About this listing
Private and minutes from the airport, Poas Volcano, coffee plantations, botanical gardens, San Jose, restaurants and shopping. Airport pick-up and breakfast included at Costa Rica's #1 rated B&B. Located on the rim of a canyon. Rates per room vary.
Casa Bella Rita is within minutes of the airport, Cima Hospital and San Jose. Complimentary airport pick-up (during normal pricing season) and gourmet breakfasts are included. Each room has a safe, cable TV, AC, honor bar, custom furniture and unique private bathrooms. Perfect for your home base while touring Costa Rica, honeymoons, business travel or your first and last nights stay. A pool highlights the deck overlooking the canyon with its rushing river, tropical flowers and plants, exotic birds and butterflies. Wonderful, comfortable public areas to catch up on the book that you have been reading or relax in one of the hammocks in the rancho overlooking the canyon. You can take a short taxi ride or a bus to any of the local towns for a day of shopping, exploring and Costa Rican food. Surfing and beaches, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Poas Volcano and several coffee plantations are all within 1 1/2 hours from Casa Bella Rita B&B making us the perfect location to call home. Casa Bella Rita is gay friendly and child friendly. Children 6 years and under get to stay for free up to two children. Mariposa Room is a perfect spot for honeymooners and couples. Each room has an honor bar with a selection of snacks, sodas, waters, juice, local beer and wine for purchase. Casa Bella Rita has been voted the #1 B&B in Costa Rica consistently for the past five years, earning the top ten spot in the world in 2010.
Guests have access to the entire house. The kitchen is available when not in use by owners. Rancho with hammocks and wireless and fenced in yard, garden with tables and chairs, pool overlooking the canyon and living room with library of DVD's and books are all available to our guests. Laundry service is available for $6.00 per load and a US Magic Jack free phone for emergencies if you need to call the states. Local phone is no charge. There is a pak/n/play available at no charge for infants or toddlers.
Interaction with Guests
We work with the best tour agencies in Central Valley to satisfy the adventurer in you. Prices and descriptions of tours available upon request. With all the choices of hotels and locations in Costa Rica, it can be very confusing. We are able to make recommendations so you have the best vacation ever. Taxis, private drivers and shared shuttles are easy to book for your stay. Restaurant and shopping recommendations available and even if you want a dental appointment we can do that for you too! Lunch and dinner is available upon request with notice. We like to be helpful but not intrusive. Interaction with other guests is up to you. We offer lots of privacy and an individualized experience. We aren't your grandma's B&B but even she would be happy at Casa Bella Rita B&B.
Casa Bella Rita B&B is located between Santa Ana and Ciudad Colon at the end of a short road in a quiet neighborhood. Great restaurants nearby and a few are within walking distance. Ciudad Colon is less that 2 km away and has one of the best organic markets on Tuesday afternoon and Saturday mornings is when you can visit the regular outdoor market which is packed full of local fruits and vegetables. ATM's and great restaurants located in our town of Ciudad Colon with choices from typical local fare, to Argentinian steak houses, Italian and Subway Subs. Some of our favorite restaurants nearby are: Che Pizza, L'Italiana, Sabor a Pueblo, Vino Mundo, The Greek Restaurant, Zompopas, Casa 76 and MAD Burgers and Beers.
Our regular rate includes one complimentary airport pick-up upon your arrival to Costa Rica with airport instructions sent to you after your confirmation. Return taxi service to the airport is $25-$30 depending on size of vehicle needed. The pick-up is good during the high season and when the rooms do not have special low-season pricing. We are located 20 minutes southwest of the International Airport and 20 minutes west of the city of San Jose. Access to Hwy 27 is one mile making for easy access to many locations. Public bus stops are located on the main road 200 meters from our location. Taxis are available 24/7. Our location Is 100 meters west of Arena Blanca and 100 meters north. Remember, there are no addresses in Costa Rica - Pura Vida!
Other Things to Note
Casa Bella Rita offers one complimentary airport pick-up included with "regular rates" during the high season. Taxi back to the airport ranges from $25 to $30 depending on the size of vehicle needed. We are dog friendly and non-aggressive dogs welcome in our cabina rooms at no extra charge. Access to our grass covered yard is located off of the pool terrace. We have private secure parking if needed for your rental car. Late arrival snack tray available consisting of empanada, fresh fruit and dessert. Early departure? No problem as we will prepare a "Breakfast-to-go" consisting of a breakfast bread, fruit and juice. We do have special Expat pricing available upon request. Costa Rica is casual so make sure you don't over-pack. The rule of thumb is that after you have packed, take half of it out and this works every time!
We are pretty relaxed when it comes to rules. We just ask that you be mindful of other guests and have a good time. Smoking allowed outside in the rancho. No overnight guests. We ask that you help us conserve energy and hang your towels after each use. Let us know when you would like fresh ones. Also, please shut off the A/C (which is seldom needed in the Central Valley) when you are not in your room. We recycle everything! Glass, plastics, papers and cans so do not throw these items in the trash, simply set aside. All organic matter goes in the canyon for the critters below. Please do not feed our very friendly dogs, Topo, Ratatouille or Tintin.
Mariposa Room has a garden shower, king bed and canyon views right outside the door. Perfect for honeymoons and special occasions.
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About the Host, Rita
Hola and welcome to Casa Bella Rita! We are Steve and Rita, the owners of this beautiful bed and breakfast. Located just outside of San Jose, our bed and breakfast is second to none in its service, location and hospitality. Expats from Battle Creek, Michigan that moved to Costa Rica to make a new life. Now in our 9th year of business with 3 lovable B&B dogs. We love to travel, golf, dine out and explore new areas.