La Terraza Guest House

Calle Salguero San Roque Abajo , Grecia, 4100 Costa Rica (Show map)


Beautiful La Terraza Guest House is located in San Roque de Grecia, Costa Rica, just 35 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in the heart of the agriculturally-rich province of Alajuela. Known as the cleanest city in Central America, Grecia offers shirt-sleeve days and light-blanket nights year round. Nestled along the picturesque Vigia River, La Terraza Guest House offers upscale amenities and attention you would expect to find at a fine hotel, but at a budget-friendly price. At La Terraza Guest House we believe the point is to get more, not pay more. Take our trio of suites for example – La Vista, La Bella Vista and El Río Vista Apartment-Suite, each has been professionally designed and tastefully appointed to meet the standards of discriminating travelers like you.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Muy Excellente

5 on November 27, 2013

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Terraza Guest House. Jeanetta, the owner, was gracious, entertaining and very helpul in assisting us in getting around. The cook, Christina, is fabulous, the meals were absolutely delicious. We also used Jeanetta's driver Geraldo, he was friendly and an excellent and safe driver. The rooms are very comfortable and extremely clean. This bed and breakfast is probably one the cleanest places I have ever stayed. The grounds are beautiful and the river that runs behind the property will lull you to sleep at night. You must go for a walk over the brand new bridge to look at the river up close and to enjoy the beautiful scenery which also includes fruit trees. I highly recommend La Terraza Guest House, you will not be disappointed. We are already arranging our next trip for 2014."

A delightful week in Grecia

4.2 on September 19, 2011

We stayed at La Terraza in Grecia from September 2 to September 8, 2011. We were looking for a B&B in a small town in the Central Valley that could offer us three things: a king-sized bed, an ensuite bathroom, and a kitchenette. La Terraza was the only one we found that met all those criteria. What we didn't know when we booked was the added bonus we would receive - the hospitality of Jeanetta Owens. What a delightful hostess! Since we were there during Low(aka Green)Season, we were fortunate to be the only guests during our chosen week. Jeanetta was/is a wealth of information about the area and readily shares her experiences as an ex-pat living in Costa Rica, an experience of much interest to us. The employees are first class. Cristina prepared an excellent breakfast for us every morning while we watched the humming birds and butterflies; and twice she made lunch for us at an extra cost. She also did our laundry twice - promptly and with great care. Carlos was friendly and justifiably proud of his lush garden. It is obvious that Jeanetta treats her employees well. They are delighted to work for her and fiercely loyal. We only dined out 3 times during our Grecia stay. Mostly we ate Cristina's cooking or in our own kitchen. We enjoyed shopping in the local supermarkets. We also were impressed with the realtor that Jeanetta recommended. If that is something you are interested in, do ask her advice :) During our week in the Central Valley, we visited, Atenas, Naranjo, Sarchi, Heredia, and Alajuela, returning every evening to our 'apartment' in Grecia. It was our 3rd visit to Costa Rica but our first time to explore this part of the country. If/When you go, be sure to make La Terraza in Grecia one of your destinations

Best Place in Grecia

5 on July 07, 2011

Not only was it clean and beautiful, but the staff was fantastic! We feel like family! We will never look for another place to stay! La Terraza is it!

april 2011

4.6 on April 17, 2011

No restaurant outside of breakfast although they do give you some food when you get there.

Nov. in Costa Rica!

3.4 on December 18, 2010

The grounds at this B&B are just beautiful, you will sleep to the sounds of rushing water off in the distance. Our room was very comfortable and very clean. We found the location is a lil more than walking distance from town, you will need to taxi everywhere. We very much enjoyed our 3 night stay here.

Great place

5 on May 02, 2010

Excellent hospitality, the scenery was spectacular, we couldn't see ourselves anywhere else for our first 3 nights in Costa Rica. Jeanetta was a great hostess and had lots of ideas for things to see. The food was excellent and the grounds were beautiful.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the lovely review! One of the nicest things about owning a small bed and breakfast is that I get a chance to personalize visits for guests, from rooms, to food, to tours, and whatever else may be required. Come back to visit us again, and again thank you.

- Jeanetta Owens (innkeeper)

La Terraza is the best place to stay in Costa Rica

4.0 on February 07, 2010

When we went to Costa Rica this past January, we honestly didn't know what we were getting into. Thank God we found Jeannetta and the La Terraza Guest House in Grecia. She immediately made us feel at home and very welcome. We made many friends at her home, and we feel like we have a home to come to the next time we are in Costa Rica. Thanks Jeannetta for a wonderful time

La Terraza is a Gem

5 on January 21, 2010

La Terraza is a gem, its own little paradise. The two rooms and apartment are lovely and beautifully decorated. Jeanetta treats her visitors like family and the staff go way out of their way to make your stay comfortable. We felt like home here. We made some friends among other guests and had a great time doing things together. If you like to be more private, that's ok too. Sit on your balcony and listen to the stream that runs through the back yard. The breakfasts are "down home" style and they'll make anything you want. This is a nurturing place; you won't want to leave.

Exceptional Facility & Hospitality

4.0 on October 14, 2009

La Terraza Guest House has outstanding lodging and the view is beautiful, which enhances the relaxing atmosphere. The hospitality of management was truly amazing. The services offered by the staff were high quality and focused on exceeding customer satisfaction. The location allows for easy access to the bus station, tour guides and airport. I plan to make La Terraza my choice of stay when I return to CR.

