Address: Avenida 9
Neighborhood: San José
City: San José
The Spanish-style hacienda in Barrio Amón, originally the home of coffee plantation owners, is one of the hidden gems of downtown San José. Papa Hemingway would love the leafy courtyard, rambling hallways and the open-air hot tub on the jungle patio. Each of the 17 rooms is a little different in size and décor, but all have a uniform style and character that, in spite of being somewhat worn and faded, maintains its charm with a winning combination of antique furniture, wood floors, and tropical plants. Bring your camera. This Spanish mansion is one of the area’s most photographed buildings.
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