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Vista Canyon Inn

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Copey Street , Santa Ana, San Jose | On Copey St. Go 60m West, Then 100m North. Vista Canyon Inn Is on Left Side, Grey Door With Logo, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Wonderful place to start/end a stay in CR. Prior to arriving in CR we had exchanged quite a few emails with Eleazar regarding logistics, driving, car rental etc. and each mail was replied to quickly and helpfully. Eleazar met us at SJO with a very warm welcome as if we were old friends. The Inn is well located and not... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed at the Vista Canyon Inn on our last night in Costa Rica. We liked that it was relatively close to the airport and Eleazar was a wonderful driver (which was complimentary). The driving in San Jose is a little crazy so we were happy to give up our rental car a day early and not have to deal... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stay at Vista Canyon for 1 night only and I regret not booking my whole stay there while in San Jose. I really did my research on TripAdvisor for hotels, motels etc. We ended up there by pure coincidence because the first place where we had booked was that "mostly booked" so our last night in San Jose was... More 

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Schomberg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Situated close to San Jose Airport (with free shuttle on request). We stayed at the start and end of our vacation although this is so much more than a stopping off place, located overlooking a beautiful canyon. We stayed in the owners suite on our return from touring Costa Rica and it was the best room of our whole stay... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Our extended family group of thirteen stayed here for one night after traveling from Uvita over the mountain pass and before venturing on to La Fortuna. What can I say? The reviews are all spot on and we could not have been happier about this choice. We did not get a GPS and did get lost coming through San Jose.... More 

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Schomberg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Eleazar and Marsha were terrific. We spent a wonderful evening chatting in lounge with them swapping stories. Marsha took us to the market and Eleazar helped find ATM's and helped phone our bank in Canada when we had banking problems. The location overlooking the canyon is terrific. Make sure you follow their directions and you will arrive no problem. Hope... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were on our way back from our son's wedding on the Pacific coast in late January 2014 and we simply needed a place to stay for the night before leaving for the airport in the morning to return to the States. What we got instead was simply a completely unexpected delight!! We were referred to the Vista Canyon Inn... More 

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Marsha W, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn, responded to this review

Your family was a delight to have with us. I was thrilled when the girls said they wanted to watch the Final Batchelor on Tv that night. It was fun to have them to watch it with. So, glad you enjoyed your stay and we were able to accommodate you last minute. Celebrating a child's wedding is a big deal.... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is incredible. The view out back was amazing, overlooking the canyon. All of the rooms were clean, and the hot tub and the swimming pool were relaxing and perfect. The hosts are extremely generous, and cater to all your needs. This is an amazing place to stay while on Costa Rica

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Marsha W, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn, responded to this review

Hosting your entire family for the night was lots of fun for us. Especially since you live so close to where my husband is from. We were glad you enjoyed the pool and hot tub. So many guest come in late and leave early that they don't have time to take advantage of our amenities...especially the views. We appreciate your... More 

Arlington, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My husband and I came to Costa Rica for pleasure and with an idea of retiring there. We wanted to stay somewhere easily accessible to areas of the central valley but not your typical resort or hotel. Vista Canyon met this criteria and much much more than we ever expected...aside from one of the most spectacular views of the canyon,... More 

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Marsha W, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn, responded to this review

We were so thrilled to have you and your husband choose Vista Canyon Inn for your fact finding trip to check out Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a great country to consider for retirement. We were thrilled to tell you the GOOD & BAD. Believe me, we learned so much during the time we have been here. The good definitely... More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We came here for a week to adjust and get acclimated to moving to the coast in Costa Rica. We fell in love with the property , Eleazar, Marsha, Carlos, Lucia and Kali(Malti poo). They made the airport pickup easy even offering to give us a ride with a 165lb great dane and 8 bags of luggage. When we set... More 

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Marsha W, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn, responded to this review

We wished you could have stayed longer too. We weren't the only ones missing you. All the other guests were asking "where's Leo"? (Harlequin Great Dane 150 lbs). Needless to say, things were not the same after your family left. It is exciting to have guests stay with us that are planning a move to Costa Rica or have just... More 

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