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Homer, Alaska
Reviewed 1 January 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...

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Reviewed 25 December 2014

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...

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Reviewed 10 December 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....

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 3 December 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...

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 December 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...

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Blodgett, Oregon
Reviewed 30 October 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...

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San Diego
Reviewed 24 October 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...

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Kangaroo Valley, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 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...

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
Reviewed 13 August 2014

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...

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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2014

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Vida Tropical B and B

Address: 300 meters East and 300 N from the courthouse traffic light | in front of the Academia de Natación, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $72 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“We had the garden room it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles davidbP3380YF, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If possible, leave yourself time for the wonderful breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles mrminor2015, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The Garden room in the back is very quiet, unlike the front rooms on the street.”
 of 5 bubbles lance2015, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Stormino65, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“As should be expected, the rooms along the front street side are more subject to the motorcycle and car noise during the day and into the evening some. The Terrace room bed was fine for sleeping, but it's a Murphy bed and has a hard wooden edge all around it. I don't know if the other rooms are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles JaguarFeather, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
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