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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 November 2010

Vida was the first and last stop on a long adventure for me... I landed in Costa Rica in June 2009, and stayed for 5 days. Isabel, my hostess and her son Nickolas were so welcoming and helpful. Isabel helped me set up my travel in this new and exciting country, and even called and booked transit for me. I...

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Bailey, Colorado
Reviewed 17 November 2010

We have not been to Vida Tropical for a few years. Stayed with them in consecutive trips book ending each trip. On both arrivals our flights arrived at 9:30 and by the time you make your way out to the Taxi area (with the directions provided by Isabella) it is much later - there is still someone to great you...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2010

We stayed at Vida Tropical en route to the cloud forest. The staff were very welcoming and went out of their way to provide assistance with our onward travel plans.

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Sandusky, Ohio
Reviewed 16 November 2010

I stayed for a week at Vida Tropical. I had been on a two week Volunteer Program with www.CrossCulturalSolutions.org in Puriscal and just needed to unwind and relax. Vidatripical provided the right atmosphere. It is not a large Hotel with all the amenities. Just a little Bed & Breakfast. It was Homey. Breakfast was Great. Free Internet was good too.....

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 November 2010

My wife and I have stayed here many times over the past few years. The staff is always friendly, and very helpful. The accommodations are comfortable, clean, and we have always had a restful stay. The hotel is situated in a safe, quiet neighborhood, and within short (5 minutes) walking distance of restaurants. We recommend this place, and plan to...

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Salt Lake City
Reviewed 15 November 2010

I'm usually a good sport, but this hotel was just too rough for me. It hardly qualifies as a hotel or bed and breakfast. First of all, it is VERY difficult to find (don't trust their directions). Second, you'll be sharing a bathroom, and it's not especially clean (that's usually my only qualification for a hotel). Our bedroom was tiny,...

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JosefromCostaRica, Owner at Vida Tropical B and B, responded to this review

Well, nothing like an unfavorable review to bring you back down to earth, we´ve had so many nice ones. I´m sorry this nice couple had such a bad experience, but you can´t please everyone, and they are definitely entitled to their opinion, We´ll keep trying!!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 November 2010

We've stayed at VT 3 times and it is the one place our children absolutely love. No beaches, volcanoes or monkeys but amazing, wonderful people who made us feel at home and were always there when we needed something. VT is located on a nice quiet street just a few short blocks from Alajuela Centro. The B&B itself is a...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 14 November 2010

As frequent flyers to Costa Rica, we've stayed at Vida Tropical many times for our first and last night stays near the airport. Everyone needs a special 'home base' near the airport to land after arrival and later for return. Before arriving on my first trip, I was very fortunate to receive much helpful advice from VT's owner, Jose. I...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 13 November 2010

A good B&B with freshly cooked breakfast, fun rooms with kinky decor. Easy to get to with rental car and good location to branch out all over that section of Costa Rica. Ability to check the internet.

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Denver, CO
Reviewed 13 November 2010

I have stayed at Vida Tropical 2 times. Once with my 2 daughters, once by myself. The staff of Isabel and Norman are very helpful. Norman has a good Tex Mex restaurant in Alajuela. The rooms and comfortable and clean. The location is on a quiet street but not too far from the main square of Alajuela. The breakfast is...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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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 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles margolu, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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