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…

Timeless Fun – Best Hotel in Costa Rica for Families

Posted on: September 4th, 2019 by Pablo Herrera
Girl making Chiky Smores at Villa San Ignacio hotel in Alajuela San Jose Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, September 9 is a special day designated to celebrate children.  On El Día del Niño you may come across children’s activities going on around the city.  The origins of this day can be traced back to 1952 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…

Let’s Go Shrubbing

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 by Villa San Ignacio
Marinated Chicken Potato Wedge Salad at Pandora restaurant and Villa San Ignacio hotel in Alajuela San Jose Costa Rica

Looking for an inventive way to cocktail? Try shrubbing. A shrub is a vinegar-based beverage that tastes sour, tart, or tangy – delightfully fresh flavors that wake up your palate. Like many of our favorite drinks the shrub has a More…

October Splash

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Villa San Ignacio

Starting Friday, October 12, we’re giving you an extra reason to swim your cares away. Spend a day at the pool and enjoy a 20% discount. This seasonal special includes lunch from our world class restaurant, with a kid friendly 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…

Get down to business and away from the same old routine

Posted on: March 5th, 2018 by Villa San Ignacio

Villa San Ignacio has played host to several companies who wished to conduct meetings or hold a team conference away from the office. The clients we’ve worked with have found this change of pace helps to focus attention on the More…

Valentine’s Day Special

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 by Villa San Ignacio

February 14 is Valentine’s Day and one of the most popular nights at Pandora Restaurant. Couples choose to celebrate the holiday with us because the ambience is ideal for romance – old world, candle lit, intimate. We have substance as More…