My 61st Birthday Weekend

5 on November 04, 2008

This place if off the hook and the Ownes are OUTSTANDING people,I'm Blessed to have meet them and the wife and I felt right at home! The food was great and the whole layout is truely relaxing,plus the staff handle all our needs with pleasure and they made a mean Carrot Cake for my B-day,mmmm, just like back in the Hood of the Los Angeles area. You've got to make it a priority to stay here while in Costa Rica,you'll be more than glad you did,I and the wife are Blessed we did!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so very much Randi for your review. We appreciate your comments, it helps a lot when our customers let us know they are satisfied. I will pass your comments on to our staff.

- Jeanetta Owens (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

La Bella

Comfortable and unique, this culturally inspired en-suite can be personalized to fit your needs with a welcoming, king size or twin beds. Furnished in handwoven Nicaraguan wicker, you’ll breathe easy while listening to the calming aquatic sounds of the Vieja Rivier. Awake to the songs of a variety of tropical birds singing the praises of a glorious day in this Costa Rican paradise. Microwave, TV, coffee pot, wifi, and refrigerator included.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $95

La Vista

This pleasant en-suite is full of great surprises. Spend the night and enjoy this relaxing atmosphere, with a touch of home. Enjoy magical views of the garden and our river from your private balcony. This ensuite could be personalized to fit your needs with a welcoming, comfortable King size or twin beds. Each en-suite comes equipped with a Microwave, TV, coffee pot, wifi, and refrigerator for your convenience.

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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $95

El Rio Vista Apartment

Breathtaking..a fully-furnished 1000 sq ft. Apartment with a generous living, dining and kitchen area PLUS a spacious bedroom featuring a king-sized bed with sumptuous, pillow-top mattress. You'll breathe a sigh of contentment when you settle into the Nicaraguan rocking chairs on your cozy, private terrace. Wake to birdsong in the morning and be lulled to sleep at night by the soothing sound of rushing water. Perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, long term get-aways. Fully equipped kitchen with full-size refrigerator and microwave, electric stove, WIFI, cable TV, DVDs, and player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $125 - $135

El Nido Apartment

El Nido Apartment is a small quaint 2nd level one bedroom apartment with its own separate secure entrance, bath and Queen Size bed. The space also includes a kitchenette, living area, larger refrigerator and a gracious size out-door balcony with views. The grounds are located on a park style setting behind secure compound fences/walls. There is a beautiful entrance garden you will notice once inside the compound. Your apartment is in the front of the property connected to the main house with a private entrance. Coming down stairs from your apartment you will find a large veranda where breakfast is served to all guest overlooking two other gardens on the property.

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

Nightly Rate: $79 - $95

Honeymoon Suite (Luna de Miel)

Newlyweds, new found partners and those who want to rekindle their fire will surely find bliss in this romantic retreat. With an elegant queen sized bed and a large bathroom and kitchenette, this cottage brings both the sweetness of honey and the pleasantness of the moon into a relationship. Located in a secluded area of the property, our Honeymoon Suite offers a romantic private enclave, with every amenity.

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

Nightly Rate: $79 - $89

The Pura Vida Cottage

Life is start living it "Pura Vida style".. Settle in relax and enjoy all life has to offer. This exclusive retreat has all the amenities you need to meditate and relax. Your cottage can be personalized to fit your needs with a cozy king size or twin beds.

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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $99

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Location Type

Riverside, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Tropical, Waterview


San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From the airport turn left, heading North. Follow signs to Puenteranas on Hwy #1 1. Drive about 13 km until you see the sign for Grecia. 2. Take exit for Grecia, and when in Grecia central you will see the red metal church on your left after the light. 3. Take the first left directly in back of the church. Stay on this street until it dead ends (about 3 blocks). 4. When the street dead ends take a left go one block and turn right. Stay on this street to the right, the street will Y stay right of the Y. 5. Go to the top of the hill and turn right then immediately turn left. 6. The street you turned left on is Calle Salguero, come to the bottom of the hill and look for a big yellow house on the left. 7. Honk your horn and we will open the gate that leads you to our secure parking area. Street signs and addresses are not common in Costa Rica. If you feel a little unsure about this, once you arrive in Grecia go directly to the City Center. In front of the Red medal church you will see several taxi cabs. For a nominal fee of approximately $2.00, a taxi will guide you directly to La Terraza B&B Guest House.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Water Falls, Volcano, Wonderful Tropical flower Gardens, Oxcart Factory, Animal Reserve, Coffee Tours, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Fax Machine, Kitchenette, Outdoor grilling, Secretarial services, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wheelchair access, Wired internet , Chauffer services, Massages, Pedicure/manicure

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check Out:: open
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only there are smoking areas on property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes Child care service hourly charges apply
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: prefer 2 nights together or seperate
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: copy of airline itinerary required
  • Cancellations: If your reservation is cancelled 7 days prior to check in we will refund your deposit minus credit card processing charges. Room charges can be applied to your next reservation.
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Jeanetta Owens or Charles Owens

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

It’s a mountainous region, where the hillsides are covered in coffee plantations and cut by verdant river valleys while forest covered mountains loom above. The lifestyle is quiet and rural. It’s traditional Costa Rica, far from the tourist crowds on the coasts. Thanks to the high elevation—the Central Valley floor lies at 2,500 feet—the temperatures never get too hot, with highs hovering in the 80s F for most of the year, cooling down at night to the 60s F.

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  • Time Served: Morning before 11:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast is served on the terrace or in your room, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian High protein meals

Signature Dish

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; choose from homemade waffles, costa Rican traditional, American-style, pancakes, omelettes or other specialities.

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