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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 53 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
0974pat Simpsonville, South Carolina
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two nights in this lovely,cozy place. I chose it for the close proximity to SJO airport. My room with private bath was the Garden Room at the back of the property, with a paved walkway to the main house. It was a basic room, but had a sitting area outside the door that offered a view of the... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Very kind manager who was happy to help us Gringos on our first trip to Costa Rica. We stayed here on our first night and again in our last night in CR. It is in the city of Alajuela and very near to many cute little restaurants and coffee shops yet close enough to the highways that lead out of... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was a very nice way to end our two month trip in Costa Rica. The breakfast was delicious and fresh. The rooms were clean and the staff was super friendly. I highly recommend for a night in alajuela!

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Martinsville, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed here the first night of our 4 week stay in Costa Rica in October 2013, and then this was our "base" for our third and fourth weeks in the Country. We were so thrilled with our decision to stay here at Vidal Tropical! Isabel was so great to us "gringos". Giving advice and information,helping with... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed as family of 4 in Bamboo room for 2 nights and my husband stayed in Terrace for 1 night. The villa is very close to city centre but off on a quiet street. The rooms are small but very comfortable and for 1-2 night it is more then adequate. Nice, new bathrooms. The best thing is breakfast. You... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I ventured to CR for my 4th trip and already had a favorite place to start and end and stay should I need to stay in the area. I stumbled upon Vida Tropical B&B and the rooms caught my eye. Price is unreal, location wonderful...why not try. WOW... I was not disappointed. I now have a new place. The rooms... More

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Leetonia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you're looking for a comfortable, clean and homey place to stay as you start and end your trip to Costa Rica I can't imagine a better choice. Isabel is a wonderful host and the B&B is very convenient and has great rooms and amenities. Your room includes delicious breakfast that starts with loads of fresh fruit, juice and fantastic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Isabel the manager takes good care of her clients. You can get a room with a private bath or shared one. The B&B is convenient and safe and an easy walk to the center of town and 15min and $6 taxi to the airport. The breakfast was ample, good and traditional.

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Forked River, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I always stay my first and last night at the Vida Tropical and have had to stay longer several times. Isabel and her staff have helped me book spur of the moment cars, day trips and helped me get to Tortoguero Island at the very best price, working late into the night . I can not speak highly enough of... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Our family of six stayed here on the first and last nights of our trip to Costa Rica. We arrived late with take-out dinner in hand, and were graciously ushered to the table to eat. When Isabel arrived promptly at 7 the next morning, it was like an enthusiastic, cheery tornado rushed in after her. She is adorable, and ensures... 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
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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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 
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