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De los semaforos de la Corte de Alajuela, 300 este y 300 norte, 20101 Alajuela, Costa Rica – Show map
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Vida Tropical Bed and Breakfast's staff speaks: Spanish, English
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Designated Smoking Area
Auto mercado (766yrd) Mega super (875yrd)
Central market (1,094yrd)
Jalapenos Central Tex-mex food (547yrd)
Coffee Dreams (656yrd)
La Paz Waterfalls Gardens (26.1miles) Poas Volcano (19.3miles)
From 12:00 PM
Until 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged USD 15 per person per night when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
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Hotel Los Volcanes is located 120 metres from Juan Santamaría Cultural Museum and 2 minutes’ walk from Alajuela Cathedral. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.
Score from 31 reviews Very good
Less than half a mile from Juan Santamaria International Airport, the Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela features an outdoor pool, gym and free parking.
Score from 737 reviews Excellent
This attractive, family-run hotel is set adjacent from the cathedral in the historic center.
Score from 263 reviews Good
Offering an outdoor pool, tropical gardens and a restaurant, Villa San Ignacio is located just 8 km from San José International Airport in Alajuela. Free WiFi access is available.
Score from 37 reviews Excellent
friendly host perfect service before and during stay good breakfast PC for free use located at a 10 min taxi-drive from the airport quiet
Silvia and her cooking The friendliness and helpfulness of Isabella, her husband, and Silvia The made to order breakfasts The availability of drinks on the honor system The ability to walk everywhere The Garden Room and pet rabbit
This is not the place for anyone expecting modern hotel-like rooms. I loved it for the authentic Costa Rican feel, so don't book this if you want the cookie-cutter type accommodations of a Holiday Inn.
Pretty decor, delicious breakfast, helpful staff. Also used their washer and dryer and kitchen to prepare a meal.
Very close to the airport in taxi and 15 mins walk from the bus station to san José. Nice and clean room , TV, hot water. Very helpful and friendly staff and good breakfast. I'll come again next time I 'need a flight.
Staff was friendly, helpful and excellent. Great breakfast. Nice modern bathroom.
Bedroom carpet was thin and didn't cover the whole room. Staff arranged a taxi to the airport and the driver was dishonest. He would not use the meter (we asked him to but he spoke only Spanish and pointed to his watch) and wanted $20 because we made a small detour that resulted in additional 0.7 km and 5 minutes. Many internet sites indicates cab fare of $5-7 from SJO to Alajuela. Isabel quotes approx. $8 on her website, which is not unreasonable as the B&B is outside of downtown and slightly farther. However, it's outrageous to charge $20 for a total distance of 4.6 km (2.86 miles) --this includes the detour. We refused to pay and both the driver and my husband were on the phone with Isabel at the same time. Isabel eventually convinced the driver to accept $10. At the end we paid him $12 and he was still angry! The arguing and ensuing upset was a horrible way to end a lovely stay. We've seen cab drivers ripping off tourists in San Jose but did not expect this in Alajuela. esp. from a cab that the B&B works with. Get your own cab (lots of them at the park around the corner on the main road, Parque Palmares) who uses the meter. Do not be ripped off!!
Really nice place and owner.
- close to the airport, good location for first or last stay in Costa Rica - according to the price its a good accommodation
- bathroom a bit dirty (hairs in the shower, etc)
I was helped with the taxi the next AM to the airport.
I stayed at Vida Tropical 3 separate nights during my stay in Costa Rica - twice with a friend and once with my boyfriend. The B&B fit my needs well as I was not looking for luxury, but a comfortable, safe, affordable place to stay near the airport. I cannot say enough to say how great and helpful Isabel (the owner) was. She had a taxi pick us up from the airport, greeted us warmly each time we arrived, answered all of our questions and helped us in whatever way we needed (food, taxis, suggestions on where to go, when to arrive to the airport, etc.). Her husband owns a restaurant nearby (Jalapenos) that we visited and on my second stay she arranged for us to have carryout delivered by a taxi. The food was so good and it was so convenient (especially getting in after dark after a day of traveling) that I did this my last night there, as well. To be clear, she wasn't pushing her husband's restaurant - she double checked on my third night to make sure I didn't want something different. Isabel's staff took care of things when she wasn't around with no problems.
It is about a 10-15 minute taxi ride from the airport, which is very close and perfectly convenient. There isn't really much to do in the Alajuela airport (that I discovered, anyway) but that didn't bother me because I was just held over there and wasn't expecting to be too entertained. Just be aware that not all taxis in the area will know the B&B by name, so you'll want to have the (approximate) address on hand just in case.
close to the airport.
beds were not very comfortable.
Loved how convenient it was to town, 10-15 min walk and they had an excellent map of the town
I was in the Garden room. The worst was that the shower ran icy cold or burning hot and was very difficult to regulate. I also had to get a staff person to turn off the shower as I could not and it was not exactly easy for him either. Ants all over the room. No Wifi in room as the wire was broken--wonder how long it has been broken. Had to sit in living room to access Wifi while owner and friend chatted in Spanish, for a long time, very uncomfortable for me. They need to fix the Wifi in room. Overall not the best deal to me. I was glad to leave.
I loved my stay here, especially due to the owner, Isabel. She is so friendly and welcoming. When we booked she emailed us a document with information about Alajuela and flying into Costa Rica, she also booked us a taxi from the airport. She answered all of our questions upon arrival and really went out of her way to make us feel at home!
The beds were slightly uncomfortable, however, I slept okay and I still think it was good for the money we spent.
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