WHERE WE ARE
Casa Laurin is located in Escazú, the quiet, secure upscale suburb of San José. Escazú has easy access to the highways that lead to all of Costa Rica’s most popular attractions. You can get to San José within 15-20 minutes by bus or taxi. Around here you will find all the services who may look for: banks, grocery and drug stores, a hospital, a modern shopping mall and many restaurants serving international cuisine.
Minutes from here you can enjoy golfing at an international championship 18-hole golf course.
HOW TO FIND US WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY – OUR GPS LOCATION
Beam your navigator to Escazu, (about 15 KM from the Juan Santamaria International Airport) – set your GPS to TONY ROMA’S restaurant – and follow the directions below or set YOUR GPS to
Lat. 9°56’05.9N Long. 84°07’58.7W
Google map: Lat. 9.934966 Long. -84.132968
This GOOGLE MAP shows our location in ESCAZU (TREJOS MONTEALEGRE) – You can print that map!!!
In Costa Rica there are no real addresses but some people insist so this might be it . . . descriptive address in Spanish that works locally for TAXI DRIVERS
(not to be used in your GPS)
Escazu, Trejos Montealegre
De Banco Promerica El Cedral
100 metros Sur y 75 metros Oeste
Casa a mano derecha
Color Beige con ladrillos
No. 76 Avenida Nogal
Phone: 506-2289-4198 or 506-8924-8989
ARRIVALS FROM (SJO) INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
We arrange AIRPORT PICKUP for our guests. After a day of travel most guests appreciate being picked up by our English speaking taxi driver who takes them «home» in his comfortable minivan. For visitors who rent a car we arrange delivery of your car at the hotel so you can take delivery at your convenience; we are happy to give you directions to your next destination and save you the hassle of finding your way in a country where there are few road signs immediately after ‘touching the ground’ (see more information in CAR RENTAL section)
For local travelers: We are located about 15 minutes from the Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas and we arrange transportation from/to the airport.
IF YOU NEED A TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT - let us know your flight details. Our trusted taxi driver will be waiting for you. Just look for your last name through the glass wall facing you as you exit the airport terminal. If you don’t see it just WALK TO THE LEFT and your driver will be there with the billboard showing your last name. In case you don’t find him please call us – 2289-4198. Someone will offer their cell phone to let you make the call – do not be distracted by unlicensed taxis or porters directing you to pirate taxis.
NOTE: We do not advise renting a car at night. It gets dark at 6pm here and there are few signs on the road – if you are renting ask the car company to deliver to the hotel the next morning – if you need help with car rentals email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARRIVALS BY TAXI OR TOURIST VAN:
Our Spanish address that works locally is “ESCAZU, TREJOS MONTEALEGRE, de Banco PROMERICA (a la par de Walmart), 100 metros Sur y 75 metros Oeste, Casa a Mano Derecha No. 76, Color Beige con ladrillos” . Don’t forget to breath while giving the address…If you are out of breath just hand the taxi driver this page and point HERE. If you have a private driver we can send you a map for him or just give him our phone number (2289-4198) and we will give him directions.
ARRIVALS BY RENT-A-CAR (IN DAYLIGHT)
If arriving from the west coast by highway No. 27- exit immediately after the toll booth (ESCAZU – TREJOS MONTEALEGRE) – be careful as you have to cross two lanes of the toll booth traffic. At the T, turn left and take the first little street on the right (facing Banco Promerica). At the T, turn right and look for house No. 76 – third house on the right after the vacant lot. If you get where the street curves to the left you have passed us…
If you have missed that exit or have chosen to take the next ESCAZU exit you will see WALMART and Tony Roma’s restaurant at the end of the ramp. Please take that street on the right and turn left at the second street (facing Banco Promerica). At the T, turn right and drive half a block - look for house No. 76 – third house on the right after the vacant lot. If you get where the street curves to the left you have passed us…
STREET NAMES & ROAD SIGNS & BEING LOST
GOT LOST? Hail a red cab and show them this page – you are probably very close…