aurola hotel lobby

Stay at the Aurola Holiday Inn in Downtown San José

We have negotiated hotel rates from October 31- November 5 for our conference participants at the Aurola Holiday Inn. Use this link to make you reservation and receive the access code.

*Discount is under National Center for Research in Geography Education*


Standard Room per room and night (price includes breakfast)  $85


The hotel offers a $27 (one way) shuttle to and from the airport that can be added to your hotel reservation by phone.

Aurola Holiday Inn

Located in downtown San José the Aurola provides you with everything you need.

For the adventure seekers and those in search of natural beauty, the city serves as the perfect hub for some of Costa Rica's most revered volcanoes, waterfalls and national parks. The sleek Aurola Holiday Inn towers directly over the heart of the city. The hotel staff devotes itself to the friendly, hospitable nature that Costa Ricans are prideful of, as evidenced by the 24 hour front desk associates. You will also find comfort in the cozy atmosphere and contemporary design, which makes the hotel a local landmark.

Just a short stroll away is San José's famed National Museum and its pedestrian walkway where you will find an abundance of restaurants and shops. Spend a leisurely afternoon visiting the outdoor mercados (markets), Central Park, and Museo de Jade to get a taste of Costa Rican culture and history.

Along with the modern decor, the hotel features all of the amenities one can imagine. With two full service restaurants, a tour booking center, lounge, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, beauty shop and conference rooms, the hotel is ideal for vacationing and business purposes, alike.

The hotel features over 200 spacious and fashionably decorated rooms, many equipped with stunning panoramic views of the central valley and its adjoining mountains. All rooms feature cable TVs, mini bars, safes, and coffee makers and include either two double beds or one king size.

Parque Morazán

Hotel Lobby

Indoor Pool and Spa

Overflow Hotel Options

In the event the hotel block fills up and there is no more room at the Aurola Holiday Inn, the hotel offers three overflow hotels as a second option.

Hotel Presidente

Hotel Presidente is a large hotel with spacious rooms. There is plenty of entertainment at the hotel itself, as well as in the surrounding downtown area and in the central valley of Costa Rica.

Hotel Boutique Jade

Conveniently located on the East side of town, only a 5 minute walk away from the center of San Jose, close to theaters and museums, and 2 blocks distance from the main highway that connects the whole central valley. Surrounded by renown financial institutions, Costa Rica’s most prestigious universities and several embassies and ministries, Hotel Boutique Jade offers an excellent location for business and leisure travelers like wise.

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas

The Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas Hotel, a four stars hotel, has an excellent location in downtown San Jose, only 20 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, making our hotel a special place to start and end your vacations in Costa Rica.