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Finca Paraiso, a luxury Mountain Retreat B&B, has spacious suites nearby crystal clear water streams and falls about 30 minutes drive from the international airport of San Jose, Costa Rica. It is great for travelers who have just arrived or are about to depart, nature lovers and honeymooners who want to enjoy the beauty of nature and peace in a luxury 5-star accommodation. Clean mountain air, privacy and eternal spring weather is guaranteed! Relax by the KOI pond, or take a cold shower in our natural waterfall, or take a swim in our heated pool, or just sunbathe in your private terrace.
Our rates are shown per room, not for the whole property. Additional cost per person is $65 per night. Maximum 9 persons
Enjoy fresh juices and fruits or Costa Rica coffee in our new Open Breakfa...Finca Paraiso, a luxury Mountain Retreat B&B, has spacious suites nearby crystal clear water streams and falls about 30 minutes drive from the international airport of San Jose, Costa Rica. It is great for travelers who have just arrived or are about to depart, nature lovers and honeymooners who want to enjoy the beauty of nature and peace in a luxury 5-star accommodation. Clean mountain air, privacy and eternal spring weather is guaranteed! Relax by the KOI pond, or take a cold shower in our natural waterfall, or take a swim in our heated pool, or just sunbathe in your private terrace.
Our rates are shown per room, not for the whole property. Additional cost per person is $65 per night. Maximum 9 persons
Enjoy fresh juices and fruits or Costa Rica coffee in our new Open Breakfast area while enjoying spectacular views!! Continental Breakfast is included! Want an elaborate breakfast at an additional cost?? Our standard amenities are: Fresh cut flowers, a basket of tropical fruit, 2 bottles of water, orange juice and jogurt, coffee and tea, bath robes, and free WIFI in each suite!! A welcome drink such as a glass of wine, Beer, Juice, coffee or tea!
Any special requests like a relaxing body massage, a class of Yoga, or a more adventurous horseback riding, or a tour to La Paz Waterfalls, or a coffee tour??
Our beds are extremely comfortable with down comforters and pillows!
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We are a B&B in the MOUNTAIN and the terrain is a bit hilly with steps to the suites!
We are open between 6:00AM and 11:00PM. We accept late arrivals only with advanced notification by the guest.
ID is required at check-in! Could be drivers' license or passport!
Ken and Alejandra have done an incredible job! The house, grounds, room (we had the downstairs room), and breakfast were all incredible. You really can't go wrong here.
What was best was the excellent communication before, during, and after the trip. Everyone goes out of their way to help make your trip enjoyable.
Thank you guys!!!
Visited December 2017
Written December 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Many thanks for your kind review. We strive to make our guests feel at home away from home. Glad to have shared our little Paradise with you! Many thanks again!
Written December 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Make this your last stop...because everything (after this) pales by comparison.
This is a stunningly beautiful mountain-side retreat, with amazing mountain and volcano views. The gardens and walkways are unbelievable, meticulously maintained and absolutely awe-inspiring (bring your camera). I had the privilege of staying three nights in the Birds of Paradise Suite, which is a secluded, stand-alone bungalow (separate from the main house), with Jacuzzi, fireplace, kitchenette and two private terraces, one outside each door. It was a wonderfully peaceful setting. No bugs, no mosquitos - and the weather was perfect. No need for air conditioning or heating (although the bed has electric blankets if the mountain air gets too cool at night - I did not turn them on). The breakfasts each morning were the best I had in CR - - and the warm, home-made breads were scrumptious! Hosts, Ken and Ale were exceptionally attentive and went out of their way to ensure I was comfortable and wanted for nothing. They secured an Uber driver for me (someone they, themselves, use and trust), whom I hired for two days ($70 USD/day). Well worth it. One late afternoon, when I became ill, they even called a doctor, who made a house call within the hour ($40 USD). Aside from my brief illness, this was, bar none, the most beautiful and most relaxing B&B I've ever experienced (I am not a youngster). I really wish I had made this my last stop before leaving CR...because after staying here, all onward accommodations paled badly by comparison. Thank you, Ken and Ale for an unforgettable stay and for sharing your piece of paradise with me - - I'd love to return some day.
Visited February 2017
Written March 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Linda: Many thanks for your kind comments! We strive to make our guests feel at home while away from home! Excellence is what we expect when we travel and we do our best to give the same to our guests! Best, Ken
Written March 22, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This house is Amazing
We spent the last two nights of our 11 night trip all over Costa Rica at Finca Paraiso. If you are looking to relax, this is the place to stay. We had a lovely guest house on the back side of the property with tons of privacy and the most incredible views. The bed was comfortable, and had an electric blanket because it can get a bit chilly at night. The bathroom has a towel warmer too. The welcome bottle of wine should help you warm right up if your are still cold and staying during the cooler months.
Ali met us when when we arrived and was full of suggestions if you are interested in day trips from the house, and have a car. There are several things you can do if you choose to leave the property. We never managed to make it further than the butcher for some steaks to grill. There was firewood stacked up for us, and kept a fire burning the entire time. There are several little tasty restaurants down the hill. Nothing fancy, but the food was typical and filling. Breakfast was included, and I believe you can pay a bit more for something other than fruit, bread, juice and coffee. We found it to be more than enough food. One morning Ali made us a delicious cornbread custard dish.
The roads to the house are quite narrow, but entirely manageable. You may want to arrive during daylight to make it easier. Ken will offer you GPS coordinates and we found using WAZE app is much better all over Costa Rica than, Google Maps. If you need help navigating around the yard, Franklin the dog will give you the full tour. He just needs a few snuggles for his tip.
