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Recent Alajuela reviews

  • Vacation of a Lifetime

    "My wife & I visited CR 5 years ago but we stayed in resorts & used taxis so we didn’t have an opportunity to spend a lot of time with the locals. This time around we wanted to bring our 4 children (ages 10-17), rent a house & car & spend more time with the locals. We knew that we wanted to stay the majority of our trip in the La Fortuna area. After reading all of the reviews on VRBO & speaking to Esteban, we decide to spend 10 of our 12 nights in CR at the Centaura Ranch (30 min. drive to La Fortuna). We stayed in Villa Frutales & it accommodated our family of 6 very comfortably. Having a full kitchen was very convenient, the satellite TV & WIFI were very reliable, the A/C in the bedrooms were ice cold & the pool was very refreshing. The scenery at the ranch and surrounding country is breathtaking. From the beautiful flowers, fruit trees, fluttering butterflies, hummingbirds and parrots I have never seen a more relaxing place. The stables are immaculate, the horses (& pot belly pigs & water buffalo) are very well taken care of. The family dog, Gitana (Gypsy in Spanish), was very sweet & she enjoyed being spoiled by our kids:-) On the ranch, we rode the ATV’s two days & the horses one day. The ATV’s are very powerful (700 cc’s) & very well maintained. Our bilingual guide, Danny, was awesome & very friendly. It was just our party on these excursions so he personalized the trips just for us. He took us mudding through sugar cane fields, took us for a dip in a natural hot springs & to a local swimming hole during our time ATV’ing. Best of all was the personal service that we received from Esteban in planning & during our trip. He arranged every activity that we participated in during our stay at his ranch (rental car, transfers, white water rafting, rappelling, zip lining, ATV’ing, horseback riding & hot air ballooning). He set us up with different companies for each activity to suit our family’s needs. The level 4 white water rafting was a blast; the rappelling was very exhilarating but we all agreed that the hot air balloon ride was the best part of our trip to CR. The bottom of the basket was literally inches away from touching the top of the tree canopy. It’s an amazing way to see the rain forest! Esteban y Monica: Muchas gracias por su hospitalidad. Hasta la próxima y Pura Vida! The Lozano Family from San Diego, California"
    Guest: James L. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014
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  • Simply Extravagant

    "I am another first time user of VRBO and if this is what we should expect, I will only use this site for future travel. We arrived in the afternoon and after driving up the mountain, we weren’t sure what to expect. Never in a million years did we imagine that we would be staying at such an incredible place. The pictures really don’t do it justice. The home was amazing, the landscaping was beautifully manicured and the view was spectacular. We were here to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi as we watched the sun set and loved cooking our meals in such a beautiful kitchen, which was perfectly stocked with cooking utensils, coffee maker and grinder, blender, etc. The location was perfect too! Away from the town but not too far away that you couldn’t go shopping at the supermarket or into the town for the many restaurants and shops. I also want to say how easy it was to make this happen. Joe was great in answering my questions, talking with me on the phone and making sure I felt very comfortable with our stay. I just can’t say enough good things. We can’t wait to come back and bring our family. Thank you so much!!!"
    Guest: Janice D. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • Perfect

    "This house is incredible. Its features with the pool/ jacuzzi overlooking the canyon are amazing. The interior is simple and tasteful. The beds are beyond comfortable and the outdoor showers are to die for. I love this place and we all talked about returning to this house and lovely country again. The Vista de Valle Plantstion Inn is a great little resource as well."
    Guest: Loverotravel Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 18, 2014
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  • Once in a lifetime view, secluded location

    "We stayed on the upper level of the house in mid April on recommendation from the Nepenthe Hotel close by. The 2 day stay in the upper level of this house was one of the highlights of our Costa Rica trip. The view from the upper level was once in a lifetime for us. Everybody involved was helpful and friendly so a big thank you from us! Kind regards from Germany Felix"
    Guest: felixd Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 27, 2014
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