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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SPECIAL Price at Casa Laurin B&B in Escazu - a GREAT Convenient Base (updated April 1, 2014)

SPECIAL AVAILABLE AGAIN as of April 1, 2014!!!

Come check out CASA LAURIN's newly located, really centrally Bed and Breakfast in Trejos Montelegre, Escazu at a SPECIAL PRICE!

Can you use a City Fix - some shopping, culture, medical visits?  Our bright new home is around the corner from WalMart so a minute to the Pista/highway that takes you 5 minutes away into San Jose (without the toll booth!) - so we’re easy to get in/out of Escazu!  PriceSmart, EPA, MultiPlaza, Office Depot are a quick ride (or even walkable for walkers)!   And you can store your treasures in our secure/enclosed garage.

Because we're so centrally located - we're easy to get to many of the medical services the Central Valley has to offer (you can even walk to CIMA!!).  Whatever you need, we can help you find it!

Casa Laurin is a welcoming home and perfect base to use to do Day Trips from so no need to move around each night sleeping in one hard bed to the next (a common situation throughout much of Costa Rica)!  Come enjoy our comfy beds with Memory Foam!  Even if you just come for part of your trip, you can check off a few things located within 1-2 hours from us - like the action packed 1-day Poas Volcano (the easiest one to get to/around where you can look down INTO the volcano!), Doka Coffee Plantation (one of the best Coffee tours) and LaPaz Waterfall Gardens Tour where you can see many of the birds, animals, amphibians, etc. you had hoped to see in Costa Rica but don’t always get to!  You can hire one of our guides/drivers for a custom tour at YOUR pace - or join in on one of the daily organized tours - and each day you come back to your home at Casa Laurin!

Costa Rica is world known for Dental/Medical Tourism so consider adding a few days to your stay and see how you can save 30-50+% of some great processes from Dental Implants and Crowns, medical check-ups/visits and tests like physicals, blood work (especially great for the many people in the U.S. that don't have insurance or can't afford their insurances co-pay), dermatological procedures, even semi-permanent eyeliner/eyebrows and more.  Casa Laurin receives MANY people coming for these services and is a good place to recoup for people getting light procedures!

Or have the stresses of life and family or the insanity of Semana Santa having you needing a cooler (warmer if you’re coming from up North!)/chill scene?  You can just come sit around the SWIMMING POOL, read some of our many books, watch a DVD, watch cable tv (we have over 15 stations to choose from with some sort of programs in English including the main U.S. networks), do some puzzles, visit with your VERY service-oriented host Ginette or the other guests and BE!

For all our guests - We’re walking distance to over 50 restaurants (and many deliver) and most of the best markets in Costa Rica!
(VIP Movie Theatre Recliners!!)
You can walk to Avenida Escazu where you can lose yourself in the wonderful/pampering at the VIP Movie Theatre (where waiters literally come around IN the theatre and serve you panini and other goodies and bring you a drink from the full bar as you lay back in big electric leather recliners for around $11!!), giant screen iMax theatre or one of the other very comfortable seat theatres!

Taxi's are easy to get, buses into Escazu or San Jose are just a few blocks away or leave your car in our secure/enclosed garage (based on availability).

Our FULL delicious homemade BREAKFAST IS included (the favorite for many are the Banana Pancakes!)

(your host Ginette and the
sweet Dolly [that LOVES massages and guests taking her on walks!!!])

Ginette can help you in English, French and Spanish!

Visit and “Like” them on their enhanced Facebook page where you can see LOTS of pictures showing you all they have to offer at:

and/or check out our website at:

(506) 2-289-4198-Costa Rica #   •   1-202-506-9007-U.S.#


$65/per night + tax

AND - you receive the
(so MAYBE you’ll get REALLY lucky and get the $115/night Master Suite for just $65!!!)

CONDITIONS:  Minimum 2 nights.  Based on double occupancy.  This is a CASH SPECIAL (you CAN pay by credit card BUT you pay the 5% processing fees).  ONLY when book DIRECT with us.  Based on availability.  You MUST Mention this Ad/where you found it when making the reservations.

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