Relaxing Pool and Sauna
Close to Airport and Family can pick you up and drop off if needed
Franklin the dog
TV and Radio in room
The place is pretty close to perfect
Visited October 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written December 15, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We appreciate our guests' comments. We strive to make our guests feel at home away from home and continuously do our best to exceed our guests' expectations with every detail possible.
Written December 18, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Strasbourg, France4 contributions
Aventure Merveilleuse à Finca Paraiso
Nous avons séjourné deux nuits à Finca Paraiso à deux familles, neuf personnes avant de reprendre l'avion à San-José pour la France.
Ken est d'une extrême gentillesse et d'une très grande disponibilité.
Nous avons disposé de l'ensemble des superbes chambres d'hôtes et de "Mountain Suite" avec une vue grandiose sur San-José.
Lors de notre dernière journée passée sur place nous avons profité de la piscine interieur du hamman. Ken nous organisé massage et cours de Yoga.
Formidable journée de détente. Merci beaucoup
Visited August 2013
Written August 31, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Christine -:- Bregenz
Eigentlich wollte ich nur eine Woche in Finca Paraiso wohnen doch ich habe einige Tage verlängert! Es ist ein wunderbarer Platz um sich zu erholen. Der 8000m² große Garten ist sehr stimmig angelegt, es gibt überall ein Plätzchen wo man ungestörrt verweilen kann. Die Kolibris kommen ohne Scheu ganz nahe. Das Zimmer ist sehr edel eingerichtet und sehr sauber. Ken ist ein sehr netter Gastgeber, welcher mir genügend Privatsphäre ließ, aber auch immer eine nette Geschichte auf Lager hatte. Die Lage ist auch hervorragend um ausflüge von hier zu starten.
einfach - Finca Paraiso
Visited February 2013
Written April 12, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Many thanks for your review. We do our utmost to make sure our guests are enjoying their stay with a five star treatment. We look forward to having you back!
Written April 12, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Costa Rica Traveler -:- Watersmeet
Five Star Mountain Paradise
Finca Paraiso is a flower garden paradise in the mountains just outside San Jose and there couldn't have been a better host than owners Ken and ale. My stay there was very enjoyable with the mountain views and hospitality of Ken and ale. I would highly recommend a stay there if you plan on visiting the San Jose area. I plan on a return visit when in Costa Rica.
Visited March 2012
Written May 8, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jack B -:- Bristol, Indiana
An awesome, peaceful hideaway!
I discovered Finca Paraiso at B&B.com; and made reservations for Oct 2011. I usually rent a vehicle so the drive of about 30 minutes was not only interesting but exciting as well. The roads in CR are not well marked and are somewhat bumpy with a fair share of potholes. For the directionally challenged, the innkeeper might consider meeting the guests at the airport as an escort or taxi. On arrival, I was overwhelmed by the inspiring beauty of the property. The views are stunning. The grounds are superbly manicured and provide vast space for exploring and enjoying the peace and solitude of nature. There were hundreds of different plants, flowers, and trees. There is even a trout pond with waterfall. And, there is a mountain stream with many waterfalls that can be traversed. The inn has an indoor heated pool with a steam room too! As if all this isn't enough, my jaw dropped when I entered the suite. It was a villa with the space of three hotel rooms. The refrigerator was stocked with juice, bread, cheese, jam/jelly, and other foods. There was a fine bottle of wine as a welcome gift. It included a fireplace, living area, whirlpool tub, oversized queen bed, ample closet space and a bathroom with a large shower. There was television with DVD and cable service. Wired internet was also a feature. The room included a terrace with a table for enjoying meals outdoors. But the best part were the windows that surrounded the suite affording beautiful views of the mountains and valleys. I enjoyed time soaking in the quiet which allowed precious rejuvenation, physically, mentally, and spiritually. The innkeeper and his wife were very helpful in suggesting places to go and also in providing directions. They also provide a complimentary dinner of rainbow trout from the pond. A very delicious meal. I highly recommend Finca Paraiso. It will be my getaway of choice when visiting CR in the future. Pura Vida!
Visited October 2011 Travelled as a couple
Written October 28, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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What this rental offers
Staff on property
Kitchen and dining
Wi-fi and internet
Shared outdoor pool (heated)
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Horse riding facilities
Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
About the neighbourhood
In the village of El Roble (located in the province of Heredia), one can find two restaurants (a pizza and burger place, and a local Costa Rican (Tico) sports bar and restaurant. Inexpensive but good, In nearby Santa Barbara, one can find Banco de Mariscos, one of Costa Rica's best seafood place, and La Lluna de Valencia, a Spanish/Tapas restaurant for the best paellas. About 39 minutes further , there's an Argentinian Steakhouse, Japanese cuisine, pastries. and Starbucks coffee.
How to get there
From San Jose Airport, drive to Santa Barbara. From Santa Barbara church plaza, drive north towards Setillal, then follow the Volcano Sign towards San Bosco. At the end of the main street of San Bosco, turn left on Highway 126, and drive towards El Roble. At the Hardware Store FERRETERIA ACOSTA, turn right on CALLE AMAPOLA. There is a sign on your right. Continue about 2.7 km and you will find FINCA PARAISO at your left. There are two black/orange gates between ivy covered walls. Please go to the second gate uphill.
Our GPS coordinates are: 10.05.30North, and 84.08.27West. Please use WAZE or GOOGLE MAPS and enter FINCA PARAÍSO MOUNTAIN RETREAT for driving directions.
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities
Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. • Check out by 12 p.m.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
50% deposit to secure reservation with remaining to be paid one month prior to check-in date. A reimbursable damage security deposit will be required one week prior to check-in date
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