Archive for the ‘Around Alajuela’ Category

About Pandora

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by Pablo Herrera

Previously operated as The Marilyn Monroe Bar, the Pandora project emerged from an effort to restore a sense of peacefulness and romance amidst the bustle of Alajuela.  Pandora restaurant is a renovated old house. With a mix of history and More…

Vacation Play at Hotel Villa San Ignacio

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by Pablo Herrera

It is a happy talent to know how to play.  —Ralph Waldo Emerson Since there really are no specific talents required to engage in play, what Emerson might be saying is that we should remember to play more often.  Taking More…

Wood Wide Web. Nature talking.

Posted on: September 9th, 2019 by Pablo Herrera

Costa Rica is well-known for vast biodiversity. This eco-rich flora and fauna is the main attraction for many of the travelers making the journey to reconnect with nature.  Trees are home to howlers, sloths, frogs, and birds to name only a More…

Celebrating our Five-Year Anniversary

Posted on: August 5th, 2019 by Pablo Herrera

In July 2014, we eagerly opened our doors to receive hotel guests and patrons of Pandora Restaurant.   Our initial debut followed the extensive renovation of Orquideas Inn. During the first five years, we continued to complete smaller-scale projects.  Some More…

Birds of a Feather: Twitching in the Central Valley

Posted on: May 23rd, 2018 by Villa San Ignacio

With more than 900 species of birds, Costa Rica is a wonderland for bird watchers. In this lush country teeming with fruit and flowers, you don’t have to visit a reserve or an aviary to spy famous birds. Even walking More…

Keep celebrating this week! February 17

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 by Pablo Herrera

FRIDAY FEB 17 – SPECIAL DINNER AND INTIMATE CONCERT Keep celebrating this week! Enjoy a special dinner and live music with Cardamomo for a special deal at $25 per person, taxes included. – Reservations required at 2433-6316 o pandora@villasanignacio.com Live More…

Join our BBQ and Pool Party! – 18 February 2017

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 by Pablo Herrera

Join us this February 18th, 2017 for a BBQ and Pool party! We require reservations for this event. Call 2433-6316 today to reserve or send us an email to Pandora@villasanignacio.com We will be celebrating the 80’s, at a party that More…

Stay in Alajuela for Food and Music

Posted on: February 7th, 2017 by Pablo Herrera

We are celebrating a week of Love, Music, and Great Food at Villa San Ignacio with exclusive events from February 12-18. To make your reservation, please send your name, email and phone number to Pandora@villasanignacio.com or call us at (506) 2433-6316 SUNDAY  More…

Happy Hour / Social Hour

Posted on: July 24th, 2016 by Villa San Ignacio

Pandora Restaurant at Villa San Ignacio is proud to serve the community of greater Alajuela. We’ve been here in form and spirit for more than a century but we’re not afraid to adapt to the changing times. Modern life includes More…

Eloy Zúñiga Exhibition

Posted on: July 9th, 2016 by Villa San Ignacio

We are proud to announce our new art show at The Gallery, a collection by renowned Guanacaste artist Eloy Zúñiga. Delightfully accessible, Zúñiga is known for his bold colors, heavy textures and his vivid depictions of everyday life in Guanacaste. More…