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Why Posada Nena?a

The Posada Nena is strategically located in the immediate vicinity of the international airport Juan Santamaria, the historical capital San José and many natural attractions of the central valley.

our family

Traveling has always been the most important in our small family. We love to explore the world, to discover new things and to share our discoveries with people who also love authentic countries and people.duenos 532
We founded our first Posada Nena in 1989 in Carúpano, Venezuela. "We" are Minerva (1965) and Volker (1966) Alsen; the former from Barcelona, Venezuela, Volker from Wiesbaden in Hessen. Posada Nena started in a beach house with 3 mattresses on the floor and a pool table. Located on an attractive, but completely unknown, sandy beach near Carúpano in the east of Venezuela.

In years of detailed work and with the support of both families, we had built one of the most famous guest houses in Venezuela- a stop on every adventure trip through the wonderful South American country. At the same time, we travelled all Venezuela and the continent thoroughly on numerous trips and expeditions. One of the results of these trips was our first travel guide about Venezuela, the Reise know-how in German. Further titles followed.

Unfortunately, in 2009 the political situation in Venezuela became unbearable. Our family had grown to 4 people - with Nataly (2000) and Sebastian (2002). We decided to change our country for reasons of security and education. Away from the beach in the wild east of Venezuela and into the mountains and the green nature of Costa Rica.

Today with Posada Nena in Santa Ana, Costa Rica we offer travelers from all over the world a beautiful, safe and friendly haven to start an exciting and authentic journey through Costa Rica. Our children are now of legal age (the picture next to it is a bit older) and soon studying in Europe.

The philosophy behind Posada Nena and alautentico is about sustainability, honesty and real experience - supplemented with extensive knowledge of the culture, customs and nature of our countries. No mass tourism, no large groups, but authentic people who live their life's work. We carefully select our local partners for our clients and make sure they share a common idea. A lot of travelers who has been with us over the past three decades will confirm this. On the other side, our local partners keep telling us, how special “our guests” are. If you have read this far and would like to experience Costa Rica or Panama with our help, please contact us.

Due to my work as a travel book author for various travel guides about our countries, I spend much time on the road and learned to know the country and people very well. As a result of this intensive travel activity, we will show you (in addition to the well-known highlights) fewer known places. Less known, but not less exciting. We always include secret destinations in our trips. combined with the “big attractions”.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, travel has of course changed for the time being. But right now, Costa Rica offers as a safe and healthy travel destination: no large groups, no mass events, everything in the fresh air and in the great outdoors in mini-groups and with the highest hygienic standards.


Posada Nena SA (former Casa Alegre)

Av. 5, entre Calle 3 y 4, 10901 Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica

del Pali de Santa Ana, 100 Norte y 150 Oeste

E- Mail: info (at)

Tel: 00506/ 2282 1173 and 88693084 Online Reservation Posada Nena

WhatsApp +49 163-1386178

Cédula Jurídica (Tax number): 3-101-607319

responsable: Volker Alsen


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