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“We Couldn't Be Happier!”
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Casa Amanecer B&B
Ranked #1 of 5 San Ramon B&B and Inns
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Dallas, TX
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“We Couldn't Be Happier!”
Reviewed June 21, 2011

We just got back from our trip to Costa Rica, and stayed 2 nights at Casa Amanecer at the beginnng of our trip after flying into San Jose. They are convenient to the airport if you need to stay nearby at the beginning/end of a trip, and it was so nice to wake up to a lovely view! Based on reading other TripAdvisor reviews, we stayed 2 nights instead of 1, and are very happy that we did. We used this B&B as our base for exploring the first 2 full days in CR. We were able to explore Sarchi, Doka Coffee Estate, the Poas Volcano, & La Paz Waterfall Gardens then return in the evening for dinner. One night we had dinner with all the other guests, and I highly recommend this! Chris & Louisa are wonderful cooks, & it was easy to feel at home with everyone there. They also provide a wonderful breakfast & are available for recommendations for local restaurants, coffee tours, zip-lining, nature walks, etc. Any need or concern we had they were happy to take care of! Our only wish is that we would have had more time to relax on their porch & look at the wonderful view!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

The hosts were gracious and pleasant, we all felt like we could have been visiting with friends! Great place to stay about an hour from the airport in San Jose, really worth to stay there at the beginning or the end of your Costa Rica journey. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated, the neighborhood was quiet with safe, off street parking. We had an impromptu yoga class and amazing breakfast, very fresh and yummy!!

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

Stayed here for two nights - this place truly is a hidden gem. Owners are lovely, approachable, quick to help and give assistance, talk with you. Kids were friendly and they had pets. Food was superb - vegetarian, filling and wholesome without feeling gross (difficult in CR), easy to accommodate our dietary wishes. Dinner is highly recommended. We were happy to observed that the owners and their family eat what they are serving you. Setting is beautiful and there is an unusual attention to design that works really well; this was a place where I felt I could trust their "eco" label without hesitation. Only minor qualm is location - you need a short drive into town if you want to eat out, get groceries, get a bus, etc. Still, would strongly recommend to anyone who can reach here and we hope their home/hotel continues to prosper.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

Very nice place to stay with modern, clean rooms in a quiet setting. We also had diner there which was very good and healthy. The hosts are very friendly and caring to ensure a pleasent stay. Safe parking & free WiFi.

The B&B can be reached comfortably in 1h from the airport in San Jose, so defentivly worth to stay there at the beginning or the end of your Costa Rica journey. Otherwise Arenal is not far either and the area is nice as it is located higher than the coast and is therefore less hot but still very mild.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

My wife and I spent three days at this clean, calming and beautiful B and B and had a great time. Chris and Luisa are fabulous hosts and have made something very special here. If you are at all into building design you should stay here. The home is made of teak and has fabulous light filtering through the custom window shades. It's like waking up inside a Japanese lantern. Request the meals. Chris and Luisa provide great vegetarian food. And if you are looking for quetzals, book a tour through Chris with Ignacio. We saw four of the elusive birds. A short drive from the airport, it's a great way to break up the drive to Arenal and other points north.

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Petaluma, California
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Reviewed March 3, 2011

Our family of four just returned from a week in Costa Rica and our first night was spent at Casa Amanecer. I booked two rooms for just one night and after being there for less than an hour my 13 year old son wondered why we wouldn't be staying longer. My kids loved the rabbits, we loved the hospitality and the views. The rooms are small but very comfortable and the real gem of this place is the beautiful veranda with sweeping views of the surrounding hillsides and town. There are comfortable rocking chairs and wireless internet access. The breakfast was filling and delicious and the innkeeper has many books and resources to help plan your stay in Costa Rica. I am sorry to have not met the owners in person (they were travelling) because all the email exchanges led me to believe that they are lovely people. We were very well taken care of in their absence, though. It is not a matter of whether I will return to Casa Amanecer but rather when I will return.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

We were returning to Costa Rica for the 2nd time and travelling with couple that are friends and our son and daughter in law. Our flight arrived into San Jose in the afternoon and we were looking for a B&B between San Jose and Arenal, as we wanted to make the drive to Arenal during the am to enjoy the view. We found Chris's place on the iternet and corresponded with him months prior to our trip, but the time we arrived we felt like one of the family. His children and wife were away visiting family in Peru. We were greated with an wonderful wholesome and organic dinner, followed by an awesome cup of cinnamon tea on the porch to watch the sunset. The Costa Rican rocking chairs and the view were great I could have sat there for days and just relaxed and read. The rooms and accomodations were wonderful and breakfast the next am on the terrace was quite a treat. As always the Costa Rican coffee, fresh fruit, eggs and homemaid bread was delightful. We will deffinitely return and stay longer next time to take in the chocolate and volcanoe tours to the North. We only stayed one night and then headed out to Arenal for four nights and then down to the Manual Antonio area for five nights, but next time .....we will stay longer. Thank you Chris for making us feel at home and offering us a wonderful transition into Tico time and relazation.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Amanecer B&B
Address: Apartado 567-4250, San Ramon 4250, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Canton of San Ramon > San Ramon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in San Ramon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Amanecer B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy, teak bed and breakfast in San Ramon, just minutes from the town center. Come and enjoy our home-grown organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh mountain air, healthy vegetarian fare and relaxing massage. The house was published in the March 2009 issue of Su Casa, with focus on sustainable architecture. We are former Habitat for Humanity employees from Costa Rica, Peru and the US and love to share the best that Latin America has to offer with our guests, including the food, music, poetry and the history. You can relax, read, write or connect to high-speed wireless internet out on the covered veranda. Also, we are always glad to help plan your trip, or offer suggestions. Just drop us a line. ... more   less 
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