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Vida Tropical B and B

300 meters East and 300 N from the courthouse traffic light | in front of the Academia de Natación, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 54 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 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... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This B&B is in excellent location. Close to the airport and everything, walking distance to restaurants and could even order and deliver from restaurants. Silvia cleans and washes bed sheets every other day. The owner Norman and Isabel is very hospitable and could help you with everything you need even buying used vehicle. Their assistant Nicoli could also help you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We enjoyed our stays here in May (3 nights), June (1 night) and July(2 nights). It is conveniently located near the international airport, the manager Isabel and other staff are helpful and friendly and the rooms are very well appointed for the price. Isabel and her husband Norman who runs a nearby restaurant, speak excellent English. We enjoyed many conversations... More 

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Address: 300 meters East and 300 N from the courthouse traffic light | in front of the Academia de Natación, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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Number of rooms: 7
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