Advisory and Executive Committee Meeting &
Scientific Symposium
TRANSPORT
  • a. International flights
    Juan Santamaria International Airport (IATA: SJO) connects with 43 airports in Europe and the Americas, with an average of 50 daily flights from 22 airlines

    Some of the international airlines that arrive directly to Juan Santamaría International Airport are: Avianca/Taca, Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Air Panamá, American Airlines, Condor Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Iberia, Interjet, Jet Blue, Spirit, United Airlines, U.S. Airways

  • b. Getting to and from the airport
    Costa Rica’s International Airport is located 17 km. away from the event venue
    • Taxi route costs $ 35 (USD).
    • Bus route costs $ 3 (USD). [Route: Alajuela - San Jose]
  • Some hotels offer transportation to and from the airport. That should be consulted with the selected hotel.

  • c. Getting around San José
    San José is a small city, and all the venues are relatively close from each other:
    • The meetings of the Executive, Advisory and Scientific Committees will take place at the Aurola Hotel Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown.
    • The Scientific Symposium will be held at the University of Costa Rica, in the City of Research.
    • Parallel meetings. The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design inside National Centre of Culture (CENAC) library and headquarters of the Heritage Centre (MCJ) will be used to celebrate the parallel meetings. The CENAC is at 200 m. from hotel and Heritage Centre is roughly at 500 m. form the hotel
    The Aurola Hotel Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown (venue of the main meetings) is merely ten minutes by walk from the other places where the parallel meetings will be held.

    The City of Research —of the University of Costa Rica— is about 3 km East from the Aurola Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown. A service bus will be provided for all the attendants. But, in any eventuality, a taxi charges about $5 dollars from one venue to the other.
ACCOMMODATION
Delegates can choose to book and pay their own accommodation in one of the following two ways: assisted by the Organizing Committee or directly by themselves.

Option 1 – Book assisted by the Organizing Committee:
The Organizing Committee has selected the following hotels that are within maximum 20 minutes walking distance from the meeting venue and commissioned a travel agency to help you with bookings. It was provided to us by the Hoteliers Chamber of San Jose. For further details, see map and table of hotels:

Map of hotels nearby the main location




Information of Hotels Recommended by the Costa Rican Hotel Chamber

CST - The Certification for Sustainable Tourism is awarded by the Costa Rican Tourism Board according to the degree of preservation that a hotel follows towards the sustainable use of natural, cultural, and social resources. It is composed by a scale of 5 levels.

Special price: Prices negotiated beforehand by ICOMOS Costa Rica. If you are making your reservation directly with your hotel of preference, don’t forget to mention that you are a member of ICOMOS participating in ADCOM 2013.

Hotel Presidente
Location: 7th Street, Central Avenue
Contact info: (506) 2010-0000 / info@hotelpresidente.com / www.hotel-presidente.com
Category: 4 stars Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 5min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.4km
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 4 sheet
Special Rate: Standard Room: $75+tax
Normal Rate: $119-124+tax
Double Room: $132+tax
Facilities, included services: non-smoking, 1 king bed, air conditioning, cable TV, mini bar
Hotel Inca Real
Location: 3rd - 3rdB Street, 11th Avenue
Contact info: (506) 2233-2640 / info@hotelincareal.com / www.hotelincareal.com
Category: 3 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 5min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.1km
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 2 sheets
Special Rate: Standard Room: $49+tax
Facilities, included services: breakfast, Internet
Hotel Tryp Sabana
Location: 38th Street, 3rd Avenue, Paseo Colón
Contact info: (506) 2547-2323 / info@trypsabana.com / www.tryphotels.com
Category: 4 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 30min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 2.8kms
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 4 sheets
Special Rate: Standard Room: $75+tax
Normal Rate: $129+tax
Double Room: $129+tax
Facilities, included services: breakfast, Internet, local and international calls, cable TV
Hotel Rincón de San Jose
Location: 15th Street, 9th Avenue
Contact info: (506) 2221-9702 / info@thotelrincondesanjose.com / www.hotelrincondesanjose.com
Category: 3 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 2min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 50 m.
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 3 sheets
Special Rate: Standard Room: $45+tax
Normal Rate: $63+tax
Double Room: $75+tax
Facilities, included services: Internet
Hotel Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola
Location: 5th Street, 5th Avenue
Contact info: 8000521100 / www.aurolahotels.co.cr
Category: 5 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 2min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.2km
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 4 sheets
Special Rate: Standard Room: $89+tax
Double Room: $89+tax
Facilities, included services: non-smoking, 1 king bed, wireless Internet, local calls, 24 hour room service
Hotel Sleep Inn. Paseo las Damas
Location: 9th - 11th Street, 1st - 3rd Avenue
Contact info: (506) 2521-6500 / infohotel@sleepinnsanjose.com / www.sleepinnsanjose.com
Category: 4 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 1min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.1km
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 4 sheets
Special Rate: Standard Room: $75+tax
Normal Rate: $90+tax
Double Room: $100+tax
Facilities, included services: transfer to and from airport from 5am to 5pm, 1King Bed, non-smoking. Also Included: High-Speed Internet-charge, Interior Corridor, Desk, Pay-Per-View Movies.
Hotel Balmoral
Location: 7th - 9th Street, Central Avenue
Contact info: (506) 2222-5022 / www.balmoral.co.cr / reservas@balmoral.co.cr
Category: 4 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 5min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.4km
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 3 sheets
Special Rate: Standard Room: $75+tax
Facilities, included services: wireless Internet connection, restaurant, gym, air conditioning, cable TV

