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Our Bed & Breakfast rooms are part of
a beautifully restored Costa Rican farmhouse originally built in 1976.We
also have cabins and suites. The farm (finca) was part of a larger
property owned by Mincho & Tuto Salas who were the first people to settle
in our small village of Rincon de Salas which is named after them. The
farm was later divided into two properties one of which is now Posada
Mimosa. There were three other owners before Tessa & Martin bought it in
1994 and started their B&B business. We subsequently renovated the B&B
guest wing, added all the other buildings on the property, built the
swimming pool and planted all the lush tropical gardens.
POSADA MIMOSA has been practising
sustainable tourism since 1994, long before it became the “in” thing to
do. We use solar energy to provide hot water, we have no dryers for our
laundry preferring the sun’s energy instead. We use organic products on
our lush tropical gardens, fruit trees, and in our septic tanks; our own
well supplies an abundance of water; we plant trees, we make our own
compost and recycle our garbage; use low energy light bulbs; use cardboard
boxes instead of plastic bags to bring home our groceries; employ Costa
Ricans from the local community and give donations for local projects. We
encourage sugar cane farmers not to burn but to go organic. Indeed, we are
“green” in every sense of the word.
more information on solar and alternative energy go
species spotted on our property by a Canadian guest. February
- April, 2010
Egrets, Hawks, Vultures, Parakeets, Cuckoos, Pauraques, Hummingbirds, Motmots, Toucans, Woodpeckers, Kingbirds, Fly Catchers, Kiskadees, Wrens, Jays,Vireos, Orioles, Oropendolas, Caciques, Tanagers, Saltators, Seedeaters & many more.
Tessa & Martin, just a note to thank you for sharing your paradise
with others. We started our visit here and have ended it here
in your wonderful posada. We have enjoyed and appreciated
your friendliness,hospitality and everything about our stay".
Jackie Cabrera, Florida
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITE WHICH IS
ALWAYS UP TO DATE.
TO COSTA RICA
through the United States is becoming increasingly
difficult. Frequent flight delays, cancellations
and stops, excessive security, lost luggage and
lack of service all add up to a nightmarish experience.
Even though it costs more, we recommend Air Canada's
direct flights from Toronto (5 hours) or Costa Rica's
national airlines LACSA AND TACA. They offer courteous
service and yes, they feed you! At the moment they
have one stop in El Salvador where you changes planes.
It is a great little airport and is a very easy
changeover. Check their website Lacsa.com
for up to date information.
Posada Mimosa, 20 minutes west of the San José international airport, is situated
on 17 acres overlooking, sugar cane and coffee fields with
a spectacular view over the central valley. We are conveniently
located near the lovely town of Grecia. It is only five minutes
from the Inter-American Highway, 40 minutes from San José and 90
minutes from the closest Pacific beaches. Sarchí, Zarcero, Irazú
and Poás volcanoes, national parks and many other interesting places
are within easy driving distance. Posada Mimosa is 750 meters above
sea level. The climate is ideal. The nights are cool enough to need
a blanket. We do NOT need air conditioning or heating year round.
Many of our guests have suggested that
our location is ideal for three or six days' relaxation or day trips before
embarking on more strenuous pursuits. Our clientele is mostly adults with
a genuine interest in and respect for Costa Rica's natural diversity.
the airport, take the main highway west (towards San Ramón). After
about 15 minutes, you will pass Río Poás, then Río Rosales. Take
the exit for GRECIA / SARCHÍ. Go 2 km, turn right at Panduit factory, and go 3 km to
the first crossroads (at the village of Rincón de Salas). Turn right
again, go 200 m (two blocks) to Posada Mimosa. If you are coming from Grecia, take main road, direction Interamerican Highway. After about 7 kms. turn left at Panduit factory, go about 3 kms. to Rincon de Salas crossroads, turn right. Go 200m to Posada Mimosa. Follow B&B signs.
If you take a taxi, give these directions
in Spanish to the driver. "Del aeropuerto, dirección
a San Ramón hasta FANAL. Posada Mimosa está en Rincón de Salas,
2 kilómetros al norte de FANAL a mano derecha" Rótulos amarillos.
BE SURE THE METER (PARA
MARIA) is on. Recently some of our guests have
been overcharged. The cost from the airport
should be about U$30. We offer an airport drop
off service for US$25. PLEASE PRINT OUT DIRECTIONS
AND HAVE WITH YOU ON ARRIVAL.
CAR RENTALS: RELIABLE, LATE MODEL CARS, QUALITY SERVICE, COMPETITIVE PRICES.
best way to get the most out of Costa Rica is by car. We can help
you rent a car at competitive prices. Our guests can be picked up
by the rental car agency at the airport or they will deliver the
car to our property and pick it up at the end of your trip.
The convenience of drop-off and pick-up is an additional service
which smoothes the way for registered guests. If you prefer not
to rent a car, we have an English-speaking driver ready to take
you wherever you want to go at reasonable prices. There is a regular
bus service to Grecia and taxis are plentiful and cheap.
much progress has been made on the technological front in Costa
Rica, in many ways it is still a third world country. Visitors
should be aware that travelling with only a credit card is not enough.
Before leaving home, be sure to bring some US dollars in cash. Yes, there are ATM machines but they
do not always work. They can eat your card and they issue
limited amounts of cash. Travellers checks are accepted at Banco Nacional and HSBC Bank in Grecia. When
making a reservation with us, please pay close attention to our
payment policy. WE ACCEPT PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS, or COLONES CASH BUT CAN ACCEPT VISA AND MASTERCARD.
access to airport.
own guidebook on living/traveling
rentals (drop-off & pick-up).
with English-speaking driver
and satellite TV. Maid service.
tropical gardens and butterflies
- Spectacular scenic pool
- English, French, German, Spanish spoken.
- 100 confirmed
bird species on our property
- Referrals to Dental Services.
- Secure gated entrance.
- Drinkable water.
- Exercise trail.
- Solar and Alternative Energy
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