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Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 15 January 2011

Our family spent two nights at Vida Tropical to be near the airport on our entry and departure of Costa Rica. We found this budget B&B to be delightful. Isabel, the owner, is warm, friendly, and helpful. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet other guests from all over the world. Sylvia cooks up a terrific and hearty breakfast each morning....

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 January 2011

Really enjoyed our stay at Vida Tropical... The owners were exceptionally nice as were all of the staff members. Great breakfast in the morning. We will remember to come back next time we are in Alajuela!!!!!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2011

I stopped at Vida Tropica on my way back from Cuba and LOVED it. Isabel was incredibly helpful and had booked some day trips for me before I left, Sylvia cooked fantastic breakfasts and the staff on evening shift were fabulous! I stayed in the Garden room which was lovely - big bed and my own bathroom. The room was...

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tallahassee
Reviewed 10 January 2011

We weren't looking for Bahrain. This was just fine. We walked all over Alajuela and then were just minutes to our flight. Nice to have hosts who treat you as friends.

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Aruba
Reviewed 29 December 2010

cleanliness: maybe the kitchen wasn't that clean (although it wasn't dirty neither), the bathroom certainly was, and that was for us more important! I liked the fact that we could make our own coffee in the afternoon and after having dinner. service: Silvia prepared us every day good and really filling breakfasts (my favourite: el gran tico); towels, sheets, helping...

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oregon
Reviewed 27 December 2010

My husband and I stayed @ Vida Tropical twice during our recent trip and liked it both times. It is only about 10 minutes from the airport via a $7 taxi ride. We were exhausted after lengthy sleepless travel and this was a good place to replenish before launching into the country. Our first room, the Garden Room, is separate...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 December 2010

We have traveled to Costa Rica for the past 4 years and always stay at Vida Tropical when we get there and also when we leave. Norman and Isabel is always so helpful in getting what we need. Sylvia makes an excellent breakfast which is a full breakfast not a continental style. The beds are comfortable. Norman also has a...

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Red Bank, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 December 2010

The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The room we stayed in was clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was included as well as internet. We stayed there on our way to the airport to go home and it was a great last night in Costa Rica!

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 December 2010

We have stayed at Vida Tropical several times since August 2008 and we just can't say enough about Isabel, Norman, their adorable son Nico, and Slyvia (who does all the cooking). However, I have to measure expectations by saying that if you're looking for a resort experience with high end furnishings and room service, you're looking in the wrong place....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2010

Vida Tropical was recommended to us by family who had lived in Costa Rica. We used it as a base when we spent several months travelling in Central America, staying a total of 12 nights during this period. It was close to the airport and only half an hour from the noise and bustle of San Jose for those times...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: $74 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Vida Tropical b And b Hotel Alajuela
Vida Tropical B And B Costa Rica/Alajuela
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“The upstairs rooms are nice and large have a nice veranda and all but one have big private baths.”
margolu, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had the garden room it was great.”
davidbP3380YF, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If possible, leave yourself time for the wonderful breakfast”
mrminor2015, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The Garden room in the back is very quiet, unlike the front rooms on the street.”
lance2015, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are good.”
Stormino65, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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