My girlfriend has some friends that live in Atenas, so, while visiting them, we decided to stay at Vista Atenas B&B. We were very glad we did because Vista Atenas turned out to be a great place, with panoramic views over the entire region. We stayed in one of the cabins, which was big and comfortable. The outdoor pool was very nice and the daily breakfast of fresh fruit, toast, eggs, and coffee was excellent.
If there is one thing to caution people on, it's that Vista Atenas is a bit outside of downtown Atenas and, while the hilltop location is beautiful, without transportation you'll have a strenuous walk back up to the hotel. We made the hike up a couple times (and survived) and also walked to downtown one day, which took us about 40 minutes. But a taxi can be easily called; a ride to town will cost about $5 (USD). Vista Atenas does not serve lunch or dinner, but the restaurant at the bottom of the hill (Lelia's) is quite good and Jalapeno's, just down the road a couple minutes, is also worthy of a visit.
Finally, I should say that Jonathan, the current host at Vista Atenas, was wonderfully friendly and helpful, suggesting a good rental car company and booking us on a great tour of a nearby coffee plantation. I highly recommend Vista Atenas; I just wish we'd been able to see the sloth that lives in the woods nearby. She seemed to be hiding every time we went to find her.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A short 35 minutes from San José International Airport, the lush rolling countryside, with its bountiful fruit orchards and sweeping valley vistas, magically transforms as you ascend the winding mountain road that brings you to the vibrant celestial mosaic that surrounds Vista Atenas B&B. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vista Atenas Bed And Breakfast
- Vista Atenas Hotel Atenas
- Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast Costa Rica