A Charming Stay at Hotel Colonial in San Jose, Costa Rica

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Church bells clang, railroad tracks rattle and laughter leaps down the street. On a Sunday morning, the sounds of San Jose, Costa Rica waft through the gated window in my room at Hotel Colonial, landing on my bed along with the sun’s warm rays.

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Dining in Costa Rica’s Barrio Escalante at Restaurante Sofía Mediterráneo

Located on Calle 33 in East San Jose, Restaurante Sofía Mediterráneo is in the heart of the upscale Barrio Escalante, an oasis of culinary delights in Costa Rica’s otherwise mostly bland capital dining scene. The brightly lit promenade, known as Paseo Gastronómico La Luz, has become in recent years the restaurant row of the neighborhood.

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