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Casa Amistad Ocean View Home With Tropical Forest
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16.61 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great private house with view

"Great house in amazing location with a great view, pool, landscaping, grill and appliances. Mirjam was fast to respond to any messages and was very helpful. Make sure to turn on the cars 4 wheel drive on before heading up the hill"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Casa Amistad Ocean View Home With Tropical Forest
Tropical Beach
3 out of 5
Bahia Ballena, Uvita, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is $40 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
16.82 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (26 reviews)
Excelente relación precio calidad

"Buena atención, excelente relación precio calidad, desayuno típico delicioso, pequeño pero no hay queja."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Tropical Beach
Sueños del Bosque
3 out of 5
1 Km SO de La Escuela La Lidia, Páramo, San Jose
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The price is $129 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
17.37 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)

"Amazing overall stay!! Staff was friendly and food was delicious (the service was a bit slow, so don’t wait until you are too hungry to go to restaurant). We went during the COVID pandemic so the slow service might have to do with that. Trails, horses, little boats, river, views, all great!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Sueños del Bosque
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Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat
4 out of 5
Route 242 Gerarado, 50m N of the Cemetery, Canaan de Rivas, Rivas, San Jose
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The price is $159 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
6.24 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Rio chirripo lodge stay Feb 2020

"Rio chirripo lodge is amazing. The property is beautiful, rooms well appointed and service outstanding. We also had several meals at the lodge and the food was delicious. We hope to someday visit again as this is a very special place"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat
Rancho Pacifico
4.5 out of 5
1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Ballena, Puntarenas
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13.56 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Magical rainforest retreat

"This place is truly magical. It is an incredibly unique resort experience. The staff is outstanding and the scenery unparalleled!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

Rancho Pacifico
Uvita Bali Bosque Retreat
3 out of 5
Calle Bejuco, Ballena, Puntarenas
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14.56 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
the best possible experience

"The absolute best experience you can possibly have!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Uvita Bali Bosque Retreat
Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort
4.5 out of 5
Interamericana Sur, entrada de Cajón, Santa Teresa 1km al oeste, El General, San Jose
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1.29 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)

"When I read other reviews, thought they must be exaggerated or fake, but this place really is everything others say. Absolutely beautiful property. Warm, friendly caring staff. Loved the private flight experience to and from SJO. Waterfall hike tour. A little more challenging than we were first led ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2019

Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort
Hotel Samsara
3 out of 5
Costa Ballena, Costanera Pacífico Sur, 100m Sur de la Ferretería El Colono, Ballena, Puntarenas
The price is $61 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
16.67 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (56 reviews)

"This hotel is in a quiet area. There really aren't many amenities besides the pool, wifi, and the breakfast. Of course, Max the dog is super friendly and made a great guide to walk though the jungle to the beach. The owner Raul really made us feel welcomed and made breakfast for us personally. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Hotel Samsara
Be our Guest and Experience our Unique Lifestyle in the Countryside of CR!
The price is $20 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
2.22 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Isabel and her son Danny and his girlfriend were fantastic. Danny is speaking English fluently. He does not live at home anymore so it is recommended to know the basics in Spanish. The aerea there is soooo very beautiful."…"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Be our Guest and Experience our Unique Lifestyle in the Countryside of CR!
Yabá Chiguí Lodge
2.5 out of 5
1.6 Km Following Papagayo Street, Osa, Ciudad Cortes, Puntarenas
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The price is $100 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
20.42 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Secret Paradise!

"Juan and his wife were excellent hosts at their 4 unit bed and breakfast. They were very accommodating to our late arrival and helpful with arranging a great experience with a boat tour with Belleza Terreba mangrove tour. They offer a fresh breakfast and coffee, and were very helpful about providing ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Yabá Chiguí Lodge
Kinkara Luxury Retreat
3 out of 5
Santa Elena, El General, San Jose
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The price is $200 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
0.73 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"I was here for a short break to decompress and no place could be better for that. It’s so relaxing. The food was amazing as were the incredible showers. Most of what’s prepared comes from the farm you walk through all throughout the property. I loved hanging around in the hammocks reading, working ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Kinkara Luxury Retreat
Hotel Diuwak
3 out of 5
Frente a las oficinas del ICE, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is $50 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
18.11 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (95 reviews)

"Great location within a 2 minute walk from the ocean. Very well kept 24 hour swimming pool that wasn't over chlorinated. Sol, at the reception, was incredibly helpful and friendly!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Hotel Diuwak
Villas Rio Mar
3 out of 5
Dominical Beach, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is $86 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
17.45 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (260 reviews)

"Loved the property, the pool is a good size the staff were acvommodating and the restaurznt was great. I would definitely return."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Villas Rio Mar
Camping y Cabinas El Tecal
2.5 out of 5
300 metros del parque Marino Ballena, Sector Chaman, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is $50 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
16.68 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (14 reviews)

"The location is perfect! Unfortunately, the gates close at 10:00 pm and apparently you won't be able to get to your room if you miss your curfew. Our room had no windows and the shower was either too cold or too hot from one second to the next. Worst part was that we could clearly hear our neighbor ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Camping y Cabinas El Tecal
Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge & Spa
3.5 out of 5
12km South of Dominical, Ballena, Puntarenas
The price is $162 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
15.81 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)

"Beautiful exotic property on a mountain side with views of the ocean. Great staff super friendly and helpful in guiding us with activity choices. Would definitely stay again and if you want a more exotic view they have a sister hotel that is amazing and we will definitely stay there next time because ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge & Spa
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Los Santos Forest Reserve, Copey, San Jose
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The price is $142 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
18.66 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (76 reviews)

"Beautiful peaceful amaizing place i recommend it....."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge
Vista Ballena
3.5 out of 5
17 KM al sur de Playa Dominical, sobre la Costanera, Jardines del Morete, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is $104 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
15.1 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (51 reviews)

"Can't review since they cancelled my reservation the same day of the trip"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Vista Ballena
Hostel Cascada Verde
3 out of 5
Calle Bejuco, entrada por tanque AYA, Ballena, Puntarenas
The price is $23 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
15.28 mi from city center
Hostel Cascada Verde
Hotel del Sur
3.5 out of 5
San Isidro Del General, Daniel Flores, San Jose
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The price is $48 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
3.74 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (39 reviews)
Great Staff

"I was in CR for 7 nights - my best stay and value was at Hotel del Sur. I couldn't find the place upon my arrival - thank goodness Stephanie at the front desk spoke great English and was able to guide me to the hotel. I came to learn all of the front desk staff spoke good English actually. Not only ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Hotel del Sur
Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Calle San Gerardo, Páramo, San Jose
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The price is $97 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
17.38 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (325 reviews)

"Amazing place to rest and disconnect from the world!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa
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Visiting El General

Visitors to El General are sure to find plenty to explore and enjoy. There are 209 hotels and other accommodations in the surrounding area. The closest major airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 53.4 mi (85.9 km) from the city center.

Sightseeing and Staying in El General

A favorite place to visit in the city is Alexander Skutch Bird Sanctuary. You'll also find Canaan Cheeses and Samaritan Chocolate in the area.

Below is a top rated accommodation based on our user reviews:

  • Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 3 restaurants, along with a free stocked minibar. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and beach locale.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in El General?
Based on our traveler data, Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort is one of the top choices for your stay. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. Other good choices for your visit include Kinkara Luxury Retreat and Cabana en Finca Agroecolgica los Pilares.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in El General, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in El General.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to El General?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to El General, head over to our customer service page.
What are some hotels with pools in El General?
Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and 3 restaurants.

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