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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 13 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 12 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 12 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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Coos Bay
Reviewed 12 November 2010

We stayed here on arrival in CR and before departure and the staff really went the extra mile to make our stay wonderful. Very friendly and helpful with tips for travel in the area and throughout Costa Rica. The food was excellent too!

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zurich
Reviewed 12 November 2010

We spent two nights in Vida Tropical and it was extremely relaxing and friendly. They serve really good breakfast and don't hesitate to call a cab for you at 4am. We had the garden room, which was very nice, clean and we slept like kings. Thanks to Jose for his hospitality, you can bet we'll be back on our next...

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yakima
Reviewed 11 November 2010

My wife and two young kids stayed here for three weeks in July/August of this year when the apartment we had been renting fell through. My kids had been going to school and we needed something located close to the school. I called Isabel and she gave me a wonderful rate for three weeks. You expect as a traveler that...

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Durango
Reviewed 11 November 2010

Every time we visit Costa Rica, Vida Tropical is the place for us! 5 min. from the Airport, it couldn't be more convenient. Alajuela is a cute town, with some great restaurants. Isabel couldn't be more friendly & helpful in arranging transportation to anywhere in Costa Rica. The rooms are not luxurious, but very adequate for an overnight. The common...

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Seattle
Reviewed 11 November 2010

I don't think a B&B could be more tranquillo! Located in a nice quiet neighborhood just north of downtown Alajuela. Close enough to walk the town yet away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The house is always staffed so there is always someone there to assist you and to look over the house, Sylvia, the housekeeper, was always...

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Big Pine Key, Fla.
Reviewed 11 November 2010

My wife and I have been staying at Vida Tropical for about 8 years now on our regular trips to CR. We have become good friends with Isabel, Norman, Sylvia and Nico, and to be greeted by them after a long travel day is truley an escape to pura vida. As with all B&B's, VT has had to adjust to...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 11 November 2010

I travel to Costa Rica a couple of times each year and I always stay at Vida Tropical. The B&B is a good value for the price, and the manager, Isabela, is so welcoming that I really feel at home there. I like the location, too, it's far enough from town to be very quiet but close enough to walk...

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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: €50 - €59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Vida Tropical b And b Hotel 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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