Located just 10 minutes from the airport, this homey little inn is run by the genial couple Bernie Jubb and Nhi Chu. Rooms and private casitas (little houses) are spread around a spacious compound and lush gardens of vine-covered arbors, fruit trees, and exotic flowers. The two-bedroom casitas are perfect for families. Nhi is an expert chef specializing in Asian cuisine. Three-course fixed-menu meals are served around long communal tables and need to be booked in advance. The hotel is located just a kilometer or two north of downtown Alajuela.