approximately five minutes drive from downtown San Jose.

The hotel has 37 unique and tastefully decorated rooms, and 3 eclectic signature suites, all offering a high level of comfort. This elegant property is like an oasis in a bustling city, with its tranquil atmosphere, a light-filled interior courtyard and a lovely rooftop terrace.

Dining is high on the agenda at Grano de Oro and the restaurant is known for being one of San José's finest, serving continental cuisine in a warm and intimate atmosphere.

Grano de Oro is the perfect place for visitors to the capital to relax in style and comfort at the beginning or end of an action-packed trip.


Guided tours and visits to the city's museums can be arranged from the Grano de Oro. There are also many excursions that can be arranged outside the city, including coffee plantation tours and visits to the Poas and Irazu Volcanoes.

Location & Directions

San Jose, Costa Rica

The Grano de Oro is located on a quiet residential street just off Paseo Colón, a short taxi ride from the city center.

When to go

Grano de Oro enjoys a near–perfect temperature of around 27°C all year, although November to April are the best months for sunshine. The ‘Green’ season, from May to October, is a good time to visit: it’s typicall sunny in the mornings with rain in the afternoons. The quietest period is April to early June. The rain can be particularly strong in September and October.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Grano de Oro or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley

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