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Vida Tropical B and B

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We stayed a couple of days here after our flight from the UK then booked to stay before flying home. It gave us a great opportunity to rest after our flight and to take a leisurely walk around Alajuela. We really enjoyed staying at Vida Tropical,Isabel was incredibly helpful and can really recommend staying here we would definitely stay here...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Isabel was very welcoming and we enjoyed our stay in the Fish Room. The B&B was a lovely place to relax and we enjoyed sitting in the hammock and in the garden watching the rabbit. Our bed was a bit creaky but comfy and in a nice big room. We really liked the honesty system for drinks and it was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Booked here as it was cheap and close to the airport (it's just over 10 minutes - about $10) The owner/manager waited up and made sure taxis etc were sorted for the morning, and that I didn't pay too much for a taxi due to my surfboard. The room had everything I needed - the decor was homely but sufficient....

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Getting lost in Alajuela during rush hour traffic, we called Vida Tropical B&B and Isabel calmly gave us directions and helped us arrive safely. whew! After 2 weeks of traveling, we were tired, dirty and a bit nervous about getting our car back to the rental agency, and to the airport the next morning on time and getting good food...

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Homer, Alaska
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The manager, Isabel, is very helpful in arranging things. Need to be picked up at the San Jose airport? Just let her know ahead of time and she will arrange for you to be met--any time of night or day. Celia, the cook and housekeeper, is superb as well. Breakfast start with a plate of fresh fruit and then a...

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1Thank lance2015
Reviewed 26 December 2014

our family of 12 used this as a launching and meeting place. Superb hospitality from Isabel and Norman (and Nikos). Good location, great breakfast, close to airport. Easy to walk around, catch buses. Benefit is that wife of manager runs good restaurant, would stay here again in a heart beat. Ten dollar cab ride from airport and they will arrange...

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1Thank Bill B
Reviewed 10 December 2014

We had an opportunity to stay at this great B&B last week. We have known Isabel for almost a year, and have been there once or twice. When we needed to stay in town for a night this is where we picked. It was a most enjoyable time. Isabel greeted us warmly, and we met a couple of other guests....

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1Thank Stormino65
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I stayed here two nights when I first arrived and two other nights during my first visit to Costa Rica. They were able to accommodate me at the last minute when another hotel messed up my reservation. I enjoyed Vida Tropical on several levels. It was relatively inexpensive for the quality of the rooms and breakfast, it was convenient to...

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1Thank JaguarFeather
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I needed a place to stay when I landed at San Jose before I took off for the coast the next day. This B&B is conveniently located near the airport and quite affordable. The people are friendly and helpful. The place is simple and clean. I walked a few blocks downtown to the shops. The cab ride was $8. Owner...

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Thank Patricia S
Blodgett, Oregon
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We went to visit friends in Southern Costa Rica. Before traveling to Southern CR, we took a taxi to this recommended B & B in Alajuela (10 minutes from the San Jose airport) for one night after our long plane trip. Restful, quiet, clean. The breakfast, prepared lovingly by Silvia, was great starting with fresh CR coffee and fruit, followed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ADVANTAGES OF VIDA TROPICAL - 5 minutes from the airport, but not on the flight path; walking distance to the center of the city of Alajuela; on a nice, quiet, secure street, in a friendly residential area; transportation to and from the airport is available at any hour of the day or night with the official orange airport taxis or we can arrange pickup(fare is about $7.00); a base from which to do day trips in the Central Valley, or overnight trips to more distant points; a place to stay during your whole trip if you're here to check out business opportunities, real estate purchase or rental possibilities or if you want to experience daily life in the Central Valley to decide if you want to move here permanently or part of the year; s place to enjoy an extended stay at very reasonable prices. We´re in Lonely Planet, Let's Go, and other travel books, reviewed on TripAdvisor and airbnb,and recommended in Thorn Tree and other discussion boards. Established in the Last Millenium before Y2K (1999), and enjoyed by 1,000s of guests. We accept Visa and Mastercard but NOT with the new CHIP security system. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vida Tropical B and B

Address: 300 meters East and 300 N from the courthouse traffic light | in front of the Academia de Natación, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $76 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The upstairs rooms are nice and large have a nice veranda and all but one have big private baths.”
 of 5 bubbles margolu, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had the garden room it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles davidbP3380YF, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If possible, leave yourself time for the wonderful breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles mrminor2015, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The Garden room in the back is very quiet, unlike the front rooms on the street.”
 of 5 bubbles lance2015, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Stormino65, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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