We stayed here for two nights at the end of our visit to Costa Rica. The villas were really gorgeous and offered wonderful views. The grounds are amazing. The pool is small (and there's no shallow end for kiddos), but the plants and flowers everywhere create an idyllic atmosphere.
We did a day tour to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall gardens with one of the hotel guides. I thought the price of the tour would include the price of admission to these two attractions but it did not. So it made for a much more expensive day than we had planned. But we had a great guide - Coco. He took us to the best lunch spot on the way back to the hotel and was such a friendly guy. And the drive to/from the attractions is flat out stunning.
The restaurant was ok. Nothing extravagant. But the portions are huge and they have quite a variety of offerings so you'll find something you like. We had a super early flight in the a.m. and the hotel did pack us a breakfast to go, which was a nice treat at 4 o'clock in the morning.
I'd definitely stay here again. It's the perfect spot to start or end your trip to Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The comment ofter heard in this hotel is, "We feel like we are at home." This is exactly the impression the management and staff of the Buena Vista strive to create. We are high on the summit of a mountain with a climate of eternal spring yet only fifteen minutes drive from the International Airport below. We will pick you up there and show you the wonders of this exotic country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buena Vista Hotel
- Buena Vista Alajuela
- Hotel Buena Vista Costa Rica/Alajuela