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El Sueño Tropical / Tropical Dream Jungle and Beach Hotel, with large pool, kiddie pool, Gringo Pants Bar and Salsas Restaurant, recently reopened, we already have great reviews on Trip Advisor, large rooms and apartments with AC, cable TV, ceiling fan, hot water, coffee maker and a hammock in every porch. The listing is also on Airbnb, your hosts are Joanna and Jose.
VIDA TROPICAL B N B
Cozy, friendly B and B, with 7 private rooms, 2 on the ground floor share 1 bath, and 2 others on the ground floor each have private bath. 3 on the second floor each have private baths. We are a 5 minute cab ride ($7) from the International airport, and walking distance to the center of town, with restaurants, banks, shops. Taxi pickup can be arranged, no extra charge Alajuela is the closest town to the airport, San Jose is 30 minutes or more East of the airport. We´re perfect for first and last nights, specially for late arrivals and early departures, $45 for a single room with private bath and $65 double with private bath, $35 for single with shared bath and $50 for double with shared bath. Free WiFi throughout, and in the rooms, guest computer available, no password required, free local phone calls and faxes, cable TV in 4 rooms and in the main lounge/breakfast area, all rooms have ceiling and pedestal fans (no A/C needed, 3,000 feet elevation means yearround comfortable temperatures) Our world famous/huge breakfast includes bread/toast help yourself with toaster, cooked-to-order eggs/omelettes, tell the chef how you like them, plain or with sauteed garlic, onion, green pepper, tomato and cheese, smoked ham and rustic sausage, fruit and chocolate chip pancakes, fresh fruit plate (pineapple, banana, papaya, and seasonal exotic fruits), orange juice, bottomless cup of High Altitude mountain coffee, cream and white or brown sugar (or other sweeteners available) and a variety of teas, granola and corn flakes, homemade strawberry, raspberry, mango, and mixed fruit compote jams, Nutella and peanut butter, maple syrup and honey. If you´re leaving early we´ll have all the goodies laid out for you, and if you just want some coffee, we´ll pack you a ¨to go¨ breakfast with a banana, choice of fruit box and power bar, napkins included to enjoy on the tarmac. All taxes are included in room prices, no hidden/additional charges. Three hammocks, 3 lounge areas plus upstairs balcony with table and chairs and Resistance Band gym, free paperbacks, serve-yourself honor system for juices, soft drinks and beer, use of kitchen, $3 wash and dry laundry service (free with 3 day stay), free luggage storage, complimentary shampoo and body wash in each bath. Non-smoking inside the house and rooms (smoking only outside on the balcony and front and back yards). Herb garden and worm composting bin in our back yard, which comes with BunnTico, Hansel and Gretel our petting bunnies. Free parking (secure, fenced and covered). 24 hour bilingual staff, ready for your arrival any time day or night. Wall safe for your valuables available. Well-mannered pets and children welcome (have baby chair, toys, play pen and dog bowls available). Tour and transport assistance. Car rental advice. Volcano and coffee plantations, butterfly farm, wildlife rescue and breeding facility nearby. Lots of good advice. In business since the Last Millenium (1999). Listed in major travel books, forums and websites, Lonely Planet, Let´s Go, New Key to Costa Rica, Choose Costa Rica, check us out on Trip Advisor. Lots of restaurants and bars within walking distance plus deliveries and takeouts available. Nearby casino to throw your money away. Close to bus stations for country-wide travel, and we can arrange booking in private shuttle buses, or a private driver to take you anywhere in the country. We love visitors of all ages, we have backpackers, families with kids, newlyweds, solo travelers, retired couples, surfers, bicycle riders, volunteers, study abroad college students, hackers, you name it, it´s a fun and relaxed place where you can share your vacation or life experiences with others and others with you over the breakfast table or sharing an evening drink, retreat to a quiet lounge area with a book, check out the hammock, work out the travel kinks with the resistance bands, catch a football game or the new episode of Glee on TV. We have folks visit from all over the world, US and Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Italy, Australia and New Zealand, Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, China, Japan and many other places, we have lots of flags that visitors have brought us, a wall full of funny money (currency from all over donated by guests), another wall full of business cards from guests.
Great location for overnight flying in and out. Isabel is so helpful in arranging taxi and other information. Easy walk to restaurants. Felt safe.
I had a short overnight layover in San Jose and this was a great inexpensive choice. Jose was helpful and friendly, the location was a short drive from the airport, I was able to walk to a good restaurant for dinner and the breakfast was very good. Thank you.
The location is within walking distance of the city center but was a bit less clean than we expected. However, it probably is above average for a central American host.
hola dee and mike
i am sorry we did not meet your standards, we like to think we are better than above average in cleanliness, but we respect your opinion. although we are very busy this time of year, we work hard to please everyone and keep the standards high. if you could be more specific, we would surely appreciate it
Great BnB in San Jose! Convenient location and very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were comfy and clean and the breakfast was good. Free parking too!
Very lovely family and a nice place to start our trip in Costa Rica. My husband and I came earlier in the day and got to enjoy walking around Alajuela. There is a very fun indoor market there to explore. The rest of our family came in late and since it is very close to the airport it made it easy to get them situated. The breakfast is wonderful and Isabel made sure we had all the information we were looking for to start our trip.
This was a great place for the start and ending of our trip. It was conveniently located near the airport and they offer shuttles to and from if you set it up ahead of time. Also, most cabs know where it is located - so getting a cab from the airport was easy. The place was clean and the staff was very accommodating and so very nice. The breakfast was fabulous as well! We would definitely recommend staying here!
My stay at Vida Tropical was great! The manager helped arrange a couple of tours for me and also arranged for a driver when needed. The staff was very helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was tasty. I would recommend staying here.