Other hotels nearby the event area
Hotel Colonial
Location: 11th Street, 2 - 6th Avenue
Contact info: (506) 2223-0109 / info@hotelcolonialcr.com / www.hotelcolonialcr.com
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 5min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.5km
Special Rate: $40+tax
Double Room, Special Rate: $45+tax
Facilities, included services: private bathroom, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, phone, includes breakfast.
Hotel Fleur de Lys
Location: 13th Street
Contact info: (506) 2223-1206 / reservaciones@hotelfleurdelys.com / www.hotelfleurdelys.com
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 5min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.4km
Normal Rate: $78+tax
Double Room: $86+tax
Facilities, included services: hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, phone, free parking, laundry service, bar, restaurant.
Hotel Grano de Oro
Location: 30th Street, 2nd - 4th Avenues
Contact info: (506) 2255-3322 / info@hotelgranodeoro.com / www.hotelgranodeoro.com
Category: 4 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 25min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 2.5km
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 3 sheets
Normal Rate: $153+tax
Facilities, included services: wireless Internet connection, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, restaurant, phone with direct access to international calls
Hotel don Carlos
Location: 9th Street, 9th Avenue
Contact info: 1866-675-9259 / info@hotelgranodeoro.com / www.doncarloshotel.com
Category: 4 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 2min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.2km
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 2 sheets
Normal Rate: $70+tax
Double Room: $80+tax
Facilities, included services: Internet, breakfast, phone, parking
Hotel Vesubio
Location: 13th - 15th Street, 11th Avenue
Contact info: (506) 2256-1616 / vickyp@hotelhosts.com / www.hotelvesuvio.com
Category: 3 stars
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 10min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.4km
CST. Y / N - Amount of sheets: YES - 1 sheets
Normal Rate: $45.95+tax
Double Room: $48.95+tax
Facilities, included services: Internet, breakfast, phone, parking, cable TV
Hotel Radisson Europa
Location: Central Street - 3rd Street, 15th Avenue
Contact info: (506) 2010-6000 / info@radisson.co.cr / www.radisson.com
Walking time from Hotel to CENAC: 10min
Distance from Hotel to CENAC: 0.5km
Normal Rate: $104.30+tax
Double Room: $169+tax
Facilities, included services: Internet, breakfast, audio and DVD player

To book, please see the rates negotiated on the website of the event at the section "Network of hotels".

Option 2 – Book directly with the hotel or international web sites

Delegates can also book directly via the hotel’s website or by calling the hotel, or book through other internationally recognized professional websites such as the Hotel Chamber of San Jose Hotels (http://visitesanjosecostarica.com/). Booking procedure and prices will be subject to specific hotel and website.

FooD
Breakfasts are served at the places of accommodation at the expense of the delegates. There are a number of restaurants nearby the Aurola Holiday Inn venue, offering a wide range of choice.

Given that the main venue is in the centre of San Jose, there is a large amount of restaurants and cafes, at a very short distance from the venue. See attached table of restaurants near the meetinghouse in CENAC-Hotel models and map location restaurants:

List of restaurants nearby the main location

TYPE OF FOOD DISTANCE AVERAGE COST ON LUNCH OR DINNER NAME
Argentinian 300 m $20-$30 Parrillada Argentina [A]
Asian 400 m $20-$30 Tin-Jo [B]
International 200 m $15 Café Mundo [H]
International 300 m $20-$25 J.R. Ribs[J]
International 300 m $20-$30 Kalu
International 200 m $20-$25 Hotel Don Carlos
International 500 m $20-$30 Hotel Costa Rica [E]
International 100 m $20 Hotel Aurola
Vegetarian 400 m $15 Shakti [I]
Chinese 100 m-400 m $10 Several options
Fast food 400 m $10 McDonald’s [G], Quizno’s, Taco Bell, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Subway
Vernacular food 200 m $7-$8 Central Market (several small restaurants)