B&B Vista Atenas

Sabana Larga Atenas, Alajuela, 20502 Costa Rica (Show map)


ONLY 30 MIN. TO JACO AND BEACH SIDE and 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. We are close to the mayor nature attractions in Costa Rica




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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service3.8
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Paradise Found

4.8 on September 29, 2012

We stayed at the B&B Vista in June 2012. It was a ideallic location above Atenas. The room was clean, the food was delicous and the luxury of the grounds were amzingly beautiful. Jonathan and his staff took wonderful care of us and we were treated like family. His english was implecable and his recommendations about the area of things to do & see perfect for what we wanted. Would TOTALLY recommend this B&B to anyone!!

The perfect getaway

4.0 on August 24, 2011

When visiting Costa Rica this B & B is a must stay !! Surrounded by beauty, this B & B offers great hospitality along with an amazing staff. The Innkeep Jonathan is not only knowledgable about Costa Rica but also a delight to talk to. The B & B owner Vera is also fantastic. Vera makes you feel like your family. This B & B is by far the most romantic and peaceful place I have ever stayed. I can not wait to go back !!!!!! Martha Michigan - USA

Highly Recommended

5 on June 18, 2011

I rarely write reviews, but I felt I needed to write one for this B&B. I recently brought a group of young people to this location for a brief cultural excursion. Jonathan (the manager) was amazing and went above and WAY beyond the call of duty to help us in any way he could. I know our group presented a few problems, but Jonathan always helped us with a positive attitude and a kind heart. From wonderful breakfast, to clean and comfortable rooms, to fantastic service, I highly recommend this B&B.

Lovely place and welcoming staff

4.0 on July 09, 2009

Vista Atenas is perched on the side of a mountain with an awesome view of much of Costa Rica's central valley. The property and rooms are attractive, clean and well maintained. Hot water was plentiful and the beds are firm and comfortable, Vera and Jonathan were friendly and informative. Breakfast was ample with good coffee, fruit, toast and eggs. We're planning to stay here again at the end of our trip.

We love Vista Atenas B&B!

4.0 on June 26, 2009

We first spent time at Vista Atenas B&B in February of 2008 and loved it so much we went back in March of 2009. Vera, the owner and Jonathan, the manager are wonderful people and we have become very good friends, keeping in touch through email. We also enjoyed meeting a number of other people who go back to this place regularly. We highly recommend staying at this B&B, not only for the beautiful views and peacefulness, but also the warm hospitality. Marisa & Randie

Stay away from Vistas Atenas B&B

1.8 on April 04, 2009

The rooms are dinky, with poor mattresses. We had to ask for soap whihc they seemed to begrudge us and no shampoo was offered. The breakfast not particularily good and certainly not overly plentiful. The hosts were the most stand-offish B&B hosts I have ever had. They made no effort to get to know us or show any hospitality or graciousness.

Innkeeper Response
I was very sorry to read how this client did not enjoy his stay in our place, i would have like him to tell us while he was here what he disliked so we could have had the chance to make his stay better and cozier. It`s always a shame when out of hundreds just one has something negative to say. To this client, my apologies and we`ll certainly try to improve our services like we always do, thank you.

- Jonathan Solis (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


triple occupancy room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

$85 - $85

Double Room

You may be assigned to Andromeda, Delphinus, Setus, Pleiades or Cassiopea. No television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Queen size bedroom with pool view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $75


Triple occupancy room with garden view. Rate is for double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $85 - $85


triple occupancy room with garden view

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $85 - $85


double occupancy room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $75


triple occupancy room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $85 - $85

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Location Type

Poas Volcano, Jaco, Pacific coast, San Jose, Golf course, Coffee plantations, Countryside, Mountains, Oceanfront


San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From the Juan Santamaria Airport, follow the highway toward San Ramón. After 14 km turn at the exit to Atenas, Jaco, Manuel Antonio. Drive 14.4 km to Atenas, continue another 2.9 km and after the flashing light, turn left at Vista Atenas and follow the signs to the B&B. Also with the opening of the new highway we are only at 30 min. from the Pacific coast

Area Attractions

Beach, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, bird watching, Volcanoes, motorcycle tours, thermal waters, cascades, coffee tours, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Cabin

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Hairdryer, Library, Parking, Pool, Private entrance, Washer/dryer, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Ceiling fans, Fridge, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Respect of those who don't smoke
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We prefer to keep it for adults only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We love them but don't have the facilities for them
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Total rental required
  • Cancellations: Cancellation must be made at least 14 days prior arrival otherwise 100% of the reservation will be charged. Within 25 and 15 days prior to reservation, the first night will be charged.



Vera Fouriau

Languages spoken

dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

I love diversity, cultural differences are opportunities to facilitate the expansion of the human mind and spirit. And we get all that here!

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  • Cost: 9
  • Time Served: 8:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Signature Dish

Carbonara eggs
Delicious italian scramble eggs with basil and bacon