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Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast

Vista Atenas 65 Sabana Larga, Atenas 20502 Costa Rica
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#2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Atenas
A short 35 minutes from San José International Airport, the lush rolling countryside, with its bountiful fruit orchards and sweeping valley vistas, magically transforms as you ascend the winding mountain road that brings you to the vibrant celestial mosaic that surrounds Vista Atenas B&B.
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Dutch
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bruce a wrote a review Nov 2020
Oakland Park, Florida122 contributions136 helpful votes
I was arriving at SJO in the afternoon and didn't want to have to drive at night so picked the B and B. As is turns out, my flight was 2 hours late arriving (mechanical) so I had to find the hotel in the dark which was not a problem. Its a lovely place, with beautiful grounds and very fresh air. I had one of the rooms by the pool which was lovely and very comfortable. The owner's dog became my friend. Smallish pool but I was able to do laps in the morning. Nice breakfast. Wifi worked great. Highly recommend for peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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scootteddy wrote a review Jan 2020
Greensboro, North Carolina7 contributions
My boyfriend brought me here as a surprised. I had been very stressed. The bed and breakfast was beautiful. The owner and her dog are the sweetest. My boyfriend hired someone to give me a massage beside the pool. It was wonderful. The views were amazing. The room was clean, comfortable, and stylish. Our breakfast was amazing! It was a rejuvenating, peaceful, and relaxing experience. I will go back, for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
rokepine wrote a review Dec 2019
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
This charming b&b is not far from the airport but in nature, near the top of a hill overlooking the valley. The view from the pool is fantastic. Also the owner is super-friendly. A great introduction to Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Natalia S wrote a review Dec 2019
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We stayed here for a several times now and always had a great experience. Stunning views of the valley, fresh cool breeze, helpful, honest and welcoming staff, delicious breakfasts, tranquility and wonderful owner Vera, who is always trying that your stay will be comfortable and unforgettable. We will return soon!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dmjdgsmlm wrote a review Aug 2019
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We started and finished our family trip through Costa Rica at Vista Athenas. We liked it a lot. A beautiful location, fantastisch view, beautiful garden with kolibries and butterflies, nice and clean rooms, very nice owner and staff, we enjoyed the swimming pool and the wonderful breakfast to start the day with fresh fruits!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Pete Pedrioja wrote a review Jul 2019
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We stayed here 1 night en route from the coast to San Jose and wish it could have been more, and will certainly return. The peaceful quiet of this hillside B&B only 30 minutes from SJO airport is a welcome respite from the urban centers of the Vallle Central. Wonderful staff, very comfortable room, beautiful gardens and view, and just outside the clean and friendly small city of Atenas. We recommend con gusto!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The best views are from the pool and patio, and all rooms are adjacent to the pool and patio.
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lindabR9053TE wrote a review Jul 2019
Columbus, Ohio15 contributions4 helpful votes
I found this B&B on Trip Advisor and planned my agenda so I could spend the evening there. It ended up being one of the highlights of my trip to Costa Rica! Vera and Sedi were incredibly hospitable from the moment I arrived to our goodbyes in the morning as I drove away to visit Poas Volcano. The location high on a mountainside is amazing. My neighbors were very quiet, so I was able to enjoy the gorgeous sunset by myself overlooking the patio just outside my door. My room was sparkling clean and appeared to be recently refurbished with modern paint colors and a small but modern, clean bathroom. The bed and pillows were both very comfortable and the ceiling fan allowed me to regulate the temperature to my liking. I loved the huge glass windows on my wall and door that allowed me to enjoy the views even from my bed. Of course, this was all made even better by the stunning weather I had both in the evening and when I got up in the morning. Thanks, Vera and Sedi, for a lovely visit! I hope to bring my husband back for a visit.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I enjoyed my room that sat to the left of the breakfast room, as it allowed me an unobstructed...
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Linda C wrote a review Apr 2019
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The view outside our room was even more breathtaking than pictures can do justice. The staff at the B&B were outstandingly helpful and always smiling. Anna was always nearby to help . The owner Vera helped us right from the start, arranging a taxi to pick us up from the airport when we inquired. Having no real plans upon arrival, her suggestions for things to do nearby were all wonderful including a coffee tour, a wildlife refuge & waterfall to explore. There is a nearby restaurant that was lovely for a lunch or dinner and just a short walk up to get to. Breakfast, made by William, was delicious including beautifully arranged local fresh fruit and fantastic coffee! The bed was a perfect firmness and the cooler evenings and bird songs lulled us to sleep every night. We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The red room on the back side has one of the greatest view and outside seating area
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Karen McD wrote a review Mar 2019
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
Stayed here for 2 nights in December, using Atenas as transfer point between San Jose airport and Uvita. We got a ride here from the airport and enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing evening after our flight. We took a taxi into town for dinner where there are a number of good restaurants with a nice variety of food and styles. Then we spent the rest of the evening sitting by the pool and looking out over the valley lights. The beds were comfortable. The highlight was breakfast! An attractive presentation of fresh fruit, followed by eggs cooked to order with Costa Rican coffee. And guava jelly for the toast! I’m now addicted… Vera and her staff Sadie, William and Anna were all very friendly. William and Anna helped me with my (very limited) Spanish. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. The view is fantastic. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Will definitely be staying here again and would not hesitate to recommend. If you are new to driving in Costa Rica, I’d recommend getting a ride from the airport (I think Vera or Sadie can help you with that) and picking your car up later. It helps to be familiar with the drive to Vista Atenas, the entrance to the B&B is up the mountain, around a couple of sharp curves, and over a hump then down a steep driveway. My boyfriend was ready to have a heart attack as he thought we drove off a cliff!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Katya wrote a review Feb 2019
Rockwood, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed 2 wonderful weeks at Vista, surprising us every morning with the fantastic view one enjoys here daily. The room was bright, pretty with a very comfortable king size bed and pleasantly quiet during night time. Breakfast always started with fresh fruit and juice, and the hostess Vera greeted us, finding out, if everything was to our liking, could she help with our daily planning, restaurants, tours, etc. and that helped us tremendously. Vera and her team are definitely one of a kind, super friendly and helpful, making the experience unforgettable. In fact, we already booked our next stay for Nov. this year and look very much forward to it!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Rescue Center Costa Rica (4.5 miles), El Toledo Coffee Tour (2.5 miles), and Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balcon de Cafe, Pizzeria La Finca, and Kay's Postres, Cafe & Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Dutch.
Does Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.