The Green Circle Experience starts and ends in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. The city is located in the Central Valley and beautifully surrounded by green mountains. The centre of San Jose is lively and hectic at times but by contrast, Hotel Grano de Oro is a beautiful, tranquil oasis. The colonial building was originally owned by a well known Costa Rican family and has been spectacularly renovated a few years ago. The result is a the perfect combination of old and new.
The hotel restaurant is one of the best in town and offers exquisite culinary entertainment. You will also soon notice that Grano de Oro is not your average boutique hotel, their social engagement towards their management and personnel are without comparison. Grano de Oro is also the initiator of Casa Luz, a home for teenage mothers and their children.
Grano de Oro offers all Green Circle guests a complementary guided walking tour in San Jose. Your enthusiastic, local guide will show you a number of hidden gems, so you'll get a real feel for local city life. Do not forget to have lunch at a little ‘Soda’ and enjoy a ‘gallo pinto’ with fresh natural juice. Grano de Oro is the perfect start and finish of your Green Circle Experience in Costa Rica!
"We participate in the Green Circle because we feel is it of utter importance to represent Costa Rica and the Costa Rican experience while providing visitors with a quality product and first class service. We feel the 5 hotels that the Green Circle represents all do this in their own unique way - catering to a personalized, excellent experience for the guest. We are proud to be a part of this and to be able to show tourists that San Jose is worth a second look and has a lot to offer. It is an essential part of the complete Costa Rican experience and a great compliment to the more rural vacation spots."