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“"Santi" and the owners are amazing... best food in Costa Rica!”

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Arilapa Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #40 of 61 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 March 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed here because we flew in late and had an early flight out. If we knew how great it would be we would have stayed longer! Their website doesn't do them justice...We loved the owners, the dogs (if you like dogs-there are about 7 that sit on the couch with you and run around etc. feels like home!), and Santi, you are the best chef! We arrived late and he still prepared an amazing steak and curry dish for us. His french toast was out of this world! He went to the culinary institute... his practice definitely paid off!! We will go back for sure! Thanks to all of you!

Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2010

This is my third stay at Arilapa and it just keeps getting better. This place is truly a paradise. Each year there have been upgrades to make the place and even better stay. The rooms are always clean and if a person needs something more they only need to ask. The owners always try to make each person feels as though Arilapa is their home away from home.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2010

The owner seems more interested in cooking dinner than caring for the guests. We had an early morning flight and they were unwilling to provide any kind of breakfast. Their web site promises free airport dropoff and pickup but we had to pay for a taxi both coming and going to the airport. The place had an air of neglect, with missing bulbs in the light fixtures and a poorly-lit hallway that could cause a guest to tumble down the stairs on the way to the bathroom. Setting was nice but web site description is filled with exageration.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

I went to Arilapa straight from the airport when I arrived. It is a wonderful, tranquil, and beautiful place to stay. The owners are very friendly and if you are lucky the owner's brother, who is an amazing chef, will be there to cook a gourmet meal for you. I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: October 2009
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Reviewed 24 March 2009

A gorgeous location in the mountains just north of the city. Easy to reach via the road to Poas. The owners are helpful and friendly. The rooms are really lovely and the sound to the river in back is a great lullaby. The rooms in the building closer to the river are the nicest with private balconies and a shared bath. Highly recommended - perfect for staying in Alajuela near the airport and still feeling like you're in the lush Costa Rican countryside.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2014
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Arilapa Bed & Breakfast

Address: Imas 2, Itiquis, Alajuela 50038, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #40 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range: £26 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 10 minutes away from Juan Santamaria Airport and 25km south of Poas Volcano exists a beautiful Orange grove that borders Itiquis river and is home to over 175 different species of birds and dozens of different species of butterflies, this villa is called Arilapa. Arilapa is a great place to start and end your vacation in Costa Rica, its lush vegetation, the river, and the waterfall are the best ways to be greeted in this beautiful country. ... more   less 
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Arilapa Bed & Breakfast Costa Rica/Alajuela

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