When you arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica you are looking for a warm location with beautiful natural surrounding. That is what you will see at El Portico Hotel. Wonderful vistas of the mountains, enjoy the botanical outdoor with tropical flowers and trees, streams and exotic birds chirping right outside the property. Also consider comfort and a responsible and courteous staff helping you and your guests feel welcome. El Portico's restaurant Las Tres Maria's serves tasty tropical delights in a secluded restaurant overlooking the lovely outdoor area. Take a tour of the volcano site, the Barva de Heredia. The hotel setting is peaceful and only 30 minutes from the San Jose International Airport. A perfect stopover when you are traveling. A place to relax and get to know the staff that will treat you like "a special and important guest."